Bryan Hughes

At the sisterhood, we have been lucky enough to find out many different types of sporting athletes favourite pie. This week, we got in touch with Bryan Hughes to find out the ultimate question. But first, lets talk about the man himself.

Bryan last played for Scarborugh Athletic in 2015, however back in the day he played in the Premier League with Birmingham City, Charlton Athletic and Hull City. A fun fact about Bryan is that he was the first player to score a goal in the new Millennium, the Sisterhood give Bryan a 5/5 for impressiveness skills on that one!

Now you know about Bryan we all know what you want to know, what is his favourite pie? Well the answer is………………………..

Steak and Kidney!

Not a bad choice bryan, not a bad choice. Steak in any pie is always a recipe for goodness however we ain’t too sure on the kidney. I mean kidney is alright but, well, ya know.

Biiiiiiiiig thank you to Bryan for answering the most important question on earth!

 

Huddersfield Town

On the 20th of August, sister Jess was lucky enough to see Huddersfield Town play there first home Premier League match of the season against Newcastle United.

Before the match she followed the ritual set by pie lovers and football fans of getting her match day pie. Recently, Huddersfield Town have changed pie partners from Holland’s to Jones Pies. So sister Jess was ready for some good old Huddersfield pie making grub.

She went for the classic that everyone loves (but not the veggie’s lol soz), the humble Steak and Ale pie. But how well did Jones Pies perform and was the pie up good enough to score top marks?

Well, sister Jess said it had ‘loads of filling which was faaaaabulous as pies that are filled have nothing to hide’ and that the pastry ‘didn’t have a soggy bottom but was cooked to the right crispynesss!’. Which gives Jones a big fat 5!

Also, sister Jess was very impressed that she has handed a sturdy plastic fork and a napkin to use with the pie. Sometimes pie eating at matches is a tricky task, however this made the experience of pie eating top notch.

Huddersfield Town beat Newcastle 1-0 keeping them 2nd place in the Premier League table.

Pie Rating 5/5

MK Dons v Swansea

Sister Katie was in attendance to watch Premier League team Swansea City come from a goal down to beat MK Dons, seeing them comfortably through to the third round in the EFL Cup.

Although Ryan Seager gave the home fans something to cheer about, his heroics lasted all of 2 minutes as Swansea upped the pressure and Fer scored a quick equaliser. Another goal from Fer, as well as successful strikes from Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham and Jordan Ayew, helped see off the game in admirable style for the visitors.

Team performance was not the only thing under scrutiny, however. Of course, the visit to Stadium MK resulted in one thing – a cheeky pie tasting.

With no balti’s on offer, Katie opted for second best, a Steak and Ale. Her dad’s choice? Chicken, Gammon and Leek.

The quality of previously rated, Piglets Pantry’s pies was again to be applauded. A solid pastry, complemented with the right amount of filling ensured no worry of overspill, enabling them both to devour the pies in rapid time.

Overall a very decent trip!

Pie Rating 4.8/5

 

Leeds United

First of all, a big congrats to the pie tasters Jocelyn and Tom on becoming Mr and Mrs! The sisterhood wish all the best to you both x

On the 9th of August our newest pie tasters Jocelyn and Tom, went to Elland Road to watch Leeds United battle against Port Vale in the start of the Championship Football League.

Tom, being a masssssive Leeds United fan, knew that for him to have the best experience of the match, he needed to have his pie in half time as a treat! Jocelyn decided to go for Peppered Steak whilst Tom went for sister KTs fav, Chicken Balti. But how did they get on?

 

Tom gave his Chicken Balti pie a big fat 5 because “it had loads of filling and wasn’t too spicy” and Jocelyn gave her peppered steak a 4 out of 5. Which makes Leeds United a 4.5 on the pie scale!

The match ended 4-1 to United much to Toms delight!

Many Thanks to Tom and Jocelyn on the pie tasting. Also well done to Jocelyn for going to a Football match 😉

Rating: 4.5/5

Andy Milne

Here at the Sisterhood, we are lucky enough to know and meet fantastic athletes, one of them being ‘Angelic Andy’. Andy currently plays for Tadcaster Albion as a defender, but he hasn’t always played there.

Andy started his career at Leeds United, from there he played for Darlington, Barrow, Gainsborough Trinity, Altrincham, Halifax, Ossett and Scarborough.

When sister Jess asked the important question, he said ‘That’s a toughy’. But after much consideration the answer was……..

Steak and Ale Pie!

Andy is clearly a secret pie connoisseur, such a good choice from the yorkie lad. All sisters bow down to your pie choice, we are very impressed with you Andy!

BIG Thanks to Andy for putting our minds at rest about his favvy pie

Exclusive – Andy Booth

Recently, sister Jess has been working at Huddersfield Town as an intern and with this, has had the privilege of meeting Andy Booth. Before we reveal the important answer to the very important question, but first a lil bit about Andy.

Andy (also known as ‘Boothy’ to most of West Yorkshire), spent most of his career at his home town club of Huddersfield playing there in two spells (1992-96 and 2001-09). In his senior career he also played at Sheffield Wednesday (1996-01) and was on loan to Tottenham Hotspurs for a year (2001).

Now, onto the most important question Andy’s ever had to answer. ‘What is your fav pie?’ The answer is……………..

CHICKEN AND MUSHROOOOOOOOM!

For an ‘uddersfield lad, thats not a bad choice! Everyone loves a bit of chicken (unless you are veggie.. soz) and mushroom is always an added bonus. Good choice Boothy!

A big thank you to Andy for allowing us to write a blog on him and his beloved pie!

Barnsley FC

On the 22nd of July, Huddersfield Town played their fourth pre-season friendly match away at the Oakwell Stadium home to Barnsley FC.

For this review, the Sisterhood were lucky to have another new pie eating volunteer. Jonathan, has followed Huddersfield Town since he can remember.  From this, he has been to many different Football Stadiums and had the chance to sink his teeth into many different pies.

On arrival he took the sensible option of getting in line for his pre-match pie. However, even though he arrived very early (because he was so excited of the match!) he ended up queuing for a pie for 15 minutes! Apparently there was only one lady working on the kiosk at the time. So that is deffos something that needs to be changed. Barnsley should know us Yorkshire folk love our pies, so more than a one member of staff is needed to a kiosk!

When he finally got to the counter, Jonathan chose the humble Meat and Potato pie. At Barnsley, they sell Pukka Pies, a classic Stadium pie brand. But what did Jonathan think to his pie?

Jonathan commented that it was “Surprisingly nice” and that he was “impressed” with the quality and taste of the pie.

The match ended 1-0 to the Terriers which is a great start to the season as they will be underdogs of the 17/18 Premier League season.

Thank you to Jonathan for doing the honours!

Rating 4/5

Brighouse Town

On Saturday, our newest pie eating volunteer Connah, went to watch Brighouse Town football club play at home against Worksop Town in a pre-season fixture. Brighouse are getting ready to play another season in the Evo-Stik League North Division.

On arrival, Connah set out to find his pie for the night. He found himself buying a £2 Steak and Kidney pie which he had ready for kick off. To decide on the rating of the pie, he rated the filling as a ‘4’ and the pastry as a ‘3’. Overall, this gave the rating of the pie 3.5.

The end result saw Brighouse town win 3-1 against Worksop which is a great start to the season for the club. We at the Sisterhood wish the club all the best for the season ahead.

Again, a big thanks to Connah for going and nibbling his way through a pie

Rating 3.5/5

 

Accrington Stanley

Here at the sisterhood, we are lucky due to the amazing pie volunteers we have going to matches on our behalf to try food. This week, Connah had the pleasure of attending Huddersfield Towns pre-season friendly against Accrington Stanley.

On arrival, as tradition, Connah roamed the stadium to find the best pie he could find. However, THERE WERE NO PIES! When sister Jess heard this information, she was upset due to getting Connah excited for a pie earlier that day.

However, Connah struggled on and found himself buying a compensation Cheese Burger to satisfy his hungry stomach. He commented that the burger was ‘very small’ but ‘compact’.

The final score ended Accrington Stanley 0-1 Huddersfield Town. Thanks to Connah for checking out the food at Accrington for us! He also apologises for not taking a pic of his burger #Whoooops

Rating: 3/5

CD Marino

Recently, sister Jess was lucky enough to visit Estadio Antonio Dominguez Alfonso Olimpic Stadium in Playa Las Americas, Tenerife. The stadium hosts Club Deportivo (CD) Marino of Los Cristianos. The team are in the ‘Tercera Division’ which is the equivalent to 3rd tier English Football.

The stadium has a capacity of 7,500, meaning it is similar size to York City Football Club. During the off season, the club is used for athletics due to it having an eight laned track and other facilities.

Now, onto what you want to know, do they sell pies? The answer is no! This is a sad revaluation and one that needs to be fixed. There is the argument that it may be too hot to have a steak and kidney pukka, however a cold pork pie never did no one no harm did it?