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Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 July, 2003, 14:11 GMT 15:11 UK
Wolves fan's incredible journey
Truls Mansson watching Wolves training in Spain
Truls Mansson has been Wolves mad since he was a child
A Swedish Wolverhampton Wanderers fan for whom every game is an away match is taking his obsession with the club to new levels.

Truls Mansson, 37, has travelled hundreds of miles across Europe from his home in Sweden to watch his heroes training for the new season near Jerez in Spain.

Mr Mansson, who has supported Wolves since he was a child, runs the 400-strong Swede Wolves fan club and makes regular visits to Molineux.

Some of the other members have also made the journey from Sweden to Spain.

Mr Mansson told the BBC's Midlands Today programme: "It's nice to be in the sun with a beer and watch the players run around and get tired. I'm just standing here watching."

He said that he spends thousands of pounds watching his team each year, and managed to get to 14 or 15 games in Wolves' victorious promotion season.

Mr Mansson added: "If you get a favourite team when you're a child, it really sticks.

"It will always be Wolves for me."

BBC Midlands Today's Kevin Reide
"For Truls Mansson it's almost a way of life."

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