Jump to content

Grim news about Gascoigne


Backbiter

Recommended Posts



He would be great coaching the kids.

Would he really? He was a great player, but he's a horrible role model for kids.

I cant remember exactly when but i think it was either 97 or 98 i went to Fratton park with my dad to see Paul Walsh's testimonial between the pompey team and a celebrity 11 including Gazza and i think Robbie williams.

Anyway about half an hour in Gazza went to the touchline and had a beer or at least that's what everyone around me was saying icon_lol.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A 'horrible' role model he may be, however, he is an excellent example to children who may be unaware of the potential pit falls of modern day football success.

It is true that too much celebrity is handed to footballers. It is true that they get paid too much money. It is true that they, and their private life become vulnerable to constant media invasion - and not every young man knows how to deal with it?

I'm sure it's not by sticking a load of drugs up your nose, or by drinking yourself silly; Gascoigne will tell you that, but i'm also sure there are lot's and lot's of lessons that he could teach to youngsters that have aspirations of being the next 'Gazza'.

I wish him well.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I agree that it's your parents job to be your kids' role models,but who do young football mad kids look up to, if not famous footballers? And being a great player doesn't necessarily makeyou a great coach. Then again, he could be great with kids...I mean he's probably still a big kid himself. Maybe Gazza should get together with Maradona and start a football academy. icon_lol.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Has anyone read his autobiography? I read the first few chapters at a mate's house a while back, and it was obvious that the guy has serious mental problems (that he was aware of) that are practically crippling and prevent him leading any kind of normal life. I'm sure the booze is just a form of escape from the neuroses he suffers from.

I don't think he'd ever be able to coach properly. Great players rarely make top coaches. And his management skills would not appear to amount to very much.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


I'm gutted to hear this news. I love the bloke. I know several people who have met him personally and none have a bad word to say about him. And he was an astounding footballer at his peak. A natural talent.

However, sad to say, I've been telling my missus for years Gazza will not see old bones.

The fact is he needed the game more than the game needed him. It was his outlet. His passion. I think the only thing in his life that gave him a sense of purpose.

When he finished playing he should have been given a chance at some club. Not at managing, he was never made for that. But at full-time coaching. It would have kept him in daily contact with the game he loved. I really believe football could have been his saviour.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

In some ways although the news is sad it maybe the saving of Gazza. The fact that he has finally been sanctioned under the mental health act rather than just portrayed as a drunken yob with a depression problem may (hopefully) be the catalyst for a more positive future for him. Unfortuntately there will always be human vermin who will attach themselves to Gazza just to see what they can get out of it for themselves but just maybe there will be more who are genuinely going to help him now.

A side story here though is the way the British media will portray it. I dare say the tabloids will have a few fairly unflattering pictures of him but I bet he isn't portrayed as some sort of human rubbish bin the way say Amy Winehouse or Britney Spears have been - the reason being that Gazza is still seen as being something of a broken national hero (despite the fact he beat his wife black and blue, a crime that would see most people vilified forevermore).

I've said it before and I will always say it. Money and fame is not an issue when it comes to these sort of problems. They are just fragile human beings and do not deserve the treatment they get from the media and quite often the public at large.

Get well soon Gazza.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm gutted to hear this news. I love the bloke. I know several people who have met him personally and none have a bad word to say about him. And he was an astounding footballer at his peak. A natural talent.

However, sad to say, I've been telling my missus for years Gazza will not see old bones.

The fact is he needed the game more than the game needed him. It was his outlet. His passion. I think the only thing in his life that gave him a sense of purpose.

When he finished playing he should have been given a chance at some club. Not at managing, he was never made for that. But at full-time coaching. It would have kept him in daily contact with the game he loved. I really believe football could have been his saviour.

you've saved me from posting............he was a great player, with natural skill who lived for football.....and couldn't handle it finishing. He always played with a smile on his face and just enjoyed being on a football pitch controlling a game. He was a pleasure to watch when on form.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

There was a time when it was hard to feel sorry for him... what with having the world at his feet and then being idiotic at times to playing for Tottenham and beating his wife...

But he must be at rock bottom now, trouble never seems far away from people with special talents.

I reckon he is Englands only all time player standing shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Pele, Maradona, Zidane... like these players, lets face it, with a little slice of luck he could have won the world cup for his country.

Get well soon

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • 2 weeks later...

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...
Please Sign In

Well, this is awkward!

Happy Tech GIF by Atlassian

The Shed End Forum relies on revenue to pay for hosting and upgrades. While we try to keep adverts as unobtrusive as possible without pop ups, we need to run ad's to make sure we can stay online and continue to keep the forum up, as over the years costs have become very high.

Could you please allow adverts on this domain by switching it off. Some of the advert banners can actually be closed to avoid interferance of your experience on The Shed End.

Cheers now!

Sure, let me in!