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“After Steve Bruce had a cabbage thrown at him, it got me wondering what other odd fruits or vegetables have been tossed in the direction of underperforming managers or players?” asks George Jones.

It wouldn’t take a genius to guess which vegetable was thrown at the late Graham Taylor back in the 1990s. Here’s an extract of Jeremy Alexander’s match report from Bolton Wanderers’ 5-1 defeat of Wolves in 1995. “As Graham Taylor settled on the bench three turnips winged past him on to the pitch. Compared to his goalkeeper he got off lightly. Three shots flew in from 30 yards like sticks of celery.” Three turnips! And not one hit the target. That’s a poor conversion rate.

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