UNDER no-nonsense coach Colin Speed, there's probably one reason above all why Coffs Harbour is on the brink of creating history.
Since Speed took control, there's been little or no nonsense at all - and that includes the unfortunate events on July 14.
Discipline, focus and dedication to winning without mistakes has created a near-perfect record that includes just one loss to Sunday's opponent Nambucca Heads and an honourable draw with Macksville in one of the toughest and best contests of the season.
There have been many disappointments since that memorable day in 1985 and the Comets have gone to the well many times and found it dry.
If they are good enough on the day, they will win.
And by the way ... winger Ryan Gilkinson is the son of Warren, current Group 2 president and one of the veterans of that last premiership.
One thing is certain.
The old bloke will be beside the young fella just after the last whistle and whatever the outcome, there'll be a tear in those eyes.
THE ROAD TO THE GRAND FINAL
v Woolgoolga W 26-0
v Orara Valley W 36-6
v Bellinger Valley-Dorrigo W 86-4
v Macksville W 40-24
v Sawtell W 36-10
v Macleay Valley W 28-16
v Nambucca Heads L 36-30
v Woolgoolga W 52-22
v Orara Valley W 44-18
v Bellinger Valley-Dorrigo W 30-6
v Macksville D 16-16
v Sawtell W 28-4
v Macleay Valley W 56-10
v Nambucca Heads W 28-12
v Macksville W 36-18 (major semi final)
Premierships: 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1983, 1985
Runners-up: 1968, 1972, 1984, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2010