- that beef stock drink whose scent has wafted its way across terraces as long as I can remember - was much-needed on a miserable, sleety Saturday.
While some of football's finest traditions, such as Bovril
, rattles and frowning upon players who clearly score with their hand, are dying out, the end-of-season "that's a nice touch" festival endures.
The fan revealed yesterday on his Pie and Bovril
Twitter account: "Stephen Mallan to sign for Barnsley.
Scottish football website Pie and Bovril
did the figures and their findings may lead to the debate for a 16-team league appearing again.
Expect local lampooning of the region's clubs, great football nostalgia and anecdotes; a quiz where you can challenge the lads for money on their historical knowledge of Newcastle United; pies and Bovril
in the break, and even a sing song at the end.
likes nothing more than to spend time with his sister Dee.
I'd give anything to be there that day with the smell of Bovril
in the air, "Well well, super well" being sung by the thousands and my grandfather lifting me up when the final whistle blew.
Meanwhile, supermodel Jerry Hall was advertising chicken Bovril
and Persil soap powder in the 1990s.
The much maligned mug of Bovril
- long a nostalgic favourite on the terraces yet uncool these days - is hanging in there.
Get a mug and fill it two-thirds full of a Bovril
drink, then break up the bread and drop the pieces in, stir gently to avoid spilling before spooning out the pobs.
Best, Pele and a Half Time Bovril
- Andrew Smart FORMER sports journalist Andrew Smart - who cut his teeth reporting on Mansfield Town as the team he supported, Nottingham Forest, were conquering Europe - has written the book those of us who fondly recall domestic football in its pre-1992 guise would have loved to have written.
Inside, dad buys a Bovril
, smokes a Woodbine and they queue for their matchday programme, eager to read the contents and see what the team line-up will be.