DEVOTION to things blue and white can cost a pretty penny.
Just ask Huddersfield Town fanatic Jonathon Thorpe.
He'll be joining the 30,000 Huddersfield fans expected at next Monday's play-off final in Cardiff's impressive Millennium Stadium.
But he's having to fly 12,000 miles to do so.
Jonathon is flying in later this week from his home in Melbourne, Australia, to meet up with family and friends and support the team he has followed since he was a boy.
Jonathon, whose mum Susan and stepfather Kenneth Roberts live in Shepley, emigrated to South Africa 15 years ago. He moved on to Australia five years later.
He made his home in Melbourne, but kept up his love affair with Town.
Jonathan says: "Here in Melbourne we have six Town followers and up in New South Wales there are about 12 more.
"We regularly get together to catch up on Town gossip and share any tapes we have. We have tried to get support from the club for a Down Under Supporters Club.
"I've followed Town from when I was a kid, right through Mick Buxton's reign and right up to leaving.
"I get back every 18 months or so, but only between mid-August and May. Any other time would be a missed opportunity with regard to the Terriers.
"Not that my wife, Wendy, would agree. She'd rather have a summer in Yorkshire than an autumn or spring in Oz".
The couple married just three months ago.
Jonathon, 35, a computer consultant, also plans to take in the Giants v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats game at the McAlpine Stadium next Sunday, before driving down to South Wales.
"With all the dramas of the club in the last few years it has not been easy.
"But this is a big game," he said.
* Capital of Victoria, Australia
* Home to 3.2m people
* Labelled Australia's sporting capital
* Hosts the Australian Open, the Australia Grand Prix and the Melbourne Cup horse race
* Thousands play footy - but it's Aussie Rules football.