"Even to have got that far and close in itself, was a victory. I'm not accepting failure... but you have to rationalise what had been achieved. We had taken this two-bit business that was within days of closure and turned it into a fighting force that the rest of Scottish football at least had some respect for" - Wallace Mercer
Celtic won the league while Alex Ferguson's Aberdeen side took both the Scottish Cup and the League Cup.
However, for those who remember that season, it is a campaign remembered for a team who did not win a single prize.
This was the season when Scottish football got one of its major players back at the card table having soon long been excluded from the pontoon school for being a soft touch for easy money.
Heart of Midlothian had for nigh on two decades been in a right old state. The team that once wreaked havoc upon the Old Firm during the 1950s, seemed like an all too distant memory come the 80s.