100 sprouts in 10 minutes? All in a day's work for AFCB's Steve Fletcher!

Bournemouth Echo: 100 sprouts in 10 minutes? All in a day's work for Big Fletch! 100 sprouts in 10 minutes? All in a day's work for Big Fletch!

AFC Bournemouth striker Steve Fletcher managed to scoff a whopping 100 sprouts in just 10 minutes – with not a drop of gravy in sight.

The charity eating challenge at the Hot Radio studio at the Goldsands Stadium raised more than £1,200 for children’s charity Make A Wish Foundation.

But it took its toll on the Cherries star, who was left a little green around the gills and cursing the chef for leaving the sprouts al dente.

“I didn’t enjoy that one bit,” he said afterwards. “They were too hard which meant I couldn’t get three or four in my mouth at once. I couldn’t crunch or swallow them. During a trial run at home, I did 50 in two minutes and 34 seconds. Here, it took me four and a quarter minutes to do the same number. I looked at the clock and I knew I was struggling.

“If it hadn’t been for charity, I would have walked out. It was only the thought of the money being raised that kept me going.”

Big Fletch was cheered on by wife Lynne and children Danni, 15, and Emily, who will turn 12 on Christmas Eve. Danni said: “At home he did really well but this is much more difficult. He starved himself in preparation. He’s only had a coffee for lunch.”

Lynne admitted she wasn’t looking forward to the after effects of the brussels sprout challenge. “People are more interested in his flatulence than anything else,” she said. “He might be sleeping in the spare room tonight.”

But has the challenge put Steve off sprouts for life? “I’ll still have some for Christmas lunch but not as many as I would normally have. If there’s any more than three or four sprouts on my plate, there’ll be trouble.

“I think I need a different challenge next time. What about Ferrero Rocher? There’s a world record for them and I reckon I would be right up there. I love them.”

You can still support Steve by donating to the Make A Wish Foundation via justgiving.com/ bigfletch.

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12:23pm Fri 21 Dec 12

stevobath says...

So we'll be looking for 'wind assisted' goals Fletch?? :)
So we'll be looking for 'wind assisted' goals Fletch?? :) stevobath
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12:33pm Fri 21 Dec 12

The Renegade Master says...

Apparently Steve is flying himself up to Crewe tomorrow..... without the need for an aircraft!
Apparently Steve is flying himself up to Crewe tomorrow..... without the need for an aircraft! The Renegade Master
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6:44pm Fri 21 Dec 12

Boscombe Warrior says...

This post is not whinging about a car park, its about Steve Fletcher raising money for Children who might not see there next Birthday or next Christmas so they can have that one last wish....
This post is not whinging about a car park, its about Steve Fletcher raising money for Children who might not see there next Birthday or next Christmas so they can have that one last wish.... Boscombe Warrior
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6:59pm Fri 21 Dec 12

GAHmusic says...

I thought it was about sprouts
I thought it was about sprouts GAHmusic
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9:18pm Fri 21 Dec 12

afcb-mark says...

GAHmusic wrote:
I thought it was about sprouts
Ha ha, nice one.
[quote][p][bold]GAHmusic[/bold] wrote: I thought it was about sprouts[/p][/quote]Ha ha, nice one. afcb-mark
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9:24pm Fri 21 Dec 12

Hobad1 says...

afcb-mark wrote:
GAHmusic wrote:
I thought it was about sprouts
Ha ha, nice one.
100 spouts in 10 mins is nothing. I could eat way more. I love sprouts. But i hate traffic wardens.
[quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GAHmusic[/bold] wrote: I thought it was about sprouts[/p][/quote]Ha ha, nice one.[/p][/quote]100 spouts in 10 mins is nothing. I could eat way more. I love sprouts. But i hate traffic wardens. Hobad1
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11:45am Sat 22 Dec 12

burgerboy says...

afcb-mark wrote:
GAHmusic wrote:
I thought it was about sprouts
Ha ha, nice one.
I think it may have been a misprint,should read scrouts.(;o).
[quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GAHmusic[/bold] wrote: I thought it was about sprouts[/p][/quote]Ha ha, nice one.[/p][/quote]I think it may have been a misprint,should read scrouts.(;o). burgerboy
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1:07pm Sat 22 Dec 12

John T says...

burgerboy wrote:
afcb-mark wrote:
GAHmusic wrote:
I thought it was about sprouts
Ha ha, nice one.
I think it may have been a misprint,should read scrouts.(;o).
Careful what you are saying now, burgerboy, or some old scrote, whose name I can't mention, may try and get you banged up in Slade prison!
[quote][p][bold]burgerboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GAHmusic[/bold] wrote: I thought it was about sprouts[/p][/quote]Ha ha, nice one.[/p][/quote]I think it may have been a misprint,should read scrouts.(;o).[/p][/quote]Careful what you are saying now, burgerboy, or some old scrote, whose name I can't mention, may try and get you banged up in Slade prison! John T
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8:25pm Sat 22 Dec 12

cheeriedriteup says...

A lot of hot air about
A lot of hot air about cheeriedriteup
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2:37pm Sun 23 Dec 12

nosuchluck54 says...

or is it moaning?job to tell
or is it moaning?job to tell nosuchluck54
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4:59pm Sun 23 Dec 12

pete woodley says...

I fully expect some of the mouthy ones at afcb to have a say,we can all hear their language at the matches.
I fully expect some of the mouthy ones at afcb to have a say,we can all hear their language at the matches. pete woodley
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6:01pm Sun 23 Dec 12

portia6 says...

Gotta get to Asda before the sprouts
all go! Frozen sprouts are convenient
of course! Try them with chestnuts!
Gotta get to Asda before the sprouts all go! Frozen sprouts are convenient of course! Try them with chestnuts! portia6
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6:05pm Sun 23 Dec 12

portia6 says...

Wonder if the X53 is full of pensioners
going to Weymouth to buy their sprouts
and visiting the charity shops!
Go to Weatherspoons and you can
hear them complaining about their
food!
Wonder if the X53 is full of pensioners going to Weymouth to buy their sprouts and visiting the charity shops! Go to Weatherspoons and you can hear them complaining about their food! portia6
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