Lifelong Liverpool fan Mathias Krebs was in no doubt they would be returning to Paton Field “The welcome we received from Caldy was just unbelievable, we are all now ‘Ravers’ fans and we are setting up a Caldy Supporters Club in Kastrup, Copenhagen, ” he said. “We travel abroad every two years to watch club football at the great clubs in Brazil, Spain, and this year it was meant to be Liverpool and Anfield. “Instead, we had just an amazing experience at Paton Field and just a stunning day with Caldy RFC. We are all coming back later in the season.
As well as the Rugby, the Danish supporters had the consolation of meeting legendary Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler The Queen’s death had of course resulted in the cancellation of all football fixtures on Saturday 10th September which these far travelling football supporters were only informed about late on Friday after a 6-hour bus trip from Heathrow. Determined to watch some live sport they swapped Premiership football for Championship rugby and switched ‘stadiums’ exchanging Anfield for Paton Field.
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Caldy 1st team are playing Nottingham away on Friday evening, so they have guaranteed us a big contingent of support for their 2s. In recognition of both teams we have organised a pre match luncheon at 1. 00pm, the bar will be open from 12pm, so come early for some banter and libation. Tickets will be £15. 00, and Rob will serve up his usual excellent 2 course meal. Please contact me, Mark Gidman or Ben Cornford for tickets, replies no later than Thursday please. Matt Cairns, the ex-England, Sale, Saracens and Harlequins hooker will be attending the meal and will do a Q&A before the game.
Arriving at Paton Field an hour or so before kick-off gave the intrepid Danes plenty of time to enjoy Caldy’s hospitality and learn a little bit about what on earth was going to unfold in front of them. Despite knowing absolutely nothing about rugby or rugby culture their trip was made memorable when Caldy arranged for a couple of Caldy supporters to buy them some beers and take a few photos of them enjoying the Paton Field experience. Caldy supporters Robbie Fowler and Neil Mellor certainly lifted the spirits of these Danish football supporters (most of whom were passionate LFC supporters) and with Caldy shirts and the signed match ball to accompany the selfies with their LFC heroes, they were given a huge boost by the Caldy experience and their day at Paton Field.
Matt, as you know, coached at Wirral and revolutionised the club, before leaving to go to Caldy. What he has achieved at Caldy is incredible culminating in beating Ealing Trailfinders, the only unbeaten team in the Championship. So, the unbeaten can be beaten!! Also attending will be ex Wirral players Joe Murray, Ryan Higginson and Tom Parry, now playing at Caldy and doing extremely well. This is a great chance to show what the club has achieved since lockdown and I would appreciate your support. Please let`s show our appreciation of all the hard unseen work that Ben Cornford and Mark Gidman do for our second team and get to the club to support them.
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