Morton Chairman Douglas Rae made two promises to the fans when he rescued the club. 1) They would escape the Third Division; 2) They would see their team play at vastly improved Cappielow. Douglas Rae was ecstatic to be able to fulfil both promises. Read about his joy here.
John Greechan was unable to enjoy Raith's cup win with the screaming fans, but he did have the honour of recording the historic moment for the Fife Free Press.
Greig Brown experienced the Carlsberg process for his first Old Firm Game. Watching his beloved Celtic against their fierce city rivals Rangers, Greig couldn't have had a clue how good his day was going to be.
I can't imagine there many things better than watching your club, recently promoted and not even a decade old under the current guise, lift the cup. That's what makes the cups such magical affairs. This kind of fairytale can come alive.
Depending on who you ask, the great success story in the SPL this season has been Stuart McCall's Motherwell side. Before Christmas, before administration for Rangers, before Celtic's superb run of monstrous form, we were talking realistically of 'Well splitting the Old Firm with very good reason. Sadly, it didn't quite play out that way, but with Rangers suffering long-term effects regardless of the outcome of their current situation, Motherwell have an excellent and realistic chance to build on their great season and go for that second spot, maybe even the title, next season.
Football hard-men. Every great club has had one. Every fan hates the thug at their rival club. Sometimes their demeanour spills over the confinements of the football pitch and into the public realm. Insert your favourite expletive here for such players if you wish.
They still sing about it today. In Istanbul, in 2005, Liverpool pulled off a comeback so emotional that Stallone wishes he'd written something that good for one of the 16 instalments of the Rocky series.
Every football-loving dad hopes for two things:
We see great volleys and 30 yard screamers on a regular basis these days, but, with the exception of the truly great ones, they fade from the memory with ease. Time will tell if we're still talking about Peter Crouch's stunning volley in the months and years to come, but there's one volley that every football fan can remember. Zidane's volley in the Champions League final for Real Madrid against Bayer Leverkusen. It's one of those "Where were you when...?" moments. Go on, close your eyes. I bet you can picture the goal with the utmost ease. It's ingrained on your brain. Do you want to see it again? I've just had to watch it myself. Six times. Seeing as you've asked so nicely, here. Don't say we don't treat you people well.
After yesterday's very unfortunate, regrettable, but sadly unavoidable, incident of further neglect, we're going to try to make it up to you again with another double dose of memories today, the theme of which are the dogged rivals of the city of Dundee.
Seeing as we were rather bad yesterday and neglected our Daily Football Memory (sorry everybody!) we're being super nice today and giving you TWO Memories all at once. Our Nobel Prizes for loveliness are in the post.
10 years after watching Claudio Caniggia evade (for a time) the murderous advances of the Cameroon defence at the World Cup, writer Alan Pattullo makes sure he gets an interview with El Pajaro when the Argentine signs for Alan's team, Dundee. Read about this excellent instance of harmless celebrity stalking here.
Currently, the Scottish national team is going through a rather barren spell when it comes to tournament appearances; we haven't been to one since 1998. It wasn't always this way though. We actually used to be rather good if you'd believe it. We scored against the Dutch and everything. The Guardian's Football Correspondent Kevin McCarra was there when the beginning of a particularly strong and extended period of Scottish presence at World Cups was secured against Czechoslovakia in 1973. Find out why Kevin will always remember that night at Hampden here.
Author Daniel Gray finds himself back in the 1996/97 season, mesmerised by the talents of Ravanelli, Emerson and particularly Juninho, igniting his beloved Middlesbrough. The pleasure of the enchanting football at the Riverside soon ends horribly for Daniel. His enchantment and heartbreak are recorded here.
Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin fondly recalls taking in the action (first team and reserve team!) at Central Park well before Cowdenbeath were given the moniker of 'The Blue Brazil'. Have a read of another piece of his excellent writing here.
Today's memory continues the focus from yesterday on dads and their role in a love for football. Richard Wilson, sports writer for The Herald and Sunday Herald, recalls a nerve-jangling trip to a trial game for Glasgow and District here. The spoilers will end there, but the last paragraph will hit home with anybody with a heart. Prepare yourselves to get that speck of dust out of your eye...