DW Stadium

On the 7th of November, the trio trecked to the wonderful Wigan. Having said that, it was a bit cold. All wrapped up and on route to the ground, the Sisterhood were ready for a pie from the Pie Eating Capital.

On arrival to the DW Stadium, the sisterhood came across a problem, the ticket office was shut. After a five minutes of confusion and a bit of a flap, the three came across a steward that escorted them from the outside all the way to their seats.

So, the main attraction, PIES. KT went for her classic fav Chicken Balti, Anya went for good old meat and potato and Jess had a steak pie. With pies and drinks in hands, the trio went to their seats.

‘What was the verdict?’ we hear you cry. Well, Anya said her pie was ‘well dry cause the lid of the pie came off’ and it was ‘practically a potato pie’. Hmmm, not impressed it seems. Well KT said her pie was ‘alright’ and ‘nothing special but edible’. Finally, Jess said hers was ‘just like pastry with gravy in it’.

In the words of the the chuckle brothers, ‘Oh dear, Oh dear’

Wigan Athletic lost to Accrington Stanley 4-0.

Pie Rating: 2/5

Port Vale v Grimsby

7th October 2017 Port Vale saw Grimsby Town make their way to Vale Park Stadium.

Port Vale took the lead within 40 minutes, but the Mariners brought it back and travelled home with an impressive 2-1 win, putting them place 13 in the league two table.

An acquaintance of the Sisterhood cruised her way to Stoke-on-Trent to take one for the team and see what the pies were like in a place known for Pottery Museums and Art Galleries.

Meredith, our very own Manchester United ticket office member, tried Port Vale’s meat and potato pie. It has been said by our, soon to be, semi-professional pie connoisseur that the pie made by Wrights had dry pastry and a peppery filling.

Further comments were that the pie lid came clean off when Meredith tried to remove it from the packaging and the meat was mushy, but the potato was chunky. Not a very appetising mixture.

The Southern, born and bread rated the pie 3/5. Who will be next to take a journey cross country to eat pies in places no one wants to go.

Everton v Burnley

Last Sundays late lunch fixture a Everton allowed the baller belated birthday girl Jess to watch her favey team Burnley in her first away fixture of the season.

With last season’s diabolical away form well in the past, the recently turned half decent Burnley squad offered a significant threat to Ronald Koeman’s struggling side – what a tasty fixture.

The fixture was of course not the only appetizing article on offer… with neutral sister Katie in attendance for one thing and one thing only… a pie ;;;;)))

Upon arrival the standard trip to the food counter was undertaken, this time a steak pie chosen (no chicken balti boo hoo).

 

Though high hopes were had for Wrights ‘premium’ pie, both Jess and Katie were left rather disappointed and quite frankly mugged off by what must’ve been a misprint. This pie deserved no premium title. It’s chewy, fatty steak pieces left sister Katie unsettled with scarring memories of sister Anya’s chewy steak stew being relived. EW

May i just point out this is actually a high accolade for Everton… never did I ever think that such rubberyness could be duplicated, let alone surpassed…

Despite the meat being comparable to chewing on a shoe, both the sauce and pastry lived up to expectations, providing a glimmer of hope for Wrights pies. Just sort out ur meat lad

Anyways, Jeff Hendrick’s goal ensured that the 35 mile trip home was not spent consoling die hard fan Jess.

A top day overall

Pie Rating 2/5

Sheffield Steelers

This week saw a new pie eating volunteer travelling to South Yorkshire to try a pie and watch the Ice Hockey. Charlotte, sister Jess’ real sister (how confusing!), went on the 27th of September to watch the Steelers battle against Milton Keynes Lightning.

On arrival Charlotte was on the move to not only find her seat, but also to find a crackin pie. At first, she felt the pressure and couldn’t find the correct food stand, however after calming herself down she the pie shack.

The newest connoisseur opted for the meat and potato pie with mushy peas for £4.50 (extra pound for the peas). But the big question is, what did she think to it?

Charlotte commented that the pastry was ‘slightly soggy’ and that the pie had a ‘limited amount of meat’. Whether or not this is down to the mushy peas that went with it we will never know. However Charlotte said that the peas were ‘watery’. Overall, it was a ‘good sized portion’ with ‘lots of potatoes’.

The match ended 4-3 to the Steelers, keeping them top of the table in the Elite League.

Pie Rating: 2.5/5

Blackpool v Oxford United

Blackpool’s undefeated run was extended to seven games following their home fixture win against Oxford United.

Sisters Jessica and Katie travelled up to Blackpool on the 16th of September to watch some seaside football and have a pie. Check out what they got up to:

Pie Rating: 1/5

Leeds Rhinos

Sisters Jess and Katie decided to make the 46 mile trip over the Pennines to see Jess’ beloved Leeds Rhinos play Hull FC in the semi-final of the Betfred Super League. For the Rhinos the match came with great significance due to it being Rob Burrow and Danny McGuire’s final match at Headingley.

On arrival Kt and Jess had many jobs to do before they could find their seats. Firstly they had to find their tickets so they could actually enter the stadium. Secondly, Kt needed a wee and the toilets Jess usually use at home games had been torn down so that was a nightmare. Finallllllly, we got our pies and headed for our seats.

When walking to our seats, we couldn’t find them. This meant that some men were getting a bit grumps with us. We apologise to the fans that we were in the way of #WeDidntMeanIt

Finally we found our seats, however, they were wooden which hurt Kts rear. Also there was a man practically sat on Kts knee #Pulled and he swore too much #WashYaMouthOut

Anyway onto the main attraction (other than Stevie Ward 😉 ). Both Kt and Jess opted for a Wilsons pork pie for a price of £2.20. The verdict ‘Yummmayy’, Kt enjoyed the pork pie most because there wasn’t any jelly in it. Jess enjoyed the pork inside and loved the pastry because it wasn’t too thick.

The match ended 18-16 to the Rhinos which means that they will be playing in the Grand Final on the 7th of October.

Pie Rating: 4.6/5

AJ Bell Stadium

Following two Premiership defeats in their opening games of the new domestic season, Friday’s fixture against London Irish saw Sale Sharks look to secure a home win.

The entire sisterhood, with the addition of volunteer pie taster Jack attended the match with one thing on their minds… Pies.

Despite numerous failures to locate pies at Rugby stadia, the AJ Bell stadium did not disappoint – with Pukka Pies on offer.

For a small price of £3, our chosen pies were Steak, Meat and Potato, Chicken Balti

Pie Rating – 2.5/5

Michael Ingham

This year, the sisterhood have been ultra lucky to get in touch with different sporting athletes. This week, we were able to speak to Michael Ingham, a pie connoisseur in the making. But before we reveal the answer to that fav question of ours, a bit about Michael.

The Preston born goalkeeper made his big break in his Football career when he signed for Sunderland he has also played for other clubs such as Stoke City and York City. He currently plays for Tadcaster Albion were he started his appearances in 2016.

Anyway, onto the main event, what is Michaels favourite pie, well the answer is ……………………………

Game Pie!

Oooooo a very interesting answer. We wonder which type of game is his favourite, we should have been prepared with more questions! But sister Jess hopes its not anything too weird like ostrich meat!

A masssive thank you to Michael for answering the all important Q

Cartmel Races – Bank Holiday Weekend Meet

Sister Anya and her family headed for Cartmel Races on Saturday 26th August 2017, a small racecourse situated in South Cumbria.

A 10 o’clock start was required to get two cars packed with food, the dog, the chairs, the picnic blanket and of course all of us. Once we arrived at Cartmel, after a 40 minute car drive we made the decision to get on-course parking, the not-so posh side, but the part of Cartmel that had the most food kiosks and onsite fair rides.

From previous Cartmel meets I have never recalled it being so expensive, however turns out for 4 Adults, 2 children and of course baby Shadow it was a cost of £72 and this was before the search for some delicious tasting pies began, or even to mention the gabbling.

The sun was shining, the sky was blue and my stomach was rumbling. The wellies were on because no matter the weather you always have to wear wellies in a field, and off we all went on the search for the best pie.

We looked left, we looked right and we looked up and down and the only food on sale were burgers, sausages, fish and chips, and of course indian curry, but NO PIES!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due to huge disappointment and it only being 11:30, we all went back to the car. With now all our bellies rumbling, not only just my own, we cracked out the picnic, ham, egg, beef, chicken or tuna sandwiches, crisps, sausage rolls, biscuits and mini PORK PIES. So even though Cartmel didn’t have pies, Momma Wood made sure she brought emergency ones just incase.

Tesco’s mini pork pies went down an absolute treat and we all lost our horse racing accumulators within either the first or second race. The parents, slightly better than the amateurs and the under agers.

All in all a fantastic day out in what will probably be the last of the summer sunshine for Cumbria.

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!