In their 125 years, Dundee have five major trophies in their cabinet and, with almost 45 years since they last lifted silverware, it shows just how difficult it is to be top dog.
Just like today, back in 1973, when the Dark Blues lifted their last trophy, managing to battle past the Old Firm was one of the biggest hurdles.
Dundee legend Jocky Scott was part of the 1973 League Cup-winning side and says meeting Celtic in the final, rather than the semi, gave the side a completely different mindset going into the game at Hampden.
Between 1969 and 1977, Dundee lost five Scottish Cup semi-finals to the Hoops. However, the one time they met them in a final they ran out 1-0 winners in December 1973.
Jocky said: “The team that won the League Cup was a very good side.
“Unfortunately, we couldn’t do more in the Scottish Cup because we kept meeting Celtic in the semi-final – we just couldn’t beat them.
“When Rangers and Celtic are dominant, it’s very difficult. You’ve got to catch them on a bad day or get them in a final where you are on a hiding to nothing and just go out and play.
“A semi-final is the worst game of all.
“You’re within touching distance of the final but you’re not there yet.
“Some players don’t handle that too well but then can handle a final.
“Around 1973, we’d played Celtic in a few semi-finals and they were all very close games.
“We were never really hammered in any of them but they just had that wee bit more experience of playing in semi-finals and winning them.
“We had experience of losing semi-finals.
“Psychologically that’s a big thing, whereas when you get to a final it’s different.
“We were, obviously, the underdogs – with that there’s nothing to lose, just go out and play, do your best and hope it’s good enough.
“You need wee breaks, too, and we got them.”
In the midst of the miner’s strike, the 1973 final was an eerie affair with just 27,974 spectators braving the snowy conditions.
Striker Gordon Wallace got the all-important goal late on to secure the trophy for the Dark Blues.
Scott added: “Rab Wilson played it up to Gordon Wallace.
“He had Pat McCluskey at his back but he took it down on his chest and in one movement hit it low into the corner.
“The goalie was taken by surprise with the quickness Gordon hit it.
“It was a typical striker’s goal, instinctive, didn’t think – bang.
“We scored and went ahead – I don’t think we did that in any of the semi-finals we played, we were always having to fight back. We scored first and had something to build on.
“It wasn’t like we scored and sat back and defended for 60 minutes or we were fortunate or anything.
“We’d had a go at them, played well in defence and attack. It wasn’t a smash-and-grab win, we deserved it.
“We were good enough to go on and win more trophies but, unfortunately, we didn’t. It was a good side with good players, individually and collectively.”