Reg Harrison and Jim Bullions are often referred to as the 'Cup Final Babes' following their part in Derby County's greatest afternoon at Wembley back in April 1946.
Now aged 82, both are clearly far from youngsters anymore but the memory of that special day remains crystal clear.
The story of the day is well-documented but because it is so long ago when the Rams won their only FA Cup, many fans may be unaware of what actually happened.
Derby, under the guidance of manager Stuart McMillan, went into the first post-war final as slight underdogs to Charlton Athletic.
But, according to the match report from the Evening Telegraph's Mark Eaton, there was only ever one side in it, despite the Rams having to take the game into extra-time before confirming their superiority.
Although Derby eventually cruised to a comfortable 4-1 win, they did not break the deadlock until the 81st minute when Charlton's Bert Turner skewed the ball into his own net.
Turner atoned for his slip to level the scores a minute later but once extra-time began there was only ever going to be one winner.
Peter Doherty restored the Rams' lead in the 91st minute and, as Charlton wilted, Jackie Stamps added two more in the 101st and 107th minutes.
Harrison, whose release from the Royal Engineers only came through about a week before his Wembley date, was described by Eaton as having a "quiet" first-half before playing "brilliantly" from the interval onwards.
Bullions, the youngest member of the Rams side, was said to have been, along with team-mate Leon Leuty, the "outstanding" half-back on the day.
Harrison and Bullions remain good friends and often bump into each other when watching the current Derby side go through their paces at Pride Park Stadium.
When brought together to mark the 60th anniversary of their Cup success, the memories came flooding back, not just of the game itself but the whole day.
"Driving down to the stadium before the match and seeing all the supporters on the side of the road was something I'll always remember," said Harrison.
"That's when you realised, I think, how big an occasion it really was."
Bullions will never forget the nerves which engulfed him shortly before kick-off.
"At the final, when we got through the tunnel the atmosphere was electric," he said.
"Charlton were favourites but we were confident in our ability going into the game.
"As with all the finals, when we came out of the tunnel we had this long walk up to the halfway line which seemed to take forever.
"It must have been nerves, I suppose, but my tongue went as hard as anything and it wasn't until we kicked off and after I'd touched the ball for the first time that my tongue loosened up and I began to relax."
But Harrison added: "Once the game began, we became focused on what we had to do."
Although there were many heroes that day, the stars of the Rams side at the time were undoubtedly inside-right Raich Carter and inside-left Doherty.
Carter was akin to a director of operations with superb vision and passing, coupled with a powerful shot, while his partner in crime, Doherty, who later managed Northern Ireland to the World Cup quarter-finals in Sweden in 1958, was more of an instant crowd-pleaser, a dribbler who worked hard, as well as having a keen eye for a pass and scoring goals.
On the day, both certainly played their part, as did all of the Rams players, including the two youngsters Harrison and Bullions, who even now, 60 years on, are full of admiration and praise for their two illustrious team-mates.
"Pete and Raich filled us with confidence," said Harrison.
"They were two players who wanted the ball all the time, wherever they were on the pitch.
"They were quality players but we had a lot of good players in that side. Jack Howe at left-back was, for me, one of the best players I'd ever seen."
Bullions added: "Raich was a perfect passer of the ball. Doherty was a different kind of player, always looking to dribble his way through sides.
"For that era, I think he was the equivalent of what George Best was in the late 1960s - he was brilliant."
How long it will be before the Rams can repeat their one and only FA Cup triumph is anyone's guess.
Both Bullions and Harrison would be surprised if the club were in a position to challenge for such honours in the forseeable future but they live in hope.
Of the current crop of players, Bullions rates Tommy Smith as the stand-out performer.
He said: "Smith's an excellent player and exciting to watch because he's always willing to take defenders on and get to the byline.
"Derby must keep him at all costs if they are to go anywhere."
Being the youngest two players in an experienced Rams Cup-winning team 60 years ago, both men also appreciate the value of youth and believe investment in youngsters is the best way forward for the Rams.
"The club's obviously doing something right because of all the players it keeps producing, such as Tom Huddlestone and, this season, Giles Barnes and Lewin Nyatanga," said Harrison.
"There are really only two ways you can see the good times coming back to Derby and that's if they strike lucky and find somebody like Roman Abramovich who can come in and do what he's done at Chelsea or, if they can hold onto the youngsters.
Originally Posted by Nico
I dont belive in jinxing mate, I do belive in playing at home with a 2-0 advantage against a team which I cant see scoring 2 goals!
Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
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