Denmark got into a couple of wars with Prussia over the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein in the 19th Century. The Danes took the first round in 1849, but lost decisively in 1864. Swedish neutrality in the second war is one of the reasons why the Danes still hate the Swedes. To mark the 150th anniversary of the war, Danish television has produced this historical epic.
UKube-1, Scotland's first satellite, built by Clyde Space and launched onboard a Soyuz rocket July 8th. Track it here. Cubesats are not very big. You could haul this one around in a grocery bag.
Morton travel to Dunfermine. The Pars are in second place a point behind Forfar. Morton are fourth behind Ayr. Forfar and Ayr could be the ones who get promoted in the end, you never know.
On Thursday Celtic hosted Astra Giurgiu and beat them 2 - 1 in Europa League action.
The League of Ireland title race wrapped up yesterday, Dundalk winning it. Add that to the League of Ireland Cup they won on September 19th. Our guys UCD AFC finished 11th and must meet Galway FC in a promotion/relegation playoff. The FAI Cup final goes next weekend between Derry City and St Patrick's.
[Morton win 1 - 2. Goals by O'Ware and McManus. A big win. Morton are in third place, four points out of first.]
Today is the second round of the Scottish Junior Cup. We are watching:
Pollok [4 - 0] Whitletts Victoria
Banks O'Dee [0 - 6] Auchinleck Talbot
Livingston United [1 - 5] Shotts Bon Accord
Haddington Athletic [0 - 3] Linlithgow Rose
Clydebank [7 - 0] Lossiemouth United
Greenock [0 - 4] Newtongrange Star
Largs Thistle [3 - 1] Sauchie
Rosyth [1 - 3] Hurlford United
Port Glasgow [6 - 0] Ballingry Rovers
Clyde FC is debt free. They nearly bankrupted themselves trying to reach the Premier League a decade ago. Now perhaps the three-time Scottish Cup winners can start to move up the pyramid from League Two.
Grulla Morioka try their typhoon-postponed match at Ryukyu again today. [1 - 1]