They're the men who came agonisingly close to a NSW Premier League premiership in 2008 and now they've urged their Wollongong Wolves teammates to finish off the job in 2019.
Chris Price and Justin Pasfield were members of the grand-final winning 2008 Wolves team, but it's the trophy that eluded the pair that they're currently focused on locking up.
The Wolves finished that season in second position, equal on points with premiers, and grand final opponents, Sutherland, but behind on goal differential.
Price remembers that situation as particularity tough and he's desperate to help the Wolves secure their first NSW Men's National Premier League premiership this season.
"It was a great year 2008," Price said. "We had a lot of success, very similar traits to this year. We had a really strong back end of the year and missed out on the minor premiership on goal difference, which was pretty disappointing at the time.
"That's what makes this year so exciting. To be in contention for a trophy, the minor premiership, something you plan to be a part of at the start of the year and for it to be so close is exciting.
"But we still have work to do, we still need to earn the right to be minor premiers. With a win on the weekend, we'll go one step closer to that goal."
With a seven point lead on the ladder and four matches remaining, the Wolves can wrap up the premiership when they take on Sutherland at WIN Stadium on Saturday night if they claim a victory and APIA Leichhardt fall to Sydney Olympic on Sunday afternoon.
As has been the mantra all season, however, the team will enter Saturday's match with their eyes firmly focused on securing the three points.
For Pasfield, the surest way to secure the premiership is to keep reeling off the victories.
"It's an exciting time for the club, but we've still got four games to go," Pasfield said. "We haven't won anything yet.
"We'll take each game as it comes and not rely on anyone else's results. Keep doing our thing like we've been doing all season, that's the important thing I've drilled into the boys this week."
Success has been hard to come by for the Wolves since that 2008 title, with the team playing finals football just twice in the past 10 years, amid a myriad of off-field struggles.
Both Price and Pasfield, however, recognise the similarities between this year's squad and that of 2008. Both teams are tight-knit units full of talented players willing to work hard for each other.
For Price, that simply emphasises how important it is that Wollongong finish off the season in winning form, starting Saturday against a Sutherland side desperate to keep their slim finals hopes alive.
"I was fairly young back then and we had a lot of success," Price said. "You can't get caught up in that success because it's not guaranteed, the club has had a dry spell over the years.
"You don't get this opportunity every day, when they do come along you have to make the most of them. The way to do that is by not getting complacent, preparing well, putting your best foot forward and making sure you're doing the best you can.
"We should enjoy this but the big thing is not getting too far ahead of ourselves and taking this opportunity."
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