Faith, Hope and Charity returned to Inverness in 2011 after a lengthy residence in the Orkneys.
Morton travel to Inverness today for a Scottish Cup Fourth Round encounter with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
These two clubs last met February 5th, 2011, in the Fifth Round of that year's Scottish Cup. ICT won 5 - 1. ICT also knocked Morton out of the Third Round of the 2008-09 Scottish League Cup. The two clubs have played together in the First Division three seasons, 1999-2000, 2000-01 and 2009-10, ICT winning 9 of 12 games. The last time Morton beat Inverness at all was thirteen years ago last week.
Inverness have been swapping second and third place with Aberdeen in the Premiership, and appear to be bound for European competition next year. So a Morton win today would come close to the thrill of knocking Celtic out of the League Cup in September. A draw would necessitate a replay at Cappielow in the coming weeks. A loss would make this Morton's briefest Scottish Cup run since 2008-09, when Peterhead knocked them out.
Which club has eliminated Morton from the Scottish Cup most often? Rangers. Which SPFL clubs have never eliminated Morton from the Scottish Cup? Ross County, Dumbarton, Cowdenbeath, Brechin, Annan, Elgin, Berwick, Albion Rovers.
By strange coincidence both teams are playing under interim managers. Terry Butcher, Caley's manager since 2009, signed a three year deal with Hibernian three weeks ago, counterintuitively jumping from the top to the bottom half of the Premiership. Morton, having sacked Allan Moore after last week's 5 - 1 thumping by Livingston, bring their new interim manager David Hopkin, who was interim manager once before under similar circumstances in 2003.
Fraserburgh are the only surviving nonleague team in the competition.
[Inverness win 4 - 0. Morton are out. Fraserburgh are out too. Motherwell are knocked out by Albion Rovers!]
Champions League Tuesday it was Celtic 0 - 3 Milan. Celtic cannot advance to the final 16, but they still have one more meaningless humiliating game to play in Group H.
Yesterday US Boulogne visited Amiens FC on Championnat National business. Amiens in Picardy is Boulogne's nearest divisional neighbour apart from Dunkerque. [0 - 0.]