FOWL PLAY BY LAWS
Furious at Italian winger Ivano Bonetti’s apparent lack of effort in a 3-2 February defeat at Luton, Grimsby manager Brian Laws grabs the nearest thing to hand – a plate of chicken wings – and launches them at Bonetti, breaking his cheekbone. Following surgery the duo reconcile, but Mariners hero Bonetti joins Tranmere in the summer. “To this day, I don’t know where this plate of ‘chicken wings’ stuff came from,” Laws later huffed. “But I do recall there being a plate with chicken on it.” Well obviously, Brian. You threw it.