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I'm really not sure why the signage is seen as such a problem in the West stand, admittedly I've only entered though entrance M but it was pretty straight forward and just followed the signs towards W231 and the adjacent blocks. To find your way to the upper concourse follow the signs to anything starting W2xx.
...........try finding W236.............
 

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I'm really not sure why the signage is seen as such a problem in the West stand, admittedly I've only entered though entrance M but it was pretty straight forward and just followed the signs towards W231 and the adjacent blocks. To find your way to the upper concourse follow the signs to anything starting W2xx.
Do you mean W1xx?
I'm in W234 and you can't get to the upper concourse from there......
 

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Do you mean W1xx?
I'm in W234 and you can't get to the upper concourse from there......
You can if you use the right hand stairs, the ones near W235 go to the lower concourse
 

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Thanks.
Will give it a go at BHA game. 🙂
I'm trying to picture it in my head but can't be sure of the block numbers.

There is a TV camera point at the back of either 234 or 235. The stairs to the right of the camera go to the upper and the stairs to the left go to the lower.
 

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Is the East Stand two concourses as well?
Yes as I saw the queues downstairs, looked up and saw the smaller upper concourse a lot less busy. I just tried a couple of staircases and found my way up. Surprised more didn’t bother trying? I presume the North Stand only has one concourse due to its height?
 

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Pride was perfectly fine temperature-wise last night. Longish queue before the game but went down relatively quickly. No complaints from me.
 

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Does anyone know where they are doing Bovril in the ground. Could not see in west stand against Arsenal and none in the dug out last night ?
 

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Took my own sandwiches last night. Think there must be teething probs with the food.


It's not the food or lack of.....it's the staff who are not up to speed on their catering skills...:rolleyes:

All I wanted last night was a cup of tea...in the ground early and the girl said "tap your card on reader" to which I declined as it said £2.35.
I pointed out it was on the menu above the kiosk at £1.50 but she would not have it until her supervisor showed her how to key it in correctly on their payment register.

Now I don't know that many people that drink tea without milk but had to ask for it as it wasn't offered and then she could not find any stirrers so I had to do without. Goodness knows how she got on when the ground filled up and there was more than one customer to serve...😠😠

Whilst drinking my tea I got chatting to a fellow fan who ordered a pie which when he bit into it found it to be stone cold so had to take it back for it to be heated up. Such elementary things which shows that the level of training for the kiosk staff leaves a lot to be desired.
 
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Any reports on the lamb shawarma?
Had one at the Arsenal game. Well spiced and tasty, slightly dry but that’s to be expected for a ready made wrap under a heatlamp rather than one made up fresh on the spot like in a kebab shop. Six quid or so I think in West stand lower concourse. I’d have it again and it’s better than anything I’ve eaten in Ealing Road. Not as good as the fresh gyros off the barbecue at Sydney Olympic but the football that day (aside from Ian Rush making one of his last pro appearances) was well below L2 standard unlike beating Arsenal 2-0!
 

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Five minutes before half time in North Stand my daughter wanted something to eat so popped to get something. Queued 10 minutes and food stand was empty, just drinks. Nothing. Not a sasuage (or anything) Said to staff member what can they do, they asked what I wanted and went off to other concession for me, came back and said they had sold out too. It's not on, they need to sort this out! All the staff and multiple stands and get out early and still can't spend my money with club and feed my kids. Not happy, bit of a shambles!! Always managed food at half time at Griffin Park.
Not being narky, though maybe I am. But is it not possible to make sure your children are fed before coming to the match, rather than rely on our clearly poor attempts to feed people coming to attend a football match?
 

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Not being narky, though maybe I am. But is it not possible to make sure your children are fed before coming to the match, rather than rely on our clearly poor attempts to feed people coming to attend a football match?
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Read lots so far about the lack of choice, the long queues, how expensive it is, how cold or chewy it is and yet people keep wanting to purchase it and moan when they are unable to?
 

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No because half time is only 15 minutes and we wasnt told there was nothing left until we got to the front of the queue, which took around 15 mins
I'm surprised that with the game being so commercialised that clubs haven't campaigned for a longer halftime break to be able to sell more drinks and food?
 

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To find your way to the upper concourse follow the signs to anything starting W2xx.
That doesn't work (always). Some staircases from lower concourse straight into upper blocks. But fair enough...a couple of tries on the stairs had us on the upper level.
 

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Read lots so far about the lack of choice, the long queues, how expensive it is, how cold or chewy it is and yet people keep wanting to purchase it and moan when they are unable to?
As stated before, I go to the cinema to watch films not to eat popcorn and slurp fizzy drinks while having a loud chat with my mate; a pub to drink beer and (maybe) eat food rather than watch football on the telly; a football match to watch the game rather than eat a huge f***ing pizza.
 

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I'm surprised that with the game being so commercialised that clubs haven't campaigned for a longer halftime break to be able to sell more drinks and food?
And that nobody has just got McDonalds or another expert in consistent, quickly served fast food to do the catering.
 

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I'm surprised that with the game being so commercialised that clubs haven't campaigned for a longer halftime break to be able to sell more drinks and food?
It’s already increased 50%
 

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"The food's awful and such small portions"
I'm struggling here. Which would I prefer? A reasonably sized portion of some decent food or a dustbin full of crap food? :unsure:
 

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I rarely eat in Football grounds but I did against Arsenal. Something called 'Mamma's hot-dog' in the North Stand. A dry roll and sausage, no sauces...£4.50. Won't be doing that again.

Went back to my roots last night. Few pints in the Griffin then a cheeseburger, loads of onions, sauce and mustard and ate it walking up to the ground.
 

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I rarely eat in Football grounds but I did against Arsenal. Something called 'Mamma's hot-dog' in the North Stand. A dry roll and sausage, no sauces...£4.50. Won't be doing that again.

Went back to my roots last night. Few pints in the Griffin then a cheeseburger, loads of onions, sauce and mustard and ate it walking up to the ground.
Indeed. The healthy option Ian! Was there space for next time?
 
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I rarely eat in Football grounds but I did against Arsenal. Something called 'Mamma's hot-dog' in the North Stand. A dry roll and sausage, no sauces...£4.50. Won't be doing that again.

Went back to my roots last night. Few pints in the Griffin then a cheeseburger, loads of onions, sauce and mustard and ate it walking up to the ground.
Exactly, don’t eat the crap on offer & things will hopefully improve.
 

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The dugout samosas (eaten before kickoff!) are delicious
Yes sampled these Tuesday night best I’ve ever had made in Southall so should be.Spoke to the people selling them and they were hoping to get the go ahead to remain for the season and judging by the fans buying them and their comments think and hope they are here to stay.
 

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Yes sampled these Tuesday night best I’ve ever had made in Southall so should be.Spoke to the people selling them and they were hoping to get the go ahead to remain for the season and judging by the fans buying them and their comments think and hope they are here to stay.

Its the only food sold in the ground that gets consistently great reviews from all who buy.


So expect them to be told thanks but no thanks next week.
 

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Its the only food sold in the ground that gets consistently great reviews from all who buy.


So expect them to be told thanks but no thanks next week.

Had some on Tuesday. Loved 'em. Hope they may their way to the other stands 👍
 

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Had some on Tuesday. Loved 'em. Hope they may their way to the other stands 👍
I do love a samosa especially the authentic home made variety. Real shame they’re restricting sales only to the Dugout. From all the comments it seems they’re the only food offering without a bad review! I’m hoping I can grab a Dugout seat for the Oldham game just to try them! Am I right in saying you get 3 for £6? Reasonable size or will I be massively disappointed like I was with Tuesday night’s joke size of a pie!!!
 

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Am I right in saying you get 3 for £6? Reasonable size or will I be massively disappointed like I was with Tuesday night’s joke size of a pie!!!

They were decent enough size and, as far as football grub goes, 3 for £6 was OK. £2 each or 3 for a fiver would be preferable 😄
 
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You can be proud of yourself.

At the end of the day. The club is the provider of service. If customers choose to go else where than that is their progettive.

It's quite clear on from your own forum, that many of the fans are not happy with the food and drink options on the menu.

But improvements and changes can be made (Hopefully).
 

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This is all about market forces.

I wouldn't dream about purchasing any food at BCS having seen the prices and read the reviews - even the samosas!
If people are daft enough to pay that amount of money for a poor product, then that's their prerogative, but more fool them.

If people stopped buying it, then BFC would have to look at their products and service and do something about it. For as long as they continue to sell out at the prices they charge, then they are ££££ in and need do nothing different.
 
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This is all about market forces.

I wouldn't dream about purchasing any food at BCS having seen the prices and read the reviews - even the samosas!
If people are daft enough to pay that amount of money for a poor product, then that's their prerogative, but more fool them.

If people stopped buying it, then BFC would have to look at their products and service and do something about it. For as long as they continue to sell out at the prices they charge, then they are ££££ in and need do nothing different.

Get in the ground early and we have a captive market yes?
 

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Almost 48 hours after the event and I still can’t get the image of people wandering around the stands and sat in their seats eating pizzas from massive boxes.
 

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Almost 48 hours after the event and I still can’t get the image of people wandering around the stands and sat in their seats eating pizzas from massive boxes.
Better get used to it, this is the brave new world that we were largely protected from in Griffin Park.
 

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If the team keeps out of the bottom 3 all season they can serve Pot Noodles for all I care. The food at GP was awful and I only ate if I was absolutely starving.
Who goes to football to eat and name me a ground in this country where you get served a good selection of decent food in a concourse bar ?
The Lager was cold and wet, that’ll do at football.
 

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I don't usually feel an overwhelming need to eat at a football match (though if I had kids with me, they might).

Nor is it absolutely essential to be able to have a drink at the game (though beer and football traditionally go together rather well).

But whether fans get to eat and drink or not is missing the point.

Which is that the CLUB wants us to eat and drink our fill.

Meaning that if they cannot provide their side of the bargain, it is THEY who miss out far more than the fans.
 
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