To give our younger supporters and idea of the kind of feeling the wee man generated think of the excitement you all feel when Paddy McCourt comes on. Like Paddy Johnny doyle had all the skill in the world but he also had pace and a right cheeky grin. In a lot of ways he was my generations Jimmy Johnstone.
I was only 12 when he played his first game for Celtic although my greatest memory of him was when he scored against Real Madrid with a header at Celtic park in 1980.
Johnny was a true Celt like many before him he was a fan who lived the dream and a hero of the Jungle. He was a fiery character who often gave referees a hard day at the office. However that only underlined his passion for Celtic.
Sadly we lost the wee man on this day in 1981 to a tragic accident at his home. The team went on to win the league that season and with the fans dedicated it to Johnny Doyle.