Greene King is reporting data shows fans are 17% more likely to wear an England shirt to showcase their support following the success of the women’s team, The Lionesses, during this summer.
Greene King has also committed to supporting women’s sports by ensuring all city centre pubs screened until the end of the Women’s Super League season.
Karen Bosher, managing director for Premium and Urban Pubs at Greene King, said: “Our pubs have such an important role to play in major football tournaments; they provide a space for fans to show their support and come together as a community.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing England colours from head to toe, or if you’re just looking for a casual drink with your friends while you watch the match – our pubs are inclusive spaces for everyone during the upcoming tournament.”
The full list of participating pubs are as followed:
Assembly House (Kentish Town)
Grain & Hop Store (Cambridge)
Green Man (Euston)
Kings Arms (Colchester)
Lime Street Central (Liverpool)
Malt House (Birmingham)
Old Punch Bowl (Crawley)
Packhorse & Talbot (Chiswick)
Porter Brook (Sheffield)
Railway Tavern (Whitechapel)
Raynes Park (Raynes Park)
Rose & Crown (Stratford-Upon-Avon)
Saracens Head (Bath)
Scholars Arms (Southampton)
Via Fossa (Nottingham)
Wig & Pen (Oxford)
The codeword for the free England shirts is ‘GK shirt giveaway’, but with limited shirts available (there’s 300 across all of the pubs), you’d better get yourself through the door quickly to get yourself a shirt.
Feature Image- England (via Twitter)
A friendly reminder that there’s a takeaway called Jack Grillish in Swinton
As were swept up in World Cup fever, football seems to be slowly consuming every other aspect of our everyday life, including food. Then we remembered there’s a takeaway called Jack Grillish.
lf you’ve never heard of the pun-based fast-food joint over in Swinton, Salford, Jack Grillish is the late-night grill and cult-favourite takeaway named after the man himself.
Despite only joining Manchester City back in August of 2021, it didn’t take long at all for Grealish to get his own takeaway named after him, as the Chorley Road spot formerly known as Food Station changed its name not long after.
Most football legends have to wait their entire career to have a foodstuff named after them, let alone an entire building. In fact, we went there a couple of months back to see it ourselves.
Jack Grillish‘s menu is exactly the kind of thing you’d expect to see at any no-nonsense takeaway in Greater Manchester: big burgers, lots of lovely chicken and plenty of naughty desserts.
Specialising in large trays of baked chicken, cheese and chips, it might not be the kind of thing the man himself can eat whilst away at England camp, but it’d certainly make for a banging tea for anyone watching the France game at home this Saturday.
Put another way, we’re hoping that by ordering from the gaff before the game, we’ll send a message out into the universe and not only will ‘Super Jack’ score but we breeze into the next stage of Qatar 2022.
If you also happen to be a bit superstitious, you can order from Jack Grillish HERE.
Featured Image — Jack Grillish (via Facebook)/Jack Grealish (via Instagram)
Police appeal for information regarding ‘serious assault’ around Old Trafford before United game in October
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) are appealing for fresh information on a “serious assault” committed around the Old Trafford area earlier this year.
GMP issued a press release on Friday, 9 December, asking for members of the public to come forward and share any details they might have on the attack carried along Seymour Grove in Trafford around 1:30pm on 16 October 2022.
They go on to explain that “a man in his 20s was assaulted by a group of unknown males” on the way to the game at Old Trafford, adding that “it is believed that the suspects were also attending the Manchester United vs Newcastle United match.”
It remains unclear whether or not the assailants were travelling fans in town to support the away side but GMP are looking to speak to the men pictured as they may be able to help with enquiries.
As detailed in the statement, “the victim suffered a severely broken jaw, a broken nose, numerous cuts to the face, and damage to the nerves of four teeth which he is likely to need further medical treatment for.” Terrible stuff.
The authorities are continuing to investigate the Seymour Grove assault after having followed up on a number of lines of enquiry since the incident took place and are now asking for the public’s help.
Anyone with information, or anyone who may have footage/images, or can identify the men in the photos, can contact Greater Manchester Police on 101, quoting log number 1589 on 16/10/22; or, alternatively use the Live Chat service HERE.
Alternatively, information can be shared anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.