Like a Nostradamus forecast of doom for the end of the century, bang on cue in 1999, news came out about the imminent extinction of Dundee FC.
Talk of a merger with the other lot across the road surfaced and that Peter Marr & Co were seriously considering the move.
Straight away the fans went into action as they organised protests at matches, had meetings in halls, wrote letters to newspapers and petitioned the club itself.
Above is one of the original petition forms.
Eventually the club were overwhelmed by the supporters activities and instead of it being the end of the club, a fresh surge of effort saw a brighter future ahead as they prepared to build the new stadium.
And we survived to tell the tale...phew!!