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  3. 21-02-2021 15:15
Toodle-Pip ABM!
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Think of the poor 14 year olds out of a job now.
  1. 21-02-2021 16:22
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Surely now is the time for Pioneer to step in and run the catering at the football club. Baffling that a club who is owned by someone who owns a food and catering business chooses to outsource the catering side of the club!

They already provide decent quality food at decent prices in the Auctioneer, would it take that much to extend this to Brunton Park every other weekend? Then there’s the food and drink kiosks, a licence to print money if ever there was one. They sell good quality pies, hot filled rolls and sarnies in Pioneer, they could easily stick an extra quid on these prices and sell them at BP, beneficial to Pioneer and to Carlisle United.
  1. 21-02-2021 17:14
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Get Claire's in.
  1. 21-02-2021 17:41
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Shocked to find out that pioneer don't do the catering
  1. 21-02-2021 20:58
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I can remember at a Fans Meeting a few years ago (Fairly sure Tashy and Mullen were present too) when AJ said it was “too much hassle” to do the Catering in-house!

They were happy with the flat fee received back then instead - For some reason £20k sticks in my mind!
  1. 21-02-2021 21:26
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Yep, AJ said doing it in house was too much hassle and wasn’t cost effective.
  1. 21-02-2021 21:32
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Sorting staff must be the bulk of the problem. It’s not the best Saturday job to commit to, every other Saturday (usually but not always) and only for the afternoon...
  1. 22-02-2021 08:26
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Perfect for Students, 5hrs wages for not too much hassle?
  1. 22-02-2021 09:38
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They could get employ a 17 year-old for 4 hours, 1.15 pm to 5.15pm and still get change out of a £20 note.
  1. 22-02-2021 11:19
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They could get employ a 17 year-old for 4 hours, 1.15 pm to 5.15pm and still get change out of a £20 note.


There's no way I'd be serving a load of fat @rseholes all afternoon for 20 quid. :D
  1. 22-02-2021 12:00
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Generally, those serving were just youngsters, and it was obvious they required better training and they often left without supervision.
I felt sorry for them as I considered the management was the problem.
But Management is a cost to factor in.
  1. 22-02-2021 12:04
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In-house only becomes not cost effective if you don’t maximise it - the worse the food, the lower the sales but abm would still insist on having 20 rollover hotdogs sitting about in crusty buns that go to waste because everyone knows they’re pants.

Decent burgers, cooked in the huts a handful at a time, some decent Cumberland sausages in rolls and get some chips on fryers. Then pies can be topped up just before half time of running low.

I think 2 huge benefits of in house that we aren’t currently seeing are 1) players having meals around the ground for training and match days (sorry nandos) and 2) using the sunset or other during the week as an actual money maker.
  1. 24-02-2021 22:48
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We come from a region with some of the highest quality local food in the country yet we don't use it to the advantage . We are the Cumbrians let's take pride in or local area and serve some of the brilliant local produce.
  1. 24-02-2021 22:53
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We come from a region with some of the highest quality local food in the country yet we don't use it to the advantage . We are the Cumbrians let's take pride in or local area and serve some of the brilliant local produce.


You can’t beat a big fat Cumberland sausage, Lakeland steaks are good but a bit thin I tend to get two when I get one.

The pioneer do some lovely food, good pies and burgers but when they were at Brunton Park it was it cheap (expensive) rubbish.
  1. 24-02-2021 23:04
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I didn’t mind the cottage pies. Decent size, £2 I think they were. Maybe £2.50. Still get one every now and again if I’m in at Rosehill.
  1. 24-02-2021 23:06
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Cranston's steak burgers are also very good (not cheap ) . Also for pies Foxes in wigton do fantastic steak pies and Paisleys do a great wild board Cumberland .

Living in the north east has really made me appreciate how good the food in Cumbria is .
  1. 24-02-2021 23:14
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"You can't beat a big fat Cumberland sausage"

It's all about the girth.

Does anyone on here like faggots?

https://www.thespruceeats.com/classic-british-faggots-recipe-435283
  1. 25-02-2021 14:47
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I love faggots, unique taste, done properly there delicious.
  1. 25-02-2021 15:59
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Homophobic alert!!!!
  1. 25-02-2021 16:14
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Gone off Cranston's a bit, their scotch eggs and burgers I find are too dense if that makes any sense even though I don't doubt that the meat is of high quality, just not a fan of the style.

I'll get another plug in for Gordon's butchers - not a fan of them hardly being open as much but their existence makes the other butchers obsolete in my eyes, their sausages put Cranston's and Pioneer to shame and is worth travelling to if you are not local, in fact I know of people who do actually travel distance to it.

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  1. 25-02-2021 17:23
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I accidentally ate a faggot during a hotel breakfast in Liverpool once, wasn't half bad with a bit of egg yolk and a few mushrooms.

Do Cranston's still do those little pork pies with bacon and black pudding?
  1. 25-02-2021 18:58
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Pie Demand on Water Street in Wapping do great pies and pastries.

Owners Brian and Laura (and Laura's lovely Mum Louise) deserve support. Their pies would go down well at BP.
  1. 26-02-2021 20:24
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Not heard that Area referred to as Wapping for a good while!

Yeah, their Pies are decent...
  1. 26-02-2021 20:55
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The lamb casserole pies at Cocklakes are delicious, I’d avoid their steak slabs though as they are as dry as the Sahara. Burbushes in Penrith do some cracking pies too... whether they would be suitable for our catering is up for debate though.

Can’t see why Pioneer can’t sort it out but they must have their reasons.
  1. 27-02-2021 13:19
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