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My only gripe about yesterday. Not much selection left when I got in ground at 1.30 after a two hour drive!! I know it's late but still.
can't the samosa company come to West Stand too??

Whatever time I arrive at the ground there is a lack of selection of food. I probably buy food in the ground at 50% of games, I think I’ve done it a couple of times this season with any success, but the Samosa company is more efficient and offers better products that the Premier League football club. The last 3 times I’ve tried to buy food they have had more staff in the kiosk than food items available!

Working it out I would say over a season the club will probably lose out on £70 I would have spent on food and drink due to poor organisation. Times that by 16,000-17,000 people (an exaggeration perhaps) the club is potentially losing up to £1,000,000 in annual revenue because they can’t organise a catering outlet… 🤷‍♂️
 

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Whatever time I arrive at the ground there is a lack of selection of food. I probably buy food in the ground at 50% of games, I think I’ve done it a couple of times this season with any success, but the Samosa company is more efficient and offers better products that the Premier League football club. The last 3 times I’ve tried to buy food they have had more staff in the kiosk than food items available!

Working it out I would say over a season the club will probably lose out on £70 I would have spent on food and drink due to poor organisation. Times that by 16,000-17,000 people (an exaggeration perhaps) the club is potentially losing up to £1,000,000 in annual revenue because they can’t organise a catering outlet… 🤷‍♂️

They have to buy the raw materials so it’s not pure profit on 70 quid.
 

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Vegan Pasty yesterday, if you want to compare it to a cheap poor quality meat and potato pasty then I think they nailed it.

For £4.95 I expected something with a bit of flavour and texture. It was better than the precisely offered vegan Sausage Roll but no where near the quality of the Moroccan Pie.
 

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Revenue and profit are different things mate, read my post again (y)

Who gives a f*** about revenue if there is no profit???

Bit like how the club shop used to be run
 

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Vegan Pasty yesterday, if you want to compare it to a cheap poor quality meat and potato pasty then I think they nailed it.

For £4.95 I expected something with a bit of flavour and texture. It was better than the precisely offered vegan Sausage Roll but no where near the quality of the Moroccan Pie.
For vegetarians, it's passable in a sort of "I'm hungry and there's nothing else here for me" kind of way but I'd rather have some halloumi wraps for veggies in addition to the vegan option and I don't see why we can't have that too. Or samosas? I know they're in the North Stand but I'm West so I assume not accessible? The Moroccan pie is the dog's.
 

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For vegetarians, it's passable in a sort of "I'm hungry and there's nothing else here for me" kind of way but I'd rather have some halloumi wraps for veggies in addition to the vegan option and I don't see why we can't have that too. Or samosas? I know they're in the North Stand but I'm West so I assume not accessible? The Moroccan pie is the dog's.
You can access pre-match but not at HT I believe - just wander around the NW corner before the game as they are located outside the ground.
 

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You can access pre-match but not at HT I believe - just wander around the NW corner before the game as they are located outside the ground.
Thanks. Might have to get my brother to do that as it would be a bit of a trek for me with my knees but I'll remember for the next one. (y)
 

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You can access pre-match but not at HT I believe - just wander around the NW corner before the game as they are located outside the ground.
Wandered round to back of N Stand pre Man City game and there were no samosas in sight….
May have been a bit early? Hour and a half before kick off……
 

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You can access pre-match but not at HT I believe - just wander around the NW corner before the game as they are located outside the ground.

Wandered round to back of N Stand pre Man City game and there were no samosas in sight….
May have been a bit early? Hour and a half before kick off……
The samosa stand is between the North Stand concourse and the railway behind albeit in the outside smokers area - so you have to enter through the North Stand turnstiles first
 

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The samosa stand is between the North Stand concourse and the railway behind albeit in the outside smokers area - so you have to enter through the North Stand turnstiles first
Hmm I was told I could get to the kiosk even as a West Stand ST holder - is that not the case? I know at HT you can't but I thought it was accessible before the game?
 

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Hmm I was told I could get to the kiosk even as a West Stand ST holder - is that not the case? I know at HT you can't but I thought it was accessible before the game?
Not if you can't get into the North Stand.
 

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Hmm I was told I could get to the kiosk even as a West Stand ST holder - is that not the case? I know at HT you can't but I thought it was accessible before the game?
Yeah, that was my understanding too.
 

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Hmm I was told I could get to the kiosk even as a West Stand ST holder - is that not the case? I know at HT you can't but I thought it was accessible before the game?
Nope, I tried yesterday it's on the other side of the turnstiles.
 

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Hmm I was told I could get to the kiosk even as a West Stand ST holder - is that not the case? I know at HT you can't but I thought it was accessible before the game?
Yes actually, if you're inside the ground, you can walk around the NW corner into the North Stand via the seat rows, but not the concourses. Easier said than done though if not attempted early doors before the crowd get in and the seats/rows fill up.
 

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The chicken balti pie again was lovely. Another 9/10.
I’ve had the chicken balti pie a couple of times and it’s the only thing I have bought more than once. Everything else has been dross.
 

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Vegan "Cornish" pasty gets a thumbs up from me, fills you up for a fiver.
 
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Wandered round to back of N Stand pre Man City game and there were no samosas in sight….
May have been a bit early? Hour and a half before kick off……
They are in the outside concourse by N123. They are not inside. Think @SamosasDirect need to come up with a clearer map than the one on this thread (I’m afraid it’s not clear enough) or be allowed to put up some signage.
 
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My only gripe about yesterday. Not much selection left when I got in ground at 1.30 after a two hour drive!! I know it's late but still.
can't the samosa company come to West Stand too??
Please let the club know and we'd be happy to comply !
 
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They are in the outside concourse by N123. They are not inside. Think @SamosasDirect need to come up with a clearer map than the one on this thread (I’m afraid it’s not clear enough) or be allowed to put up some signage.
We're looking at some additional signage for the area.
As a guide, if you have access to the North Stand, go outside through the doors/shutters and we're there.
If you look at the image below - we are situated where our logo is - outside sections N123 and N124
 

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Yes actually, if you're inside the ground, you can walk around the NW corner into the North Stand via the seat rows, but not the concourses. Easier said than done though if not attempted early doors before the crowd get in and the seats/rows fill up.
Should be achievable if you arrive when the turnstiles open.
 

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At GP, atleast 6of us used to have 2 pints pre match in the hive and 1-2 at half time. With the state of the beer in the new ground, we now all refuse to purchase it. Speaking with others we are not the only group. A lot of the lost revenue over a season.

Brighton away may of been poor on the pitch. But the beer and food was a fine example.
 

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So only the 'GA' fans need to be 'beefless'. I feel like a regional organiser for the NFU with my run of bovine posts.
It's always the common people who end up saving the world. ;)
 

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Arrived at 1.30 on Sunday all that was on offer was a lukewarm chicken burger in a cold bun with cold onions (I think that’s what they were). Tasted dreadful both, burgers discarded. Shame as that puts me off leaving my food purchasing until inside the stadium.
 

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I haven't bought food at a English football match since the 80s. I know it's going to be sh*t and over priced.
I bought food at OGC Nice 3 years ago and it was also sh*t and over priced.
what food do they serve at French grounds just out of interest?

Ive seen pics of the food at German matches and it looks nice, currywurst etc
 

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Early bird finished at least 10 mins early in East Stand :love:

had to tell the fella serving he needed to decant the cider from the bottle to the plastic cups :love:

teething problems, no doubt.
 
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Early bird finished at least 10 mins early in East Stand :love:

had to tell the fella serving he needed to decant the cider from the bottle to the plastic cups :love:

teething problems, no doubt.
At a game before Christmas one of the 'staff' in the lower bars of the East Stand stopped pouring my Guinness, as it was, I quote, 'too cloudy'!!! 😄
 

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Pre-poured pints of Guiness lined up ready to serve at half-time in the North Stand tonight, could have been in Dublin 😄 Jokes aside, seemed better
 
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Wandered round to back of N Stand pre Man City game and there were no samosas in sight….
May have been a bit early? Hour and a half before kick off……
We were there - sorry you didn't find us. We have a big banner now which will help you find us !
 
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