Sticker Album

Celtic’s European Glory Nights

celtic-tommy-burns-Celtic’s European comeback to qualify for the group stages of the Champions League stirred memories of another great fightback at Celtic Park.

In 1983 Celtic were drawn against Sporting Lisbon in the UEFA Cup. Celtic lost the first leg 2-0 in Lisbon to a Sporting team that was managed by Jozef Venglos, who years later would manage Celtic for a period, and faced a tough home tie to go through to the next round.

A 40,000 crowd saw Celtic win 5-0 to go make it with a 5-2 aggregate score.

Three first-half goals set them up nicely, the first of which was dispatched by the late, great Tommy Burns.  Tom McAdam added a second and Brian McClair with a spectacular solo effort scored the third.

McClairIt was all set up for a great second half and further goals by Murdo McLeod and McGarvey sealed a tremendous victory that was reminiscent of the Stein glory nights of the 60’s and 70’s.

2/11/1983 – UEFA CUP 2nd Round 2nd Leg

Celtic 5-0 Sporting Lisbon

Celtic: Bonner, McGrain, Sinclair, Aitken, McAdam, MacLeod, Provan, P McStay, McGarvey (Melrose 86), Burns (Reid 75), McClair

Subs: Latchford, W McStay, Halpin

 

 

Premium Bonds

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Great to see that Billy Bonds was given a guard of honour at West Ham before their first home game of the season.

The Hammers legend, who played for over 20 years at Upton Park before retiring in 1988, was given a rousing reception by West Ham fans before they beat Cardiff 2-0.

‘Bonzo’ also managed West Ham between 1990 and 1994.

More on Billy Bonds coming to BOBBY Soon.

 

Family Affair

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has started the season in fine form, scoring derby-county-dean-sturridge-199-merlin-premier-league-98-football-sticker-57942-pthe winner against Stoke on opening day and then repeating the feat against Aston Villa at the weekend.

Clearly scoring goals runs in the family, as Daniel is the nephew of former Derby County, Leicester City and Wolves forward Dean Sturridge.

Dean scored 92 league goals, including the very first in the Premier League by The Rams, before retiring in 2007. He’s now a commentator for Sky Sports.

The family can also boast another professional footballer in their ranks as Dean’s brother Simon also played for Birmingham City and Stoke City.

 

 

 

England World Cup Italia ’90 sticker album

No swapsies needed this time! Here is the England team as depicted in the Panini World Cup Italia ’90 sticker album. Did you need any of these for your album…?

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