Easter Road in its context. Source.
Morton visit Hibs.
These two clubs have not met since Round Two of the 2008-09 League Cup, when Morton won 4 - 3. They were last in the same division in 1998-99, in which year Hibernian took all available points. Morton's last win against Hibs in league competition came on December 1st, 1984 at Cappielow, and their last league win at Easter Road was October 2nd, 1982. (All statistics from fitbastats.com.)
Who are more illustrious, Morton or Hibs? Hibs have won the Scottish Cup twice to Morton's once, the Scottish league championship four times to Morton's never, the League Cup three times to Morton's no times. Neither club has touched that rare prize, the Challenge Cup. Hibs are more illustrious.
In the friendly pre-season, Hibs beat Berwick and Dunfermline, and played Ayr to a scoreless draw. Dumbarton beat Hibs last weekend in the season opener. (Morton and Hibernian have both fallen to Dumbarton in recent weeks.) Hibs lost four of their first six Championship matches last season.
Morton have signed 17-year-old winger Jai Quitongo.
[Hibs 1 - 0 Morton.]
The First Preliminary Round of the Scottish Cup takes place today. There are now two preliminary rounds owing to the increased number of non-league clubs with SFA membership. Counting the preliminary rounds 92 clubs are in competition for this year's Cup. It sounds like a lot, but compare France where 8,506 clubs compete for the Coupe de France.
Five matches take place today:
Before 2007-08, non-league SFA clubs qualified for entry into the Scottish Cup by winning the Qualifying Cup. The Qualifying Cup began in 1895 and so has a large body of historical statistics. You can view a partial summary of Qualifying Cup play here. Which clubs were best at qualification? 1) Inverness Caledonian, 2) Gala Fairydean, 3) Elgin City.
The Lowland League clubs have already played four games, most of them, and Edinburgh City are on top with four wins, 10 goals for and 2 against.
Hearts are atop the Premiership.
In the UEFA Super Cup Tuesday it was Champions League winners Barcelona 5, Europa League winners Sevilla 4. These two clubs are both in La Liga and will meet again in league play on October 4th and February 28th. Proof that Spain has the best league in Europe.
Wednesday, Montedio Yamagata were away to Kawasaki Frontale. Final score 0 - 0. Tomorrow they're home to Sagan Tosu. [Tosu win 1 - 3. After seven games in Stage Two Montedio are in last place.]
Canadian Championship final, first leg: Montreal Impact 2 - 2 Vancouver Whitecaps.
Yesterday UCD hosted Cobh Ramblers and won 3 - 0. Monday they play Athlone Town at the UCD Bowl. [UCD win 3 - 1.] The Students are making up games they missed during their Europa League adventure.
Turkey's second flight Lig 1 starts tomorrow: Adana Demirspor [2 - 0] Karşıyaka.
Someone's home movie of Edinburgh in 1936.