Haligonians can't wait for the new Ikea to open so they can get their claws into some of that goat whey cheese from Jämtland. Source.
Östersund host Malmö FF. ÖKF enter today's action in 10th place (out of 16) with 4 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses. Malmö are 1st with 8 wins and 3 losses.
What is the most illustrious football club in Sweden?
By league title: Malmö FF (21), IFK Göteborg (18), IFK Norrköping (13)
By Svenska Cupen wins: Malmö FF (14), AIK (8), IFK Göteborg (7)
By years in UEFA competition: Malmö FF (32), IFK Göteborg (30), AIK (17)
Malmö is the most illustrious football club in Sweden.
Malmö have been in the Allsvenskan continuously since 2001. ÖKF was formed in 1996, and up until 2013 only played in northern regional leagues. Malmö is in the south. This is the first ever league game between these two clubs.
After this weekend the Allsvenskan takes a summer holiday. The Swedish national team will be part of Euro 2016 in France. The league starts up again on July 10th, a little bit of pessimistic scheduling considering that the Euro 2016 final is also July 10th.
In England they're talking about expanding from 92 pro teams in four divisions to 100 teams in five divisions. This would put England in 2019 where Japan plans to be in 2093.
Greenock Morton have unveiled a selection of prototype home jerseys for supporters to vote on.
Joe McKee has signed with Carlisle United.
The 2016-17 Highland League fixtures list is out and it includes the dates of the first two rounds of the Challenge Cup: August 3rd and 17th, both Wednesdays.
The League Cup groups were drawn yesterday. Morton are in Group H with: Kilmarnock, Clyde, Berwick, Albion Rovers.
It's the UEFA Champions League final today: Real Madrid [1 - 1] Atlético Madrid. [Real win on penalty kicks.]
May 24th, it was the AFC Cup round of 16: Mohun Bagan vs Tampines Rovers. They had met once before, you'll recall, in the preliminary round of the AFC Champions League. MB won that time. Tampines (The Stags) won this time, 1 - 2. Mohun Bagan are done for this season.
Meanwhile, AFC Champions League round of 16, second leg:
FC Seoul 3 - 2 Urawa Red Diamonds
Shanghai SIPG 1 - 0 FC Tokyo
Both Urawa and FC Tokyo are out.
CAF Champions League group stage draw was held May 24th. Zamalek and Enyimba are in the same group.
Nabisco League Cup Wednesday: Kawasaki Frontale 2 - 1 Vegalta Sendai
Tomorrow Blaublitz Akita visit Ryukyu. [1 - 1.]
Tomorrow it's Athlone Town [1 - 2] UCD.
Tomorrow at Hampden it's the Scottish Junior Cup final: Beith vs Pollok. After this match the Scottish fitba season is well and truly over. [1 - 1. Beith win on penalty kicks.]
Morton visit Livingston at the Tony Macaroni Arena for a rare regularly scheduled Tuesday fixture. Usually Tuesday games are games that have been postponed from an earlier Saturday. But tonight the whole Championship is at work. Add six other SPFL games, and it's some kind of a Super Tuesday. [Dumbarton vs Alloa is postponed.]
The situation: Morton sit in fifth place, four points behind Raith Rovers and ahead of Queen of the South on goal difference. Raith play Rangers, so it's an opportunity for Morton to get up close to fourth place again. QoS host staggering Hibernian. A win by Rangers will mean that neither Raith nor QoS can finish first in the division.
Morton have beaten Livi three times this season, twice in league play and once in the Scottish Cup. Now that Alloa have wrung a point out of the Ton, Livingston is Greenock's only hope for a sweep. Which clubs can sweep Morton? Raith.
What are the names of the Ladbrokes Championship parks?
Alloa: Indodrill Stadium
Dumbarton: Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium
Falkirk: Falkirk Stadium
Greenock Morton: Cappielow Park
Hibs: Easter Road
Livingston: The Tony Macaroni Arena
Queen of the South: Palmerston Park
Raith Rovers: Stark's Park
Rangers: Ibrox Stadium
St Mirren: The Paisley 2021 Stadium
The SPFL or Auchinleck Talbot -- Which Is Greater?Auchinleck Talbot are the most successful junior club in Scotland, judging by their eleven Junior Cups. They have participated in the Scottish Cup five times in recent years, and met SPFL clubs four times:
November 28th, 2009. Stirling Albion won 2 - 1.
January 7th, 2012. Hearts won 1 - 0.
November 2nd, 2013. They played Stranraer to a 2 - 2 draw.
November 9th, 2013. Stranraer won 3 - 2.
The SPFL is greater.
How many games have Morton played on Leap Day?
1908 Morton 1 - 1 St Mirren
1936 Forfar 7 - 3 Morton
1964 Morton 6 - 1 Forfar
1984 Morton 1 - 2 Clydebank
1992 Montrose 1 - 1 Morton
AFC Champions League group stage games (involving Japanese teams) today and tomorrow:
FC Tokyo [3 - 1] Becamex Bình Dương
FC Seoul [4 - 1] Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Gamba Osaka [1 - 1] Melbourne Victory
Pohang Steelers [1 - 0] Urawa Red Diamonds
[Livingston 0 - 0 Morton. QoS beat Hibs, so Morton drift to sixth place.]