Go to Tales of the Oak and read about Mount Crow, a corner of old Greenock associated with witches, hangings, and crows. I think the hill the same one later occupied by the Grosvenor Sports Club.
Morton host Ayr United. This is their second meeting of the season. The first ended in a 2 - 1 win for the Honest Men. Entering today's play Ayr are in sixth place with 14 points, Morton in seventh with 12 and a game in hand.
Morton's three wins came at the expense of Dunfermline, Raith and QoS. The latter two are in the top half of the division. Ayr's four wins have been against Morton, Hibs, Dumbarton and QoS, two of which are in the top half. Which goes to show that anyone can beat anyone in the Championship.
Morton have not lost at Cappielow since March 26th.
Morton's ground seems to attract increasing amounts of non-Morton activity these days: Celtic and the Scottish national team use it for their youth squads. Tuesday the draw for the third round of the Scottish Cup was staged there. (Morton drew Beith Juniors away.)
[Morton win 2 - 1. Goals by O'Ware and Oliver. Match report.]
1898-99. After having hosted Linthouse FC the previous week, Morton travelled to their park in Govan, and won 0 - 1.
The Atlantic League. This summer UEFA announced changes to future Champions League competitions that would increase the presence of top clubs from Spain, Italy, Germany and England, and squeeze out the champions of the smaller European countries. In reaction to this plan, top clubs from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and Scotland have started to formulate an Atlantic League.
It seems that these clubs would not quit the Champions League, but rather their own domestic leagues, and form a sort of Premiership for northeastern Europe.
The upshot for Scotland would be that Celtic and Rangers would quit the SPFL, and probably only participate in the Scottish Cup, where no doubt they would whine for a bye into the quarter-finals, based on the superiority of the Atlantic League to the Scottish Premiership.
The advantage for a ten-team Scottish Premiership without Celtic or Rangers would be that the title would suddenly be within the grasp of any number of clubs.
If Celtic and Rangers had not played in the Scottish Premiership this century, who would have won the title each year? (This is a rough and dirty list that does not remove the Old Firm results from the table, but just notes who came second or third each year.)
2009-10 Dundee United
How is the Swiss Challenge League like the Scottish Championship?
Like the Championship, the Challenge League plays through the winter. Both play a 36-game schedule. But there are no playoffs. There are no reserve teams. The greatest travel distance as the crow flies is 262 km, from Geneva to Wil. Average stadium capacity is 11,774. Average club age is 102.
October 26th it was Östersund 2 - 0 Hammarby. Monday: Örebro [1 - 5] Östersund
Tomorrow: Blaublitz Akita [0 - 1] Oita
Scottish Junior Cup Round Two matches postponed from last weekend:
Vale of Clyde [0 - 3] Beith Juniors
Linlithgow Rose [3 - 0] Clydebank
Banks O'Dee vs Kilbirnie Ladeside [postponed]
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic [3 - 1] Rossvale
Empress's Cup, Round Two:
Match No. 17, Nippon TV Beleza [12 - 0] Club Fields Linda
Match No. 18, Ehime Ladies [5 - 0] Sendai University
Match No. 20, JEF United Ichihara Chiba Ladies [4 - 0] JFA Academy Fukushima
Match No. 21, Albirex Niigata Ladies [4 - 1] Orca Kamogawa
Match No. 25, Vegalta Sendai Ladies [7 - 0] Hinomoto Gakuen Senior High School
NTV Beleza have won the cup 11 times and will probably be in the final. Club Fields Linda are from Sapporo and are the female affiliate of Club Fields Norbritz. They wear orange and blue.
What is football? Football is any game involving a foot and a ball. Kicking a ball around has been codified into any number of sports, one of which is association football. Greenock Morton play association football and are part of the Scottish Professional Football League. They call what they do football or fitba. In England they will tell you that the name of association football is football and not soccer, though both football and soccer are nicknames for association football, and both nicknames were coined in England. In England they will tell you that everyone in the world calls the sport football or a variant of that, like Fußball (Germany) or futebol (Brazil). But in Iceland they say knattspyrna, and in Slovenia they say nogomet, and in Italy they say calcio. And in the United States, Canada, Australia and the Republic of Ireland they say soccer, because football is a different sport.
Mount Crow decrowed. Lawn bowling is played with balls, but not feet, so it's not football. Source.