Although the bad days are incredibly hard to take at the time, the pain of them dies through time; we surely can’t be alone in looking back and smiling at some of them.
As a club firmly established in what the legendary Bob Crampsey described as the ‘middle order’ of Scottish football, it’s unlikely the Pars will ever win the league or get very far in Europe.
We might as well embrace what we have for what it is, and celebrate that ridiculous collection of memories our love of football has given us. Many people who don’t like football sneer at those of us who do – let them sneer.
Standing in an enclosure at Elgin, under a rickety corrugated iron roof while the rain hammers down on a grim November Scottish Cup Saturday with the side from the higher division away from home – if someone doesn’t understand why that can be the most romantic thing in the world, they probably aren’t worth listening to.
Gordon McKenzie has watched Dunfermline Athletic since 1989. He has a strong interest in the history of both the club and Scottish football in general, and has been an active member of Dunfermline Athletic Heritage Trust since its foundation in 2014.
David W. Potter has been involved in Scottish cricket and football for over 60 years. Now a Scottish sports writer, he has published more than 20 books on Scottish football and cricket.
9” x 6” 508 pages 73 black-and-white illustrations - ISBN 978-1-84921-210-6
Dunfermline Athletic On This Day Book
- Brand: DAFC
- Product Code: 1379
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