Fans across the world have got cup final fever – as they travel thousands of miles to cheer on the Dons at Hampden.
So far, the Dons have reported tickets have been purchased from 16 different countries, not including the UK.
Aberdeen fans are rushing from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), America, Canada, Luxembourg, Spain and Australia to cheer on the Dons as they take on Celtic in the League Cup final on Sunday.
Former Ferryhill resident Alastair Lowe, 41, is making the more than 10,000-mile journey from Melbourne, Australia, for his fourth cup final under boss Derek McInnes.
The former Hazlehead Academy pupil, who has been in Oz for 12 years, will not even get a chance to visit the Granite City, flying into Glasgow on Saturday night before leaving early on Monday morning, hopefully with a smile on his face.
Alistair, who will be travelling with fellow Dons fan Adam Stuart, admits he is lucky to get over for the game, having welcomed baby daughter Margot into the world just five weeks ago.
Alistair said: “I’m travelling back from Melbourne for my fourth cup final under Derek McInnes.
“I’m lucky to be going at all as I have a five-week-old daughter and a two-year-old daughter, so I’m not very popular with the wife, but she understands.
“I’m attending the game with Adam Stuart, who is also in the Melbourne Dandies, but is travelling from Adelaide.
“I’m hoping for a repeat of the result against Inverness in 2014, as the last two cup finals against Celtic are best forgotten.
“I believe that if we can beat Rangers in the semi-final, then we can definitely beat Celtic in the final.”
Other Aussie Dons are resorting to taking over a local casino in the wee hours of the morning to watch their beloved team play.
The Perth and Western Australia Aberdeen Supporters Club struggled to find somewhere that would be open, so the gambling complex was the safest bet.
Club member Campbell Ballantyne, from Perth, said the group would have to battle to be heard, with English Premier League games expected to be on at the same time.
He said: “The game time clashes with some major fixtures in England that get better coverage over here.
“We couldn’t get anywhere to give us sound so we are just going to have make our own noise to drown out the noise from Tottenham versus Arsenal then Liverpool/Everton, which is being shown at the same venue.”
Campbell added: “Last League Cup final we got about 150 Dons fans.
“People back home commented on the videos that it could have been a bar on Union Street.”
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Tenerife residents Martyn Mackie, the owner of Aberdeen-themed Zizzis Bar, along with fellow fan Tommy Smith will make the journey to Hampden.
Martyn said: “I’m not so confident following the Motherwell game, but we’ve got to beat them in a final at some point.
“Myself and Tommy try to get across to a few games every season and go to European away games as well. It’s a costly business but it has to be done.
“About a dozen of us hardcore fans watch in the bar every week and we usually have about 50 people turn out when it’s cup final day.”
Patrons at the bar not only come to watch the games, but also to raise money for charity back home.
Every week the bar runs a sweepstake and the funds raised are donated to the Aberdeen Football Club Community Trust.
A spokesman for the Dons said: “We get a lot of wellwishers from all across the world and I think that being the oil capital of Europe, as well as having two universities and being a one-club city, has made us popular abroad.
“We’re glad that so many supporters from across the world are able to make it to the game.”