Weekend Photo Theme is a weekly photography article where either Dale or Franca will choose a theme, select 5 pictures to sum that theme up & tie them together with their interests of Architecture, Art, Design & Travel.

People often ask; “what do you miss most from home?”, and you would expect that I’d have no hesitation to mention all my friends & family back home that I’ve not seen during the past six months of travel. Well, you’d be right, but there’d be a slight hesitation where I’d consider the word ‘football’ as my answer.

Shocking, I know.

I love football. It’s a sport I’ve come to love quite late in my life but I love it so much that I do my best to keep in touch with it no matter how, so when I see the chance to talk with other bloggers about it; great. When I get to talk with locals about it; incredible

It surprises me to find such love for football & teams from countries thousands of mile away so far from where the action is, but I guess passion & fandom play no mind to distance?

Here are just a few of the great supporters of football that I’ve come to meet on our travels.

Weekend Photo Theme - Aston Villa Football Shirt

I loved this guy in Chiang Mai wearing my team’s colours (Aston Villa)

"Weekend Photo Theme - Liverpool Football Shirt

not only did this guy sell great roti chani in Singapore in a Liverpool shirt, his shopsign had the club logo too

Weekend Photo Theme - Barcelona Football Shirt

in Chiang Rai, Thailand we met this proud Barcelona fan from Barcelona itself

Weekend Photo Theme -Juventus Football Shirt

showing support for Franca’s favourite team in Chiang Mai

Weekend Photo Theme - Milan Football Shirt

there’s even a little room for some Milan love too

and just so I don’t feel left out; here’s one of me driving around in Rome last year the day of Italy v England in the European Championships 2012

Weekend Photo Theme - England Football Shirt

cool, right? ehem

Are you a football fan?