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Aberdeen major shareholder Dave Cormack has issued a rallying cry to Dons fans ahead of the Betfred Cup semi final against Rangers and boomed: “Who fancies driving a Northern Invasion?”

The Pittodrie club were handed 20,300 tickets for the eagerly anticipated Hampden clash in two weeks’ time – and got sales off to a flying start last night as 6,500 were snapped up in the first six hours.

Aberdeen chiefs had demanded an even 50/50 split of tickets but were left disappointed when Rangers were this week given 26,000 briefs for the October 28 showdown.

The Ibrox club responded by claiming “commonsense” had prevailed while bragging that the entire North Stand “will now be a sea of red, white and blue”.

But Cormack has hit back and urged the Red Army to head to Glasgow in huge numbers to invoke the spirit of the Dons’ glory days.

Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne with director Dave Cormack (Image: SNS Group)

Cormack said: “You won’t sell 20,300 seats! Really!

“Who’s up for a challenge! Who fancies driving a Northern Invasion. Prove we need 50/50 next time.

“Who’s up for a 70’s/80’s “Beachend boys are in town” reunion. King Joey would love it. Get the EE to hand out a song sheet for younger Dandies!”

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Aberdeen had initially been told they’d have to sell out a run of 16,800 tickets in order to be granted extra tickets.

But after “intensive negotiations” the SPFL relented and allocated a reserved 3,500

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