Dons legend Joe Harper has backed the current side to break a long-standing record for away wins that he helped set.
Aberdeen face Celtic on Saturday and a victory at Parkhead would be an eighth successive away win – setting a new club record.
Derek McInnes’ Reds have equalled the mark of seven set by Paddy Travers’ team in 1936 and by Eddie Turnbull’s side in 1970-71.
Club leading goalscorer Harper was part of the side which won seven straight games outwith the Granite City 48 years ago as part of a 15-game winning streak.
However, he hopes Aberdeen’s current squad can surpass seven by beating the Hoops on Saturday.
Harper, who played for the Dons between 1969 and 1972, and 1976 and 1981, said: “I’d be absolutely delighted if Aberdeen can break this record.
“There’d be nobody happier because it’s seven games away from home and at the time it didn’t mean much.
“But it is a record that we’ve held, it’s there to be beaten and it’s stood for so long that I sincerely hope they break it on Saturday by beating Celtic.
“We don’t want to put pressure on them, but they are capable of beating Celtic and getting the record.
“And there’s no better place to do it than at Parkhead.”
After losing at Morton on October 3 1970, the Dons won their next 15 First Division games.
Away successes against Rangers, St Mirren, Ayr, Motherwell, Celtic, Airdrieonians and St Johnstone were in the run, which eventually came to an end with a 2-1 loss to Hibs at Easter Road on January 16 1971.
During the period the Reds also kept a clean sheet in 12 consecutive games with goalie Bobby Clark not letting in a goal for 1155 minutes.
Recalling the run, Harper added: “Eddie Turnbull was the manager and he wasn’t one to talk about records.
“He was someone who wanted to win trophies, so if you won games then everything else took care of itself.
“We just went out and played the same way in every game and we just missed out on the winning the league that season.
“When you are in a situation like that, fighting at the top of the league with Celtic as we were, the pressure comes on.
“Looking back there were games we didn’t win that we should have won and I maybe didn’t score as many as I should have. If we spoke about going to the difficult venues against Celtic and Rangers, it didn’t phase us.
“We didn’t want to allow them to walk all over us.
“There was a good feeling around the club after winning the Scottish Cup in 1970.
“That final against Celtic was a perfect of example of not being phased.
“After they played us they were in the European Cup final two weeks later, but we beat them 3-1.”
Harper believes the winning run put together in 1970/71 came about due to the management of boss Turnbull.
He said: “He would talk to you individually so when you walked away you thought you were the best player in the team.
“So then when he spoke to everyone, we all thought we were the best player in the team.
“That was a great way to do something and it was that attitude that served us well during the winning run.
“He was a tremendous manager and he was a man’s man.
“There was no mollycoddling, he kicked you up the backside if he thought you were doing something wrong.
“He would never fine you because he knew if he did that it was taking money away from your family.
“If it was something others might have fined you for, he might give you a slap or something.
“I remember once he punched me in the face because I said ‘I don’t want to be treated like a school boy, I want to be treated like a man’.
“He said ‘fine’ and then punched me and it wasn’t anything malicious, but you’d said you wanted to be treated like a man so you couldn’t complain.
“Eddie was unique in that he built a team completely from scratch almost after joining the club in 1965.
“In Eddie’s first season at Pittodrie he got rid of 17 players and he hadn’t got anybody in.
“Then he started to build a team with guys like myself, Arthur Graham, Davie Robb, Martin Buchan, Jim Hermiston and Henning Boel.
“It was magnificent to be part of that, and there were others like Derek ‘cup tie’ McKay.
“We loved Eddie because of how he approached football. It wasn’t about kicking balls up the park, it was about playing football and he got players in positions that could do it and it worked well.”
At the end of the season Aberdeen missed out on winning the league as Celtic pipped them by two points.
Harper believes a fire which destroyed part of Pittodrie’s Main Stand in February 1971 didn’t help their title push.
He said: “We had to change in make-do dressing rooms. I remember we were playing an important game against Celtic and changing in a wee gymnasium.
“There was just a big bed sheet down the midddle separating us and Celtic, so we could hear what Jock Stein was saying and they could hear what Eddie was saying.
“That sort of thing didn’t help us because it broke our routine.
“But that is not an excuse because we had chances to win it and games we should have won, but we didn’t.
“We didn’t take our chance in the league and Celtic did, which was disappointing.
“I scored 27 goals, which was a good season, but there chances I missed that season and if I’d scored a few more we might have won the league.
“It was unfortunate that we didn’t win the league, but we had a good shot at it.”