Dunfermline, owned by the Queen, won both the Epsom Oaks and the St. Leger Stakes in the Silver Jubilee year of 1977. Source.
Morton visit Dunfermline for a game originally scheduled November 11th. This is Morton's thirteenth match of the season. In the first dozen they accumulated four wins, four draws and four losses, with a +2 goal difference, good for sixth place. In their first meeting with the Pars on September 9th Morton won 3 - 2. Morton have not scored more than two goals in a game since.
Dunfermline are part of pack of five teams any one of which could be holding first place on any given week. They (the Pars) have the best goal difference.
What was Morton's most significant game against Dunfermline?
April 30th, 2011 Morton 0 - 2 Dunfermline
The Pars clinched first place and promotion to the Premier League.
Since 1994, which Fife clubs have played in tier II?
Ginger the horse, Cathcart Street, by Andy Scott, who also did the Kelpies at Falkirk. Source. Also. Ginger fell into the Albert Harbour and drowned in 1889.
Morton host Queen of the South.
QoS can jump to second place with a win coupled with losses by Livingston, Dunfermline and Dundee United. (Admittedly a tall order.) The best Morton can do is to move up to fifth place.
How do QoS usually fare in their first league match at Cappielow?
2007/9/1 Morton 0 - 1 QoS
2008/9/13 Morton 0 - 0 QoS
2009/12/12 Morton 1 - 2 QoS
2010/10/16 Morton 2 - 0 QoS
2011/11/26 Morton 2 - 2 QoS
2013/9/21 Morton 0 - 2 QoS
2015/11/14 Morton 2 - 0 QoS
2016/12/24 Morton 1 - 0 QoS
It could go either way.
Advanced mediumity. Entering today's action Queen of the South are fifth and Morton sixth. The middle of the Championship certainly does feel like the default position for both these clubs.
In the old two-division set up they played together in the top division five times and the second division six times. During the three-division days of 1975 to 1994 they played together five times, always in the middle division. Since 1994 they have played together eleven times, twice in the third tier, and nine times in the second tier, never in the first or fourth.
Which SPFL club has proven to be the most mediocre? There are a lot of ways to come at this metric. How about this: take the 37 clubs that have played continuously through the four-division era and assign them points according to which divisions they appeared in. A year in the top tier is worth one point. A year in the fourth tier is worth four points. The club with the lowest score is best. Celtic, Aberdeen, Motherwell and Kilmarnock each score 24. The worst score belongs to Montrose: 95. The club closest to 59.5 is most mediocre. Queen of the South and Morton each score 57, 2.5 off the mark. But Ayr United score 61, 1.5 off the mark. Ayr United are the most mediocre club in the SPFL.
What was Morton's most significant game against QoS?
Twice Queen of the South have knocked out Morton on the way to winning the Challenge Cup, and one other time on the way to the final. Let's go with the first cup-winning year:
Aug 13th, 2002 Queen of the South 1 - 0 Morton
1978-79. Morton travelled to Paisley and held St Mirren to a scoreless draw. After twelve weeks of play, first place (Dundee United) and ninth place (Morton) were separated by four points.
1933-34. Morton were away at Ochilview where they lost to Stenhousemuir by a score of 1 - 0.
1944-45. Morton were at Ibrox where they beat Rangers 4 - 2.
[QoS win 1 - 2. Morton goal by Harkins.]
Other match of the day: Brechin City vs Dumbarton. Can Brechin win at all this year? [Dumbarton win.]
For some reason I'm dead keen on Livingston taking over first place for a week or two. They can do it today if they beat Inverness (very possible) and Dundee United beat St Mirren (there's a decent chance of that too). [St Mirren cling to first place.]
Partick Thistle and Third Lanark, two Glasgow clubs -- which was greater?
League. They played 98 games over 49 seasons. Partick won 41 games, Third Lanark 39, and 18 draws.
Scottish Cup. They met in R1 of the 1884-85 cup. Thirds won. They met in R1 of the 1889-90 cup. Thirds won again. And R1 of the 1922-23 cup. They played to a draw, and Thirds won the replay. Third Lanark won the Scottish Cup twice, Partick once.
League Cup. They ran into each other in the 1960-61 group stage. Thirds won both games. Partick won the League Cup once, but only after Third Lanark's demise.
Glasgow Cup. In 23 years, Thirds prevailed 13 times to Partick's 10. They each won the cup three times during Third Lanark's existence, and Partick have won it twice more subsequently.
Glasgow League. Five games, four wins for Third Lanark.
Third Lanark was greater.
Scottish clubs versus Swiss clubs, part seven, Dundee:
Mar 27, 1968 Dundee 1 - 0 Zurich
Apr 3, 1968 Zurich 0 - 1 Dundee
Totals: 2 wins Dundee, 0 wins Swiss clubs. Dundee is mightier than Switzerland.
Top and bottom Championship clubs week by week (1/3):
Week 1 QoS Brechin
Week 2 Dundee Utd Inverness CT
Week 3 Dundee Utd Inverness CT
Week 4 Dunfermline Brechin
Week 5 St Mirren Brechin
Week 6 Dunfermline Brechin
Week 7 Dunfermline Brechin
Week 8 St Mirren Brechin
Week 9 St Mirren Brechin
Week 10 St Mirren Brechin
Week 11 St Mirren Brechin
[Week 12 St Mirren Brechin]
[Third Lanark watch: there have been 17 draw scores in the first third of the season, giving statistical ghost team Third Lanark 17 points and positioning them 5.5th in the table.]
SWFL Div 2 West: Morton [7 - 1] Dumbarton United. [Morton win the league!]
North of Scotland Cup final (at Station Park, Nairn Grant Street Park, Inverness):
Captain Fraser had this white horse cut into the quartz of Mormond Hill on his lands near Fraserburgh after he returned from the wars in Flanders. His white horse was shot under him in battle, and his sargeant was also shot while dismounting to give Fraser his white mount. Source.