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MK News - John Gorman column - September 29

Postby MK Donny » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:17 am

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John Gorman column - September 29

My old mate Paul Gascoigne has made a return to football.

He’s been named manager of non-league side Garforth Town.

I think it’s great because if Gazza genuinely is feeling good enough to do that it’s the best thing that he can do, as long as he sticks to it.

I’d like to call him again because I was keeping in touch with him for a while but sometimes he can be a bit of a recluse. He’s been through some really hard times and the biggest love in his life is football. The boy had got so much enthusiasm and belief and loves the game.

We met when I was with England in 1996. He was playing in Scotland and we had good banter and a nice rivalry, like Alex Rae and I have now, because he was playing for Rangers in those days and I’m a big Celtic man.

I got very close to him and I’ve always kept in touch with him since I left.

He’s a very kind hearted person, and that’s probably his flaw. He’s unbelievably kind to strangers.

You always have to be on your toes around him, you never know when he’s going to come up with something.

I remember on my first England trip we went to Moldova and we made the front page because he pulled down Paul Ince’s shorts as he climbed over a wall.

Glenn and I were criticised for a lack of discipline in the team, but you never knew what Gazza was going to do next. There was no badness in him, he was just full of fun and I really feel sorry for him because he’s a great person.

About 18 months ago I took him on a golfing thing we had with Chris Waddle in Spain and we were with each other every day. He was a credit to himself.

If it keeps him busy and occupied and it’s something he loves doing then it can only be a help to him. It seems like he might have got himself together again.


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Re: MK News - John Gorman column - September 29

Postby stony bloke » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:02 pm

Quote: "He’s been named manager of non-league side Garforth Town."

I think not ;)

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/am ... -27450762/?

Paul 'Gazza' Gascoigne to face drink-driving charge
Oct 12 2010 by Our Correspondent, Liverpool Echo

FORMER Everton star Paul Gascoigne is to face a drink-driving charge after he was arrested by police, it was revealed yesterday.

The 43-year-old was stopped by officers in the Jesmond area of Newcastle on Friday afternoon.

He was breathalysed and charged with drink-driving and will appear at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court on October 20.

The former Newcastle United, Tottenham, Lazio, Rangers, Middlesbrough and Everton player has suffered with alcoholism for years.

He already faces a separate drink-driving charge dating back to February, which will be heard next month.

Last week, Gascoigne was lined up to become boss of Garforth Town, in the Evo-Stik First Division North League, but he pulled out of the deal.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in the Jesmond area at around 2.45pm on Friday October 8.

“He was charged with driving with excess alcohol and bailed to appear before Newcastle Magistrates on October 20.”
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Re: MK News - John Gorman column - September 29

Postby MK Donny » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:58 am

Oh dear Gazza, he is in a sorry state. :cry:
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