The Scottish Pie from the Hibs

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A bank holiday in Germany, the labor day, brought me back to Scotland, where I’ve been almost ten years ago, for the last time. My friends I was with first wanted to go to London, but I convinced them to consider Edinburgh, the Scottish capital. Both have never been to Scotland and  Ryanair flies directly from Bremen.

Due to a big rugby event the weekend, we had quite a lot of difficulties to find a B&B for three nights in a row. After over 70 booking requests, finally went luckily, and the main question, where to sleep was answered.

When we arrived there the weather was as we expected, rainy. Yes, we had rain and wind the whole weekend, but not permanently. Perfect as I assumed and promised, because the weather, were one of their main concerns.

By accident I found out, there was a rugby event and surprisingly a footfall match in Edinburgh during my weekend. Hibs vs. Dundee United on Saturday and a new point on my To-Do-List appeared.

During the match my friends where doing a guided tour through the city. Hence,  I was on my own.

Because I arrived late at the Easter Road Stadium, the ground of Hiberian Edinburgh, they sold the tickets at the gate for 22 Pounds and not at the counter. This confused me a wee bit, but this move made it possible to be on the pitch just at the tingler.

In the stands I was surrounded by Hibs supporters, what I liked, because I was in Edinburgh. Started to watch and heard a couple of things about the Scottish Football and the Hibs in general and also asked what to eat during a match.

There are four leagues in Scotland, the main players are Glasgow Rangers and Celtic Glasgow, which are behaving like Bayern München in Germany. Means, buying talents from other clubs mainly for the substitutes sits, to avoid other clubs to prosper. This is probably the main sorrow of a Hib supporter nowadays, because their U19 won the double. They got honored during the half time.

Stadium is under construction and 3 of 4 stands are done and the local rival, the Hearts, are reigned by an investor and has high debts.

Now I became hungry and decided to buy as recommended the Scottish Pie. To avoid the queue at the half time went to buy the Scottish pie and a coffee for 3,5. By the way. Scottish football is dry as the Atacama, but the view is fenceless.

Just when I was through the tunnel right on the pitch Hibs equalised to 1:1. Dundee won the game by 1:2. Made the pictures of the Scottish Pie, with both supporters and went back to my place.

Then ate the pie and for me Bratwurst is better. I am not an expert of Scottish Pies and it is difficult to charge the pie form the Hibs for me. I am sure, you can get better once in Scotland. Therefore I am not able to give any stars for the pie but a decent bratwurst, with a proper roll and mustard beats the Scottish Pie from the Hibs.

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I was also disappointed that I cannot buy Irn-Bru in the station, which is a Scottish soft drink.

Because there is no ale available, I would expect at least Irn-Bru instead of Coca Cola. I hope the Easter Road Stadium is an exception and elsewhere they still serve Irn-Bru.

After my swizz with the pie, asked my neighbours about the possibility to get a fried Mars Bar and got the answer, “Oh, no that’s Glaswegian”

The service is nice but ends before the match.

Went back with the bus to meet my mates at a pub.

http://www.hibs.co.uk/

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report?id=266516&cc=5739&league=SCO.1

Autor: M.Dittmann
Datum: Freitag, 8. Mai 2009 20:13 | Dieser Artikel wurde 1,384mal gelesen
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  1. 1

    Geiler Beitrag und dann auch noch für die internationale Zielgruppe! Well Done, Mate!

  2. 2

    Diese Pies schmecken in ganz Schottland gleich und sie riechen irgendwie immer nach Hundefutter. Manchmal gibts sogar verschiedene Füllungen, aber den Mut alle zu probieren hatten wir nicht. Das Essen in den schottischen Stadien ist, gemessen an mitteleuropäischen Verhältnissen, eh äußerst grenzwertig. Am sichersten ist ordentlich zu frühstücken und gar nicht erst auf das Essen dort angewiesen zu sein. :)

    Mit Irn-Bru wolltest du dir ja gleich die volle Dröhnung geben. Naja, was soll man tun, wenn Alkoholverbot im Stadion herrscht?! Denn auch die Softdrinks auf dieser Insel sind … – anders. ;)

    Was eigentlich immer ganz nett ist, ist ein Besuch der Stadionkneipe. In Motherwell warn wir da z.B. schonmal drin, hier kannst du gerne meinen Bericht von damals lesen: http://is.gd/B4Gz
    Ist (leider) der einziger Schottland-Bericht, das Geschreibsel ist so zeitraubend…

    Grüße nach Hamburg und wenn es dich mal nach Mannheim verschlägt, dann ist die Feuerwurst ein Muß! Sie ist gegrillt, anstatt gebrüht, und macht ihrem Namen alle Ehre!

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    Danke für den netten und ausführlichen Kommentar, WaldhofBub.

    Ich hab dort nur den Pie gegessen. Hatte keine Lust auf Hotdog.

    Also lohnt sich eine Rundreise durch die schottische Stadien ehr nicht mit dem redaktionellen Anspruch. Denn das Ergebnis ist bekannt.

    Irn-Bru habe ich nicht leider nicht im Stadion bekommen.

    Daß das Schreiben aufwändig ist weiß ich aus eigener Erfahrung.

    Den beigefügten Link schau ich mir morgen an.

    Wenn ich mal in Mannheim bin, werde ich auch ins Carl-Benz-Stadion gehn. Bin mal gespannt auf die Wurst.

    Gruß zurück an Mannheim.

  4. 4

    Hi, nice to meet you in hamburg. If you are ever in Glasgow,email me in advance.

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