The Vennel was one of the oldest streets in Greenock, connecting the West Dock to the old Inverkip Road, and ran up the west side of the block containing the Town Hall. It's now somewhere under the A78. It was reportedly quite toney in the 18th century. Despite the Union Jack in that poster, Odol was a mouthwash invented in Germany. Source.
Morton host St Mirren in a match originally scheduled for March 25th. A win today will lift Morton back into second place. A win for St Mirren will put them in eighth ahead of Raith Rovers.
What a peculiar season St Mirren have had. They've spent most of the year dead last. It took them until December 6th to get their first league win, and they just climed out of tenth on Saturday. To date they have seven league wins. But in cup play they've done really well. They reached the final of the Challenge Cup, the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup, and they won three of their four League Cup group stage games.
Despite playing in the Premier League most of the past decade, St Mirren have not had a winning season since 2005-06. Their next nearest rival is Kilmarnock, who have not had a winning season since 2006-07; then Montrose (2008-09). If you glance at the Lowland League you'll notice East Stirlingshire enjoying their first winning season since 2009-10.
How is St Mirren like Greenock Morton?
They're both in Renfrewshire. Greenock and Paisley are both post-industrial towns. St Mirren have three Scottish Cups to Morton's one, one League Cup to Morton's none, and one [check] Challenge Cup to Morton's none. St Mirren have a slight edge in Renfrewshire Cups won. Paisley 2021 Stadium is new -- it's even named after the future -- and Cappielow is old.
What are St Mirren's peak performances of the 21st Century?
Scottish Cup semi-final 2008-09
League Cup won 2012-13
League Premier League, 8th place 2006-07, 2013-14
Challenge Cup won 2004-05
How many Scottish League matches have St Mirren played against the other 2016-17 Championship clubs?
Dundee United 128
Raith Rovers 118
Ayr United 99
Draw a diagram in which each 2016-17 Championship club points to the other 2016-17 Championship club it has met most often in Scottish League play, why don't you?
What was St Mirren's record against Gretna?
Gretna knocked St Mirren out of the 2005-06 Scottish Cup Fifth Round.
They both played in the 2007-08 Premier League. St Mirren took two wins, with two draws. They both finished below the split.
Morton's last ten scoreless draws:
March 29, 2017 Hibs 0 - 0 Morton
Nov 19, 2016 Morton 0 - 0 Dundee United
July 16, 2016 Albion Rovers 0 - 0 Morton (decided on penalty kicks)
April 23, 2016 Morton 0 - 0 Hibs
April 2, 2016 Dumbarton 0 - 0 Morton
March 1, 2016 Livingston 0 - 0 Morton
Sept 12, 2015 Morton 0 - 0 Dumbarton
Aug 21, 2015 Morton 0 - 0 St Mirren
Nov 1, 2014 Morton 0 - 0 Airdrieonians
Jan 11, 2014 Morton 0 - 0 Raith
2016-17 Championship versus Yoker, the record:
September 9, 1882 St Mirren 8 - 0 Yoker
October 2, 1886 Dumbarton 4 - 0 Yoker
The Victory Cup 1919
This cup was played in March and April of 1919, to fill the gap between the end of the war and the revival of the Scottish Cup in 1919-20. Eighteen Scottish League clubs and eight West of Scotland League clubs participated.
R1 Morton 2 - 1 Clydebank
R2 Motherwell 2 - 1 Morton
St Mirren's record:
R1 St Mirren 0 - 0 Dumbarton
Dumbarton 0 - 1 St Mirren
R2 St Mirren 3 - 2 Clyde
R3 St Mirren 1 - 0 Celtic
SF Hibs 1 - 3 St Mirren
F St Mirren 3 - 0 Hearts
[St Mirren win 1 - 4. Morton goal by Murdoch. Morton fall to fourth place, St Mirren rise to eighth. Pictures.]