The players weren't the only ones hard at work in training for today's Scottish Cup final between Aberdeen and Celtic.
Good luck messages have been flooding in for the Dons from some of their more well known fans ahead of today's cup final - even from as far away as Springfield.
Most of the Red Army will have travelled around 150 miles to Glasgow for the cup final, but there were some supporters having to go just that little bit further.
Expectation comes from 20,000 travelling fans descending on Hampden hoping for a first Scottish Cup triumph since 1990.
The family of Manchester bomb victim Eilidh MacLeod have said they are praying that her injured friend makes a full recovery.
The SNP manifesto will focus on opportunities and support for young people, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
A man has suffered serious head injuries after being punched and kicked in a "vicious" attack.
The children saved by Sir Nicholas Winton from Nazi death camps have unveiled a monument in Prague's main train station to honour their parents.
Two Syrians have been detained in Sicily on suspicion of terrorism as G7 leaders were meeting on the island, the Italian news agency ANSA says.
The first tenants of homes being built on the site of a former jail will move in at the end of the summer.
Aberdeen City Council will take enforcement action after trees were cut down at a historic mansion without consent.
As Aberdeen prepare to take on Celtic in the Scottish Cup Final tomorrow they have found some unusual support – from the dark deepwaters of the Gulf Of Mexico.
Football fans are being warned to expect bag searches and armed police at tomorrow's cup final clash.
An Aberdeen charity looks set to receive more than £1,000 from an online auction of Jonny Hayes' Scottish Cup final shirt.
Tributes were today paid to a beloved barman who pulled pints at the same Aberdeen pub for nearly two decades.
Three men have charged in connection with selling Class A drugs in a North-east town.
Dons fans travelling to and from tomorrow's Scottish Cup final face flooding, as well as hail and lightning.
Moving into a former janitor's lodge is just one of the measures being considered by the council to alleviate capacity issues at an Aberdeen school.
Figures show number of people in North-east with dementia has risen by almost 3,000 over last ten years
The number of people living with dementia in the North-east has gone up by almost 3,000 compared to 10 years ago, new figures have shown.
Aberdeen FC has said there will be no victory parade this weekend should the Dons win the Scottish Cup - but that the news has done nothing to dampen supporters spirits as they continue to paint the town red.
A popular North-east tourist attraction is to open its doors this weekend for the summer season.
The North-east basked in the warmest temperatures in the country yesterday as sunshine hit the region.
A former nurse is being given the chance to see again with the help of a fundraising campaign set up by her family.
More than 30 new homes could be created in a tiny village to meet the growing need for houses in the area.
An Aberdeen university programme is hosting nursing students from abroad to compare healthcare systems and training.
A lawyer who starred in globally popular true crime programme Making A Murderer is set to host a discussion in the Granite City later this year.
North-east cyclists were out in force as Aberdeen's streets were turned into a professional route.
A bungling would-be robber has admitted carrying out a foiled raid at an Aberdeen supermarket.
There's not many football fans around who have seen more of the Dons than Kenny Courage.
Two men are expected to appear in court next week after a woman was found seriously injured in a stairway of Aberdeen flats.
An emergency was sparked after a tractor caught fire on a North-east road tonight.
Today is officially the hottest day of 2017 as the mercury soars in the North-east
A 12-year-old girl has been charged after an alleged assault in the North-east.
Some football fans are forced to wait years to see their team reach a cup final, but that hasn't been the case for little Louie Stephen.