Dundee United will welcome Arabs back to Tannadice for a celebration on Sunday night – should the team lift the League Cup.
A civic reception, an open top bus procession and a celebration in City Square all have also been pencilled in for Monday.
Details of proposed victory celebrations in the city centre if United can overcome Celtic at Hampden have been revealed.
If United win, the players will be treated to an open top bus parade of the trophy through the streets to City Square on Monday evening, followed by a reception hosted by the city’s Lord Provost Bob Duncan.
Some Arabs were reluctant to comment on the planned festivities in fear that they may jinx their team before the final on Sunday.
Shug Falconer, chairman of the Federation of Dundee Utd Supporters Clubs, said: “This is a superstitious time.
“I don’t want to speak too soon about any celebrations.
“I wouldn’t want to jinx it whatever happens, happens.”
A win in the final would be made all the sweeter for United fans after overcoming obstacles of suspensions and the loss of some of their top stars, and some supporters think the celebration would be bigger than ever.
Mike Barile, of Wee Jim’s Tangerine Army, based in the Balmore bar on Balmore Street, said: “If we win, it could go down in history as one of the best ever.
“We’ve had to overcome so much recently to get this far, so to win against all the odds would be great.
“The celebration would probably be bigger than the 2010 Scottish Cup win, just because everything seems to have been against us from the get go.
“I’m confident we can do it.”
Sunday’s fighting performance by the Tangerines against Celtic in the Scottish Cup, where they managed to hang on for a draw and a replay in Glasgow with only nine men, has given some fans hope for the League Cup Final. Andy Crichton, of Arab Travel supporters club, said: “I’m quietly confident for the final. The way we played in the last match gives us a bit of hope.
“There’s definitely a chance.”
Only a few hundred of the 18,000 tickets allocated to United are still up for grabs, as the Arabs look set to turn Glasgow Tangerine on Sunday.
The Tangerines reached their first Scottish League Cup final since 2008 with a 21 victory over Aberdeen at Hampden.
Proposed Civic Event:
Monday 16 March 2015
5pm: Team leave Tannadice via Victoria Road
5:30pm: Bus arrives in the City Square Escorted down Reform Street by the 6th/8th Dundee Boys’ Brigade Pipe Band. The Lord Provost will welcome the team and officials and the trophy will be presented to supporters from the City Chambers balcony.
See our eight-page League Cup Final supplement in today’s Tele.