A soup tureen made by Clyde Pottery, Greenock. Source. Pottery Street is just east of Cappielow at Lady Burn, but there are no potteries there now.
Dundee United visit Cappielow.
The situation: Dundee United sit second, one point behind Hibs who host Queen of the South. Morton hold third place, and a win today would bring them within two points of United. Morton have not lost in league play since these Tangerines beat them 2 - 1 on September 24th.
Jim Duffy and Thomas O'Ware took the Championship Manager of the Month and Player of the Month awards for October.
[0 - 0. Match report.]
1898-99. Morton were at home to Abercorn and won 4 - 2.
It's Round Three of the Scottish Junior Cup. Let's follow:
Thorniewood United [pp] Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Stonehaven [pp] Greenock Juniors
Dundee North End [pp] Linlithgow Rose
Kilwinning Rangers [5 - 2] Shettleston
Beith Juniors [9 - 0] Islavale
Pollok [1 - 1] Auchinleck Talbot
What is a result? You would think that result would mean the final score. But the word is used in British soccer circles to mean a favourable outcome. "I hope we get a result in Falkirk the day!" means, "I hope we win in Falkirk." But a result can also be stretched to mean a draw, if your team is the underdog. Thus Celtic 3 - 3 Manchester City is a result for Celtic.
How do the Swiss Challenge League stadia compare in size to the Scottish Championship grounds?
Le Mont 4,000
Dundee Utd 14,229
Ayr Utd 10,185
Q of the South 8,690
St Mirren 8,023
By this measure, Xamax is most like Greenock Morton.
How is Servette FC like Greenock Morton?
Not much. Their stadium Stade de Genève was built in 2003, has three times Cappielow's capacity, all seated and roofed over, and was a venue for Euro 2008. Geneva is on a lake, but the stadium is not near the water. Geneva's metropolitan population is about 900,000, much greater than Inverclyde. Geneva is a major corporate center, with headquarters for all kinds of United Nations agencies, and FIFA.
Historically, Servette is one of the top four or five clubs in Switzerland. They have won the Swiss championship 17 times, and the Swiss Cup 7 times. They wear maroon and white. If there is Scottish Championship equivalent to Servette FC, it's Hibs, not Morton.
AFC Champions League final, first leg: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors [2 - 1] Al-Ain of Abu Dhabi.
Lowland League: Spartans (2nd) [1 - 0] East Kilbride (1st).
Largs Thistle [2 - 1] Troon.
Tomorrow Blaublitz Akita end their 2016 J3 season by hosting Ryukyu. [Akita win 2 - 0 and finish the J3 season in fourth place, outside the promotion zone.]