Statue of James Clerk Maxwell, electrical engineer, and his wee dug, on George Street, Edinburgh.
It's the semi-finals of the League Cup. Today: Hibs [2 - 1] St Johnstone. Tomorrow: Ross County [3 - 1] Celtic. Celtic have won the cup 15 times, Hibs 3, St Johnstone and Ross County 0. Hibs and St Johnstone last met in league play in 2013-14, when they were both in the Premiership. They played to a win, a lose, and a draw. Celtic and Ross County have played twice so far this season, Celtic winning both times. Ross County and Celtic are the only clubs left with a shot at the Scottish treble. [No treble for Celtic.]
Owing to Hibernian's cup commitment, Morton's regularly scheduled league match against them is postponed. [But elsewhere Rangers beat Falkirk and St Mirren beat Alloa, meaning that Rangers evade automatic relegation, and Alloa cannot win the Championship.]
The SPFL or Cove Rangers -- Which Is Greater? SPFL clubs have played a total of 18 games against Cove Rangers of the Highland League, and have taken 13 wins, against 4 wins for Cove Rangers, and one draw. The SPFL is greater. Clubs beaten by Cove Rangers: Cowdenbeath, Peterhead, Annan, and Montrose.
Bottom-place teams of the SPFL:
East Stirlingshire (L2) -- 19 pts
Brechin City (L1) -- 16 pts
Dundee United (Pr) -- 13 pts
Alloa Athletic (Ch) -- 11 pts
Each of these clubs is worrying about relegation, but East Stirlingshire face a day of reckoning. The pyramid playoffs were introduced more or less to drop East Stirlingshire into the Lowland League. League Two is very tight though, and the Shire have time to climb the table. Plus, if they end up facing Brora Rangers, Brora may throw the game.
Wednesday was the first preliminary round of the 2016 AFC Champions League, so summer is now officially on. There was only one match in this round: Mohun Bagan of the Hero I-League 3 - 1 Tampines Rovers of Singapore's S-League.
Yoker versus Largs Thistle [is postponed.]