A disgruntled Manchester City fan today proudly announced his family will 'eat like royalty for a week' after he decided not to pay the outrageous price of £62 to watch 90 minutes of football at the Emirates Stadium in 'that there London'.
Manchester City sent back around 3,000 tickets to Arsenal that they were unable to sell them at the top price of £62. The decision provided plenty of debate on the internet and radio phone-ins about the price of football.
Ian Cocklemouth from Manchester told his local radio station that he would treat his long suffering wife and kids to "the finest food known to Man(chester)"
Upon questioning he revealed that he took this to mean the M&S 'Dine In for TWO' £10 line with Rotisserie whole chicken on monday, haddock gratin on Tuesday, Gastropub fish pie on Wednesday, lasagne al forno on Thursday, Cook Menu tomato & mozzarella tart (vegan) on Friday and Cook Menu chicken and ham en croute on saturday.
Side dishes include carrot and swede crush side dish, Broccoli, carrot, courgette & fine beans, Garlic Mushrooms, Pea & bean layer, Potato croquettes and Mediterranean vegtables for roasting. Desserts - chosen by the kids - included Millionaires shortbread, Strawberry jelly trifle, Apple & Blackberry Pie, Strawberry cheesecakes and Ginger Sponge Puddings.
Cocklemouth, 58, refused to confirm whether he would have a bottle of Bianco De Venezie, as he didn't want his mates to think he was a tart 'like those southern softies' and he would swig his usual brand of light ale straight from the bottle.
He did reveal that sunday would be the normal 'pie and a pint' meal in the pub while watching the game on the big screen. Oliver James, new catering consultant for the Manchester team gave his opinion on the gourmet week for Cocklemouth and his family in the shape of one word - "PUKKA"
The match kicks off at 4pm on Sunday with City desperate for a win to keep in shouting distance of Manc rivals United at the top of the table.