Friday 22 May 2015

Pieday Friday - Wembley Pie Update - 22nd May 2015

It's Friday! It's Pieday!

Following the popularity of last week's Pieday Friday Wembley special we've got an update for you!

We're going to Wembley! Source: WWFCOfficial Twitter
Pierateers should be rating pie at Wem-ber-ley!

There's always been a strong link between football and pie. We've highlighted it many a time, including in our "Pies and Football - a match made in heaven" article. We've even created the PIEremiership, to record the half time pies we've eaten at football grounds across the country and you may have spotted our "Best Pie in London Restaurants" article rates football-related pie shop Piebury Corner as our number 1!

We've rated over 500 pies, including a number of football pies
But we have still not been able to rate a pie at the home of football, Wembley Stadium... until now! Or will we???

Could the Germans put a halt to Wembley Pie Rating?!

With tickets purchased and trains booked, Pierateer Rob and Pierateer Sam will head to Wembley on Saturday 23rd May, with a pre-match pie for this 5:30pm kick off very much on the agenda! Will the pie hit the back of the net? Will it live up to the hype as the pie of choice at the home of football? Will it be well priced or an absolute rip-off, as we have heard it might be? You'll find out on!

Unless, that is, the Germans have their way! For you may have heard the news reports emerging of an unexploded World War Two bomb being found just metres away from the Home of English Football. While it was expected that the bomb will be made safe and removed from the site in time for kick off, the Pierateers were anxiously waiting to get the all clear to head down to Wembley on Saturday! Surely the Germans can't stop us enjoying the BIG MATCH and a Wembley pie!!!

Fortunately it appears not! The bomb, we are reliably informed, has been removed and the only explosive action should be that which is happening on the pitch (and hopefully not our pie filling exploding all over us!!!)

Regarding the game itself, it's probably one of the worst kept secrets on Pierate that we are Wycombe Wanderers fans and we are delighted to announce that Wycombe Wanderers are going to Wembley! They beat Plymouth in the League Two playoffs to join Southend United in the final. Those who know the Pierateers well will know we also have a soft spot for Southend, with Pierateer Rob having been born in Southend and regular trips made to Southend-on-Sea in the past, making this a dream final for the lads! We even had our 500th pie in Southend-on-Sea back in March, the day after watching Southend v Wycombe!

While we wait to find out which pies are sold at Wembley, here are how the pies rate at the respective two clubs home grounds (click on the pie for the full review):

InfoWycombe Wanderers PieScorevsScoreSouthend United Pie
Steak and Potato
Chicken Balti
Phat Pasty Co
Pukka Pies
Adam's Park
Roots Hall

Pierateers filming with BBC Sport
And speaking of rip off pies, you may well have seen that Pierateer Rob was called upon by BBC One hit show "Rip Off Britain" to give his expert pie opinion recently on football pies. You can find out more about what he said by visiting our Rip Off Britain: Football Pies article.

And if you want to find out more about the match winning pies they sell at Morecambe FC, currently top of our PIEremiership, you can see both Head Chef Graham and ourselves in a video on the BBC Sport website talking football pies!

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