It was the best birthday present he could have wished for – almost.
Ruben Almås, 24, was given the gift by his parents – a trip from his native Norway to watch his beloved Huddersfield Town .
But the players couldn’t quite provide the icing on the cake, being held a 1-1 draw by Fulham in a match watched by Ruben and his pal Kristoffer Bognøy, 25.
The two members who make up Town’s unofficial Scandinavian supporters club flew in from Valestrand in Norway for the weekend as a joint birthday and Christmas gift.
Ruben is a builder while Kris is a fish smoker.
They became Town fans after going to London in 2011 to watch Arsenal.
In a bar in the capital they got talking to Town fans Dave Scholefield and Alan Boothroyd who were there to watch the game against Charlton and who quickly converted them to the blue and white cause.
They have since been over for several games, met many of the players and been given a tour of the John Smith’s Stadium.
Reuben said: “When we first met up in London they said why don’t you come to the match.
“We did and had such an amazing experience. So we began to follow Huddersfield more and more.”
Ruben and Kris are amateur footballers themselves and play for Norwegian fourth division side Valestrand Hjellvik.
But when they watch football, it is always English games.
Kris said: “For us, it’s only English football. We don’t really care for the football in Norway. Huddersfield is an amazing club and we watch them as much as we can.”
The pair flew in from Norway on Friday night, after a six hour delay because of snow, and were taken to the match by Dave, who said: “They are great lads and we enjoy meeting up when they come over. This trip is the best present you could get.”