Who ate all the pies? And which club serves the best?

Monsieur Salut writes: what is it about football and pies? Things many of us rarely eat in normal, civilised settings suddenly become sought after at football grounds. I loved the idea of the Roker Pie Shop and remember popping in sometimes but have no recollection of how good their food was.

I do have faint memories of steaming hot and delicious steak and kidney pies Pete Sixsmith and I would eat in Durham while waiting for the Football Echo to arrive as we made our way home from Roker Park. These days I probably buy pies on only one in 10 or more stadium visits (and no, I don’t order sushi instead). Hardly an end-of-season review, but here you go all the same. It’s a search for the best football pies going and reaches us via a writer from Coral …

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Pies, passion and when Martin O’Neill played for Nottingham Forest at Roker

Pete Sixsmith looks back on our new manager’s solitary appearance as a player at Roker Park – and wonders whether his teacher’s pension would run to buying the famous Roker Pie Shop …

Martin O’Neill’s inaugural press conference and his mention of King Charlie Hurley, gave Tyne Tees Television the opportunity to dust off the old Shoot files and run a couple of clips of Hurley scoring goals in front of a packed Roker End. It made me all rheumy-eyed and weak at the knees for Roker Park and all that it represented.

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