Are you the Dave Cressey who played rugby for Hull Ionians? After a pleasant chat, mainly about rugby, we agreed to modify our name by removing the space and that they would pass on my details should anyone come looking for us. The ‘holy grail’ was to get to live games in Baltimore.Thanks to Paul and Gordon’s work on the Ravens chat rooms and message boards we made contact with the ‘Ravensnest’ organisation led by Doug Phillips.
With the internet in its infancy, NFL news was scarce.The second UKRavens trip was in 2006 for the match against the Raiders.Certainly the East Coast Chapter of Raiders fans won’t forget the ‘celery shower’ they got from the UKR gang during the pre-game tailgate.It was there invitation to come over that led to my first trip in October 2004. I met a lot of people who knew of the fledgling UKRavens, many offered genuine help and support.Baltimore fans got introduced to the art of celery throwing!