Brian Laws’ most significant contribution to management before joining Burnley

Posted by - January 14, 2010 - Burnley, Football videos, Oddballs

Are Clarets on a (chicken) wing and a prayer?

Appointing an unproven in the Premier League, recently-sacked manager was always going to be an iffy decision for Burnley to make as they strive for top-flight survival. But the fact that they chose Brian Laws as the man for the hot seat makes it even more controversial.

That is because, as far as OTP is concerned (and most football fans we reckon), Laws will always be the man who broke his star player’s cheekbone with a plate of chicken wings.

The incident happened in 1996 when he was Grimsby Town boss and the unfortunate player who got a face full of tableware was Ivano Bonetti.

The hilarious thing about it is that it calls into question not only his man-management skills and temperament, but surely his nutritional and dietary regime too!