On This Day features on Twitter are normally fairly routine, a picture or video clip from years gone by to provide a quick recall of times past.
Most of the moments of brilliance from Celtic’s past is well documented and celebrated but this morning there was an almost forgotten gem that must rank up among the best constructed goals that Celtic have ever scored.
Back in 1995 Tommy Burns was putting his own stamp on the new look Celtic Park with a brand of football that was light years away from the darker days of the early nineties which tested the faith of the most committed of supporters.
25 years ago today, Celtic 2:0 Aberdeen.
McLaughlin and Pierre. pic.twitter.com/9QJTu9PkQI
— Li’l Ze (@LilZe_7) October 28, 2020
That goal at Love Street in 1986 is regularly replayed but the nine years later the goal scored by Brian McLaughlin deserves to be celebrated just as much.
The build up play was impressive but the way that Paul McStay and Simon Donnelly opened up the Aberdeen defence for Brian McLaughlin was special, instinctive yet also having the stamp of a training ground drill to create space and ultimately a goal.
McLaughlin almost made it at Celtic but failed to kick on under Wim Jansen, moving on to Wigan in 1999 then some smaller Scottish clubs.
Playing 75 games for Celtic is a more than decent return, among the five goals that he scored none will be better than the strike against Aberdeen with the bhoy from Coatbridge now an SFA Performance coach and in charge of the Scotland u-17 squad.