Demise of Bovril at grounds

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What’s happening to our winter tipple com winter time stoke Burnley Newcastle no bovril are we asking too much for caterers to boil a kettle ?
 

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I think it is just time and fashion. My son thought I was insane for drinking it at a match- have a meat pie or a hot drink, not a drink that tastes like a meat pie.
 

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Used to have this as a boy but, last time I tasted it, it was just brown salt.
 

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Last one I had at GP was so hot it scolded my mouth and I had blisters on its roof for over a week. As someone said we're premier league now so it's probably cinnamon spice chai lattes .
 

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Long forgotten fact, the name 'Bovver Boys' derived from a football mob that hung out at the Tea Bar and drank nothing but Bovril to get their match day kicks
 

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My youngest is keen on a Bovril, she always said it was her "treat" to cheer her up after visiting the New Road toilets !

There was a guy who sat near us in NR, who always had a Bovril and supersize mars bar, which seemed a very odd combination to me.

Food wise it felt more "interesting" at GP.

Old couple along our row would have a bag of mini cheddars each at half time, every game for at least ten seasons, sometimes their grandson would come and he would have a bag too !

Bloke behind me would have a flask of coffee every game regardless of weather, which was 60%+ Baileys.

Best of all, at one game ,a guy (only ever saw him once) had a very large pork pie which was wrapped in a proper napkin and which he ate washed down with two mini bottles (airplane size) of red wine.
 

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Presumably it's not sold as widely at grounds anymore because it wasn't selling very well. It is a bit sad in a way as it evokes good memories for some but it reminds me of some of the old shops that have closed on High Street's that people get upset about but then do all of their shopping online.
 

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It's a TRADITIONAL football drink.
Let supporters keep some traditions even of the people who now (unfortunately) run the game can't be bothered.

While there is much wrong with modern day football, I highly doubt the people who "run the game" have sent an order to all clubs banning the sale of Bovril.
 

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Best of all, at one game ,a guy (only ever saw him once) had a very large pork pie which was wrapped in a proper napkin and which he ate washed down with two mini bottles (airplane size) of red wine.
Life ban issued, of course.
 

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Long forgotten fact, the name 'Bovver Boys' derived from a football mob that hung out at the Tea Bar and drank nothing but Bovril to get their match day kicks
And there’s me thinking all these years that it was just Cockney pronunciation of ‘bother’. The next time some oik asks me if I want some bovver I’ll know he’s just asking to treat me to a hot drink. 😂
 

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Last one I had at GP was so hot it scolded my mouth and I had blisters on its roof for over a week. As someone said we're premier league now so it's probably cinnamon spice chai lattes .
More likely turmeric chai given BFC has an official turmeric partner. It’s the real reason for having a yellow away shirt- won’t show the indelible stain if you spill any.
 

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Best of all, at one game ,a guy (only ever saw him once) had a very large pork pie which was wrapped in a proper napkin and which he ate washed down with two mini bottles (airplane size) of red wine.
It's the start of the slippery slope that ends with a Victoria Sandwich (the thin end of the wedge!!). He may even have been foolham in disguise. Be vigilant!!
 

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While there is much wrong with modern day football, I highly doubt the people who "run the game" have sent an order to all clubs banning the sale of Bovril.
No - but think of the traditions that have been changed...........to the detriment of the fans.
 

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Bring your own - PoundStretcher do a tube(?) of 8 ready made cups, official Bovril, for £1, just add hot water. Just ask for some hot water when you get there 😂
 

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No - but think of the traditions that have been changed...........to the detriment of the fans.
This is utter nonsense. Who’s changing the traditions other than the fans who’ve chosen to do different things to what a previous generation liked? I bet GP didn’t sell burgers when you first came- not traditional fare at the time in any way. GPG 1973 probably would have whinged about losing our traditional tripe and onion half time snack and how the younger fans no longer wore a trilby.
 

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This is utter nonsense. Who’s changing the traditions other than the fans who’ve chosen to do different things to what a previous generation liked? I bet GP didn’t sell burgers when you first came- not traditional fare at the time in any way. GPG 1973 probably would have whinged about losing our traditional tripe and onion half time snack and how the younger fans no longer wore a trilby.
This sounds like solid material for nanny58's next threads.
 

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This is utter nonsense. Who’s changing the traditions other than the fans who’ve chosen to do different things to what a previous generation liked? I bet GP didn’t sell burgers when you first came- not traditional fare at the time in any way. GPG 1973 probably would have whinged about losing our traditional tripe and onion half time snack and how the younger fans no longer wore a trilby.
It’s the clean toilets with dry floors, functioning hot water taps and hand dryers which really make me think that the game’s gone
 

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I always get one at non league visits even in the middle of summer.
From the watery crap ones in a tube to Bovril served in a perculator at Redditch to a shovelful put into a cup at Punjab United.
 

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Only discovered Bovril a couple or 3 years ago at GP. Like a delicious hot gravy meal in a plastic cup. Oddbod spilt one on me once and I had to wash my coat as I smelt of school dinners. Haven’t had one since we moved from GP. Do they sell this stuff in shops too? Bring it back if it’s gone away please, make it happen Bennum you clown!!!!
 

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It's the start of the slippery slope that ends with a Victoria Sandwich (the thin end of the wedge!!). He may even have been foolham in disguise. Be vigilant!!
you jest, but we are heading in that direction. #kurt's_revenge
 

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Only discovered Bovril a couple or 3 years ago at GP. Like a delicious hot gravy meal in a plastic cup. Oddbod spilt one on me once and I had to wash my coat as I smelt of school dinners. Haven’t had one since we moved from GP. Do they sell this stuff in shops too? Bring it back if it’s gone away please, make it happen Bennum you clown!!!!
Used to be a vegetarian drink thanks to BSE but not anymore so it's a no from me.
 

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Used to be a vegetarian drink thanks to BSE but not anymore so it's a no from me.
Marigold Swiss Vegetable Bouillon is a nice alternative but would probably make the Bovrilites explode in indignation.
 

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Marigold Swiss Vegetable Bouillon is a nice alternative but would probably make the Bovrilites explode in indignation.
Yes I have a 1kg jar at home
 
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What’s happening to our winter tipple com winter time stoke Burnley Newcastle no bovril are we asking too much for caterers to boil a kettle ?
Something to do with the Arabs in Geordieland?? 😬
 

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Best of all, at one game ,a guy (only ever saw him once) had a very large pork pie which was wrapped in a proper napkin and which he ate washed down with two mini bottles (airplane size) of red wine.
This must have been @Silly Hat
:fishing:
 

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I think it is just time and fashion. My son thought I was insane for drinking it at a match- have a meat pie or a hot drink, not a drink that tastes like a meat pie.
On the flip side, lager pie has a certain appeal to it.
 

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Only discovered Bovril a couple or 3 years ago at GP. Like a delicious hot gravy meal in a plastic cup. Oddbod spilt one on me once and I had to wash my coat as I smelt of school dinners. Haven’t had one since we moved from GP. Do they sell this stuff in shops too? Bring it back if it’s gone away please, make it happen Bennum you clown!!!!
I threw one at a copper at Rotherham in 1979 and made him smell like a school dinner. I was 14 and my mum let me go on the club coach on the proviso that I took my plain red and white scarf and not my red white and black one. Her logic was that I would be undetectable to the Rotherham Massive who might be keen on administering a shoeing. It backfired though. Trouble was, the Bovril kiosk was outside the stand and a copper followed me back in. Suspicious of the "home team" colours, he naturally assumed that a placid looking 14 year old kid in an anorak was about to pile into the entire Brentford following and cause chaos. The thought of him throwing me to the lions in the home end caused not insignificant panic in my good self and in my haste to get my membership card out of my pocket, my beefy drink flew everywhere. His failure to see the funny side baffles me to this day. Anyway, thoroughly miserable day, we lost 4-2, the last of my money was now a part of a police uniform and my thirst went unsatisfied until I got home. Proper football. :sorted:
 

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I threw one at a copper at Rotherham in 1979 and made him smell like a school dinner. I was 14 and my mum let me go on the club coach on the proviso that I took my plain red and white scarf and not my red white and black one. Her logic was that I would be undetectable to the Rotherham Massive who might be keen on administering a shoeing. It backfired though. Trouble was, the Bovril kiosk was outside the stand and a copper followed me back in. Suspicious of the "home team" colours, he naturally assumed that a placid looking 14 year old kid in an anorak was about to pile into the entire Brentford following and cause chaos. The thought of him throwing me to the lions in the home end caused not insignificant panic in my good self and in my haste to get my membership card out of my pocket, my beefy drink flew everywhere. His failure to see the funny side baffles me to this day. Anyway, thoroughly miserable day, we lost 4-2, the last of my money was now a part of a police uniform and my thirst went unsatisfied until I got home. Proper football. :sorted:
With the advances in forensic science since then, Plod might now be able to pin that one on you.

Perhaps better lie low for a bit. And stick to bottled water, while you're at it...
 
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