Dons Legend Can't Wait For Madrid

THE CITY of Aberdeen is set to be as eerily quiet as it was on a certain day in 1983 next week.

That is the view of Dons Legend and Director of Football Willie Miller in the build-up to Aberdeen's crucial UEFA Cup tie with Atletico Madrid on Thursday.

Miller was speaking as Aberdeen Airport prepared for over 1000 Dons fans flying out of the city and heading for sunny Spain.

He said: "It looks set to be the biggest evacuation of Dons fans since Gothenburg and one that everyone is really looking forward to."

The Gothenburg hero took time yesterday to help the airport remind supporters of security precautions and flying regulations.

The Department for Transport requires passengers travel with only one item of hand luggage, that any liquids they carry with them through security are within containers no larger than 100mls and that sharp items - including Skean Dhus - are stored in check-in baggage as they cannot be carried through the security search area.

For fans flying to airports and catching onward flights to Madrid, rather than travelling on any of the six direct charters from Aberdeen, they can check-in online before arriving at the airport if flying with KLM or British Airways, or use one of the automated check-in machines, available for bmi and British Airways travellers.

Miller added: "It's great that Aberdeen Airport has taken the time and trouble to outline some basic 'do's and don'ts for supporters travelling and everyone should take some time to read the current regulations, particularly if they haven't flown for some time.

"That way, any unnecessary delays will be kept to a minimum and supporters can get on with the important business in hand of following the team to what will hopefully be a successful outcome next Thursday evening."