There was more televised torture for Dundee United when they lost their William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-final to Inverness Caley Thistle at Tannadice on Sunday.
A remarkable 12 matches in front of the live TV cameras have now gone by without the Tangerines winning any of them.
Indeed, you have to go all the way back to May 19, 2017 to find the last time United triumphed when broadcast on the box.
The game in question was the Premiership play-off semi-final second leg at Falkirk, when Paul Dixon scored late on to make it 2-1 and send them through to a clash against Hamilton Accies, which they would go on to lose.
Here we look at the dirty dozen:
United 0 Hamilton 0 (May 25, 2017): In front of a bumper 9,386 crowd, the Tangerines failed to grab the advantage against Accies in the play-off final first leg. They had to play the last 13 minutes with 10 men after striker Simon Murray’s red card.
Hamilton 1 United 0: (May 29, 2017): The promotion dream was over for Ray McKinnon’s men as a goal from Greg Docherty kept the home team in the top flight.
Dundee 1 United 1 (July 20, 2017): Dens was packed for this derby, with 10,460 showing up for the Betfred Cup, group C clash. Paul McMullan opened the scoring for United, with Mark O’Hara levelling for the hosts. It was technically a draw but the visitors earned an extra point by winning a penalty shootout 4-3.
Dundee 2 United 1 (August 6, 2017): Another big crowd showed up for this Betfred Cup fourth round knockout game, with the draw having thrown up another derby. The Dark Blues came out on top, with Paul McGowan’s goal securing a 2-1 victory.
St Mirren 2 United 0 (December 29, 2017): Csaba Laszlo’s side were in good form in the run-up to this game but once again proved to be a telly turn-off as two goals from Lewis Morgan kept the points in Paisley. To make matters worse, key man Scott Fraser broke a bone in his foot and would spend months on the sidelines.
Aberdeen 4 United 2 (February 11, 2018): Many United fans had the fear before this Scottish Cup fifth round game at Pittodrie. It maybe didn’t turn out as badly as some predicted but the Dons still ran out comfortable winners and the away supporters had to watch former favourite Gary Mackay-Steven score twice for the hosts.
Livingston 2 United 1 (February 23, 2018): It was a Friday fright night for the Tangerines in West Lothian as they lost out to Livi. Scott Robinson had put the hosts ahead only for Matty Smith to level on 74 minutes. With the seconds ticking down to full-time, though, Ryan Hardie banged in the winner for the Lions.
United 2 Livingston 3 (May 7, 2018): United did well to bounce back from going behind early to lead this play-off semi-final 2-1 at half-time thanks to goals from Thomas Mikkelsen and Anthony Ralston. Livi, though, made themselves favourites to progress by scoring twice in the second half. Midfielder Willo Flood was sent off three minutes from time.
Livingston 1 United 1 (May 11, 2018): It was game over for another year as regards promotion after this draw at the Tony Macaroni Arena. Livi took the lead on the night but Fraser, now recovered from injury, levelled on 21 minutes. That was how it stayed and the Tangerines were staying down again.
United 0 Ayr United 5 (November 30, 2018): This is the worst of the lot, played out in front of another decent 6,000-plus attendance. The Tangerines didn’t show up but Ayr striker Lawrence Shankland certainly did and banged home four of the five goals.
Ayr United 1 United 0 (January 25, 2019): The Tangerines spent Burns Night in the home of the bard but it was the same old story as they lost again. Craig Moore gave the home team the lead after just four minutes and Ian McCall’s men hung on. United lost midfielder Morgaro Gomis to a late red card.
United 1 Inverness CT 2 (March 3, 2019): It was a late horror show for Robbie Neilson’s team as Aaron Doran headed home the winner two minutes into stoppage-time to send the Tangerines out of the Scottish Cup at the quarter-final stage.