Greenock High School on Dunlop Road, opened 1929. Source.
Morton host Dundee United. The Tangerines are on a three-game undefeated streak and hold first place in the standings, but Morton have a three-game undefeated streak of their own going on, Quitongo and Tidser are back from injury, and it's Cappielow. A win today could lift the Ton as high as third place.
[Morton 0 - 2 Dundee United.]
Other match of the day: Dunfermline vs Queen of the South. These two, and Morton, each have 23 points. A scoreless draw in this game would serve Morton best. [Dunfermline 2 - 5 QoS.]
1978-79. Today in 1978 Morton visited Firhill where they lost 2 - 1 to Partick Thistle. Alistair Scott was the Morton scorer.
1933-34. Morton hosted Dumbarton and won 3 - 1.
1944-45. Morton were home to the old Airdrieonians and won 4 - 2.
What was Morton's biggest win against Dundee United at Cappielow?
Sept 6th, 1969 Morton 6 - 0 Dundee United
Dundee United were marginally the better club in 1969-70.
What was Morton's worst loss to Dundee United at Cappielow?
Dec 14th, 1974 Morton 0 - 6 Dundee United
Dundee United were hands down the better club in 1974-75.
What was Morton's most significant game against Dundee United?
May 4th, 1996 Dundee United 2 - 2 Morton
Morton and Dundee United entered this the final match of the season with 66 points each, though United had the better goal difference. A win would lift Morton into second place and promotion to the Premier Division, but the Tangerines held them to a draw. Morton have not been in the top division to this day.
Current undefeated streaks (league + cup):
3 Dundee United
2 Queen of the South
2 Inverness CT
0 St Mirren
Since 1994, which tier II sides have taken the longest to record a league win?
Clydebank 1999-00 March 7
Brechin 2005-06 Dec 26
Brechin 2017-18 ongoing
St Mirren 2016-17 Dec 6
Hamilton 1995-96 Nov 25
Dumbarton 2012-13 Nov 10
Morton or St Bernard's -- which was greater?
St Bernard's were the stronger club in the 1890s. They played in the First Division and won the 1894-95 Scottish Cup. Morton spent that decade in the Second Division.
But with the turn of the century their fortunes reversed. Morton gained promotion and St Bernard's went down and in fact never made it back to the First Division. You could point to the 1900-01 Scottish Cup, when Morton eliminated St Bernard's in the second round, as the turning point.
They did not meet again in league play until Morton dropped down to the Second Division in 1927. From then through to the end of the 1930s they met 14 times in league action. St Bernard's had a slight edge in head-to-head play, winning 7 to Morton's 6, with one draw.
Morton beat St Bernard's handily in the War Emergency Cup of 1940. St Bernard's FC did not survive the war.
Morton > St Bernard's.
The FIFA Club World Cup is going on in the United Arab Emirites. The champions of the six football confederations plus the national champion of the host country compete, a total of seven clubs. First the host club and the Oceanic champion play. Then the winner of that meets the Asian champion, while the North American champion meets the African champion.
Dec 6: Al-Jazira (UAE) 1 - 0 Auckland City (NZ)
Dec 9: Al-Jazira [1 - 0] Urawa Red Diamonds (Japan)
Pachuca (Mexico) [1 - 0] Wydad Casablanca (Morocco)
I'll cover the semi-final and final next week.
Regionalliga Südwest: Völklingen [0 - 6] 1. FC Saarbrücken
The Regionalliga Südwest is now on break until February 10th.
UEFA Champions League group B:
Celtic 0 - 1 Anderlecht
Celtic finish the group in third place and advance to the Europa League Round of 32.
UEFA Europa League group J:
Hertha BSC 1 - 1 Östersund
Both Celtic and Östersund are unseeded in Mondays' Round of 32 draw.
Abruzzo: Avezzano [1 - 2] Pineto
Cambuslang Rangers vs Largs Thistle [postponed]
MLS Cup final: Toronto [2 - 0] Seattle
The 66th All Japan University Football Tournament starts next week. As a group Japanese university clubs are pretty strong. University of Tsukuba made it to the Fourth Round of this year's Emperor's Cup.
All-time tournament standings:
12 Waseda University
8 1/2 Chuo University
6 Komazawa University
4 1/2 University of Tsukuba
4 Tokyo University of Education
4 Kokushikan University
3 1/2 Osaka University of Commerce
3 Keio University
2 1/2 Juntendo University
2 Meiji University
2 Kansai University
2 Hosei University
2 Nippon Sport Science University
1 1/2 Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences
1 1/2 Tokai University
1 University of Tokyo
1 Rikkyo University
1 Nihon University
1 Senshu University
1 Ryutsu Keizai University
1 Kwansei Gakuin University
Greenock High School the Second, on Inverkip Road, demolished in 2014. Source.