The city of Oxyrhynchus in Egypt is the site of the biggest haul of ancient papyrus yet found, but it has also thrown up some other things -- like these socks. They were knit using a one-needle technique later found in Vikings burials. They have a split toe so they can be worn with sandals. You can see them at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
The Sphinx crouches before the Great Pyramid of Giza and asks each passerby, "What is three years old, and has 33 Scottish Cups?" [˙sɹǝƃuɐᴚ :ɹǝʍsu∀]
Today is the moment of truth for Montrose FC. Will they be the first club to fall out of the SPFL via the pyramid playoffs? Brora beat them 1 - 0 in leg one last weekend. Montrose must win by two goals today.
But if Montrose exit the league it won't be for the first time. They left the SFL in 1926, 1939 and 1949, twice when the third division was scrapped, and once for World War Two. As in the song, they get knocked down, but they get up again.
Rangers [1 - 1] Queen of the South. [Rangers advance.]
Alloa [3 - 0] Forfar. [Alloa stay up.]
Gretna 2008 versus East Kilbride in the final of the Lowland League Cup. [East Kilbride win 3 - 1.]
Kayserispor [2 - 1] Karşıyaka
Craigshill Thistle AFC [1 - 3] Harestanes AFC in the Scottish Amateur Football Cup final.
St Mirren were relegated to the Championship last weekend. More on that all of next season.
Scottish League One scoring champion Declan McManus has signed with English League One club Fleetwood Town, the Cod Army.
Apparently there is no playoff between the fifth and sixth tiers this year after all. Threave get a reprieve.
The SPFL's new sponsor is Ladbrokes, the bookie. Setting aside the matter of gambling being harmful and stupid, it should be obvious that the SPFL places itself in a massive conflict of interest by accepting moneys derived from bets on SPFL scores. But in fact the story is breaking the other way, with players accusing the SPFL of hypocrisy for banning them from placing bets on their own games. Whit a world.
When Japanese visitors to the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung in Berlin find themselves in front of the famous bust of Queen Nefertiti, do they wonder, "When are they going to paint the other eye?" In Japan the figure of Daruma receives a second eye when some important task has been completed. Perhaps Nefertiti's one eye is saying, "You still haven't returned me to Egypt."