A HUDDERSFIELD Town flag will be flying high in the European Champions' League next season.
Andrew Kaye, 32, of Prospect Road, Longwood, made such an impression with his huge 20ft x 10ft Town flag while following England in Euro 2004, the Portuguese locals are making their own.
Porto fans, who Andrew, a self- employed bricklayer, made friends with while out in Lisbon for Euro 2004, are making a replica of his flag which proclaims: Huddersfield Town - English and Proud, to take to Porto games next season.
His flag was seen by millions of people across the globe as England crashed out of the competition last month.
But now he is back in the country Andrew is remembering the good times rather than the disappointment of defeat.
"I hope people will look out for the flag on TV next season when Porto are playing," he said. "The guys work at the Vila Gale Hotel, in Lisbon, where I stayed. I watched the final with them.
"I made loads of friends out in Portugal. Apart from the England result, it was a fantastic tournament and everyone seemed to get on really well."
Andrew travels home and away to watch England play and always takes the Huddersfield flag with him.
"There is quite a competition to get in first and get your flag up," he said.
"But all the people who have the big flags help each other out. I know guys from Ellesmere Port and Everton who also have big flags and we try to make sure we all get good spots."
For the quarter final against Portugal, Andrew's flag was directly behind the goal where Michael Owen scored England's first goal.
"For that game it was perfectly placed. I haven't seen the video of the match yet but I am looking forward to seeing the flag on TV," he said.