YOU can almost hear the disbelief within the first question posed for Now You Know this week.

And who knows, there could be disbelief as well once you read the reply to this anonymously posted teaser.

A Morton-supporting mate of mine is always banging on about how his team were featured on television on four successive weekends at the end of the Seventies. Surely, he is mistaken?

Your friend has a good memory and is almost correct as Morton did indeed enjoy the television limelight for three successive weekends plus the following midweek although, significantly, only two of the featured matches were against the Old Firm.

At a time when the BBC and STV were permitted to screen only highlights of one Scottish and one English match.

Morton were second top of the Premier League, just a point behind Celtic, when the Sportscene cameras filmed their 2-2 draw at Ibrox on 13th October 1979.

The Ton featured on the same show the following two Saturdays which covered Morton beating Celtic 1-0 and a 4-1 victory at Partick Thistle

The sequence continued the following Wednesday, 31st October, when Scotsport focussed on the League Cup quarter final first leg at Cappielow which ended Morton 3 Kilmarnock 2.

Claire M (Inchinnan) asks: As a Partick Thistle supporter I am aware that Gerry Britton is a Jags legend. He was one of our best known strikers. I believe he came to us from Celtic. Can you tell me if he ever played for their first team and have any other ex-Celtic strikers played for Thistle?

Gerry Britton joined Thistle from Celtic in 1992 where he had been a prolific goalscorer in the reserves (but managed only two first team games. 

He has become a Jags legend following two spells at Firhill where he played 159 times and scored 36 goals.

And finally, with an Old Firm game pending, this one from another reader too shy to give their name.

What was the biggest Old Firm attendance over the New Year period and the score and scorers ?

The largest attendance was 118, 567 on the second January 1939 at Ibrox with Rangers victorious by 2-1. The Rangers goals were scored by Kinnear and Venters with Celtic responding through Carruth .

The teams were as follows:

Rangers Dawson, Gray, Shaw, McKillop, Simpson, Symon, Waddell, Harrison, Thornton, Venters, Kinnear 

Celtic Kennaway, Hogg, Morrison, Lynch, Lyon, Geatons, Delaney, Carruth, Watters, Murphy, Birrell