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    Pie heaven
    by The Boy Holty (September 15, 2014)


    These days I don't usually buy food at football grounds as its generally crap, and expensive but on Saturday I relented, knowing that with a long drive back to Bury I wouldn't get to eat again until about 7pm.
    Football match food always used to be pies, and pretty much bugger all else but these days the sporting menus have expanded somewhat. Burgers, hot dogs and even chips can be had at footy grounds all round the UK. I've never partaken of anything more ambitious than a pie myself. Call me a traditionalist, call me an old stick-in-the-mud, call me boring, all me a wanker (everyone else does) but I know what I like and when I'm at a football match I like pies. Burgers, hot dogs and chips are for other occasions.
    Anyway, back to Brunton Park canteen and I asked for a meat and potato pie - going for the safe option as usual - but I'd left it late and all that was left was cottage pie.
    "Cottage pie?" I thought. Well I like cottage pie but I'd never have dreamt of having it at a football match but I went for it and it was marvellous.
    SO there you go.



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