Dundee fan Gair Anderson has racked up 36,000 air miles jetting back and forth between Hong Kong and Dens Road to watch his beloved team.
Despite his pan-Pacific devotion, he has yet to see the Dark Blues win a single home league match this season.
Gair said: “The midweek draw with Kilmarnock was my ninth and final game this season.
“I have not seen them win in the league at Dens but at least I saw goals the other night.
“When I came home for Christmas I saw three games and they never scored a goal.
“I have been going to Dundee games since I was a wee boy living in Menzieshill.
“Now I work as an English teacher at a nursery school in Hong Kong called Anchors International.
“Before that I worked for Tesco in the Dundee call centre for seven years.
“I actually started working there while I was still at Abertay University doing media studies and culture, so after seven years I just made the leap to Hong Kong and it’s been great.
“It is a great lifestyle and I’m not married, so I try to get back as many times as I can to see Dundee play and visit family.
“However, I cannot guarantee when I will be back now after nine games and 36,000 miles.
“But if we play United in the play-off then I will make an impromptu trip back for that.”
Gair has lived and worked in Hong Kong for 18 months.
Last term the 28-year-old bought a £350 season ticket but only managed one Dens game in the entire campaign – and that was a defeat.
He added: “We lost at home to Motherwell but I saw Simon Murray score two goals when we beat Partick Thistle.
“It was not the best £350 I have ever spent but I thought of it as a gift to the club.
“I came over this time because it’s Chinese New Year and everybody is on holiday.
“It is 13 hours on a flight to London from Hong Kong, then an hour up to Edinburgh.
“I got picked up and taken up to Dundee for noon. I showered, had a bite to eat and it was then down to Dumfries for the Scottish Cup replay with Queen of the South – but we got beat 3-0.
“I worked out I had been on the go for 52 hours solid. But I slept all the way back from Dumfries.”
Gair also follows his “local” team Wofoo Tai Po.
Air miles all add up
Gair has spent about nine days of this season in the air travelling between China and Dundee – almost as many matchdays the Dark Blues went without a win at the start of the year.
If Gair was to walk from Hong Kong to the Hilltown, it would take him about 125 days – but only if he did it non-stop. That would still be fewer days than the time between Dundee’s last league win of last season and their first win this season.
The number of airmiles Dee-daft Gair has totted up since August would be enough to go round the world one and a half times.
If he carried on travelling similar distance for the next decade, he would rack up the same number of airmiles Neil Armstrong did on his way to the moon almost 50 years ago.