Coming to a Poole park near you: England legend Paul Gascoigne signs for Sunday League football team

Coming to a Poole park near you: England legend Paul Gascoigne signs for Sunday League football team

Coming to a Poole park near you: England legend Paul Gascoigne signs for Sunday League football team

by Neil Perrett Updated on in News

FORMER England star Paul Gascoigne could be set for a sensational comeback after signing for a Poole parks team.

Gazza, who moved into an apartment on Sandbanks in the summer, has joined Bournemouth Sunday League Division Four outfit Abbey.

And the 47-year-old, capped 57 times by his country, could make his debut against either Rentech Repairs or ARC Cleaning when the season kicks off next month.

Gazza was persuaded to sign for Abbey by manager Chris Foster and Bournemouth FA secretary Daron Hills has verified his registration has been received by the league.

The former Newcastle, Tottenham, Lazio and Rangers midfielder, who commanded around £20million in transfer fees during his career, performed in some of the biggest stadia in the world.

However, his anticipated debut for Abbey could come in somewhat less glamorous surroundings with their first two games taking place at Branksome Rec and Somerford Rec.

Gazza, who last played professionally in League Two for Boston United in 2004, helped England reach fourth place in the 1990 World Cup and the semi-finals of Euro 1996.

Abbey boss Foster, a taxi driver for Poole Radio Cabs, told the Daily Echo: “I have picked him up a few times and spoken to him about signing for us. Although he laughed it off, he didn't say no.

“I dropped him off at his flat a couple of weeks ago and he asked me to go to the shop to get him some cigarettes. When I got back, I was invited in and we had a good chat about various things.

“I gave him the cigarettes and pulled out the signing-on form at the same time. He signed it there and then. I was chuffed to bits and ran to the car as fast as I could. I was skipping like a 14-year-old!

“I texted some of the other lads and told them I had a real scoop of a signing. They thought it was either Taffy Richardson or Tommy Killick.”

Foster admitted he had no idea how often Gazza would turn out for Abbey but said it was unlikely he would make their first league game as he had been asked to play in a benefit match for Andy Culliford at Poole Town on September 7.

Asked whether Gazza would have to fight for his place in the Abbey starting line-up, Foster replied: “If he feels he is fit enough to play, he can play wherever he likes – at that includes in goal!

“I have said I will put a fixture sheet through his door and have offered to pick him up whenever he is willing to come. I don’t know what his availability will be.

"My ambition is to get him there for every game. He might play every game or he might play one. It would be an honour to have him involved.”

 

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6:15am Thu 21 Aug 14 alasdair1967 says…

A sensational comeback would be playing for a premiership team !!!

  • Score: -52

6:39am Thu 21 Aug 14 muscliffman says…

alasdair1967 wrote…

A sensational comeback would be playing for a premiership team !!!

Of course that is never going to happen for anybody of his age! But in terms of Paul's battle with his demons this is probably every bit as big a comeback for him as that would have been. He appears to be finally doing well and winning, so please let's give him some well deserved credit for a change.

  • Score: 104

6:55am Thu 21 Aug 14 Baysider says…

muscliffman wrote…

alasdair1967 wrote…

A sensational comeback would be playing for a premiership team !!!
Of course that is never going to happen for anybody of his age! But in terms of Paul's battle with his demons this is probably every bit as big a comeback for him as that would have been. He appears to be finally doing well and winning, so please let's give him some well deserved credit for a change.

Baysider in agreeing with Muscliffman shock! Whatever next..?

  • Score: 8

6:56am Thu 21 Aug 14 alasdair1967 says…

muscliffman wrote…

alasdair1967 wrote…

A sensational comeback would be playing for a premiership team !!!
Of course that is never going to happen for anybody of his age! But in terms of Paul's battle with his demons this is probably every bit as big a comeback for him as that would have been. He appears to be finally doing well and winning, so please let's give him some well deserved credit for a change.

It's not a dig at gazza it's the reporting !! A sensational comeback ???

  • Score: 6

7:05am Thu 21 Aug 14 Lord Spring says…

retry69 came up with this a week or two back , by the way where is he to collect his accolade

  • Score: -3

7:06am Thu 21 Aug 14 High Treason says…

"I gave him the cigarettes and pulled out the signing-on form at the same time" More of a wheeze than a breeze.

  • Score: -5

7:13am Thu 21 Aug 14 anotherfatslob says…

Nice bit of respecting his privacy there.

  • Score: 14

7:26am Thu 21 Aug 14 nothingtofear says…

It never ceases to amaze me how one eyed many people are when it comes to celebrities. Lest we forget, this is the man who knocked seven bells out of his wife and just to rub salt into the wounds, took out an injunction preventing her from speaking about it.

  • Score: 12

7:53am Thu 21 Aug 14 Lord Spring says…

Having seen a recent Barclay's advert showing "Walking Football" I did some research but was unable to find any local teams, could this be the start of it in this area

  • Score: 8

8:08am Thu 21 Aug 14 scrumpyjack says…

alasdair1967 wrote…

muscliffman wrote…

alasdair1967 wrote…

A sensational comeback would be playing for a premiership team !!!
Of course that is never going to happen for anybody of his age! But in terms of Paul's battle with his demons this is probably every bit as big a comeback for him as that would have been. He appears to be finally doing well and winning, so please let's give him some well deserved credit for a change.
It's not a dig at gazza it's the reporting !! A sensational comeback ???

For someone who was alll but written off as dead I would say it is pretty amazing and certainly shocked me. We just have to see if he makes it, I genuinely hope he does.

  • Score: 26

8:23am Thu 21 Aug 14 Mister-G says…

Well it would be good to see some domestic abuse groups there to protest against him.

  • Score: -20

8:26am Thu 21 Aug 14 fizzy fert says…

I honestly think he will make a come back hes a clear headed straight thinking geezer also I think the (gutters too high lady) Andrea Carrington would make a wheely good goalkeeper or central midfielder.

  • Score: -6

8:33am Thu 21 Aug 14 fizzy fert says…

I have started to pick a team picking a team all of the players will have posted on here during the last six weeks retry is in the reserves with the eight year olds.

  • Score: 9

8:53am Thu 21 Aug 14 60plus says…

So long as doesn't bring his crackheads with to Poole.

  • Score: -11

8:54am Thu 21 Aug 14 High Treason says…

nothingtofear wrote…

It never ceases to amaze me how one eyed many people are when it comes to celebrities. Lest we forget, this is the man who knocked seven bells out of his wife and just to rub salt into the wounds, took out an injunction preventing her from speaking about it.

That is because the majority of football fans are male and many men still think it is acceptable to use violence against women.

  • Score: -18

9:01am Thu 21 Aug 14 master plan says…

Good for gazza hope he puts in a full season as playing with ex-pros over the years they tend to give you a 3 or 4 game appearance then disappear.

  • Score: 2

9:07am Thu 21 Aug 14 retry69 says…

Lord Spring wrote…

retry69 came up with this a week or two back , by the way where is he to collect his accolade

We are always one step ahead of the Echo aren't we lol Good luck to him hope to shake his hand when he comes up against retry69 junior later in the season :)

  • Score: 2

9:11am Thu 21 Aug 14 MrPitiful says…

muscliffman wrote…

alasdair1967 wrote…

A sensational comeback would be playing for a premiership team !!!
Of course that is never going to happen for anybody of his age! But in terms of Paul's battle with his demons this is probably every bit as big a comeback for him as that would have been. He appears to be finally doing well and winning, so please let's give him some well deserved credit for a change.

I take it you haven't been in any of the pubs around Westbourne & West Cliff over tha past month or so at weekends then? Some weekends he's not doing very well with his demons at all - the company he keeps hardly helps either.

  • Score: 4

9:16am Thu 21 Aug 14 fizzy fert says…

scrumpyjack is on the bench Woodley is on the stretcher

  • Score: 12

9:28am Thu 21 Aug 14 Redgolfer says…

Lord Spring wrote…

Having seen a recent Barclay's advert showing "Walking Football" I did some research but was unable to find any local teams, could this be the start of it in this area

You would be perfect for ''Walking Football'' as you only had to cover the net but got to admit you were GREAT at doing it ?? As regards Gazza, let him find his feet and keep being sober and then maybe he could help our professional local team !!!

  • Score: -5

9:51am Thu 21 Aug 14 Lord Spring says…

fizzy fert wrote…

I have started to pick a team picking a team all of the players will have posted on here during the last six weeks retry is in the reserves with the eight year olds.

I have heard Sir Beechy Head applied for the Chiltern Hundreds team.

  • Score: 3

9:53am Thu 21 Aug 14 speedy231278 says…

Surely he'd never pass a drugs/alcohol test?

  • Score: -10

10:23am Thu 21 Aug 14 bogtrotter says…

When he says he's offered to pick him up whenever he's willing to come, does that mean the meter will be on or off?

  • Score: 2

10:26am Thu 21 Aug 14 retry69 says…

fizzy fert wrote…

I have started to pick a team picking a team all of the players will have posted on here during the last six weeks retry is in the reserves with the eight year olds.

In goal I hope :)

  • Score: 4

10:28am Thu 21 Aug 14 retry69 says…

retry69 wrote…

fizzy fert wrote…

I have started to pick a team picking a team all of the players will have posted on here during the last six weeks retry is in the reserves with the eight year olds.
In goal I hope :)

Or should that be gaol :)

  • Score: 6

10:43am Thu 21 Aug 14 retry69 says…

Lord Spring wrote…

fizzy fert wrote…

I have started to pick a team picking a team all of the players will have posted on here during the last six weeks retry is in the reserves with the eight year olds.
I have heard Sir Beechy Head applied for the Chiltern Hundreds team.

What username is beachy head using now then and come to that nickynoodah also

  • Score: 7

10:58am Thu 21 Aug 14 Sir Beachy-Head says…

retry69 wrote…

Lord Spring wrote…

fizzy fert wrote…

I have started to pick a team picking a team all of the players will have posted on here during the last six weeks retry is in the reserves with the eight year olds.
I have heard Sir Beechy Head applied for the Chiltern Hundreds team.
What username is beachy head using now then and come to that nickynoodah also

The usual thanks. If gazza can lay off the coke at half time he should be ok.

  • Score: 4

11:14am Thu 21 Aug 14 retry69 says…

Sir Beachy-Head wrote…

retry69 wrote…

Lord Spring wrote…

fizzy fert wrote…

I have started to pick a team picking a team all of the players will have posted on here during the last six weeks retry is in the reserves with the eight year olds.
I have heard Sir Beechy Head applied for the Chiltern Hundreds team.
What username is beachy head using now then and come to that nickynoodah also
The usual thanks. If gazza can lay off the coke at half time he should be ok.

Apologies I had missed you that's all :)

  • Score: 4

11:17am Thu 21 Aug 14 Sir Beachy-Head says…

Had a couple of weeks grouse shooting. Did I miss anything newsworthy?

  • Score: -1

11:18am Thu 21 Aug 14 BarrHumbug says…

nothingtofear wrote…

It never ceases to amaze me how one eyed many people are when it comes to celebrities. Lest we forget, this is the man who knocked seven bells out of his wife and just to rub salt into the wounds, took out an injunction preventing her from speaking about it.

Oh we don't forget it, she wrote about in a tell all book "Stronger: My life surviving Gazza" and reminded us countless times on Loose Women and during her holiday to the jungle for £100k on ITV? I wonder what it was that made her want to stay in a violent relationship for so long with a millionaire footballer? While I in no way condone domestic violence she has done very well and built a lucrative career off the back of her ex husbands downfall. Something which those who suffer this in everyday non celebrity relationships don't get to do so I take her woe is me stories which are sold to the highest bidder with a pinch of salt?

  • Score: 13

11:23am Thu 21 Aug 14 scrumpyjack says…

High Treason wrote…

nothingtofear wrote…

It never ceases to amaze me how one eyed many people are when it comes to celebrities. Lest we forget, this is the man who knocked seven bells out of his wife and just to rub salt into the wounds, took out an injunction preventing her from speaking about it.
That is because the majority of football fans are male and many men still think it is acceptable to use violence against women.

No they don't. That's up there with the old cliche 'all men are rapists'. Let's not confuse misandry with feminism/enpowerment of the female.

  • Score: 5

11:24am Thu 21 Aug 14 Sir Beachy-Head says…

BarrHumbug wrote…

nothingtofear wrote…

It never ceases to amaze me how one eyed many people are when it comes to celebrities. Lest we forget, this is the man who knocked seven bells out of his wife and just to rub salt into the wounds, took out an injunction preventing her from speaking about it.
Oh we don't forget it, she wrote about in a tell all book "Stronger: My life surviving Gazza" and reminded us countless times on Loose Women and during her holiday to the jungle for £100k on ITV? I wonder what it was that made her want to stay in a violent relationship for so long with a millionaire footballer? While I in no way condone domestic violence she has done very well and built a lucrative career off the back of her ex husbands downfall. Something which those who suffer this in everyday non celebrity relationships don't get to do so I take her woe is me stories which are sold to the highest bidder with a pinch of salt?

True. And if the old dog wanted to distance herself furthur she could easily change back to her maiden name of Fails.

  • Score: 6

11:25am Thu 21 Aug 14 scrumpyjack says…

fizzy fert wrote…

scrumpyjack is on the bench Woodley is on the stretcher

I was hoping to start and then get pulled off at half time. (although I would make do with an orange)

  • Score: 6

11:26am Thu 21 Aug 14 retry69 says…

Sir Beachy-Head wrote…

Had a couple of weeks grouse shooting. Did I miss anything newsworthy?

You know the answer to that lol

  • Score: 4

11:26am Thu 21 Aug 14 scrumpyjack says…

speedy231278 wrote…

Surely he'd never pass a drugs/alcohol test?

Nor would at least half of the Sunday League!

  • Score: 8

11:34am Thu 21 Aug 14 Marty Caine says…

I remember when Gazza was a national treasure in this country, everyone's hero and yes he certainly did go down the slippery road of self destruction but he has come through that and fair play to him if he is willing to get involved in local football. I'm sure he did so knowing full well he would be leaving himself open to abuse from many. I for one applaud him for doing so.

  • Score: 10

11:44am Thu 21 Aug 14 BarrHumbug says…

Lets not get ahead of ourselves here, all he's done is signed a team sheet, whether or not he turns up to play is an entirely different matter, no different to half the other players on that team sheet I expect? Hopefully his reasons for not playing won't be the same as theirs, i.e. a heavy night on the tiles?

  • Score: 5

11:47am Thu 21 Aug 14 boby says…

Saw Paul yesterday in Bournemouth. Having seen him, he doesn't look in a great place. A rather selfish , and,silly article considering his current state. He needs to choose , which way to go before the demon does get him. He could turn this round to a positive depends wether he wants to.

  • Score: 1

11:48am Thu 21 Aug 14 fizzy fert says…

retry69 wrote…

Sir Beachy-Head wrote…

Had a couple of weeks grouse shooting. Did I miss anything newsworthy?
You know the answer to that lol

The answer to that is get yourself an iphone make a bigger effort and don't keep dozing off. beachy- headache is no9 the shooter.

  • Score: 0

11:52am Thu 21 Aug 14 retry69 says…

Sir Beachy-Head wrote…

Had a couple of weeks grouse shooting. Did I miss anything newsworthy?

Actually you did miss an article on some ladies doing a clay pigeon shoot for charity where one or two of our fellow commenters although agreed with the charity aspect were a bit concerned over the cruelty to the pigeons.Check it out and enjoy lol :)

  • Score: 2

3:31pm Thu 21 Aug 14 coster says…

Best of Luck Gazza, hope all goes well for you, you deserve a good break.

  • Score: 5

5:30pm Thu 21 Aug 14 scrumpyjack says…

coster wrote…

Best of Luck Gazza, hope all goes well for you, you deserve a good break.

He's had plenty of breaks and chances. It's down to him now and no one else. I too though hope all goes well for him.

  • Score: 7

5:53pm Thu 21 Aug 14 Telscombe Cliffy says…

Israel, stop bombing Gazza

  • Score: 1

6:02pm Thu 21 Aug 14 Jo__Go says…

fizzy fert wrote…

scrumpyjack is on the bench Woodley is on the stretcher

I'll be left back in the changing room as always

  • Score: 1

6:39pm Thu 21 Aug 14 fizzy fert says…

Jo__Go wrote…

fizzy fert wrote…

scrumpyjack is on the bench Woodley is on the stretcher
I'll be left back in the changing room as always

stevofbath can be in charge of the loudspeaker, loud-hailer , they can still hear him when its broken.

  • Score: 1

7:24pm Thu 21 Aug 14 MrPitiful says…

He's had a few this afternoon by all accounts - check tomorrow's Daily Mirror story: http://www.mirror.co .uk/news/uk-news/pau l-gascoigne-hospital -faces-being-4086608

  • Score: 0

7:36pm Thu 21 Aug 14 sharkforsale says…

alasdair1967 wrote…

A sensational comeback would be playing for a premiership team !!!

Stupid comment, stupid boy.

  • Score: 3

7:37pm Thu 21 Aug 14 sharkforsale says…

Mister-G wrote…

Well it would be good to see some domestic abuse groups there to protest against him.

What about the other domestic abusers? Stupid comment once again.

  • Score: -2

7:38pm Thu 21 Aug 14 sharkforsale says…

60plus wrote…

So long as doesn't bring his crackheads with to Poole.

Doesn't even make sense. Donut.

  • Score: 0

7:39pm Thu 21 Aug 14 sharkforsale says…

High Treason wrote…

nothingtofear wrote…

It never ceases to amaze me how one eyed many people are when it comes to celebrities. Lest we forget, this is the man who knocked seven bells out of his wife and just to rub salt into the wounds, took out an injunction preventing her from speaking about it.
That is because the majority of football fans are male and many men still think it is acceptable to use violence against women.

'Many men'? Think you should choose the company you keep better!

  • Score: 2

7:44pm Thu 21 Aug 14 retry69 says…

MrPitiful wrote…

He's had a few this afternoon by all accounts - check tomorrow's Daily Mirror story: http://www.mirror.co .uk/news/uk-news/pau l-gascoigne-hospital -faces-being-4086608

Yes very sad :(

  • Score: 2

7:46pm Thu 21 Aug 14 Sir Beachy-Head says…

This story got a mention by Tony Husband, sports bloke on bbc1 local news at 6.30. He said the team was called 'amber'

  • Score: 1

8:24pm Thu 21 Aug 14 Sir Beachy-Head says…

For all the latest ramblings and rantings direct from the horses mouth just add him to your twit list gazza8_official

  • Score: 2

8:43pm Thu 21 Aug 14 fizzy fert says…

Exclusive by Neil Perrett just about sums it all up how sad can one get I would be the same though if I didn't get paid. give Neil a pay rise say500%. he's worth it.

  • Score: 0

8:48pm Thu 21 Aug 14 Daisyfield1 says…

Looks like that's in the pan now

  • Score: 1

8:52pm Thu 21 Aug 14 samjo05 says…

60plus wrote…

So long as doesn't bring his crackheads with to Poole.

I don't think crackheads need to be invited to poole... i mean you have actually been to Poole right?

  • Score: 3

9:13pm Thu 21 Aug 14 billy bumble says…

It's time for everyone to stop "helping him" - the only person who can help him now is himself

  • Score: 1

9:14pm Thu 21 Aug 14 O'Reilly says…

scrumpyjack wrote…

fizzy fert wrote…

scrumpyjack is on the bench Woodley is on the stretcher
I was hoping to start and then get pulled off at half time. (although I would make do with an orange)

That was the crack that ended Rodney Marsh's England career.......Alf was not impressed to say the least.

  • Score: 0

9:17pm Thu 21 Aug 14 FerryFan says…

https://www.facebook .com/l.php?u=http%3A %2F%2Fwww.mirror.co. uk%2Fnews%2Fuk-news% 2Fpaul-gascoigne-hos pital-faces-being-40 86608&h=LAQGFK-AJ&en c=AZMmyjBX7AHWvWFfvT ltwttzgKBl-YvjGRXdGu yNFNvFc1mDOHk4mdQznJ Ei0LzIcGc04jqEyDvTXm r3YuiqP7nxsg-BdYJ-TX roW-FVa_EDQShtd8YoUi lftcYid43Ijb-6oq7BHW hVrC-fmGhjA_CQ&s=1 might change things....

  • Score: 0

9:18pm Thu 21 Aug 14 FerryFan says…

Oops, just spotted it has been mentioned already!!!

  • Score: 0

9:36pm Thu 21 Aug 14 Marty Caine says…

FerryFan wrote…

https://www.facebook .com/l.php?u=http%3A %2F%2Fwww.mirror.co. uk%2Fnews%2Fuk-news% 2Fpaul-gascoigne-hos pital-faces-being-40 86608&h=LAQGFK-A J&en c=AZMmyjBX7AHWvWFfvT ltwttzgKBl-YvjGRXdGu yNFNvFc1mDOHk4mdQznJ Ei0LzIcGc04jqEyDvTXm r3YuiqP7nxsg-BdYJ-TX roW-FVa_EDQShtd8YoUi lftcYid43Ijb-6oq7BHW hVrC-fmGhjA_CQ&s =1 might change things....

This link might work better http://www.mirror.co .uk/news/uk-news/pau l-gascoigne-hospital -faces-being-4086608

  • Score: 1

9:47pm Thu 21 Aug 14 Sir Beachy-Head says…

billy bumble wrote…

It's time for everyone to stop "helping him" - the only person who can help him now is himself

They've been trotting that line out since 1991. He's unfixable. Some people just are. Death will be a sweet release for him.

  • Score: 3

10:05pm Thu 21 Aug 14 fizzy fert says…

Sir Beachy-Head wrote…

billy bumble wrote…

It's time for everyone to stop "helping him" - the only person who can help him now is himself
They've been trotting that line out since 1991. He's unfixable. Some people just are. Death will be a sweet release for him.

why don't you shut it headache and stiffen out and release yourself now tonight. make fert happy. go on I dare ya.

  • Score: 0

10:09pm Thu 21 Aug 14 scrumpyjack says…

Sir Beachy-Head wrote…

billy bumble wrote…

It's time for everyone to stop "helping him" - the only person who can help him now is himself
They've been trotting that line out since 1991. He's unfixable. Some people just are. Death will be a sweet release for him.

Not sure if this is 'the truth hurts' or whether there is always hope. Personally I think there is always hope. Leopards never change their spots but there is always a chance they can learn to handle them. From what I see of this man it is all down to him but I can not see the one thing that will bring him round - that is: something to lose. Alcoholics wallow in self pity (alcohol is a depressant) and it is a self fulfilling prophesy unless there is something they can care about more than the drink. He has a daughter and this is not enough. Why? Does he feel he has already lost her? I feel sorry for him and just wish he could find something he cares enough about to stop. Until he does he never will because there isn't enough incentive. We already have seen with the other famous and hugely popular footballer George. Sorry for being all serious, .

  • Score: 0

10:15pm Thu 21 Aug 14 Sir Beachy-Head says…

fizzy fert wrote…

Sir Beachy-Head wrote…

billy bumble wrote…

It's time for everyone to stop "helping him" - the only person who can help him now is himself
They've been trotting that line out since 1991. He's unfixable. Some people just are. Death will be a sweet release for him.
why don't you shut it headache and stiffen out and release yourself now tonight. make fert happy. go on I dare ya.

You should have finished with 'you know it is'

  • Score: 2

10:17pm Thu 21 Aug 14 Sir Beachy-Head says…

scrumpyjack wrote…

Sir Beachy-Head wrote…

billy bumble wrote…

It's time for everyone to stop "helping him" - the only person who can help him now is himself
They've been trotting that line out since 1991. He's unfixable. Some people just are. Death will be a sweet release for him.
Not sure if this is 'the truth hurts' or whether there is always hope. Personally I think there is always hope. Leopards never change their spots but there is always a chance they can learn to handle them. From what I see of this man it is all down to him but I can not see the one thing that will bring him round - that is: something to lose. Alcoholics wallow in self pity (alcohol is a depressant) and it is a self fulfilling prophesy unless there is something they can care about more than the drink. He has a daughter and this is not enough. Why? Does he feel he has already lost her? I feel sorry for him and just wish he could find something he cares enough about to stop. Until he does he never will because there isn't enough incentive. We already have seen with the other famous and hugely popular footballer George. Sorry for being all serious, .

If the FA stopped paying his rent, which they have done for years, it might focus what's left of his brain on self survival.

  • Score: 3

10:19pm Thu 21 Aug 14 scrumpyjack says…

Having just read the story in the Mirror and of his £6k a month rehab centre in Jan (on top of the couple of hundred grand raised by Chris Evans for him to go to America for the 'best' treatment) I think there is only one outcome for Mr Gascoigne. Very sad.

  • Score: 1

10:19pm Thu 21 Aug 14 fizzy fert says…

I would love it, it would make my day if headache done it tonight I think he will. leave gazza alone stop crying for him just do it.

  • Score: -1

10:25pm Thu 21 Aug 14 scrumpyjack says…

Sir Beachy-Head wrote…

scrumpyjack wrote…

Sir Beachy-Head wrote…

billy bumble wrote…

It's time for everyone to stop "helping him" - the only person who can help him now is himself
They've been trotting that line out since 1991. He's unfixable. Some people just are. Death will be a sweet release for him.
Not sure if this is 'the truth hurts' or whether there is always hope. Personally I think there is always hope. Leopards never change their spots but there is always a chance they can learn to handle them. From what I see of this man it is all down to him but I can not see the one thing that will bring him round - that is: something to lose. Alcoholics wallow in self pity (alcohol is a depressant) and it is a self fulfilling prophesy unless there is something they can care about more than the drink. He has a daughter and this is not enough. Why? Does he feel he has already lost her? I feel sorry for him and just wish he could find something he cares enough about to stop. Until he does he never will because there isn't enough incentive. We already have seen with the other famous and hugely popular footballer George. Sorry for being all serious, .
If the FA stopped paying his rent, which they have done for years, it might focus what's left of his brain on self survival.

I'm not going to disagree and admit I did not know the FA was paying his rent. As an addict, you are right this just supported his habits of alcohol and gambling while allowing him to live in the fantasy world that he was still a success and wealthy because he lived in a "3 million pound" flat and could afford that lifestyle.

  • Score: 3

10:30pm Thu 21 Aug 14 scrumpyjack says…

Sir Beachy-Head wrote…

fizzy fert wrote…

Sir Beachy-Head wrote…

billy bumble wrote…

It's time for everyone to stop "helping him" - the only person who can help him now is himself
They've been trotting that line out since 1991. He's unfixable. Some people just are. Death will be a sweet release for him.
why don't you shut it headache and stiffen out and release yourself now tonight. make fert happy. go on I dare ya.
You should have finished with 'you know it is'

Only just twigged. Agree with you it is he. But I never had a problem with him anyway. At least he (unlike some of us at times) never took himself seriously and I quite like people who don't play the game.

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12:43am Fri 22 Aug 14 Redgolfer says…

Are you pleased with yourself Chris Foster, name in the paper and on 5live, what about giving Gazza some respect, he needs support not some t--t like you, making bucks out of him.

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1:00am Fri 22 Aug 14 ragj195 says…

Redgolfer wrote…

Are you pleased with yourself Chris Foster, name in the paper and on 5live, what about giving Gazza some respect, he needs support not some t--t like you, making bucks out of him.

Makes you wonder what state Gazza was in when he signed the form. Either way I doubt he expected the publicity and seeing his new manager giving interviews on TV within a few days. I hope Mr Foster has now got the attention he so clearly wanted. Maybe he'll look back at this week with some regret though I doubt it.

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2:35am Fri 22 Aug 14 HRH of Boscombe says…

alasdair1967 wrote…

A sensational comeback would be playing for a premiership team !!!

Too true but at least he has been world class. . They could've ended up with Fletch-Who?

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8:27am Fri 22 Aug 14 H2o-hara says…

Sorry to be a damper . Only I've just noticed he's been seen rolling out the front entrance to his flat totally bladdered . Complete with vodka bottle .

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9:05am Fri 22 Aug 14 frogs1998 says…

It does anger me when reporters refer to certain areas as less glamorous. There is nothing wrong with Somerford Rec even though it's Watermans Park and has been for 5-6 years.

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11:36am Fri 22 Aug 14 speedy231278 says…

speedy231278 wrote…

Surely he'd never pass a drugs/alcohol test?

Oh, and the next day he's carted off to hospital piddled out his tree. I guess that's two fingers up at all those muppets who downvoted the above comment!

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11:53am Fri 22 Aug 14 retry69 says…

retry69 wrote…

Lord Spring wrote…

retry69 came up with this a week or two back , by the way where is he to collect his accolade
We are always one step ahead of the Echo aren't we lol Good luck to him hope to shake his hand when he comes up against retry69 junior later in the season :)

Perhaps not :(

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12:31pm Fri 22 Aug 14 Lord Spring says…

Sir Beachy-Head wrote…

scrumpyjack wrote…

Sir Beachy-Head wrote…

billy bumble wrote…

It's time for everyone to stop "helping him" - the only person who can help him now is himself
They've been trotting that line out since 1991. He's unfixable. Some people just are. Death will be a sweet release for him.
Not sure if this is 'the truth hurts' or whether there is always hope. Personally I think there is always hope. Leopards never change their spots but there is always a chance they can learn to handle them. From what I see of this man it is all down to him but I can not see the one thing that will bring him round - that is: something to lose. Alcoholics wallow in self pity (alcohol is a depressant) and it is a self fulfilling prophesy unless there is something they can care about more than the drink. He has a daughter and this is not enough. Why? Does he feel he has already lost her? I feel sorry for him and just wish he could find something he cares enough about to stop. Until he does he never will because there isn't enough incentive. We already have seen with the other famous and hugely popular footballer George. Sorry for being all serious, .
If the FA stopped paying his rent, which they have done for years, it might focus what's left of his brain on self survival.

Is it not his pension I think Professional Footballers are entitled to a pension at 35 which they would have contributed to.

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