Reading serve up mammoth Chinese takeaways at half-time while Man Utd and City slated for stadium snacks
READING CITY FC are causing a stir with their gut-busting £12.99 half-time Chinese takeaway.
The non-league outfit – not to be confused with local Championship side Reading – serve up a monster box of snacks that leaves rival fans sick as parrots.
Many supporters make do with a lukewarm pie or cheap burger to plug a gap at half time, but chefs at Reading City FC show they are top performers in the box.
The oriental feast features a line-up of a carton of Chinese curry, nuggets, chicken strips, chips, all topped off with spring onions and chilies.
The club tells fans: “You’ve probably seen this week that our matchday cuisine has been a hit, and for just £12.99 you can purchase one of our famous Chinese selection boxes, we’d suggest that you arrive early to avoid disappointment.”
The food comes in a box bearing the club’s crest and has been lauded on Twitter page Footy Scran, a page that boasts over 60,000 followers .
One salivating fan replied to the slap-up meal on Twitter: “I’d miss the match for that!”
Fans have been inundating Twitter page Footy Scran with snaps of their home game menu marvels – and away day horrors.
And the two Premier League giants get a kicking for their terrible offerings.
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One fan shared a snap of a burned cheese and ham panini from Old Trafford for £4.70.
Footy Scran ruled: “Been on the grill since they won their last trophy.”
And in response to the charred meal, one fan joked: “Ole’s at the grill.”
Meanwhile a banger at neighbours City was described as the ‘hot dog of champions’ but was £6.95 and the kiosk had run out of sauces.
The page said: “The audacity of them to call it the ‘hot dog of champions’.”
However down the road at League Two side Salford City, a fan shared a snap of a stunning-looking hot dog with all the trimmings – putting the Manchester big boys to shame.
And Premier League rivals Arsenal got the thumbs up for a street food-style goat curry for £6.
But Leeds United’s meal deal of a pint and a bag of crisps for £4.50 was given a culinary yellow card.
Some of the best-looking fodder, if not the football, seems to be being served in the world of non-league football.
A hog roast at Poole Town for £3.50 and Tilbury FC’s giant burger and chips for £7 both look the business.
As does Avro FC’s sliced steak and chips and Merthyr Town’s sausage and chips and curry sauce served inside a cob and Hungerford Town’s Monterey Jack burger and fries for £7.
AFC Wimbledon sells chicken tenders topped with onions and laced with sauces for £7.
But Luton Town’s £4.10 cheeseburger looked well past its best and a fan at Burscough Town had created a pea dog with a pot of mushies and a bread roll.
Airdrieonians £2 sausage roll fails to tickle the taste buds, and neither does Carlisle United’s £4.50 Margherita pizza.
A supporter at Burton Albion was gutted after handing over £6 for a large roll containing a tiny sausage.
And supporters in Scotland can feast on Alloa Athletic’s pie in a roll classic buttie combo and Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic sell a donner kebab and chilli sauce pie!
Morecambe Town fans can have few complaints with their huge hot dog and a drink for a fiver and lowly Grimsby Town gets several mentions for its pulled pork nachos, loaded nachos and hipster hot dogs.
And even the German league gets a mention with plaudits for Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin’s bratwurst offerings.
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