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 Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: Parfect69  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 16:08

Try and provide enough hot food for the punters
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Topic Originator: KHSPAR  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 19:23

Poor show, no pies at 3.30 today
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Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 19:28

It`s sad,as Stephen`s has been involved with the Pars a long time ,but unfortunatly they have let their standards drop

It`s time for them to up their quality or move on ,

I would like to see Gregg`s as they have a bigger selection
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Topic Originator: LEGEND85  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 20:07

Stephens are more interested in how many drive thru they can open the quality is terrible now
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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 20:15

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Rigger Al, Sat 2 Mar 19:28

It`s sad,as Stephen`s has been involved with the Pars a long time ,but unfortunatly they have let their standards drop

It`s time for them to up their quality or move on ,

I would like to see Gregg`s as they have a bigger selection


Wash your mouth out! Gregg`s is appalling. Now if it were Baynes...
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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: JnrB  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 20:19

There’s no way you are complaining about quality and suggesting that Gregg’s is a better alternative.
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Topic Originator: Dave_1885  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 20:24

Baynes need to step up and get in there…..much better quality than both the “big names” and fresh made every day! Plus a discount would be nice!
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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 20:28

Anything would be better than Stephens. Dropped from best by far to worst by far in only a few years. I don`t know how long our contract with them is, but they could do with an awakening. Lived off their reputation far too long.

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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: JoshPars4life  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 20:31

I`d like to think it`s one of many revenue streams the club will be reviewing at the end of the season.
You only have to look across at the wee team to see what a massive increase they`ve had since changing supplier to in house.
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Topic Originator: gordi-b  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 20:54

Said at last home game they were sold out before half time in main stand west and it wasn’t a particularly large crowd ,very poor service I’m afraid

G.B
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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 21:28

They need to broaden the menu as well, burgers, hot dogs etc.
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Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 22:01

At the end of the game passing by the Norrie I swear that I could smell Chilli con Carne and then. I thought of the crap range of food at East End. Even Arbroath is better.
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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 22:15

Stephens steak and haggis pies are excellent. They also do an excellent cheese and broccoli pie for the vegetarians.
Their fudge donuts and millionaire shortbread are up there, too, but none of that is available at EEP.

I am particularly surprised they have not been told to supply the vegetarian option. I prefer them to the current mince pies or steak bridies.

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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: Swainy  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 22:21

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Berry, Sat 2 Mar 21:28

They need to broaden the menu as well, burgers, hot dogs etc.


I agree. Think the best course of action is to take the match day catering in-house and aim to have the best match day food in the country. Loaded fries etc.....

I know from work colleagues etc that Stephens bridies are a big factor in deciding to buy an away ticket for EEP. There is no reason why we couldn`t bring the catering in-house and order bridies and pies from Stephens.

Further, if we were ordering a product it would be up to the club to complain about quality and I would hope we would not be subjected to the smaller/inferior bridie you get at the stadium compared to Stephens outlets.

D.A are the number one!


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Topic Originator: cfad  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 22:31

We won today. We are up to 5th in the table. This thread has had more views than the MOM thread 😬 Us Pars fans must like our half time refreshments

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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: king lad  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 22:32

Is it publicly known how long the contract is with Stephens? As others have said it`s a shame as they were always well regarded in Scottish football, but the drop off in quality has been unacceptable.
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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: Roger Daltrey  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 23:47

I was told the bridies they supply to East End aren`t even made in Rosyth but brought in from their sister bakery in Glasgow.

No idea if that`s true or not but would explain the clear drop in quality between shop bought and the poor efforts we pay far more for on match day.

Really disappointing half @rsed effort from Stephens overall and has been for some time.

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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 02:00

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JoshPars4life, Sat 2 Mar 20:31

I`d like to think it`s one of many revenue streams the club will be reviewing at the end of the season.
You only have to look across at the wee team to see what a massive increase they`ve had since changing supplier to in house.


Any idea what we make? Perhaps just a rental for the spaces?




It`s bloody tough being a legend
Ron Atkinson - 1983
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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: back oh the net  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 02:11

Quote:

Raymie the Legend, Sun 03 Mar 02:00

Quote:

JoshPars4life, Sat 2 Mar 20:31

I`d like to think it`s one of many revenue streams the club will be reviewing at the end of the season.
You only have to look across at the wee team to see what a massive increase they`ve had since changing supplier to in house.


Any idea what we make? Perhaps just a rental for the spaces?


That would require a P&L sheet would it not? think you can tell where I’m headed with this eh?

Come on ye pars ⚽️
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Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 02:26

Yeah 😉

The standard of food is ****. Can’t recall what they charge for weak coffee and hot water with a teaspoon of bovril in it ?

Let’s get some competition in. Over to you Mr Burns ( see the irony in that? )




It`s bloody tough being a legend
Ron Atkinson - 1983
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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: Tenruh  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 06:53

Whatever happened to the Apple Charlotte 🍎?
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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: the saline hill puma  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 06:54

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Raymie the Legend, Sun 3 Mar 02:00

Quote:

JoshPars4life, Sat 2 Mar 20:31

I`d like to think it`s one of many revenue streams the club will be reviewing at the end of the season.
You only have to look across at the wee team to see what a massive increase they`ve had since changing supplier to in house.


Any idea what we make? Perhaps just a rental for the spaces?


It is just a rental for the spaces.
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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: cammypar 1995  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 07:18

I had a Bridie yesterday as I always do and I`ve got to say they are and have been for months very poor about the thickness of a £5 note and basically just all pastry.

Baynes would be a great shout. As long as we do t go back to doing it ourselves that was a shambles.

ross county is up there with their haggis neeps and tattie pies I had 2 last time I went.

c'mon the pars
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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 07:21

And while everyone wants to add hotdogs etc, can we widen the veggie options beyond a macaroni cheese pie?

Stephens has some great options in there shops

In fact even if you eat meat, hotdogs for example are processed meat, which are among the least healthy foods you can eat!
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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 07:41

55p for a cup of water!

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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Topic Originator: elvis_lives  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 07:49

It will be 55p for the cup, the water is free. 😉

Seriously though, that is scandalous to charge for a cup of water.
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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 08:34

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elvis_lives, Sun 3 Mar 07:49

It will be 55p for the cup, the water is free. 😉

Seriously though, that is scandalous to charge for a cup of water.


I`m sure it is illegal. Tap water must be provided free.

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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: arpar  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 09:31

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PARrot, Sun 3 Mar 08:34

Quote:

elvis_lives, Sun 3 Mar 07:49

It will be 55p for the cup, the water is free. 😉

Seriously though, that is scandalous to charge for a cup of water.


I`m sure it is illegal. Tap water must be provided free.


Unlicensed premises do not need to provide free water.
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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: Ianoappar  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 09:57

This topic has been raised before,go to their website and put your opinions and complaints there.

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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 10:12

Was at their factory shop in Rosyth just after New Year, tried to buy a mince and onion bridie, was told that they wouldn`t be available till 31st January!🤔😲
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Topic Originator: the saline hill puma  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 10:26

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PARrot, Sun 3 Mar 08:34

Quote:

elvis_lives, Sun 3 Mar 07:49

It will be 55p for the cup, the water is free. 😉

Seriously though, that is scandalous to charge for a cup of water.


I`m sure it is illegal. Tap water must be provided free.


I don`t believe they have access "tap" water in the stands, so it will likely be bottled water they are putting in the cups and selling

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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 10:40

"Unlicensed premises do not need to provide free water."

Surely the stadium is licensed though? Otherwise they wouldn`t be able to sell booze pre match in the bars and hospitality.

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Topic Originator: cammypar 1995  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 10:49

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DBP, Sun 3 Mar 07:21

And while everyone wants to add hotdogs etc, can we widen the veggie options beyond a macaroni cheese pie?

Stephens has some great options in there shops

In fact even if you eat meat, hotdogs for example are processed meat, which are among the least healthy foods you can eat!


I seen there wasn`t any food in legends yesterday probably cutting their losses with that.

c'mon the pars
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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: fergie  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 10:59

Had a bridie and one of the best bovrils around yesterday, so no complaints from me. Although to the debate, they had run out of sausage rolls which I thought was odd
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Topic Originator: NorthSeaPar  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 11:07

I think if you knew who the heir was to Greggs fortune you wouldn’t touch them with a shitty stick.



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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 11:24

Greggs was always the lowest bar of bakery.

Ep.14 of East End Tales is out now- The Draft

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1972630/14182410
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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: kozmasrightfoot  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 13:06

Stephens themselves are not to blame. Its been all over the news about a nationwide shortage of dog meat.

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Topic Originator: KirklistonPar  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 16:42

I always buy a program and a 50/50 but very rarely do I buy any food. Over priced and poor choice of food. Can we not get some giant pretzels and a wheat beer.

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Topic Originator: LEGEND85  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 18:47

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LochgellyAlbert, Sun 3 Mar 10:12

Was at their factory shop in Rosyth just after New Year, tried to buy a mince and onion bridie, was told that they wouldn`t be available till 31st January!🤔😲


aye and since they have come back they are rotten so disappointing.
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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: Alter Ego  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 19:33

Burgers,hotdogs and cheesy chips are needed at football games with added curry/gravy sauce.
Iv been to a few games lower leagues down south and their scran was great.
A sausage/bacon and egg Bap for £2.50!

Mon the Pars!
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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: sadindiefreak  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 04:57

People suggesting to bring the catering in house must have short memories.
The service was as slow as a week in jail, took the whole of half time to serve about 10 people. Folk still queuing 10-15 minutes into the second half.
Please never go back to that.
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Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 06:57

A good old scotch pie, a Bovril or a tea, and a Lees macaroon bar. They were the choices in the old scran huts around Scottish grounds back in the day...

:)

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Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 08:27

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sadindiefreak, Mon 4 Mar 04:57

People suggesting to bring the catering in house must have short memories.
The service was as slow as a week in jail, took the whole of half time to serve about 10 people. Folk still queuing 10-15 minutes into the second half.
Please never go back to that.


Why would you think inhouse catering now would be the same as it was back then?

”Buffy’s Buns are the finest in Fife”, J. Spence 2019”
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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: weemike  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 09:25

The service offered should be something we can be proud of. You want other clubs talking about our offerings.

It should be about improving the match day experience if that`s not happening then it is failing
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Topic Originator: Ianoappar  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 09:51

I complained to their website about their morning rolls being very small and like biscuits,received an opology and 6 Stephens vouchers to use in their shop.
Didn`t make difference to quality though.The prices charged at our ground for Bridies are about a pound dearer than in the shop.Get your complaints to their website,vouchers await.

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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 09:59

The simpler solution is to stop buying stuff. If it`s overpriced or not up to scratch then vote with your feet.
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Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 10:08

What we want is to maximise profit made from such opportunities whilst giving fans tasty scram.

If Stephens aren`t doing it, I`d rather put the opportunity out there for a new vendor rather than in house. In house surely has too many extra costs attached to bother. Infact what club our size would do it themselves???

Ep.14 of East End Tales is out now- The Draft

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1972630/14182410
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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 11:55

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EastEndTales, Mon 4 Mar 10:08

What we want is to maximise profit made from such opportunities whilst giving fans tasty scram.

If Stephens aren`t doing it, I`d rather put the opportunity out there for a new vendor rather than in house. In house surely has too many extra costs attached to bother. Infact what club our size would do it themselves???


By putting it out the club are guaranteed an annual/monthly fee regardless of how many pies are sold. Selling drinks is easy enough but even with Buffy working overtime I doubt we`d be able to produce enough cakes and biscuits in house. I`d hope that crap catering wouldn`t put fans off but I know the younger fans may be more enticed to attend if promised a nice cake or hotdog.
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Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 12:01

I`d love to see 007 License to grill make a comeback

Ep.14 of East End Tales is out now- The Draft

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1972630/14182410
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Topic Originator: DJAS  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 13:49

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EastEndTales, Mon 4 Mar 12:01

I`d love to see 007 License to grill make a comeback


Got the free pies at the end of there was anything left. What a time to be alive.





Predictor league winner 2012/2013
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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: gordi-b  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 14:26

DJAS wrote:

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EastEndTales, Mon 4 Mar 12:01
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> I`d love to see 007 License to grill make a comeback

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> Got the free pies at the end of there was anything left. What a
> time to be alive.
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> G.B
No chance with Stephen’s all done by half time

G.B
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Topic Originator: p4r5f4n  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 15:19

What concerns me more than anything is the hygiene issues in the Stephen’s concessions. I used to use the north stand east till I saw hot water being brought in in a plastic basin poured into the water urn and used straight away for hot drinks, which needless to say were lukewarm. The cold drinks are sold out of unbranded plastic bottles having apparently been refilled off site somewhere. Nothing comes from proper dispensers like in every other ground I’ve been to, even in the highland or lowland leagues.
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Topic Originator: Dave_1885  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 15:38

Its like a convenience tbh - buy stuff at the ground because going there and normally hungry on arrival due to commitments outside of the football. Always buy food pre match too so normally plenty food and warm. But the quality is so poor.

Can the club not look into other businesses for this or survey the fans? I wasnt keen on the in house food idea, and burgers/chips etc would be good if reasonably priced (unlike Hampden where its extortionate!)

I still reckon Baynes would do a better job and deliveries would be made day of game from local bakery.

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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 15:54

In the Norrie you could probably have a couple of concessions. Competition may help improve offerings.
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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: par58  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 17:35

Another inane thread,
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Topic Originator: Dave_1885  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 17:40

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par58, Mon 4 Mar 17:35

Another inane thread,


Whats inane about it? 🤔
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Topic Originator: par58  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 18:19

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Dave_1885, Mon 04 Mar 17:40

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par58, Mon 4 Mar 17:35

Another inane thread,


Whats inane about it? 🤔


You really have to ask, I mean really!!
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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 18:25

Agreed catering, fan experience and club revenue streams are not worthy of discussion!
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Topic Originator: Dave_1885  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 18:26

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DBP, Mon 4 Mar 18:25

Agreed catering, fan experience and club revenue streams are not worthy of discussion!


Its a disgrace wanting the best experience for the price you pay eh? 😂
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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 18:52

I see this thread as a positive. Now that the team has found a bit of form attention switches to the quality of the catering!

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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: DunfyDave  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 18:58

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jake89, Mon 4 Mar 15:54

In the Norrie you could probably have a couple of concessions. Competition may help improve offerings.


^^ Not a bad idea Jake89
That way you are breeding competition, keeping prices competitive and hopefully improving quality and service.

May even attract extra advertising to the club that we can sell to the new concessions.

Discussions need to be had with Stephens but we need to be careful not to shoot ourselves in the foot and lose their advertising as well as concessions

DunfyDave
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Topic Originator: Big G Ball  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 19:16

At least when people whinge about Stephen’s they are leaving McPake alone to allow him to keep chasing much needed points and focus the team on the important matters

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Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 19:29

Got to admit, the last few times I went to Stephens at the match it`s been a disappointment. Had a pie that was so burnt it was pretty much inedible, another that was soggy and had scolding hot fat running out of it, being given something different to what I asked for. Last time I had something was at the start of the season, a bridie with what was like a thin spreading of filling inside. Since then I`ve not bothered.

I used to spend about a fiver at the food kiosk, also buy a couple of tickets for the 50/50. Since that stopped being offered at the match I`ve not bothered with it. Programme quality has slipped too, so I`ve given up on that as well. I would say I spend about a tenner less on these things at the ground than I used to, which I wouldn`t grudge if the quality was good.
I would prefer to give money to the club, but I`m not a mug, I`m not going to give up hard earned money for a substandard product. If others are like me, the club should take note
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Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 19:53

While I don’t think there’s a great deal wrong with Stephen’s, other clubs seem to have moved forward in providing fans with more variety in recent years.
I get that Stephen’s can only provide what their owner can but even things like filled rolls should be on sale and Lentil soup like their shops provide.

Zwei Pints Bier und ein Päckchen Chips bitte
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Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 20:14

"I get that Stephen’s can only provide what their owner can but even things like filled rolls should be on sale and Lentil soup like their shops provide."

They do sell lentil soup - and very nice it is too - but if you don`t get in quick (i.e. Well before kick off) it`s usually sold out. Filled rolls should be something they could manage though - all it needs is a water bath or something to keep the sausages and bacon warm like they have in the shops (and what Greggs have) or they can go in the big oven things wrapped in foil.

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Topic Originator: RMGpar  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 20:15

The hot dogs etc in Charlie D and legends didn’t last long, as they weren’t making money on them.

Stephen’s has went downhill, £2 for a small iron bru which is pre-filled
From a large Aldi bottle lol!

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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Mon 4 Mar 22:24

Tv in the food areas would be good. Watch the match while you queue. Folk would spread out a bit, making it easier to get served. Diddly write that well but sure you know what I mean.

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 Re: Stephen’s / Club
Topic Originator: sadindiefreak  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 00:00

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buffy, Mon 4 Mar 08:27

Quote:

sadindiefreak, Mon 4 Mar 04:57

People suggesting to bring the catering in house must have short memories.
The service was as slow as a week in jail, took the whole of half time to serve about 10 people. Folk still queuing 10-15 minutes into the second half.
Please never go back to that.


Why would you think inhouse catering now would be the same as it was back then?


Why do you think it would be different?
Stephens for all their faults are a professional catering company. The people we got in last time we run it in house were utterly clueless.
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Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 08:28

Get it in house. Big supply of chips, vat of curry sauce and a vat of gravy. £2 a serving and club would be raking it in. Hot dogs, various pies. Anything`s better than Stephens offerings at EEP currently
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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 08:55

What about if the club leased space OUTSIDE at the start/end of games for food vans?
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Topic Originator: Bannockburn Par  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 09:14

There is space for food vans, could be a great way to enhance fan experience with wider choice of food.
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Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 09:35

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jake89, Tue 5 Mar 08:55

What about if the club leased space OUTSIDE at the start/end of games for food vans?


Absolutely brilliant idea.
Get a big grill and Bratwurst on the go.

Ep.14 of East End Tales is out now- The Draft

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Topic Originator: DunfyDave  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 09:43

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EastEndTales, Tue 5 Mar 09:35

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jake89, Tue 5 Mar 08:55

What about if the club leased space OUTSIDE at the start/end of games for food vans?


Absolutely brilliant idea.
Get a big grill and Bratwurst on the go.


Bratwurst with sauerkraut washed down with Bavarian lager 👍

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Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 09:55

Great idea. I am always early to the games and this would give us a choice.
A Pars fan owning a van, sharing profits with club
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Topic Originator: Playup_Pompey  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 09:58

would it not be a fife council licence required for external to the ground? Nothing to stop anyone applying to set up

Not sure where yo would actually put it that doesnt impact what is already narrow walkways or public footpaths etc

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Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 10:21

Does Marv`s emporium not serve food on match days?
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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 11:21

Van idea sounds good from a customer prospective, but if I had a van at one part of the stadium, would I make enough in such a short time to cover my costs and rental fees,
There would need to be several vans and I don`t think there would be enough to share the profits.

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Topic Originator: cumbrian par  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 11:26

The new “fan zone” at Carlisle United has been a big success (unlike the team, sadly). It’s set up outside the main stand on the club’s land. There’s a licenced bar, a chip van, a burger/Cumberland sausage van, an ice cream van and various others, canvas awnings for rainy days and a giant screen showing the early game in the EPL. It opens at 12.30 on match days and there’s always at least a couple of hundred folk in there by half two, spending money.

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Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 11:54

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sadindiefreak, Tue 5 Mar 00:00

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buffy, Mon 4 Mar 08:27

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sadindiefreak, Mon 4 Mar 04:57

People suggesting to bring the catering in house must have short memories.
The service was as slow as a week in jail, took the whole of half time to serve about 10 people. Folk still queuing 10-15 minutes into the second half.
Please never go back to that.


Why would you think inhouse catering now would be the same as it was back then?


Why do you think it would be different?
Stephens for all their faults are a professional catering company. The people we got in last time we run it in house were utterly clueless.


You keep going on about past events. I’m fairly sure the club has moved on since then in lots of ways but why you think in-house catering would remain the same is anyone’s guess.

”Buffy’s Buns are the finest in Fife”, J. Spence 2019”
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Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 11:59

I have to admit I do enjoy Stephen’s Sammy double biscuits and their macaroni pies.

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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 12:01

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PARrot, Tue 5 Mar 11:21

Van idea sounds good from a customer prospective, but if I had a van at one part of the stadium, would I make enough in such a short time to cover my costs and rental fees,
There would need to be several vans and I don`t think there would be enough to share the profits.


Fair question. It would likely need supported as part of a bit of a fan zone area whereby people are encouraged to turn up earlier, get some lunch or stay longer after the game. Something that could turn into a bit of a routine like the old getting some chips on the way home after a game. I`ve no idea on the margins on these vans though. I assume they have their own food licences so that would be fine provided they were on club owned land rather than a council road or pavement.
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Topic Originator: Playup_Pompey  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 12:03

"The new “fan zone” at Carlisle United has been a big success (unlike the team, sadly). It’s set up outside the main stand on the club’s land. There’s a licenced bar, a chip van, a burger/Cumberland sausage van, an ice cream van and various others, canvas awnings for rainy days and a giant screen showing the early game in the EPL. It opens at 12.30 on match days and there’s always at least a couple of hundred folk in there by half two, spending money."

I was in the rugby club next door and wandered up the lane which brings you our right at this and even on a chilly Feb afternoon it was really busy. looked like a bit of a "tuck shop" set up with stall set up with bottles of pop etc for kids but then as you say food vans/bars/Big screen showing the lunchtime KO. Not sure we have somewhere at EEP to set up such a facility.

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Topic Originator: LEGEND85  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 12:20

The fanzone that some English clubs have I think is great thing something scottish football sadly lacks.
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Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 13:10

We have a fanzone in the Norrie undercroft.

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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 14:32

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buffy, Tue 5 Mar 13:10

We have a fanzone in the Norrie undercroft.


That`s a great asset but could be extended so it also covers good and drink. Though perhaps not as the current fan zone is very focussed on families and younger kids.
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Topic Originator: Digs  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 15:37

Quite a few incorrect assumptions/statements made here.

Firstly, it`s bottled water in cups, they can`t pour from the taps in the stand, and they aren`t allowed to serve bottles under the stadium rules.

The club provides estimates of crowd size and they order accordingly, usually with a bit of extra on top. This is based on previous crowds against those teams with estimates based on things like league position, whether it`s a midweek game etc

They aren`t going to bring way more because as soon as it goes in the oven, it can`t be resold and will go to waste if not sold on the day. If you want a pie, don`t come after half time, this has been the case in all the 40-odd years I`ve been going to football.

The reason some stands have not had enough pies on occasion, like the kiosk in the main stand for example, is because changes have been made as to which stands are opened that is different to what was planned for, on the day of the match, by which time it`s too late to order more and it`s a case of spreading around what was ordered. Totally outwith the control of Stephens.

The pies sold at east end are made in Rosyth. Fresh, the night before.

The ovens at East End are ancient and as such, they are put on at 1030 and take a while to get to temperature on a match day, and replenished as often as possible, but the more they sell, and the closer to the match they go in, the less chance they have of being hot. Stephens have no control over this whatsoever, but it has been a brought up with the club.

Lastly, some folk really need to realise none of the complaints mentioned here are the fault of any the kids working behind the kiosks, so please bear that in mind before you go radge at a teenager, which is a common occurrence.

There are more things I could answer that are incorrect but they`re not for me to say or share publicly, I don`t think I`ve betrayed any confidences in sharing what I have.

Before anyone asks, no I don`t work for Stephens, no I have no influence over any of the above, and therefore can`t fix any of them.

There is an email address you can send concerns to and every one of them is looked into and answered, but no I`ve no idea what it is. Any correspondence sent to the club is forwarded on and dealt with in the same way.



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Topic Originator: fcda  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 15:57

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EastEndTales, Tue 5 Mar 09:35

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jake89, Tue 5 Mar 08:55

What about if the club leased space OUTSIDE at the start/end of games for food vans?


Absolutely brilliant idea.
Get a big grill and Bratwurst on the go.


This x 10

+ beer?
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Topic Originator: fcda  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 16:01

Cheers for the info Digs. One thing of note which might have bright this to the fore was that on Saturday in the Norrie, on the stroke of half time, there were no pies, steak bridies or sausage rolls left/available.
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Topic Originator: LEGEND85  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 16:02

I think the football experience in Scotland is a wee bit backwards compared to other parts of the UK and we all know the main reason why.

We are lucky that we do have Charlie d`s and legends but it would be good to be able to buy a pint in the undercroft of the norrie and get a decent bit of scran.
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Topic Originator: TAFKA_Super_Petrie  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 16:09

Off on a tangent but i remember about midway through the 2nd half mark you always saw a young lad or lassie walking along the sidelines from the NW and disappearing into the changing room area with a massive plastic baker`s tray filled to the gunnels with steak bridies and other treats.

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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 16:39

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TAFKA_Super_Petrie, Tue 5 Mar 16:09

Off on a tangent but i remember about midway through the 2nd half mark you always saw a young lad or lassie walking along the sidelines from the NW and disappearing into the changing room area with a massive plastic baker`s tray filled to the gunnels with steak bridies and other treats.


They provide it as an offering to the God of Gluttony in return for a positive result on the pitch. Sadly, GoG has been disappointed by the lack of frog cakes recently.
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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 16:42

You`re fooling no-one, Digs. I saw you last week pulling into the car park at Rosyth and jumping out a Range Rover bearing the numberplate "PI35".
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Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 17:12

I’m so glad we’ve got folk like Digs - admin on the EEB forum - telling us we are all wrong in what we’ve posted on this thread.

Patronising is your forte.

”Buffy’s Buns are the finest in Fife”, J. Spence 2019”
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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 17:34

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buffy, Tue 5 Mar 17:12

I’m so glad we’ve got folk like Digs - admin on the EEB forum - telling us we are all wrong in what we’ve posted on this thread.

Patronising is your forte.


In fairness, he`s corrected a few misunderstandings.

Regardless, the fact still remains that many fans feel more could be done in terms of the catering offering.
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Topic Originator: Digs  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 17:54

What was the point of that post Lorna? Seriously, what`s that all about?

Everything I posted above isn`t an opinion, it`s a fact. I`m sorry that`s not to your liking. Whether I am or I`m not an admin on another forum has no bearing on that and I`ve no idea why you`ve even brought that up.

You know where I am on a matchday, you`re free to air these gripes with me personally if you like and we can find out exactly what your problem is, as I`ve genuinely no idea.


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Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 18:46

She`ll boot your @rse up and down Halbeath Rd mate.

Ep.14 of East End Tales is out now- The Draft

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Topic Originator: DBA  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 19:02

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EastEndTales, Tue 5 Mar 18:46

She`ll boot your @rse up and down Halbeath Rd mate.


Can I be next in the queue? 😉
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Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 19:12

Digs, you wrote a page long post correcting people. What’s the point of people trying to have a discussion on a topic if you’re just here to point out their errors.

Look at the length of your post, and the part at the end when you said “there’s more to be corrected”.

I don’t understand why you felt the need to come on to this forum and write all that. I found it patronising.

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Topic Originator: Digs  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 20:46

So let me get this straight, a discussion can only exist if it contains only conjecture and misinformation? Facts aren’t allowed? Whether you think they are facts or not, is neither here nor there.

What has the length of my post got to do with it? I didn’t realise there was a limit on post length. I also gave a reason why I wouldn’t correct other stuff, it’s not arrogant or patronizing to post an opposing position debunking something that isn’t true.. You can say what you like about it being patronizing, it’s not, and you feeling that way is a you problem. It’s none of my business.

You’re speaking as if I’m not allowed to post here because I admin another forum. I still read this forum, I just don’t post often, I’ve been reading and posting on here for nearly 25 years, longer than you actually, being part of another forum doesn’t preclude me from that. Not sure why you think it does to be honest.


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Topic Originator: MikeyLeonard  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 21:29

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buffy, Tue 5 Mar 17:12

I’m so glad we’ve got folk like Digs - admin on the EEB forum - telling us we are all wrong in what we’ve posted on this thread.

Patronising is your forte.


Jeez, that`s a bit uncalled for.
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Topic Originator: Dave_1885  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 22:23

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Playup_Pompey, Tue 5 Mar 12:03

"The new “fan zone” at Carlisle United has been a big success (unlike the team, sadly). It’s set up outside the main stand on the club’s land. There’s a licenced bar, a chip van, a burger/Cumberland sausage van, an ice cream van and various others, canvas awnings for rainy days and a giant screen showing the early game in the EPL. It opens at 12.30 on match days and there’s always at least a couple of hundred folk in there by half two, spending money."

I was in the rugby club next door and wandered up the lane which brings you our right at this and even on a chilly Feb afternoon it was really busy. looked like a bit of a "tuck shop" set up with stall set up with bottles of pop etc for kids but then as you say food vans/bars/Big screen showing the lunchtime KO. Not sure we have somewhere at EEP to set up such a facility.


Sounds good if its better than the fanzone at Hampden - attended once and it was overpriced and pretty poor tbh.
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Topic Originator: Dave_1885  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 22:29

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Digs, Tue 5 Mar 20:46

So let me get this straight, a discussion can only exist if it contains only conjecture and misinformation? Facts aren’t allowed? Whether you think they are facts or not, is neither here nor there.

What has the length of my post got to do with it? I didn’t realise there was a limit on post length. I also gave a reason why I wouldn’t correct other stuff, it’s not arrogant or patronizing to post an opposing position debunking something that isn’t true.. You can say what you like about it being patronizing, it’s not, and you feeling that way is a you problem. It’s none of my business.

You’re speaking as if I’m not allowed to post here because I admin another forum. I still read this forum, I just don’t post often, I’ve been reading and posting on here for nearly 25 years, longer than you actually, being part of another forum doesn’t preclude me from that. Not sure why you think it does to be honest.


Its always funny when people get offended by folk stating actual factual information on a discussion! Sounds like you know someone in the Stephens hierarchy - get them telt to put more steak in their bridies! Fed up of having a gravy and pastry one haha
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Topic Originator: Big G Ball  
Date:   Tue 5 Mar 22:32

Cost of birdies increase yet a reduction in meat……and the bovril is rank rotten……time to consider alternatives

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 9 Mar 13:20

Tam Cowan saying on Off the Ball that Stephen`s steak bridies are what he misses most about the Pars not being in the Premiership!

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Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Sat 9 Mar 14:01

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wee eck, Sat 9 Mar 13:20

Tam Cowan saying on Off the Ball that Stephen`s steak bridies are what he misses most about the Pars not being in the Premiership!


To be fair it`s probably been that long since they were any good at EEP

Ep.14 of East End Tales is out now- The Draft

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1972630/14182410
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Topic Originator: alwaysaPar  
Date:   Sat 9 Mar 14:04

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wee eck, Sat 9 Mar 13:20

Tam Cowan saying on Off the Ball that Stephen`s steak bridies are what he misses most about the Pars not being in the Premiership!


I dare say 13 years ago they were definitely of a better quality.....
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