HAVE you ever wondered if Athletic have made a star signing, enjoyed a glorious victory or suffered a chastening defeat on your birthday?

If you’re keen to know your history, and find out some fascinating facts about the club on each date of the calendar year, you can read all about it in a brand new book that has just been released – and we have two copies to give away in our latest competition.

‘Dunfermline Athletic On This Day’, which has been put together by football writer David W Potter and his co-author, Pars fan Gordon McKenzie, will take supporters on a journey spanning 135 years, day-by-day through the football year.

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Starting on July 1 and finishing on June 30, there’s something related to the club for each day, ranging from the Scottish Cup victories of 1961 and 1968, memorable European nights, and league title-winning successes of recent times.

As well as covering the good, the bad and the strange and obscure, a number of games in the period before World War Two are also covered, ensuring that there’s plenty for those who enjoy both historical and more recent events to enjoy.

David, who is originally from Forfar but lives in Kirkcaldy, has written similar books about Forfar Athletic, Raith Rovers and East Fife, and has been working with Gordon on the book for more than a year.

“It’s been really interesting researching the history of the club in this way, especially the stuff from the early days that hasn’t been widely published in other books,” he said.

“Only when you get into the detail of it do you see just how varied the history of a club like Dunfermline Athletic actually is. How many Pars supporters, for example, know that the Athletic won the Scottish Qualifying Cup in 1911? And that was a mighty achievement in those far-off days!”

Gordon added, “I’ve watched the Pars since 1989 and have been involved with the Dunfermline Athletic Heritage Trust since it started in 2014, so when I heard that David was writing this book, it sounded just my kind of thing.

“It was great writing about Marc Millar’s penalty against Airdrie in 1996 but also good fun to read the old Dunfermline Press coverage of games like a Fife derby in 1958, eventually abandoned by the legendary Tiny Wharton when East End Park became something like a duck pond.”

The book, priced £19.95, is available from the DAFC club shop but the Press has two copies to give away.

To win, simply answer the following question: In which year did Athletic win the Scottish Qualifying Cup?

To enter, send an email titled ‘Dunfermline Athletic On This Day competition’, with your answer, name and contact details, to sport@dunfermlinepress.co.uk by Thursday, February 25.

Two lucky winners will be chosen from the correct entries. Good luck!