Nabisco Green Tea Chocolate Oreos. I would eat them up.
Montedio Yamagata's promotion to J1 meant they get to play for the Japanese League Cup, called the Nabisco League Cup for sponsorship reasons. The competion began in 1992 and has been sponsored by cookies that whole time.
Like many league cups worldwide, the competion starts with a group stage. The four clubs that made the 2015 AFC Champions League receive a bye, and the remaining 14 are divided into two groups of seven. Each group plays a round robin and the top two from each group advance to the quarterfinals. Montedio Yamagata are in Group B with Vegalta Sendai, Kawasaki Frontale, Yokohama F · Marinos, Shimizu S-Pulse, Nagoya Grampus, and Vissel Kobe. Today Montedio play Shimizu S-Pulse. [Montedio win 3 - 1.]
The four AFC Champions League clubs are not absent without cause, they're playing these games:
Kashiwa Reysol 2 - 1 Shandong Luneng Taishan
Gamba Osaka 1 - 1 Buriram United
Beijing Guoan 2 - 0 Urawa Red Diamonds
Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao 4 - 3 Kashima Antlers
In Scotland, Celtic and Dundee United play their Scottish Cup quarter-final replay. [Celtic win 4 - 0.]
Yesterday: Stirling Albion 0 - 1 Stranraer. Stranraer take over first place in League One, a point up on Morton.
These little animals are often found in great numbers, in the beech and oak-woods of Canada, and are considered very delicate food; being free from any strong flavour. They are roasted like rabbits, or cut in pieces and fried, fricasseed, or made into stews or pies. Some people object to them, simply because they have not been accustomed to see them brought to table, or even to hear of their being used as an article of food, and others consider them as insipid. This last objection is, perhaps, the most weighty; but by seasoning them well, it may be overcome. Nothing can be more cleanly than the habits of these little creatures; their food consisting entirely of grain, or fruits, or vegetables. When fresh meat is scarce, as it often is in the woods, the black or even the red squirrel may be eaten, as a wholesome change of diet.
Catherine Parr Traill, The Canadian Settler's Guide, NCL edition, page 159.
Morton visit Livingston. Livingston enter today's play in fifth place with 28 points. Morton are tenth with 10. The Championship is particularly tight this year -- except for Morton. The gap between 10th-place Morton and 8th-place Queen of the South is greater than the one between QoS and 1st-place Dundee.
Brad Gascoigne is out, having signed with Boston United. Ben Sampayo is in.
In the years since 1995 when Meadowbank Thistle became Livingston FC (The Plastic Franchise) Morton have won 18 league games, Livi 17, with 15 draws. Morton have scored 67 goals to Livingston's 65. (Via Fitfa Stats.) In 2001-02 Livingston finished third in the Premier League and earned a place in the UEFA Cup, while Morton finished last in the Second Division and were relegated. That year Morton won seven games. They have two victories so far this season.
[Morton win 0 - 1. Goal by Barrie McKay.]
It's the Fourth Round of the Scottish Junior Cup. There are sixteen matches, including Largs Thistle at Kilsyth Rangers. Kilsyth is halfway between Glasgow and Stirling. Kilsyth Rangers are nicknamed the Gers, not the Sith. That is my one Star Wars reference for this year. Thank you and goodnight.
Video of Kilsyth versus Largs, January 12th, 2013.
[Kilsyth 3 - 3 Largs. Replay next Saturday in Largs.]