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post #1 of 123 (permalink) Old December 23rd, 2002, 22:53 Thread Starter
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Paul Gascoigne

Okay, you guys in England in the know?

Does Gascoigne really have a chance at playing again, or is this just media crap of the "Liz Taylor beats substance abuse problem" variety >? It's hard to tell from this side of the pond. I have to say that Gazza had an unusual combination of talent and passion when I saw him play on TV (and once in the stadium) a decade ago. This is why so many people, myself included, are so fascinated by stories about him, while maybe we shouldn't be. ???

Surely Leeds United can't be interested in him?
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post #2 of 123 (permalink) Old December 23rd, 2002, 23:05
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He is not a Premier League player, that is for sure. He is overweight, unfit, and i suspect lacking motivation. The fact that he was released by Burnley (a lower table division 1 side) at the start of the season says it all really. I doubt very much that he has any meaningful football left to play in his career, but that's not to say he couldn't fill a few stadia in the MLS, Japan or the lower leagues.

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He was recently on Sky Sports news giving his idiotic opinions about something or other and all I can say is that I don't think I have ever seen him looking so old....For real, he looked positively middle aged.

I think he is suffering from a chronic need to keep his name in the papers, especially with such a ludicrous statement about how he is ready to sign for Leeds........It is almost as laughable as him saying last season that he was looking to prove his fitness to Sven in order to put himself in the running for a place in the World Cup squad....!!!

This from a man who couldn't get a game for Walter Smiths dreadful Everton team.

The future for Gascoigne involves little more that the cliched end of the line for professional footballers, a pub dripping in horse brasses and replica shirts and maybe a summer football camp for people on the same intellectual level as himself.

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post #4 of 123 (permalink) Old December 23rd, 2002, 23:59
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Hes been pleading with Terry Venables to prove himself and give him a contract with Leeds Utd, I was laughing my head off when I saw that statement, and when he was on 'Goffy In The Morning' this morning on the phone telling them he felt fitter than he had done for 3 years, and he thinks he can still play at the highest level.

Within 15-20 minutes he'll be knackered and gasping for a pint.

He could probably play in the US League, as it is nowhere near as highpaced as a lot of other leagues, and its almost full of washed up players like himself, apart from DeMarcus Beasley, Landon Donovan etc.

And as somebody else pointed out, he'd fill a few stadiums there, but he might not aswell because the people who go to watch the matches there take their young kids and that, and its a family game and you can guarantee some journalist of some sort will bring up his past, wife beating, boozing, etc ...
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post #5 of 123 (permalink) Old December 24th, 2002, 00:48
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Could you imagine people in the U.S.A. Trying to understand that broard Geordie accent! They would need translaters for his team manager!! As for him going on the telly there. Do you think there`d be subtitles?
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I thought Gazza is now at Gillingham?

I remember hearing the Chairman saying something about he could still offer Gillingham a thing or two!

Thats Gillingham relegated then

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Nah, he aint Balis, the Gillingham deal fell through, like every other deal ...
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post #8 of 123 (permalink) Old December 24th, 2002, 19:16
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I would have loved it for him to of came back to scotland , hopfully he will move somewhere he is going to get a game , I am sure he is still a quality player !

He should moved to a club which will play him like Alloa !

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Simple answer: No, he's a fat lazy git who couldn't cut it out for NationWide football, he couldn't survive without being atleast 5 yards from his local

I have little sympathy for Gazza. He squandered his prestigious talent he possessed which few players are gifted with, he could have become a footballing legend if he was committed enough.

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Simple answer: No, he's a fat lazy git who couldn't cut it out for NationWide football, he couldn't survive without being atleast 5 yards from his local

I have little sympathy for Gazza. He squandered his prestigious talent he possessed which few players are gifted with, he could have become a footballing legend if he was committed enough.
oh well you have no sympathy for a less than bright lad that had the full gaze on him from when he came back from the World Cup???

why? why no sympathy for the greatest English talent probably ever?

he came back from the World Cup,produced football that was a wonder to behold on these shores,grabbed a crap team to the Cup Final as siongle handedly as anything Maradona produced in the World Cup

then the weeks of articles,press sensationalism,building up of a legend,dodgy management by Terry Venables letting him do whatever,and then WHAAM,he goes off his rocker in the Final

this was basically the end of without doubt the most naturally skilful football that has graced these shores for the last thirty years. :depress:

who do you blame?

OK he was a daft bastard,but isn't that a lot of why we loved him?

his management? Terry Venables was an utter disgrace in the way he handled Gazza!!!

the British Media!!!????

build 'em up,knock 'em down,probably the worst vitriol for any living man was shown to Gazza,for a real fragile character the abuse aimed at Gazza in his time of need was disgraceful...


I hope we never get a genius like Gazza ever again,because we simply don't deserve such a lighthouse of a footballer.
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Did you say lighthouse.......

Or was it ****ehouse......?

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Gazzas got no chance of playing pro football at any decent level....he'd do better to try and get a job as an after dinner speaker or sumthin'

Selling probably our best defensive prospect since Bobby Moore is sound business practice. Of course.
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post #13 of 123 (permalink) Old December 26th, 2002, 20:25
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I hope you were joking, i know some young children who have mastered the English language better then he has

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I hope you were joking, i know some young children who have mastered the English language better then he has
Lmao.

'goin doon the toon to get pissed like'

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Well I guesshe has some stuff reading through this story.......


Monday, December 30, 2002

Gazza 'loses feeling in face'


Former England star Paul Gascoigne has been treated in hospital after losing the feeling in one side of his face, it was reported today.

Gascoigne, 35, turned up at accident and emergency in Gateshead, near Newcastle, with his dad, John, at 12.45pm on Saturday, according to The Sun.

The ex-England and Newcastle star was complaining that the left side of his face was numb, said the paper.

A witness at Gateshead's Queen Elizabeth Hospital told the paper: 'A woman he obviously knew asked him what was wrong. He said the left side of his face had gone numb. He was rubbing his face.'

Gascoigne, who has played for Everton, Lazio, Newcastle and Spurs, is currently without a club after leaving Burnley in the summer.

He has been training hard over the past few months and hopes to sign-on and play for a new club soon.

His father told The Sun his son was fine and it was not a serious complaint.

The hospital refused to comment. Gascoigne could not as yet be contacted.

What do you think caused this....?

Passing out on the bar...?

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Yeah I heard about this this morning on Sky Sports News ...

Its only a numb feeling, no need to get all worried for Gods sake.
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As I recall his ex wife was complaining of having a numb feeling on one side of her face while she was married to Gascoigne.....Could this be a coincidence....!!!!!???!!!!

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As I recall his ex wife was complaining of having a numb feeling on one side of her face while she was married to Gascoigne.....Could this be a coincidence....!!!!!???!!!!
It could be, but the difference is she developed bruising shortly after the numbness subsided

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It could be, but the difference is she developed bruising shortly after the numbness subsided
Took the words right outta my mouth
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