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Pie Club 2 England 1

Published on June 15th 2004.

Pie Club finally landed in our laps last night, making a triumphant entrance at the Comedy Store as England crumbled like the pastry that made the pies.
With a free pint, comfy seats, comedian Mike Ferry, a halftime raffle and enough pies to fill the cows dotted around the city, at least the punters went home slightly less miffed than they might have been. Obviously the night would have been better if Emile Heskey hadn’t been on the pitch, but that's another story!
350-odd pie-aholics crammed into the Comedy Store to help raise some money for the Key 103’s Manchester Kids Charity so a big thank you to everyone who made the effort and came along instead of sitting in their sweaty local. The upper crust of Manchester ended up raising over £1,000 for the charity.
Big Shout Out to Sally Lindsay from all of us for coming along and supporting us, you can have a pie ‘n’ a pint with us anytime luv.
Events turned nasty when the doors opened, with a hint of crowd trouble as El Gordo battered his way to the front of the queue to get the first pie (Without mushy peas - where were the peas El Gordo??). Things turned uglier when Angela from Argent threw a pint of beer over herself (!), but with kick off hoving into view and stomachs filling up, things soon calmed down and developed into a party atmosphere.
Dinner plates and pie flew threw the air amidst joyous celebrations as England went one up.
Like Pie Club, it's probably best we don't talk about what happened after that. At least the pies stood up to the test, held a solid back line, showed flair and imagination and most importantly, didn't crumble before the final whistle........
P.S. Apparently, there was a freak snow storm in Portugal during the second half last night, which explains why the picture may have been a bit dodgy...
We'd also like to thank the following sponsors for donating the prizes for last night's raffle: Manwood Wines, Establishment , Simple in the City, Simple in the Northern Quarter, Saks Mosely Street, Heaven Spa and Manchester Kids.
PPS (from Gordo: Paul, the Comedy Store manager took one look at the Mushy Peas, and being a Southern Puff decided that they were more suited to going into the foundations of the 40 story tower being built behind the store. Cheeky sod clearly has no taste..)
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