A quaich, but not St Mungo's. Source.
Morton visit Dumbarton.
I have a great deal of admiration for Dumbarton FC. This little part-time club with a 2000-capacity stadium should be in League One or Two. But here they are on the verge of their sixth straight Championship season. And if Falkirk go up and Raith go down at the end of the schedule, Dumbarton will become the senior Championship club. The Sons have beaten Dundee United and Raith twice each, and beaten Falkirk once, and have held Hibernian and Morton to draw scores. They're just not very successful against Ayr, who happen to be right behind them in ninth place.
Dumbarton's No. 2 goalkeeper Mark Brown has quit to become a cop. Dumbarton have signed Aberdeen striker Joe Nuttall as an emergency loan.
What are the summits of Dumbarton's 21st-Century achievement?
Scottish Cup quarter-final 2013-14
League Cup Round Two eight times
League Championship, 5th place 2013-14
Challenge Cup quarter-final 2002-03
What are the ten smallest stadiums in the SPFL?
Cliftonhill (Albion Rover) 1,238
Bayview (East Fife) 1,980
Cheaper Insurance Direct (Dumbarton) 2,020
Galabank (Annan) 2,504
Indodrill (Alloa) 3,100
Balmoor (Peterhead) 3,150
Links Park (Montrose) 3,292
Ochilview (Stenhousemuir) 3,746
Forthbank (Stirling) 3,808
Glebe Park (Brechin) 3,960
How is Dumbarton FC like Greenock Morton?
They each have a good view of the river Clyde. They each have one Scottish Cup, though Morton's is in the 20th Century and Dumbarton's is in the 19th.
Dumbarton versus Gretna -- how did that work out?
Total domination by Gretna. The Black and Whites knocked the Sons out of the 2003-04 Scottish Cup in the first round. Then in the 2005-06 Second Division Gretna took four wins. Dumbarton never managed a goal against Gretna.
How many cup games have Morton played against the other 2016-17 Championship clubs in the 21st Century?
6 Queen of the South
3 St Mirren
2 Dundee United, Raith, Ayr United
1 Hibs, Falkirk
The St Mungo Quaich. In July and August of 1951 the SFL staged two football tournaments as part of the Festival of Britain. The St Mungo Cup was competed for by the teams of Division A (though Clyde and Queen's Park were included so that all the Glasgow clubs would be together. Division B played in the St Mungo Quaich.
What is a quaich? A quaich is a shallow cup, sometimes wooden, with two flat horizontal handles, specifically intended for the consumption of whiskey. Theresa May gave Donald Trump a quaich in January, even though he doesn't drink, but just guessing is the way May rolls.
The Cup and the Quaich were both knockout tournaments. Each began with 16 clubs and went through four rounds, plus replays. How did each of the 2016-17 Championship clubs fare?
Dunfermline Quaich R1
Falkirk Quaich R1
Morton Cup R1
Dundee Utd Quaich R2
QoS Cup R2
St Mirren Cup R2
Raith Cup SF
Hibs Cup SF
Ayr Utd Quaich F
Dumbarton Quaich winner
Celtic won St Mungo's Cup. These tournaments were never held again, so Dumbarton remain St Mungo Quaich holders. Source.
"Hello, Nadine" by Mungo Jerry.
[Dumbarton win 1 - 0, continuing in their role as Championship spoiler. Falkirk take second place.]
East Kilbride can win the Lowland League today. [And they do.] [And Celtic win the Premiership, beating Hearts 0 - 5 on Sunday.]
1898-99. On this day in 1899 Morton beat Abercorn 4 - 1 at Cappielow in front of 500 spectators in the second round of the Renfrewshire Cup. County cups were still a big deal in those days, and the 1899 Renfrewshire Cup involved twelve clubs playing four rounds from February through to May. Paisley Academical, Neilston, Cartvale, and Bridge of Weir were knocked out in the first round, while Abercorn, Thornliebank, St Mirren, and Arthurlie advanced. Morton, Port Glasgow, Johnstone, and Kilbarchan all had a bye through to Round Two. Arthurlie, St Mirren, Port Glasgow, and Morton advanced to the semi-finals.
Winterthur [1 - 1] Wil
SWFL Division 2 West tomorrow: United Glasgow [1 - 3] Morton
Largs [4 - 1] Glenafton
Aomori Prefecture championship, semifinals:
Vanraure Hachinohe [4 - 0] Blancdieu Hirosaki
Hachinohe Gakuin University AFC [2 - 2] ReinMeer Aomori [ReinMeer advance on penalty kicks.]