George Douglas, 16th Earl of Morton. Art historians believe his jacket was the inspiration for the Morton jerseys of the 1990s. Portrait by William Beechey.
Stranraer visit Cappielow. With Stranraer in first place and Morton second, this is the League One match of the day. A Morton win will bring the Ton within a point of first place; a Stranraer win will leave Morton seven points adrift. Each has taken a win off the other so far this season. Stranraer are having an extremely solid season, alternating wins and draws, and at this point have to be favourites for promotion.
[Morton win 2 - 0. Goals by McManus and Russell. Morton are one point out.]
Tuesday saw the completion of the playoff round of the 2015 AFC Champions Cup. There have already been a couple of preliminary rounds, but this was the first one to include a Japanese club. Final score (after extra time): Kashiwa Reysol 3 - 2 Chonburi of Thailand. The group stage starts next week.
On Tuesday Berwick Rangers beat Spartans 1 - 0, ending the Lowland League champions' Scottish Cup run at six games. Scottish Junior Cup winners Hurlford United also went six games before bowing out. Berwick move on to the quarter-finals and their competition-leading seventh game.
On Thursday Celtic and Inter Milan played to a 3 - 3 draw.
Yesterday Rangers beat Raith Rovers. Can Rangers still win the Championship? There is a mathematical possibility, but Hearts would have to stumble. Hearts are on track to finish with about 99 points. The very best Rangers can do is 92.
Morton visit Forfar Athletic for an afternoon of Seaside League association football action. This is League One Match of the Day. Forfar occupy second place in the table, while Morton are a point behind them in third place. Either side can take over first today, if only Stranraer lose. However, Stranraer are playing Stirling.
Forfar's Dick Campbell is the longest serving of current SPFL managers. He started in May 2008.
[Morton win 2 - 1. McKee and MacDonald score. As expected, Stranraer also win. Morton are in second place.]
It's the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup. Aberdeen versus Dundee United today; Celtic versus Rangers tomorrow; both matches at Hampden Park. The Aberdeen - Dundee United game preempts a league match between ... Aberdeen and Dundee United. Both Celtic and Dundee United are in contention for the Treble. [Dundee United win. Celtic win.]
Dance in the burlesque, make out on a park bench, go to a revival meeting, box, ride the subway. This is one of a series of murals painted by Thomas Hart Benton for the New School of Social Research in 1931. Source.
"Gie's a ciggie, wid ye." Miss Lamont of Greenock, by Raeburn.
Airdrieonians first-foot Cappielow for the Ton's opening match of 2015.
In the first quarter of the season Morton earned five wins and four losses, with a GD of +4. In the second quarter they were just slightly better off with five wins, a draw, and three losses, and a GD of +3. If they equal their first half performance they'll complete the season with 62 points. Morton's record against Airdrieonians so far: 2 wins out of 2; 3 GF, 1 GA. Morton are third in the standings with 31 points; Airdrieonians seventh with 21; but they each have seven losses.
Hands down, Morton's top scorer this season has been Declan McManus, who has nine of the team's thirty goals. Unfortunately he's the property of Aberdeen FC, and the loan is up after today's match.
Aberdeen are atop the Premiership table at the moment.