Harry Redknapp offers Gazza chance to work at QPR after ex-England star collapses outside Poole home

Ex-England star Gazza in hospital after collapsing outside Poole home

Ex-England star Gazza in hospital after collapsing outside Poole home

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Harry Redknapp has offered an open invitation to Paul Gascoigne to help out with coaching his young players at QPR as he voiced his concern for the former England midfielder's health.

The ex-England player has a long history of problems with alcohol, and yesterday the 47-year-old is said to have been taken away by emergency services after reportedly being found slumped outside his Sandbanks home.

He is reportedly being treated at Poole Hospital.

Pictures published today show Gascoigne looking gaunt and almost unrecognisable from his footballing glory days.

Redknapp,  who now lives in close proximity to Gascoigne, who revealed he would jump at the chance to give him a way back into the game.

''He is a great lad and it is just sad to see how he is looking at the moment,'' the Rangers boss said.

 'I saw him about a month ago and I said 'I will pick you up in the mornings Gazza, come training with me. Do a little bit of work with the kids.'

''I would love it if he would do that, if he wants to do it I would pick him up every morning at 5:45am at the end of his road and bring him in.

''He could go and do some coaching with the kids, I would love it if he would do that, that is an open invitation to him.''

 Redknapp believes Gascoigne needs to make an attempt to look after himself.

''I see Gazza around and I love Gazza, he has got a heart of gold,'' added Redknapp.

 ''He has probably given his last penny away but that is just how he is. Everyone has tried to help him but the only person who can help him now is himself - everyone has tried.''

The daughter of troubled former football star has thanked well-wishers after Twitter users sent messages of sympathy and support to his model and reality star daughter Bianca, which she retweeted.

The 27-year-old wrote: ''Thank you for your kind words.''

It is thought that he is being evicted from the flat in the affluent area of Poole.

South Western Ambulance Service has confirmed that paramedics were sent to deal with a patient in the area yesterday afternoon.

It is understood paramedics were called by neighbours, worried for his health.

He was escorted to the ambulance by police officers.

Gascoigne's agent declined to comment.

Yesterday the Daily Echo broke the news that Gazza had signed for a Bournemouth Sunday League team.

He was due to turn out for division four outfit Abbey after being persuaded to sign for the team by manager Chris Foster.

In a TV documentary shown last September, the star described the pain of fearing he might start drinking again, despite knowing it could kill him.

The ITV show Being Paul Gascoigne revealed he was addicted to sweets and spent £1,000 a year on anti-wrinkle jabs to counteract the ravages of drinking.

The star of the Italia 90 World Cup, whose teams included Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Lazio, Rangers, Everton and Middlesbrough, spoke about overhearing doctors say he might die when he was being treated in the US.

Friends from sport and showbusiness clubbed together last year to pay for his treatment.

He said: ''I just remember one bit after the third day of being in hospital when he (the doctor) said 'I don't think this guy is going to make it' and I sort of put my head up a little bit and I was like, tubes in my arms and an oxygen tank injecting round my heart and lungs and that.

''I just come forward and I went 'I don't want to die, I need to water the plants' and that was it and then I woke up two weeks later.''

He added: ''With me now, if I did have a drink and relapse, it's like becoming tipsy and merry is OK for a couple of days but like the next mouthful I'm so down, I'm so depressed, I cry. I do all that because I know inside I'm hurting myself again. I know where I'm heading - a wooden box. Or I'm back in treatment or hospital. Or getting sectioned.''

Gascoigne said he had been ''lucky twice'' after almost dying from drink, saying: ''I hope I don't die through it.

''Because I won't get any sympathy... because, well, 'he was warned'. At least I know if I did pass away through it I wouldn't be in this pain all the time."

His mentor Sir Bobby Robson famously dubbed him ''daft as a brush''.

 

 

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9:23pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Sir Beachy-Head says...

Where did you get the news echo ? By plagiarising the Daily Mirror ?
Where did you get the news echo ? By plagiarising the Daily Mirror ? Sir Beachy-Head
  • Score: 9

9:42pm Thu 21 Aug 14

twynham says...

More likely the Mail.
More likely the Mail. twynham
  • Score: 0

9:46pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Minty Fresh says...

When is he making his debut for that Sunday side again?
When is he making his debut for that Sunday side again? Minty Fresh
  • Score: 5

9:54pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Sir Beachy-Head says...

twynham wrote:
More likely the Mail.
No, the mirror. See the other gazza thread. Somebody posted a mirror link there and some twonk at echo hq has just read it and copied it here with no sources quoted. Lazy journalism at its best. How does a London based paper break the story whilst 3 miles from Sandbanks the echo know nothing about it till they read a comment in their own comment section and panic !!

Useless is too kind a word.
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: More likely the Mail.[/p][/quote]No, the mirror. See the other gazza thread. Somebody posted a mirror link there and some twonk at echo hq has just read it and copied it here with no sources quoted. Lazy journalism at its best. How does a London based paper break the story whilst 3 miles from Sandbanks the echo know nothing about it till they read a comment in their own comment section and panic !! Useless is too kind a word. Sir Beachy-Head
  • Score: 51

9:56pm Thu 21 Aug 14

rockstar03 says...

Class A knob
Class A knob rockstar03
  • Score: 12

10:03pm Thu 21 Aug 14

chunk_vanman says...

BREAKING NEWS: Gazza on loan from Abbey FC to The Priory for the rest of the season
BREAKING NEWS: Gazza on loan from Abbey FC to The Priory for the rest of the season chunk_vanman
  • Score: 47

10:11pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Huey says...

I never knew he was a drinker! I am shocked and outraged. He kept that quiet didn't he?
I never knew he was a drinker! I am shocked and outraged. He kept that quiet didn't he? Huey
  • Score: -23

10:12pm Thu 21 Aug 14

rockstar03 says...

Give me minus scores all day long, fact is the bloke may of been a good footballer over 20 years ago but he's a nobody now. Only people that seem to hold a rather sad fascination with him actually care what hes doing.
He's had ample opportunities to sort his sad little life out most recently in America at the expense of other people who foolishly thought he'd change his ways.
On top of all of that he beat his wife up
Give me minus scores all day long, fact is the bloke may of been a good footballer over 20 years ago but he's a nobody now. Only people that seem to hold a rather sad fascination with him actually care what hes doing. He's had ample opportunities to sort his sad little life out most recently in America at the expense of other people who foolishly thought he'd change his ways. On top of all of that he beat his wife up rockstar03
  • Score: 109

10:15pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Chief-Wiggum says...

Just shows the echo make things up as they go along and when they run out of things they scrape other papers content! What Sunday team had he signed for or can't you remember?!
Just shows the echo make things up as they go along and when they run out of things they scrape other papers content! What Sunday team had he signed for or can't you remember?! Chief-Wiggum
  • Score: 10

10:16pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Marty Caine says...

There certainly are a lot of heartless people in this world, he has a problem and he needs help not laughing at or criticizing. This could all be part and parcel of his previous celebrity status that has actually taken plenty of people before their time. I certainly hope he gets the help he so desperately needs and I hope none of you have to go through the same in your lifetime.
There certainly are a lot of heartless people in this world, he has a problem and he needs help not laughing at or criticizing. This could all be part and parcel of his previous celebrity status that has actually taken plenty of people before their time. I certainly hope he gets the help he so desperately needs and I hope none of you have to go through the same in your lifetime. Marty Caine
  • Score: 91

10:17pm Thu 21 Aug 14

sprintervanman says...

Let the man destroy himself in Peace..Leave him alone and let him get on with it.Enough chances and enough money to right the wrongs.You cant help someone who wont help themselves.
Let the man destroy himself in Peace..Leave him alone and let him get on with it.Enough chances and enough money to right the wrongs.You cant help someone who wont help themselves. sprintervanman
  • Score: 55

10:17pm Thu 21 Aug 14

boby says...

could everybody stop being idiots, there was no chance of him playing football in some silly low class football team. that pathetic taxi driver had more chance of rolf harris playing. paul has to either decide weather he wants to decide he wants to take responsibilty for his life or not. we can all live in self pity. Paul has a family , and beside himself thats his responsibilty. he needs to look in the mirror, and man up. We would all like to be victims, but he needs to be a man.Thats his problem self pity
could everybody stop being idiots, there was no chance of him playing football in some silly low class football team. that pathetic taxi driver had more chance of rolf harris playing. paul has to either decide weather he wants to decide he wants to take responsibilty for his life or not. we can all live in self pity. Paul has a family , and beside himself thats his responsibilty. he needs to look in the mirror, and man up. We would all like to be victims, but he needs to be a man.Thats his problem self pity boby
  • Score: 41

10:21pm Thu 21 Aug 14

BIGTONE says...

He's got a liver bigger than my couch.

Georgie Best the 2nd
Or
Is that Geordie Best?
He's got a liver bigger than my couch. Georgie Best the 2nd Or Is that Geordie Best? BIGTONE
  • Score: -17

10:23pm Thu 21 Aug 14

rockstar03 says...

Marty Caine wrote:
There certainly are a lot of heartless people in this world, he has a problem and he needs help not laughing at or criticizing. This could all be part and parcel of his previous celebrity status that has actually taken plenty of people before their time. I certainly hope he gets the help he so desperately needs and I hope none of you have to go through the same in your lifetime.
He's had the help numerous times
Don't worry I'll never beat my wife up or get so out of my face day after day that I dont even know my own name
[quote][p][bold]Marty Caine[/bold] wrote: There certainly are a lot of heartless people in this world, he has a problem and he needs help not laughing at or criticizing. This could all be part and parcel of his previous celebrity status that has actually taken plenty of people before their time. I certainly hope he gets the help he so desperately needs and I hope none of you have to go through the same in your lifetime.[/p][/quote]He's had the help numerous times Don't worry I'll never beat my wife up or get so out of my face day after day that I dont even know my own name rockstar03
  • Score: 35

10:53pm Thu 21 Aug 14

seangal says...

It's quite sad for such a talent that had everything going for him.
Replicating George Best for certain, a devastating addiction that I can't see him coming out of or even surviving in the next couple of years.
It's quite sad for such a talent that had everything going for him. Replicating George Best for certain, a devastating addiction that I can't see him coming out of or even surviving in the next couple of years. seangal
  • Score: 25

11:04pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Lord Spring says...

Patient confidentiality completely destroyed .
Patient confidentiality completely destroyed . Lord Spring
  • Score: 15

11:09pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Old Colonial says...

rockstar03 wrote:
Class A knob
Who? The Echo 'journalist'?
[quote][p][bold]rockstar03[/bold] wrote: Class A knob[/p][/quote]Who? The Echo 'journalist'? Old Colonial
  • Score: 9

11:20pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Jo__Go says...

Please Echo find a picture that is slightly more up-to-date. The guy now looks utterly wasted, and nothing like the rosy-cheeked chappie in your photo. You owe it to your readership to show the true effects of alcohol addiction.
Please Echo find a picture that is slightly more up-to-date. The guy now looks utterly wasted, and nothing like the rosy-cheeked chappie in your photo. You owe it to your readership to show the true effects of alcohol addiction. Jo__Go
  • Score: 57

11:41pm Thu 21 Aug 14

DansAFCB says...

Marty Caine wrote:
There certainly are a lot of heartless people in this world, he has a problem and he needs help not laughing at or criticizing. This could all be part and parcel of his previous celebrity status that has actually taken plenty of people before their time. I certainly hope he gets the help he so desperately needs and I hope none of you have to go through the same in your lifetime.
The trouble is no one can see blood and bandages etc so can't comprehend that someone can be ill without that.
Alcoholism is an illness and it can't be seen like a cut or a broken bone maybe people should remember that.
Gazza is ill show some respect people to him and his family. The papers should remember that too!
I totally agree with you Marty.
[quote][p][bold]Marty Caine[/bold] wrote: There certainly are a lot of heartless people in this world, he has a problem and he needs help not laughing at or criticizing. This could all be part and parcel of his previous celebrity status that has actually taken plenty of people before their time. I certainly hope he gets the help he so desperately needs and I hope none of you have to go through the same in your lifetime.[/p][/quote]The trouble is no one can see blood and bandages etc so can't comprehend that someone can be ill without that. Alcoholism is an illness and it can't be seen like a cut or a broken bone maybe people should remember that. Gazza is ill show some respect people to him and his family. The papers should remember that too! I totally agree with you Marty. DansAFCB
  • Score: 49

12:51am Fri 22 Aug 14

rozmister says...

rockstar03 wrote:
Marty Caine wrote:
There certainly are a lot of heartless people in this world, he has a problem and he needs help not laughing at or criticizing. This could all be part and parcel of his previous celebrity status that has actually taken plenty of people before their time. I certainly hope he gets the help he so desperately needs and I hope none of you have to go through the same in your lifetime.
He's had the help numerous times
Don't worry I'll never beat my wife up or get so out of my face day after day that I dont even know my own name
You're very lucky not to be an alcoholic then. Giving someone opportunities doesn't stop them being an addict, do you think this is the live he would have chosen for himself? There but for the grace of god go I, I know that's an old fashioned phrase now but you'd do well to bear it in mind.
[quote][p][bold]rockstar03[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Marty Caine[/bold] wrote: There certainly are a lot of heartless people in this world, he has a problem and he needs help not laughing at or criticizing. This could all be part and parcel of his previous celebrity status that has actually taken plenty of people before their time. I certainly hope he gets the help he so desperately needs and I hope none of you have to go through the same in your lifetime.[/p][/quote]He's had the help numerous times Don't worry I'll never beat my wife up or get so out of my face day after day that I dont even know my own name[/p][/quote]You're very lucky not to be an alcoholic then. Giving someone opportunities doesn't stop them being an addict, do you think this is the live he would have chosen for himself? There but for the grace of god go I, I know that's an old fashioned phrase now but you'd do well to bear it in mind. rozmister
  • Score: 32

12:57am Fri 22 Aug 14

Yankee1 says...

Gazza is the poster boy for Sandbanks. Exactly the sort it attracts. A has-been football 'star' from Gateshead. Surely, Easington has a fine coast?

No one of substance or knowledge would want to live in an overpriced sandspit that is a rat race to the chain ferry called 'Sandbanks'. And the roads are the worst maintained in Poole.

It is the newly minted rich's idea of Miami Beach meets Jersey Shore. With dubious weather and really not first class restaurants.
Gazza is the poster boy for Sandbanks. Exactly the sort it attracts. A has-been football 'star' from Gateshead. Surely, Easington has a fine coast? No one of substance or knowledge would want to live in an overpriced sandspit that is a rat race to the chain ferry called 'Sandbanks'. And the roads are the worst maintained in Poole. It is the newly minted rich's idea of Miami Beach meets Jersey Shore. With dubious weather and really not first class restaurants. Yankee1
  • Score: 15

1:48am Fri 22 Aug 14

manjon says...

rockstar03 wrote:
Give me minus scores all day long, fact is the bloke may of been a good footballer over 20 years ago but he's a nobody now. Only people that seem to hold a rather sad fascination with him actually care what hes doing.
He's had ample opportunities to sort his sad little life out most recently in America at the expense of other people who foolishly thought he'd change his ways.
On top of all of that he beat his wife up
He might be a nobody now, but he was a somebody, what was you a somebody for, being jealous, I hope you never have an illness that takes away your self respect, and if you do I hope you have friends who are willing to get you back to normality no matter what the cost, good luck Paul, keep fighting, you was are greatest footballer.
[quote][p][bold]rockstar03[/bold] wrote: Give me minus scores all day long, fact is the bloke may of been a good footballer over 20 years ago but he's a nobody now. Only people that seem to hold a rather sad fascination with him actually care what hes doing. He's had ample opportunities to sort his sad little life out most recently in America at the expense of other people who foolishly thought he'd change his ways. On top of all of that he beat his wife up[/p][/quote]He might be a nobody now, but he was a somebody, what was you a somebody for, being jealous, I hope you never have an illness that takes away your self respect, and if you do I hope you have friends who are willing to get you back to normality no matter what the cost, good luck Paul, keep fighting, you was are greatest footballer. manjon
  • Score: 21

1:59am Fri 22 Aug 14

tonyRob says...

Chief-Wiggum wrote:
Just shows the echo make things up as they go along and when they run out of things they scrape other papers content! What Sunday team had he signed for or can't you remember?!
It was Avon FC from the Avon club
[quote][p][bold]Chief-Wiggum[/bold] wrote: Just shows the echo make things up as they go along and when they run out of things they scrape other papers content! What Sunday team had he signed for or can't you remember?![/p][/quote]It was Avon FC from the Avon club tonyRob
  • Score: -9

2:02am Fri 22 Aug 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

Minty Fresh wrote:
When is he making his debut for that Sunday side again?
Lol can you imagine a Sunday or any day this moron gets out of bed before 12 without a hangover?
.
Frankly I couldn't care less about him or any other pre-madonna footballer. They have or have had the best chances of living a dream.
.
If they've ruined it through greed I really don't care about them. Help somebody who hasn't had a chance for a change and forget this dinosaur...
[quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: When is he making his debut for that Sunday side again?[/p][/quote]Lol can you imagine a Sunday or any day this moron gets out of bed before 12 without a hangover? . Frankly I couldn't care less about him or any other pre-madonna footballer. They have or have had the best chances of living a dream. . If they've ruined it through greed I really don't care about them. Help somebody who hasn't had a chance for a change and forget this dinosaur... HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: -9

2:03am Fri 22 Aug 14

Miss not so subtle says...

boby wrote:
could everybody stop being idiots, there was no chance of him playing football in some silly low class football team. that pathetic taxi driver had more chance of rolf harris playing. paul has to either decide weather he wants to decide he wants to take responsibilty for his life or not. we can all live in self pity. Paul has a family , and beside himself thats his responsibilty. he needs to look in the mirror, and man up. We would all like to be victims, but he needs to be a man.Thats his problem self pity
Alcoholism is tragic, pernicious and more often than not, fatal. Believing that Gazza has a better chance of giving up alcohol for life because he has been offered so much support and so many 'chances' is, sadly, naive. The probability that Gazza will die of alcoholism is the same for him as any other alcoholic.
The majority of rehabs rely on the Twelve Steps. Giving up alcohol is one thing, but trying to live a humble and spiritual life with your will turned over to God, is obviously an entirely different thing.
Maybe it would be an idea to try another approach since the one he has tried and tried clearly doesn't work for him and hasn't been developed since the 1930's.
The belief that alcoholism is a disease is contentious, but if it is aknowledged as such it should be treated accordingly. This would mean far greater research to develop a more complex ,up to date understanding of the changes to the brian alcohol brings about.
No one with any other disease would accept prayer as the treatment , find it doesn't work and keep going back for more of the same treatment without ever asking what the alternatives were or another medic's opinion.
[quote][p][bold]boby[/bold] wrote: could everybody stop being idiots, there was no chance of him playing football in some silly low class football team. that pathetic taxi driver had more chance of rolf harris playing. paul has to either decide weather he wants to decide he wants to take responsibilty for his life or not. we can all live in self pity. Paul has a family , and beside himself thats his responsibilty. he needs to look in the mirror, and man up. We would all like to be victims, but he needs to be a man.Thats his problem self pity[/p][/quote]Alcoholism is tragic, pernicious and more often than not, fatal. Believing that Gazza has a better chance of giving up alcohol for life because he has been offered so much support and so many 'chances' is, sadly, naive. The probability that Gazza will die of alcoholism is the same for him as any other alcoholic. The majority of rehabs rely on the Twelve Steps. Giving up alcohol is one thing, but trying to live a humble and spiritual life with your will turned over to God, is obviously an entirely different thing. Maybe it would be an idea to try another approach since the one he has tried and tried clearly doesn't work for him and hasn't been developed since the 1930's. The belief that alcoholism is a disease is contentious, but if it is aknowledged as such it should be treated accordingly. This would mean far greater research to develop a more complex ,up to date understanding of the changes to the brian alcohol brings about. No one with any other disease would accept prayer as the treatment , find it doesn't work and keep going back for more of the same treatment without ever asking what the alternatives were or another medic's opinion. Miss not so subtle
  • Score: 30

2:04am Fri 22 Aug 14

ASM says...

At least the bloke is sensible enough not to drive a car, hence the story about the sunday league team came from a taxi driver.
It's sad, people who have met him all say what a really nice bloke he is, he's friendly and will talk about football to anyone.
The bloke has a problem and the help he gets doesn't work. Does hypnosis work?
At least the bloke is sensible enough not to drive a car, hence the story about the sunday league team came from a taxi driver. It's sad, people who have met him all say what a really nice bloke he is, he's friendly and will talk about football to anyone. The bloke has a problem and the help he gets doesn't work. Does hypnosis work? ASM
  • Score: 28

2:14am Fri 22 Aug 14

Miss not so subtle says...

boby wrote:
could everybody stop being idiots, there was no chance of him playing football in some silly low class football team. that pathetic taxi driver had more chance of rolf harris playing. paul has to either decide weather he wants to decide he wants to take responsibilty for his life or not. we can all live in self pity. Paul has a family , and beside himself thats his responsibilty. he needs to look in the mirror, and man up. We would all like to be victims, but he needs to be a man.Thats his problem self pity
Alcoholism is tragic, pernicious and more often than not, fatal. Believing that Gazza has a better chance of giving up alcohol for life because he has been offered so much support and so many 'chances' is, sadly, naive. The probability that Gazza will die of alcoholism is the same for him as any other alcoholic.
The majority of rehabs rely on the Twelve Steps. Giving up alcohol is one thing, but trying to live a humble and spiritual life with your will turned over to God, is obviously an entirely different thing.
Maybe it would be an idea to try another approach since the one he has tried and tried clearly doesn't work for him and hasn't been developed since the 1930's.
The belief that alcoholism is a disease is contentious, but if it is aknowledged as such it should be treated accordingly. This would mean far greater research to develop a more complex ,up to date understanding of the changes to the brian alcohol brings about.
No one with any other disease would accept prayer as the treatment , find it doesn't work and keep going back for more of the same treatment without ever asking what the alternatives were or another medic's opinion.
[quote][p][bold]boby[/bold] wrote: could everybody stop being idiots, there was no chance of him playing football in some silly low class football team. that pathetic taxi driver had more chance of rolf harris playing. paul has to either decide weather he wants to decide he wants to take responsibilty for his life or not. we can all live in self pity. Paul has a family , and beside himself thats his responsibilty. he needs to look in the mirror, and man up. We would all like to be victims, but he needs to be a man.Thats his problem self pity[/p][/quote]Alcoholism is tragic, pernicious and more often than not, fatal. Believing that Gazza has a better chance of giving up alcohol for life because he has been offered so much support and so many 'chances' is, sadly, naive. The probability that Gazza will die of alcoholism is the same for him as any other alcoholic. The majority of rehabs rely on the Twelve Steps. Giving up alcohol is one thing, but trying to live a humble and spiritual life with your will turned over to God, is obviously an entirely different thing. Maybe it would be an idea to try another approach since the one he has tried and tried clearly doesn't work for him and hasn't been developed since the 1930's. The belief that alcoholism is a disease is contentious, but if it is aknowledged as such it should be treated accordingly. This would mean far greater research to develop a more complex ,up to date understanding of the changes to the brian alcohol brings about. No one with any other disease would accept prayer as the treatment , find it doesn't work and keep going back for more of the same treatment without ever asking what the alternatives were or another medic's opinion. Miss not so subtle
  • Score: -11

2:14am Fri 22 Aug 14

Miss not so subtle says...

boby wrote:
could everybody stop being idiots, there was no chance of him playing football in some silly low class football team. that pathetic taxi driver had more chance of rolf harris playing. paul has to either decide weather he wants to decide he wants to take responsibilty for his life or not. we can all live in self pity. Paul has a family , and beside himself thats his responsibilty. he needs to look in the mirror, and man up. We would all like to be victims, but he needs to be a man.Thats his problem self pity
Alcoholism is tragic, pernicious and more often than not, fatal. Believing that Gazza has a better chance of giving up alcohol for life because he has been offered so much support and so many 'chances' is, sadly, naive. The probability that Gazza will die of alcoholism is the same for him as any other alcoholic.
The majority of rehabs rely on the Twelve Steps. Giving up alcohol is one thing, but trying to live a humble and spiritual life with your will turned over to God, is obviously an entirely different thing.
Maybe it would be an idea to try another approach since the one he has tried and tried clearly doesn't work for him and hasn't been developed since the 1930's.
The belief that alcoholism is a disease is contentious, but if it is aknowledged as such it should be treated accordingly. This would mean far greater research to develop a more complex ,up to date understanding of the changes to the brian alcohol brings about.
No one with any other disease would accept prayer as the treatment , find it doesn't work and keep going back for more of the same treatment without ever asking what the alternatives were or another medic's opinion.
[quote][p][bold]boby[/bold] wrote: could everybody stop being idiots, there was no chance of him playing football in some silly low class football team. that pathetic taxi driver had more chance of rolf harris playing. paul has to either decide weather he wants to decide he wants to take responsibilty for his life or not. we can all live in self pity. Paul has a family , and beside himself thats his responsibilty. he needs to look in the mirror, and man up. We would all like to be victims, but he needs to be a man.Thats his problem self pity[/p][/quote]Alcoholism is tragic, pernicious and more often than not, fatal. Believing that Gazza has a better chance of giving up alcohol for life because he has been offered so much support and so many 'chances' is, sadly, naive. The probability that Gazza will die of alcoholism is the same for him as any other alcoholic. The majority of rehabs rely on the Twelve Steps. Giving up alcohol is one thing, but trying to live a humble and spiritual life with your will turned over to God, is obviously an entirely different thing. Maybe it would be an idea to try another approach since the one he has tried and tried clearly doesn't work for him and hasn't been developed since the 1930's. The belief that alcoholism is a disease is contentious, but if it is aknowledged as such it should be treated accordingly. This would mean far greater research to develop a more complex ,up to date understanding of the changes to the brian alcohol brings about. No one with any other disease would accept prayer as the treatment , find it doesn't work and keep going back for more of the same treatment without ever asking what the alternatives were or another medic's opinion. Miss not so subtle
  • Score: -16

6:54am Fri 22 Aug 14

retry69 says...

tonyRob wrote:
Chief-Wiggum wrote:
Just shows the echo make things up as they go along and when they run out of things they scrape other papers content! What Sunday team had he signed for or can't you remember?!
It was Avon FC from the Avon club
Uh No
[quote][p][bold]tonyRob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chief-Wiggum[/bold] wrote: Just shows the echo make things up as they go along and when they run out of things they scrape other papers content! What Sunday team had he signed for or can't you remember?![/p][/quote]It was Avon FC from the Avon club[/p][/quote]Uh No retry69
  • Score: 2

6:54am Fri 22 Aug 14

retry69 says...

tonyRob wrote:
Chief-Wiggum wrote:
Just shows the echo make things up as they go along and when they run out of things they scrape other papers content! What Sunday team had he signed for or can't you remember?!
It was Avon FC from the Avon club
Uh No
[quote][p][bold]tonyRob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chief-Wiggum[/bold] wrote: Just shows the echo make things up as they go along and when they run out of things they scrape other papers content! What Sunday team had he signed for or can't you remember?![/p][/quote]It was Avon FC from the Avon club[/p][/quote]Uh No retry69
  • Score: 0

6:54am Fri 22 Aug 14

retry69 says...

tonyRob wrote:
Chief-Wiggum wrote:
Just shows the echo make things up as they go along and when they run out of things they scrape other papers content! What Sunday team had he signed for or can't you remember?!
It was Avon FC from the Avon club
Uh No
[quote][p][bold]tonyRob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chief-Wiggum[/bold] wrote: Just shows the echo make things up as they go along and when they run out of things they scrape other papers content! What Sunday team had he signed for or can't you remember?![/p][/quote]It was Avon FC from the Avon club[/p][/quote]Uh No retry69
  • Score: -3

7:25am Fri 22 Aug 14

S,Bowes says...

Hope his new clubs physio is also a liver specialist
Hope his new clubs physio is also a liver specialist S,Bowes
  • Score: -8

7:59am Fri 22 Aug 14

DansAFCB says...

rozmister wrote:
rockstar03 wrote:
Marty Caine wrote:
There certainly are a lot of heartless people in this world, he has a problem and he needs help not laughing at or criticizing. This could all be part and parcel of his previous celebrity status that has actually taken plenty of people before their time. I certainly hope he gets the help he so desperately needs and I hope none of you have to go through the same in your lifetime.
He's had the help numerous times
Don't worry I'll never beat my wife up or get so out of my face day after day that I dont even know my own name
You're very lucky not to be an alcoholic then. Giving someone opportunities doesn't stop them being an addict, do you think this is the live he would have chosen for himself? There but for the grace of god go I, I know that's an old fashioned phrase now but you'd do well to bear it in mind.
Rockstar03 He has an illness, yes one you can't see! One that bandages and a paracetamol won't fix.
The guy needs support and will need it for the rest of his life. His illness won't be cured so it's only support that will help.

Perhaps you should learn what Alcoholism is before opening your trap.

As for all the other comments "he's a nobody" what tosh! He is a human being that has family and friends that care and love him, you'd all do well to remember that.

I would like to say that I hope none of you that are spurting this rubbish never suffer from this, but I would be lying. Perhaps you do need to have this illness or know someone that has it to understand exactly what it is and why it happens. Pure ignorance

Get well soon Gazza x
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rockstar03[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Marty Caine[/bold] wrote: There certainly are a lot of heartless people in this world, he has a problem and he needs help not laughing at or criticizing. This could all be part and parcel of his previous celebrity status that has actually taken plenty of people before their time. I certainly hope he gets the help he so desperately needs and I hope none of you have to go through the same in your lifetime.[/p][/quote]He's had the help numerous times Don't worry I'll never beat my wife up or get so out of my face day after day that I dont even know my own name[/p][/quote]You're very lucky not to be an alcoholic then. Giving someone opportunities doesn't stop them being an addict, do you think this is the live he would have chosen for himself? There but for the grace of god go I, I know that's an old fashioned phrase now but you'd do well to bear it in mind.[/p][/quote]Rockstar03 He has an illness, yes one you can't see! One that bandages and a paracetamol won't fix. The guy needs support and will need it for the rest of his life. His illness won't be cured so it's only support that will help. Perhaps you should learn what Alcoholism is before opening your trap. As for all the other comments "he's a nobody" what tosh! He is a human being that has family and friends that care and love him, you'd all do well to remember that. I would like to say that I hope none of you that are spurting this rubbish never suffer from this, but I would be lying. Perhaps you do need to have this illness or know someone that has it to understand exactly what it is and why it happens. Pure ignorance Get well soon Gazza x DansAFCB
  • Score: 40

8:10am Fri 22 Aug 14

TheDistrict says...

Gas going has had treatment for his problem for more years than he played football (if he wasn't crying). He is a has been, and it's time he was removed from the sports scene, and concentrate on his own health instead of relying on others.
Gas going has had treatment for his problem for more years than he played football (if he wasn't crying). He is a has been, and it's time he was removed from the sports scene, and concentrate on his own health instead of relying on others. TheDistrict
  • Score: -15

8:17am Fri 22 Aug 14

Ms daisy says...

I do hope someday that he can beat his demons and find peace in his life.
I do hope someday that he can beat his demons and find peace in his life. Ms daisy
  • Score: 26

8:23am Fri 22 Aug 14

LeGrove says...

Why the news article i'll never know. There's so many more people out there struggling with alcohol addiction and worse. Sort yourself out Gazza, if Kenny Sansom can do it, you bloody can.
Why the news article i'll never know. There's so many more people out there struggling with alcohol addiction and worse. Sort yourself out Gazza, if Kenny Sansom can do it, you bloody can. LeGrove
  • Score: -9

8:31am Fri 22 Aug 14

H2o-hara says...

I think we're going to see another George Best senario here .
I think we're going to see another George Best senario here . H2o-hara
  • Score: 0

8:42am Fri 22 Aug 14

nosuchluck54 says...

HRH of Boscombe wrote:
Minty Fresh wrote:
When is he making his debut for that Sunday side again?
Lol can you imagine a Sunday or any day this moron gets out of bed before 12 without a hangover?
.
Frankly I couldn't care less about him or any other pre-madonna footballer. They have or have had the best chances of living a dream.
.
If they've ruined it through greed I really don't care about them. Help somebody who hasn't had a chance for a change and forget this dinosaur...
You really need to get some sleep at nights,whatever you are doing before you post comments is not helping your mental stability,some may even say you are delusional.
[quote][p][bold]HRH of Boscombe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: When is he making his debut for that Sunday side again?[/p][/quote]Lol can you imagine a Sunday or any day this moron gets out of bed before 12 without a hangover? . Frankly I couldn't care less about him or any other pre-madonna footballer. They have or have had the best chances of living a dream. . If they've ruined it through greed I really don't care about them. Help somebody who hasn't had a chance for a change and forget this dinosaur...[/p][/quote]You really need to get some sleep at nights,whatever you are doing before you post comments is not helping your mental stability,some may even say you are delusional. nosuchluck54
  • Score: 4

8:52am Fri 22 Aug 14

AFCBScarl says...

rockstar03 wrote:
Class A knob
The only class A Nob around here is you let's hope you don't get hooked on something due to depression, it's people like you that should be taught common sense in life.

Take a minute to think if that was one of your family members that was going through that kind of thing bet they wouldn't be a class A nob then you would support them and get them help.

Gazes was and is a footballing legend ok so he is now an alcoholic but I have bumped into him 3 or 4 times around Bournemouth and he is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet.
Before you judge others put yourself in the shoes............... Give me a minus I don't care!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]rockstar03[/bold] wrote: Class A knob[/p][/quote]The only class A Nob around here is you let's hope you don't get hooked on something due to depression, it's people like you that should be taught common sense in life. Take a minute to think if that was one of your family members that was going through that kind of thing bet they wouldn't be a class A nob then you would support them and get them help. Gazes was and is a footballing legend ok so he is now an alcoholic but I have bumped into him 3 or 4 times around Bournemouth and he is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. Before you judge others put yourself in the shoes............... Give me a minus I don't care!!!!! AFCBScarl
  • Score: 25

8:56am Fri 22 Aug 14

scouserinbmth says...

Marty Caine wrote:
There certainly are a lot of heartless people in this world, he has a problem and he needs help not laughing at or criticizing. This could all be part and parcel of his previous celebrity status that has actually taken plenty of people before their time. I certainly hope he gets the help he so desperately needs and I hope none of you have to go through the same in your lifetime.
he has had lots of help in the past and he does not give a toss, he is a pathetic drunk, let him keep drinking cause he aint gonna stop
[quote][p][bold]Marty Caine[/bold] wrote: There certainly are a lot of heartless people in this world, he has a problem and he needs help not laughing at or criticizing. This could all be part and parcel of his previous celebrity status that has actually taken plenty of people before their time. I certainly hope he gets the help he so desperately needs and I hope none of you have to go through the same in your lifetime.[/p][/quote]he has had lots of help in the past and he does not give a toss, he is a pathetic drunk, let him keep drinking cause he aint gonna stop scouserinbmth
  • Score: -11

9:07am Fri 22 Aug 14

susi.m says...

He has had lots of help but he has to want to help himself - if he doesn't want to do this then unfortunately no-one can help him.
He has had lots of help but he has to want to help himself - if he doesn't want to do this then unfortunately no-one can help him. susi.m
  • Score: 8

9:21am Fri 22 Aug 14

Frank28 says...

There are photos of him in the national press today. That man looks seriously ill.
There are photos of him in the national press today. That man looks seriously ill. Frank28
  • Score: 11

9:24am Fri 22 Aug 14

JemBmth says...

twynham wrote:
More likely the Mail.
Yeah, loadsa things seem to be in those papers before they get in the Echo.
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: More likely the Mail.[/p][/quote]Yeah, loadsa things seem to be in those papers before they get in the Echo. JemBmth
  • Score: -3

9:28am Fri 22 Aug 14

shifty035 says...

rockstar03 wrote:
Give me minus scores all day long, fact is the bloke may of been a good footballer over 20 years ago but he's a nobody now. Only people that seem to hold a rather sad fascination with him actually care what hes doing.
He's had ample opportunities to sort his sad little life out most recently in America at the expense of other people who foolishly thought he'd change his ways.
On top of all of that he beat his wife up
i hope nobody in your family ever have a drink problem it can happen to anyone
[quote][p][bold]rockstar03[/bold] wrote: Give me minus scores all day long, fact is the bloke may of been a good footballer over 20 years ago but he's a nobody now. Only people that seem to hold a rather sad fascination with him actually care what hes doing. He's had ample opportunities to sort his sad little life out most recently in America at the expense of other people who foolishly thought he'd change his ways. On top of all of that he beat his wife up[/p][/quote]i hope nobody in your family ever have a drink problem it can happen to anyone shifty035
  • Score: 9

9:35am Fri 22 Aug 14

ryan_gazzan@hotmail.com says...

Bloke is a total waste of space and a drain on services more deserving by genuine people.
Bloke is a total waste of space and a drain on services more deserving by genuine people. ryan_gazzan@hotmail.com
  • Score: -13

9:43am Fri 22 Aug 14

Norman Stansfield says...

Marty Caine wrote:
There certainly are a lot of heartless people in this world, he has a problem and he needs help not laughing at or criticizing. This could all be part and parcel of his previous celebrity status that has actually taken plenty of people before their time. I certainly hope he gets the help he so desperately needs and I hope none of you have to go through the same in your lifetime.
It's a shame, but it's starting to look to me like it's too late for 'help'. In the papers today, I'm afraid he looks like Darth Vader from Return of the Jedi when Luke takes his mask off. Matter of time....
[quote][p][bold]Marty Caine[/bold] wrote: There certainly are a lot of heartless people in this world, he has a problem and he needs help not laughing at or criticizing. This could all be part and parcel of his previous celebrity status that has actually taken plenty of people before their time. I certainly hope he gets the help he so desperately needs and I hope none of you have to go through the same in your lifetime.[/p][/quote]It's a shame, but it's starting to look to me like it's too late for 'help'. In the papers today, I'm afraid he looks like Darth Vader from Return of the Jedi when Luke takes his mask off. Matter of time.... Norman Stansfield
  • Score: -8

9:44am Fri 22 Aug 14

whataboutthat says...

Jo__Go wrote:
Please Echo find a picture that is slightly more up-to-date. The guy now looks utterly wasted, and nothing like the rosy-cheeked chappie in your photo. You owe it to your readership to show the true effects of alcohol addiction.
Echo spend money on a pic? Whoa - steady...
[quote][p][bold]Jo__Go[/bold] wrote: Please Echo find a picture that is slightly more up-to-date. The guy now looks utterly wasted, and nothing like the rosy-cheeked chappie in your photo. You owe it to your readership to show the true effects of alcohol addiction.[/p][/quote]Echo spend money on a pic? Whoa - steady... whataboutthat
  • Score: -6

9:52am Fri 22 Aug 14

Sir Beachy-Head says...

HRH of Boscombe wrote:
Minty Fresh wrote:
When is he making his debut for that Sunday side again?
Lol can you imagine a Sunday or any day this moron gets out of bed before 12 without a hangover?
.
Frankly I couldn't care less about him or any other pre-madonna footballer. They have or have had the best chances of living a dream.
.
If they've ruined it through greed I really don't care about them. Help somebody who hasn't had a chance for a change and forget this dinosaur...
Did you mean Prima Donna ?

Or were you referring to an era before 'like a virgin' was released ? :-)
[quote][p][bold]HRH of Boscombe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: When is he making his debut for that Sunday side again?[/p][/quote]Lol can you imagine a Sunday or any day this moron gets out of bed before 12 without a hangover? . Frankly I couldn't care less about him or any other pre-madonna footballer. They have or have had the best chances of living a dream. . If they've ruined it through greed I really don't care about them. Help somebody who hasn't had a chance for a change and forget this dinosaur...[/p][/quote]Did you mean Prima Donna ? Or were you referring to an era before 'like a virgin' was released ? :-) Sir Beachy-Head
  • Score: 19

10:10am Fri 22 Aug 14

Wackerone says...

Another waste of space taking up the valuable time of our paramedics and ambulances as well as taking up valuable time in the Emergency Department that genuine patients with serious injuries require. Fed up with reading about these alcoholics and drug abusers.
Another waste of space taking up the valuable time of our paramedics and ambulances as well as taking up valuable time in the Emergency Department that genuine patients with serious injuries require. Fed up with reading about these alcoholics and drug abusers. Wackerone
  • Score: -9

10:39am Fri 22 Aug 14

High Treason says...

Marty Caine wrote:
There certainly are a lot of heartless people in this world, he has a problem and he needs help not laughing at or criticizing. This could all be part and parcel of his previous celebrity status that has actually taken plenty of people before their time. I certainly hope he gets the help he so desperately needs and I hope none of you have to go through the same in your lifetime.
No one can help him. It has to be his choice and in time he will end up in intensive care because his body has given up and doctors can only watch him die. In reality the NHS is pouring vast amounts of money into the likes of him, knowing it is all in vain.
[quote][p][bold]Marty Caine[/bold] wrote: There certainly are a lot of heartless people in this world, he has a problem and he needs help not laughing at or criticizing. This could all be part and parcel of his previous celebrity status that has actually taken plenty of people before their time. I certainly hope he gets the help he so desperately needs and I hope none of you have to go through the same in your lifetime.[/p][/quote]No one can help him. It has to be his choice and in time he will end up in intensive care because his body has given up and doctors can only watch him die. In reality the NHS is pouring vast amounts of money into the likes of him, knowing it is all in vain. High Treason
  • Score: 6

10:41am Fri 22 Aug 14

Carolyn43 says...

Problem with many of the posters on here is that if your illness/disability isn't visible then you aren't ill/disabled.

You don't have to have visible signs to be extremely ill and alcoholism (along with other addictions) is an illness as difficult to treat as many of the diseases which manifest themselves physically. The difference is it's a disease of the brain, not of the body.

I feel very sorry for him. He knows he's likely to die from his disease, but treatment is just as difficult as some of the physical illnesses and not all of those can be cured. Problem is many blame the person when they have a mental illness, by don't if it's a physical one.

Compassion is very thin on the ground. I wish him peace.
Problem with many of the posters on here is that if your illness/disability isn't visible then you aren't ill/disabled. You don't have to have visible signs to be extremely ill and alcoholism (along with other addictions) is an illness as difficult to treat as many of the diseases which manifest themselves physically. The difference is it's a disease of the brain, not of the body. I feel very sorry for him. He knows he's likely to die from his disease, but treatment is just as difficult as some of the physical illnesses and not all of those can be cured. Problem is many blame the person when they have a mental illness, by don't if it's a physical one. Compassion is very thin on the ground. I wish him peace. Carolyn43
  • Score: 20

10:44am Fri 22 Aug 14

Glashen says...

On one hand we have the legendary image of George Best surrounded by casino winnings champagne and the then current Miss World, being asked " Mr Best where did it all go wrong" on the other we have the sad reality of the debris left behind by alcoholism. Paul Gascoigne when sober is apparently a good bloke, not surprising we find the story interesting, for him the price of fame and success is apparently his alchoholic self destruction, that is sad.
On one hand we have the legendary image of George Best surrounded by casino winnings champagne and the then current Miss World, being asked " Mr Best where did it all go wrong" on the other we have the sad reality of the debris left behind by alcoholism. Paul Gascoigne when sober is apparently a good bloke, not surprising we find the story interesting, for him the price of fame and success is apparently his alchoholic self destruction, that is sad. Glashen
  • Score: 9

10:44am Fri 22 Aug 14

muscliffman says...

Oh dear, after giving Paul some well supported credit (yesterday's article) for apparently finally winning his battles, I rather fear I may now have to 'eat my hat'.

If this really is what people are all thinking his body is going to give up - and very soon.
Oh dear, after giving Paul some well supported credit (yesterday's article) for apparently finally winning his battles, I rather fear I may now have to 'eat my hat'. If this really is what people are all thinking his body is going to give up - and very soon. muscliffman
  • Score: 6

10:45am Fri 22 Aug 14

BarrHumbug says...

How very sad, where are all the hanger-on's now, the Jimmy "Five Bellies" that helped spend his wealth during the glory days of his career and drank with him?

He is a victim of a time in his sport when suddenly vast sums of money started to be paid to these young adults often from very modest backgrounds but were given no support or guidance on how to handle it, there are many from his era of the game who suffered with drink/drug and gambling problems, many of them had the mental strength and support to beat it but i'm not sure he will? There was also no guidance on what to do after football or securing your future during your career for when your playing days were over. I think that has changed now but it was all too late for the likes of Gazza :(
How very sad, where are all the hanger-on's now, the Jimmy "Five Bellies" that helped spend his wealth during the glory days of his career and drank with him? He is a victim of a time in his sport when suddenly vast sums of money started to be paid to these young adults often from very modest backgrounds but were given no support or guidance on how to handle it, there are many from his era of the game who suffered with drink/drug and gambling problems, many of them had the mental strength and support to beat it but i'm not sure he will? There was also no guidance on what to do after football or securing your future during your career for when your playing days were over. I think that has changed now but it was all too late for the likes of Gazza :( BarrHumbug
  • Score: 20

10:57am Fri 22 Aug 14

retry69 says...

HRH of Boscombe wrote:
Minty Fresh wrote:
When is he making his debut for that Sunday side again?
Lol can you imagine a Sunday or any day this moron gets out of bed before 12 without a hangover?
.
Frankly I couldn't care less about him or any other pre-madonna footballer. They have or have had the best chances of living a dream.
.
If they've ruined it through greed I really don't care about them. Help somebody who hasn't had a chance for a change and forget this dinosaur...
Lmfao there is no fecking hope 😬
[quote][p][bold]HRH of Boscombe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: When is he making his debut for that Sunday side again?[/p][/quote]Lol can you imagine a Sunday or any day this moron gets out of bed before 12 without a hangover? . Frankly I couldn't care less about him or any other pre-madonna footballer. They have or have had the best chances of living a dream. . If they've ruined it through greed I really don't care about them. Help somebody who hasn't had a chance for a change and forget this dinosaur...[/p][/quote]Lmfao there is no fecking hope 😬 retry69
  • Score: -3

10:58am Fri 22 Aug 14

mrpickles69 says...

Sir Beachy-Head wrote:
HRH of Boscombe wrote:
Minty Fresh wrote:
When is he making his debut for that Sunday side again?
Lol can you imagine a Sunday or any day this moron gets out of bed before 12 without a hangover?
.
Frankly I couldn't care less about him or any other pre-madonna footballer. They have or have had the best chances of living a dream.
.
If they've ruined it through greed I really don't care about them. Help somebody who hasn't had a chance for a change and forget this dinosaur...
Did you mean Prima Donna ?

Or were you referring to an era before 'like a virgin' was released ? :-)
Did you mean Prima Donna ? Or were you referring to an era before 'like a virgin' was released ? :-) sorry, but that really made me laugh! brilliant!
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy-Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HRH of Boscombe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: When is he making his debut for that Sunday side again?[/p][/quote]Lol can you imagine a Sunday or any day this moron gets out of bed before 12 without a hangover? . Frankly I couldn't care less about him or any other pre-madonna footballer. They have or have had the best chances of living a dream. . If they've ruined it through greed I really don't care about them. Help somebody who hasn't had a chance for a change and forget this dinosaur...[/p][/quote]Did you mean Prima Donna ? Or were you referring to an era before 'like a virgin' was released ? :-)[/p][/quote]Did you mean Prima Donna ? Or were you referring to an era before 'like a virgin' was released ? :-) sorry, but that really made me laugh! brilliant! mrpickles69
  • Score: 3

11:13am Fri 22 Aug 14

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes says...

One of ENGLAND's greatest ever athletic talents, have some **** RESPECT!!
One of ENGLAND's greatest ever athletic talents, have some **** RESPECT!! Bournesouthmouth Downpokes
  • Score: -1

11:15am Fri 22 Aug 14

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes says...

^dam n I said dam n
^dam n I said dam n Bournesouthmouth Downpokes
  • Score: 4

11:16am Fri 22 Aug 14

retry69 says...

mrpickles69 wrote:
Sir Beachy-Head wrote:
HRH of Boscombe wrote:
Minty Fresh wrote:
When is he making his debut for that Sunday side again?
Lol can you imagine a Sunday or any day this moron gets out of bed before 12 without a hangover?
.
Frankly I couldn't care less about him or any other pre-madonna footballer. They have or have had the best chances of living a dream.
.
If they've ruined it through greed I really don't care about them. Help somebody who hasn't had a chance for a change and forget this dinosaur...
Did you mean Prima Donna ?

Or were you referring to an era before 'like a virgin' was released ? :-)
Did you mean Prima Donna ? Or were you referring to an era before 'like a virgin' was released ? :-) sorry, but that really made me laugh! brilliant!
Yes I must agree brilliant post and we seem to be seeing another side of Sir Beachy-Head which is very much appreciated.
[quote][p][bold]mrpickles69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy-Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HRH of Boscombe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: When is he making his debut for that Sunday side again?[/p][/quote]Lol can you imagine a Sunday or any day this moron gets out of bed before 12 without a hangover? . Frankly I couldn't care less about him or any other pre-madonna footballer. They have or have had the best chances of living a dream. . If they've ruined it through greed I really don't care about them. Help somebody who hasn't had a chance for a change and forget this dinosaur...[/p][/quote]Did you mean Prima Donna ? Or were you referring to an era before 'like a virgin' was released ? :-)[/p][/quote]Did you mean Prima Donna ? Or were you referring to an era before 'like a virgin' was released ? :-) sorry, but that really made me laugh! brilliant![/p][/quote]Yes I must agree brilliant post and we seem to be seeing another side of Sir Beachy-Head which is very much appreciated. retry69
  • Score: 7

11:19am Fri 22 Aug 14

Marty Caine says...

High Treason wrote:
Marty Caine wrote:
There certainly are a lot of heartless people in this world, he has a problem and he needs help not laughing at or criticizing. This could all be part and parcel of his previous celebrity status that has actually taken plenty of people before their time. I certainly hope he gets the help he so desperately needs and I hope none of you have to go through the same in your lifetime.
No one can help him. It has to be his choice and in time he will end up in intensive care because his body has given up and doctors can only watch him die. In reality the NHS is pouring vast amounts of money into the likes of him, knowing it is all in vain.
Well lets just hope that no one you do care about ever becomes an alcoholic. It does happen to be an illness but not one that you feel anyone should bother themselves with.
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Marty Caine[/bold] wrote: There certainly are a lot of heartless people in this world, he has a problem and he needs help not laughing at or criticizing. This could all be part and parcel of his previous celebrity status that has actually taken plenty of people before their time. I certainly hope he gets the help he so desperately needs and I hope none of you have to go through the same in your lifetime.[/p][/quote]No one can help him. It has to be his choice and in time he will end up in intensive care because his body has given up and doctors can only watch him die. In reality the NHS is pouring vast amounts of money into the likes of him, knowing it is all in vain.[/p][/quote]Well lets just hope that no one you do care about ever becomes an alcoholic. It does happen to be an illness but not one that you feel anyone should bother themselves with. Marty Caine
  • Score: 3

11:21am Fri 22 Aug 14

LornaBournemouth says...

Misleading headlines! I think you will find that he was not "collapsed"
Misleading headlines! I think you will find that he was not "collapsed" LornaBournemouth
  • Score: -3

11:32am Fri 22 Aug 14

Wally Bazoom says...

Wow, he really did go and celebrate the news of his signing to Abbey FC in style - that football team really must be going places... like Wetherspoons
Wow, he really did go and celebrate the news of his signing to Abbey FC in style - that football team really must be going places... like Wetherspoons Wally Bazoom
  • Score: 7

11:40am Fri 22 Aug 14

hamworthygirl says...

AFCBScarl wrote:
rockstar03 wrote:
Class A knob
The only class A Nob around here is you let's hope you don't get hooked on something due to depression, it's people like you that should be taught common sense in life.

Take a minute to think if that was one of your family members that was going through that kind of thing bet they wouldn't be a class A nob then you would support them and get them help.

Gazes was and is a footballing legend ok so he is now an alcoholic but I have bumped into him 3 or 4 times around Bournemouth and he is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet.
Before you judge others put yourself in the shoes............... Give me a minus I don't care!!!!!
On one hand i feel hes stupid and wasted his life on the other hand i feel sad that such a talent has been wasted. No one should beat up another person its not on and you cannot blame the alcohol for everything. However i agree with the above comment is he a nice guy, my daughter has met him where she works and said he was lovely, such a shame he cannot seem to defeat the addiction. I feel for the family having just lots a member of ours to alcohol recently, we all tried to change his ways but it is difficult when they wont listen.
[quote][p][bold]AFCBScarl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rockstar03[/bold] wrote: Class A knob[/p][/quote]The only class A Nob around here is you let's hope you don't get hooked on something due to depression, it's people like you that should be taught common sense in life. Take a minute to think if that was one of your family members that was going through that kind of thing bet they wouldn't be a class A nob then you would support them and get them help. Gazes was and is a footballing legend ok so he is now an alcoholic but I have bumped into him 3 or 4 times around Bournemouth and he is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. Before you judge others put yourself in the shoes............... Give me a minus I don't care!!!!![/p][/quote]On one hand i feel hes stupid and wasted his life on the other hand i feel sad that such a talent has been wasted. No one should beat up another person its not on and you cannot blame the alcohol for everything. However i agree with the above comment is he a nice guy, my daughter has met him where she works and said he was lovely, such a shame he cannot seem to defeat the addiction. I feel for the family having just lots a member of ours to alcohol recently, we all tried to change his ways but it is difficult when they wont listen. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 6

11:52am Fri 22 Aug 14

elite50 says...

It is so easy to mock and abuse a person like Gazza.
What was his life like?
Came from nothing.
Brilliant ability. (no-one helped him adjust)
Early hero worship.
The vultures circling to see what they could get.
Injury. (suddenly he was on his own as he no longer put money in the vultures pockets).
Depression. (ask Robin Williams what THAT is like!).
The great escape of alcohol.
The hard landing and a lot of people reach out and try to help. Too late.
The help he needed should have been given at the START but all the IMPORTANT people were to interested in exploiting his talent for their personal benefits that he was left to make his way the best that he could.
SADLY he did not make it.
There are a lot of people with a lot to explain but they will say "WHO ME?
It is so easy to mock and abuse a person like Gazza. What was his life like? Came from nothing. Brilliant ability. (no-one helped him adjust) Early hero worship. The vultures circling to see what they could get. Injury. (suddenly he was on his own as he no longer put money in the vultures pockets). Depression. (ask Robin Williams what THAT is like!). The great escape of alcohol. The hard landing and a lot of people reach out and try to help. Too late. The help he needed should have been given at the START but all the IMPORTANT people were to interested in exploiting his talent for their personal benefits that he was left to make his way the best that he could. SADLY he did not make it. There are a lot of people with a lot to explain but they will say "WHO ME? elite50
  • Score: 16

12:58pm Fri 22 Aug 14

GeorgeW64 says...

What a sad waste of oxygen he really is.
What a sad waste of oxygen he really is. GeorgeW64
  • Score: -21

1:25pm Fri 22 Aug 14

BarrHumbug says...

GeorgeW64 wrote:
What a sad waste of oxygen he really is.
Ever heard the saying, You shouldn't criticise a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes?
[quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: What a sad waste of oxygen he really is.[/p][/quote]Ever heard the saying, You shouldn't criticise a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 21

1:45pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Ophilum says...

For goodness sake keep him away from football he is a rubbish role model to have anywhere near the pitch. He couldn't even dribble unless he has a bottle in his hand, sorry to say this as he used to be very good at the sport.
For goodness sake keep him away from football he is a rubbish role model to have anywhere near the pitch. He couldn't even dribble unless he has a bottle in his hand, sorry to say this as he used to be very good at the sport. Ophilum
  • Score: 0

1:47pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Ophilum says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
GeorgeW64 wrote:
What a sad waste of oxygen he really is.
Ever heard the saying, You shouldn't criticise a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes?
Did you mean crawl...
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: What a sad waste of oxygen he really is.[/p][/quote]Ever heard the saying, You shouldn't criticise a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes?[/p][/quote]Did you mean crawl... Ophilum
  • Score: -10

1:57pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes says...

Wow I post that he is one of ENGLAND'S greatest ever athletic talents, so have some respect and I get voted thumbs down? An obvious sign of the times we are living in. Stop have your view on life dictated to you by the mainstream media, dumbed down sheeple!
Wow I post that he is one of ENGLAND'S greatest ever athletic talents, so have some respect and I get voted thumbs down? An obvious sign of the times we are living in. Stop have your view on life dictated to you by the mainstream media, dumbed down sheeple! Bournesouthmouth Downpokes
  • Score: -4

2:37pm Fri 22 Aug 14

rozmister says...

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes wrote:
Wow I post that he is one of ENGLAND'S greatest ever athletic talents, so have some respect and I get voted thumbs down? An obvious sign of the times we are living in. Stop have your view on life dictated to you by the mainstream media, dumbed down sheeple!
Has it ever occurred to you that people who don't agree with you just hold different views rather than being sheeple dictated to by the mainstream media?

I voted you thumbs down and it was nothing to do with ENGLAND, it's because I don't think being an athletic talent should earn you respect. I have much more respect for people who do jobs that are actually challenging like members of the emergency services!!!

However I do think people should respect Gazza's privacy as he is clearly vulnerable because of his addiction.
[quote][p][bold]Bournesouthmouth Downpokes[/bold] wrote: Wow I post that he is one of ENGLAND'S greatest ever athletic talents, so have some respect and I get voted thumbs down? An obvious sign of the times we are living in. Stop have your view on life dictated to you by the mainstream media, dumbed down sheeple![/p][/quote]Has it ever occurred to you that people who don't agree with you just hold different views rather than being sheeple dictated to by the mainstream media? I voted you thumbs down and it was nothing to do with ENGLAND, it's because I don't think being an athletic talent should earn you respect. I have much more respect for people who do jobs that are actually challenging like members of the emergency services!!! However I do think people should respect Gazza's privacy as he is clearly vulnerable because of his addiction. rozmister
  • Score: 8

3:16pm Fri 22 Aug 14

ragj195 says...

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes wrote:
Wow I post that he is one of ENGLAND'S greatest ever athletic talents, so have some respect and I get voted thumbs down? An obvious sign of the times we are living in. Stop have your view on life dictated to you by the mainstream media, dumbed down sheeple!
Perhaps the thumbs down votes are because you're the one doing the dictating not the media. I don't have to respect someone because they were once good at kicking a round ball about. Beating up his wife is something that lost him any of that. Hardly a role model for any young kid wanting to tun pro is he?
[quote][p][bold]Bournesouthmouth Downpokes[/bold] wrote: Wow I post that he is one of ENGLAND'S greatest ever athletic talents, so have some respect and I get voted thumbs down? An obvious sign of the times we are living in. Stop have your view on life dictated to you by the mainstream media, dumbed down sheeple![/p][/quote]Perhaps the thumbs down votes are because you're the one doing the dictating not the media. I don't have to respect someone because they were once good at kicking a round ball about. Beating up his wife is something that lost him any of that. Hardly a role model for any young kid wanting to tun pro is he? ragj195
  • Score: 6

3:33pm Fri 22 Aug 14

HappyTalkyTalkyHappyTalk says...

Well done 'arry lets hope gazza takes you up on this offer but i feel he is on a downards spiral again which is such a shame........ I hope he can see the light and try and make a come back.
Well done 'arry lets hope gazza takes you up on this offer but i feel he is on a downards spiral again which is such a shame........ I hope he can see the light and try and make a come back. HappyTalkyTalkyHappyTalk
  • Score: 6

3:41pm Fri 22 Aug 14

burgerboy says...

Hope the job Harry offers him is not operating the white line machine marking out the pitch,he would never be able to walk in a straight line....
Hope the job Harry offers him is not operating the white line machine marking out the pitch,he would never be able to walk in a straight line.... burgerboy
  • Score: 0

3:45pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Sir Beachy-Head says...

Harry's got a nice gatehouse in his garden. It would make an ideal home for gazza. Not too near the main house but near enough to tesco express.
Harry's got a nice gatehouse in his garden. It would make an ideal home for gazza. Not too near the main house but near enough to tesco express. Sir Beachy-Head
  • Score: -5

4:03pm Fri 22 Aug 14

A N Archist says...

If this guy was a nobody instead of an ex little boy yob god footballer most of the posts on here would tell him to sort his life out and get a job. Seems that if you're an establishment p*** artist you get all the compassion in the world but anyone else gets a pasting.
If this guy was a nobody instead of an ex little boy yob god footballer most of the posts on here would tell him to sort his life out and get a job. Seems that if you're an establishment p*** artist you get all the compassion in the world but anyone else gets a pasting. A N Archist
  • Score: -3

4:07pm Fri 22 Aug 14

A N Archist says...

just dawned on me. Now I know why the EDL are coming. To buy Gazza a drink. It's their idea of support.
just dawned on me. Now I know why the EDL are coming. To buy Gazza a drink. It's their idea of support. A N Archist
  • Score: -5

4:08pm Fri 22 Aug 14

scrumpyjack says...

Sir Beachy-Head wrote:
Harry's got a nice gatehouse in his garden. It would make an ideal home for gazza. Not too near the main house but near enough to tesco express.
Cruel and funny.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy-Head[/bold] wrote: Harry's got a nice gatehouse in his garden. It would make an ideal home for gazza. Not too near the main house but near enough to tesco express.[/p][/quote]Cruel and funny. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 0

4:12pm Fri 22 Aug 14

hamworthygirl says...

A N Archist wrote:
If this guy was a nobody instead of an ex little boy yob god footballer most of the posts on here would tell him to sort his life out and get a job. Seems that if you're an establishment p*** artist you get all the compassion in the world but anyone else gets a pasting.
Actually i wouldnt! as i posted earlier weve just lost a family member with drink related disease and no matter how stupid i thought he was i would still try and help him.
[quote][p][bold]A N Archist[/bold] wrote: If this guy was a nobody instead of an ex little boy yob god footballer most of the posts on here would tell him to sort his life out and get a job. Seems that if you're an establishment p*** artist you get all the compassion in the world but anyone else gets a pasting.[/p][/quote]Actually i wouldnt! as i posted earlier weve just lost a family member with drink related disease and no matter how stupid i thought he was i would still try and help him. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 10

5:51pm Fri 22 Aug 14

davecook says...

Paul isn't the first great English footballer to go through the hell of alcoholism, and sadly he probably won't be the last. I've always had a very high opinion of Harry Redknapp, and this offer is typical of his style. If I were ever to fall down into that dark pit, I reckon I'd have a better chance of getting my life back in order if there was someone like Harry standing by, than getting any help from some of the people here who have written some of the remarks above. Yes, it was some years ago now since Gazza was at his best, but when he was up there, he produced some sparkling football and entertained us in a way that other stars never quite managed. Fortunately, most of us never live out our highs and lows in the public eye, it's reading news stories like this that make me glad I'm a nobody, with nobody following me about almost hoping that a mistake or slip could become their next headline.
Paul isn't the first great English footballer to go through the hell of alcoholism, and sadly he probably won't be the last. I've always had a very high opinion of Harry Redknapp, and this offer is typical of his style. If I were ever to fall down into that dark pit, I reckon I'd have a better chance of getting my life back in order if there was someone like Harry standing by, than getting any help from some of the people here who have written some of the remarks above. Yes, it was some years ago now since Gazza was at his best, but when he was up there, he produced some sparkling football and entertained us in a way that other stars never quite managed. Fortunately, most of us never live out our highs and lows in the public eye, it's reading news stories like this that make me glad I'm a nobody, with nobody following me about almost hoping that a mistake or slip could become their next headline. davecook
  • Score: 8

5:55pm Fri 22 Aug 14

FerryFan says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Sir Beachy-Head wrote:
Harry's got a nice gatehouse in his garden. It would make an ideal home for gazza. Not too near the main house but near enough to tesco express.
Cruel and funny.
Tesco Express is a good 25 minute walk from Redknapp's.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy-Head[/bold] wrote: Harry's got a nice gatehouse in his garden. It would make an ideal home for gazza. Not too near the main house but near enough to tesco express.[/p][/quote]Cruel and funny.[/p][/quote]Tesco Express is a good 25 minute walk from Redknapp's. FerryFan
  • Score: 3

5:58pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Mr G_SCS says...

Do not comment on another's life until you have walked in their shoes
Do not comment on another's life until you have walked in their shoes Mr G_SCS
  • Score: 4

6:11pm Fri 22 Aug 14

skydriver says...

Well done Harry I'm not a football follower, but I think this is a really great idea. Can't help but wish him all the best.
And to all you doubters , don't bother to comment on something you clearly know little about..
I would like to meet Harry and shake his hand on this one. Clearly a descent guy, who is passionate about the game and is players past and present..
Well done Harry I'm not a football follower, but I think this is a really great idea. Can't help but wish him all the best. And to all you doubters , don't bother to comment on something you clearly know little about.. I would like to meet Harry and shake his hand on this one. Clearly a descent guy, who is passionate about the game and is players past and present.. skydriver
  • Score: 14

6:30pm Fri 22 Aug 14

billy bumble says...

If any of you are going to visit him in hospital can I suggest that you take some KFC , a fishing rod and a six pack

Seems only fair
If any of you are going to visit him in hospital can I suggest that you take some KFC , a fishing rod and a six pack Seems only fair billy bumble
  • Score: -8

6:46pm Fri 22 Aug 14

scrumpyjack says...

billy bumble wrote:
If any of you are going to visit him in hospital can I suggest that you take some KFC , a fishing rod and a six pack

Seems only fair
Ouch. Shouldn't laugh but that was well timed.
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: If any of you are going to visit him in hospital can I suggest that you take some KFC , a fishing rod and a six pack Seems only fair[/p][/quote]Ouch. Shouldn't laugh but that was well timed. scrumpyjack
  • Score: -2

6:59pm Fri 22 Aug 14

ShuttleX says...

''Because I won't get any sympathy........" You got that bit right Gascoigne. Don't worry though. At the rate your are going, you will be dead by Christmas. There will be a couple of weeks of "What a wonderful bloke he was...blah blah blah." Then you will be forgotten. In the future, you will be remembered as "that pisshead footballer, who had it all and drunk it away" So yes, you're right, you won't get, nor do you deserve, any sympathy. It takes courage to stay sober, something you don't have. All I ever hear is excuses about it being an "illness" or a "compulsion" etc. The truth is if you wanted to be sober you would be. You're just a coward who is to frightened to face the world, so you hide in a bottle. If you want to see what courage is, get your butt up to DMRC Headley Court. If you think you are so hard done by, that place will show you just how lucky you are. So stop feeling so sorry for yourself. Either get sober or drink yourself to death quicker.
''Because I won't get any sympathy........" You got that bit right Gascoigne. Don't worry though. At the rate your are going, you will be dead by Christmas. There will be a couple of weeks of "What a wonderful bloke he was...blah blah blah." Then you will be forgotten. In the future, you will be remembered as "that pisshead footballer, who had it all and drunk it away" So yes, you're right, you won't get, nor do you deserve, any sympathy. It takes courage to stay sober, something you don't have. All I ever hear is excuses about it being an "illness" or a "compulsion" etc. The truth is if you wanted to be sober you would be. You're just a coward who is to frightened to face the world, so you hide in a bottle. If you want to see what courage is, get your butt up to DMRC Headley Court. If you think you are so hard done by, that place will show you just how lucky you are. So stop feeling so sorry for yourself. Either get sober or drink yourself to death quicker. ShuttleX
  • Score: -5

7:00pm Fri 22 Aug 14

scrumpyjack says...

ShuttleX wrote:
''Because I won't get any sympathy........&quo
t; You got that bit right Gascoigne. Don't worry though. At the rate your are going, you will be dead by Christmas. There will be a couple of weeks of "What a wonderful bloke he was...blah blah blah." Then you will be forgotten. In the future, you will be remembered as "that pisshead footballer, who had it all and drunk it away" So yes, you're right, you won't get, nor do you deserve, any sympathy. It takes courage to stay sober, something you don't have. All I ever hear is excuses about it being an "illness" or a "compulsion" etc. The truth is if you wanted to be sober you would be. You're just a coward who is to frightened to face the world, so you hide in a bottle. If you want to see what courage is, get your butt up to DMRC Headley Court. If you think you are so hard done by, that place will show you just how lucky you are. So stop feeling so sorry for yourself. Either get sober or drink yourself to death quicker.
Wow hard truth.
[quote][p][bold]ShuttleX[/bold] wrote: ''Because I won't get any sympathy........&quo t; You got that bit right Gascoigne. Don't worry though. At the rate your are going, you will be dead by Christmas. There will be a couple of weeks of "What a wonderful bloke he was...blah blah blah." Then you will be forgotten. In the future, you will be remembered as "that pisshead footballer, who had it all and drunk it away" So yes, you're right, you won't get, nor do you deserve, any sympathy. It takes courage to stay sober, something you don't have. All I ever hear is excuses about it being an "illness" or a "compulsion" etc. The truth is if you wanted to be sober you would be. You're just a coward who is to frightened to face the world, so you hide in a bottle. If you want to see what courage is, get your butt up to DMRC Headley Court. If you think you are so hard done by, that place will show you just how lucky you are. So stop feeling so sorry for yourself. Either get sober or drink yourself to death quicker.[/p][/quote]Wow hard truth. scrumpyjack
  • Score: -2

7:17pm Fri 22 Aug 14

snowflakes says...

He is a hopeless case, you just cannot help anyone who cannot help themself. He got the chance I to play, and he ends up un Hospital wrecked again on drink.
He is a hopeless case, you just cannot help anyone who cannot help themself. He got the chance I to play, and he ends up un Hospital wrecked again on drink. snowflakes
  • Score: 3

7:20pm Fri 22 Aug 14

rozmister says...

A N Archist wrote:
If this guy was a nobody instead of an ex little boy yob god footballer most of the posts on here would tell him to sort his life out and get a job. Seems that if you're an establishment p*** artist you get all the compassion in the world but anyone else gets a pasting.
Like hamworthy girl I've lost two people I've cared about to alcohol related illnesses and I've got a lot of sympathy for anyone with addiction problems whether they're an ex footballer or not. In my eyes addiction is an illness not a choice and so regardless of what therapy some people receive unfortunately sometimes they're too unwell to recover.
[quote][p][bold]A N Archist[/bold] wrote: If this guy was a nobody instead of an ex little boy yob god footballer most of the posts on here would tell him to sort his life out and get a job. Seems that if you're an establishment p*** artist you get all the compassion in the world but anyone else gets a pasting.[/p][/quote]Like hamworthy girl I've lost two people I've cared about to alcohol related illnesses and I've got a lot of sympathy for anyone with addiction problems whether they're an ex footballer or not. In my eyes addiction is an illness not a choice and so regardless of what therapy some people receive unfortunately sometimes they're too unwell to recover. rozmister
  • Score: 4

7:27pm Fri 22 Aug 14

snowflakes says...

He doesn't own a house in Sandbanks, he rents and how can he afford to rent in Sandbanks ?.He was in a half-way house in Boscombe once, but he still went out on benders.
Hopeless, just lives of the publicity, but good for Harry he is another trying to give him a chance.Last chance no doubt.
He doesn't own a house in Sandbanks, he rents and how can he afford to rent in Sandbanks ?.He was in a half-way house in Boscombe once, but he still went out on benders. Hopeless, just lives of the publicity, but good for Harry he is another trying to give him a chance.Last chance no doubt. snowflakes
  • Score: -5

7:44pm Fri 22 Aug 14

GeorgeW64 says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
GeorgeW64 wrote:
What a sad waste of oxygen he really is.
Ever heard the saying, You shouldn't criticise a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes?
Don't you mean stagger in this case ?
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: What a sad waste of oxygen he really is.[/p][/quote]Ever heard the saying, You shouldn't criticise a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes?[/p][/quote]Don't you mean stagger in this case ? GeorgeW64
  • Score: -4

7:51pm Fri 22 Aug 14

ebbwfawr says...

it's a shame that he has had help from all over and still needs to hit the bottle, Maybe a stint on a celeb island away from booze may help
it's a shame that he has had help from all over and still needs to hit the bottle, Maybe a stint on a celeb island away from booze may help ebbwfawr
  • Score: -3

7:58pm Fri 22 Aug 14

snowflakes says...

Nobody wishes him anything bad, however,the fact is, he is an alcoholic, and most of us have met, or know someone in the same position. We know the score and some recover, but a lot like Best, cannot be helped, won't take help or advice, and destroy their bodies right to the end.
People know he is a hopeless case, he holds is life in his own hands.
Nobody wishes him anything bad, however,the fact is, he is an alcoholic, and most of us have met, or know someone in the same position. We know the score and some recover, but a lot like Best, cannot be helped, won't take help or advice, and destroy their bodies right to the end. People know he is a hopeless case, he holds is life in his own hands. snowflakes
  • Score: 4

8:08pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Sir Beachy-Head says...

FerryFan wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Sir Beachy-Head wrote:
Harry's got a nice gatehouse in his garden. It would make an ideal home for gazza. Not too near the main house but near enough to tesco express.
Cruel and funny.
Tesco Express is a good 25 minute walk from Redknapp's.
Gazza's got a racing bike, he'll do it in 2 minutes if they are about to close.

http://www.dailymail
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-fights-battle-alcoh
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[quote][p][bold]FerryFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy-Head[/bold] wrote: Harry's got a nice gatehouse in his garden. It would make an ideal home for gazza. Not too near the main house but near enough to tesco express.[/p][/quote]Cruel and funny.[/p][/quote]Tesco Express is a good 25 minute walk from Redknapp's.[/p][/quote]Gazza's got a racing bike, he'll do it in 2 minutes if they are about to close. http://www.dailymail .co.uk/tvshowbiz/art icle-2401607/Paul-Ga scoigne-gets-cycling -fights-battle-alcoh olism-keeps-new-heal thy-lifestyle.html Sir Beachy-Head
  • Score: -6

8:39pm Fri 22 Aug 14

holdinkæft says...

Move him to Boscombe he would feel at home there.
Move him to Boscombe he would feel at home there. holdinkæft
  • Score: 0

9:18pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Sir Beachy-Head says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Move him to Boscombe he would feel at home there.
He lived there at flat 25 Marina Towers, The Marina, BH5 1BJ for the last 3 years. Caused upset to neighbours in the block by being rude, drunk and often hoovering at 3am.

Left the area saying 'it was too noisy and too many dodgy chaacters around'

Pot, kettle etc
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: Move him to Boscombe he would feel at home there.[/p][/quote]He lived there at flat 25 Marina Towers, The Marina, BH5 1BJ for the last 3 years. Caused upset to neighbours in the block by being rude, drunk and often hoovering at 3am. Left the area saying 'it was too noisy and too many dodgy chaacters around' Pot, kettle etc Sir Beachy-Head
  • Score: 4

9:43pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Miss not so subtle says...

ShuttleX wrote:
''Because I won't get any sympathy........&quo
t; You got that bit right Gascoigne. Don't worry though. At the rate your are going, you will be dead by Christmas. There will be a couple of weeks of "What a wonderful bloke he was...blah blah blah." Then you will be forgotten. In the future, you will be remembered as "that pisshead footballer, who had it all and drunk it away" So yes, you're right, you won't get, nor do you deserve, any sympathy. It takes courage to stay sober, something you don't have. All I ever hear is excuses about it being an "illness" or a "compulsion" etc. The truth is if you wanted to be sober you would be. You're just a coward who is to frightened to face the world, so you hide in a bottle. If you want to see what courage is, get your butt up to DMRC Headley Court. If you think you are so hard done by, that place will show you just how lucky you are. So stop feeling so sorry for yourself. Either get sober or drink yourself to death quicker.
Shuttlex, I wonder how you have so missed the link between serving in the British Services and alcoholism. The Government attempt to overlook it at their peril. What's the point in providing physical rehabilitation for injured ex forces and then not adequately dealing with psychological problems such as PTSD, which predisposes someone to alcoholism?
If it were not for 'The Big Issue' providing some degree of support, many more ex servicemen would be dying on our streets from alcohol related diseases.
Perhaps you ought to think about that...and be less angry with the alcoholic, more angry with alcoholism and the serious lack of understanding society and the medical profession have of it.
[quote][p][bold]ShuttleX[/bold] wrote: ''Because I won't get any sympathy........&quo t; You got that bit right Gascoigne. Don't worry though. At the rate your are going, you will be dead by Christmas. There will be a couple of weeks of "What a wonderful bloke he was...blah blah blah." Then you will be forgotten. In the future, you will be remembered as "that pisshead footballer, who had it all and drunk it away" So yes, you're right, you won't get, nor do you deserve, any sympathy. It takes courage to stay sober, something you don't have. All I ever hear is excuses about it being an "illness" or a "compulsion" etc. The truth is if you wanted to be sober you would be. You're just a coward who is to frightened to face the world, so you hide in a bottle. If you want to see what courage is, get your butt up to DMRC Headley Court. If you think you are so hard done by, that place will show you just how lucky you are. So stop feeling so sorry for yourself. Either get sober or drink yourself to death quicker.[/p][/quote]Shuttlex, I wonder how you have so missed the link between serving in the British Services and alcoholism. The Government attempt to overlook it at their peril. What's the point in providing physical rehabilitation for injured ex forces and then not adequately dealing with psychological problems such as PTSD, which predisposes someone to alcoholism? If it were not for 'The Big Issue' providing some degree of support, many more ex servicemen would be dying on our streets from alcohol related diseases. Perhaps you ought to think about that...and be less angry with the alcoholic, more angry with alcoholism and the serious lack of understanding society and the medical profession have of it. Miss not so subtle
  • Score: 7

10:00pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Sir Beachy-Head says...

More Benzo's, less booze is the way forward.

That's what my GP says whenever I see him. But it's all just hollow words, he'll never cut down. Mind you he's a good doc and knows his stuff so I won't be changing surgeries despite his lack of willpower.
More Benzo's, less booze is the way forward. That's what my GP says whenever I see him. But it's all just hollow words, he'll never cut down. Mind you he's a good doc and knows his stuff so I won't be changing surgeries despite his lack of willpower. Sir Beachy-Head
  • Score: 3

11:12pm Fri 22 Aug 14

whataboutthat says...

Not long now Gazza few more bottles of Gordons and Stella chasers. Hey Harry! Wanna **** up old time footiesmith coaching your kids...nice smell first thing in the morning...hey way-ay.... Harry **** anyway...wayahy (censored version) ta Echo...
Not long now Gazza few more bottles of Gordons and Stella chasers. Hey Harry! Wanna **** up old time footiesmith coaching your kids...nice smell first thing in the morning...hey way-ay.... Harry **** anyway...wayahy (censored version) ta Echo... whataboutthat
  • Score: 1

11:16pm Fri 22 Aug 14

whataboutthat says...

Gazza: 'Ere, 'arry, where QPR
Harry; London, son.
Gazza: Great, gorra get awayee from these Echo hacks...
Gazza: 'Ere, 'arry, where QPR Harry; London, son. Gazza: Great, gorra get awayee from these Echo hacks... whataboutthat
  • Score: 0

11:47pm Fri 22 Aug 14

A N Archist says...

I think the idiot that posted about sending him to Boscombe makes my point for me.

I do actually concur that alcoholism is a disease and alcoholics should be given as much support as they want.

The establishment hypocrisy on alcohol is breathtaking. It's the establishment narcotic of choice and gets an easy ride in comparaison to all the others.

1920's in Chicago proved that prohibition doesnt work and that applies to all narcotics. We're loosing the so-called war on drugs and that includes all narcotics be they legal or illegal. We need another way.
I think the idiot that posted about sending him to Boscombe makes my point for me. I do actually concur that alcoholism is a disease and alcoholics should be given as much support as they want. The establishment hypocrisy on alcohol is breathtaking. It's the establishment narcotic of choice and gets an easy ride in comparaison to all the others. 1920's in Chicago proved that prohibition doesnt work and that applies to all narcotics. We're loosing the so-called war on drugs and that includes all narcotics be they legal or illegal. We need another way. A N Archist
  • Score: 1

12:03am Sat 23 Aug 14

cheeriedriteup says...

What does Gazzas agent actually do, -apart from receiving a wage of course ?
What does Gazzas agent actually do, -apart from receiving a wage of course ? cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 5

1:12am Sat 23 Aug 14

ASM says...

why have the comments from another gazza story been moved to this one. well done harry! it would be great for gazza to keep busy and be around a football club, but it think he doesn't want help and sadly it seems he must know the consequence of drinking and seems to want out
why have the comments from another gazza story been moved to this one. well done harry! it would be great for gazza to keep busy and be around a football club, but it think he doesn't want help and sadly it seems he must know the consequence of drinking and seems to want out ASM
  • Score: 1

8:07am Sat 23 Aug 14

FerryFan says...

This is a middle aged man who ought to start taking responsibility for himself. Ok, the earlier days of his problems, it would be expected to say he needs help and to support him, but this bloke has had offers of help for years, and people have supported him for years, he's still the same as ever, if not worse. The sayings of help and support are as much a stuck record as his drunken episodes. People need to stop wiping his a***. Let him get on with it, he's had plenty of help and support over the years, it has now worn very thin now. He will probably mess Redknapp around, wait and see.
This is a middle aged man who ought to start taking responsibility for himself. Ok, the earlier days of his problems, it would be expected to say he needs help and to support him, but this bloke has had offers of help for years, and people have supported him for years, he's still the same as ever, if not worse. The sayings of help and support are as much a stuck record as his drunken episodes. People need to stop wiping his a***. Let him get on with it, he's had plenty of help and support over the years, it has now worn very thin now. He will probably mess Redknapp around, wait and see. FerryFan
  • Score: 6

2:46pm Sat 23 Aug 14

rockstar03 says...

First of all to the people who are still stuck in 1990 and have decided to personally attack me and wish ill of me and my family because of my personal views... thanks for that I'll let you know of any future health issues we may have
Then I'd like to address a few other things that have been said.
Alcoholics may hide behind the tag that they have an "illness" or "disability" but that is a big myth and an even bigger insult to anybody who has an illness or disability that they had no control over getting. People who are unfortunate enough to get an illness like cancer dont all go around covered in bandages.

The word legend is greatly over used in this country too. I dont think England has had a footballing legend in the team since the last of the 1966 boys retired because we certainly haven't won anything since then.
Certainly not a player who only appeared 57 times

At club level he didn't do much either, from what I remember he didn't win the league in England, yeah he scored a great goal against Arsenal to help spurs reach the FA cup final in 91 but in the final what did he do? Reckless challenge on Gary Charles that put him out of the final and out of football for a year.
Upon his return I seem to remember he went to Lazio for a couple of years and didn't win anything.
Then he went to rangers finally won something there.

Good footballer at best, certainly no legend
First of all to the people who are still stuck in 1990 and have decided to personally attack me and wish ill of me and my family because of my personal views... thanks for that I'll let you know of any future health issues we may have Then I'd like to address a few other things that have been said. Alcoholics may hide behind the tag that they have an "illness" or "disability" but that is a big myth and an even bigger insult to anybody who has an illness or disability that they had no control over getting. People who are unfortunate enough to get an illness like cancer dont all go around covered in bandages. The word legend is greatly over used in this country too. I dont think England has had a footballing legend in the team since the last of the 1966 boys retired because we certainly haven't won anything since then. Certainly not a player who only appeared 57 times At club level he didn't do much either, from what I remember he didn't win the league in England, yeah he scored a great goal against Arsenal to help spurs reach the FA cup final in 91 but in the final what did he do? Reckless challenge on Gary Charles that put him out of the final and out of football for a year. Upon his return I seem to remember he went to Lazio for a couple of years and didn't win anything. Then he went to rangers finally won something there. Good footballer at best, certainly no legend rockstar03
  • Score: -2

2:55pm Sat 23 Aug 14

rockstar03 says...

.....and lets not forget stupid booking in biggest game of his life which meant if England reached the final he couldn't play. Then cried like a baby in front of millions of people
.....and lets not forget stupid booking in biggest game of his life which meant if England reached the final he couldn't play. Then cried like a baby in front of millions of people rockstar03
  • Score: -1

3:19pm Sat 23 Aug 14

davecook says...

A N Archist wrote:
I think the idiot that posted about sending him to Boscombe makes my point for me.

I do actually concur that alcoholism is a disease and alcoholics should be given as much support as they want.

The establishment hypocrisy on alcohol is breathtaking. It's the establishment narcotic of choice and gets an easy ride in comparaison to all the others.

1920's in Chicago proved that prohibition doesnt work and that applies to all narcotics. We're loosing the so-called war on drugs and that includes all narcotics be they legal or illegal. We need another way.
Do you have any suggestions as to what could be the way? Personally, I wish there was a simple answer, but regrettably, it's not staring me, or apparently anyone else, in the face.........
[quote][p][bold]A N Archist[/bold] wrote: I think the idiot that posted about sending him to Boscombe makes my point for me. I do actually concur that alcoholism is a disease and alcoholics should be given as much support as they want. The establishment hypocrisy on alcohol is breathtaking. It's the establishment narcotic of choice and gets an easy ride in comparaison to all the others. 1920's in Chicago proved that prohibition doesnt work and that applies to all narcotics. We're loosing the so-called war on drugs and that includes all narcotics be they legal or illegal. We need another way.[/p][/quote]Do you have any suggestions as to what could be the way? Personally, I wish there was a simple answer, but regrettably, it's not staring me, or apparently anyone else, in the face......... davecook
  • Score: 0

5:16pm Sat 23 Aug 14

carrrob says...

davecook wrote:
Paul isn't the first great English footballer to go through the hell of alcoholism, and sadly he probably won't be the last. I've always had a very high opinion of Harry Redknapp, and this offer is typical of his style. If I were ever to fall down into that dark pit, I reckon I'd have a better chance of getting my life back in order if there was someone like Harry standing by, than getting any help from some of the people here who have written some of the remarks above. Yes, it was some years ago now since Gazza was at his best, but when he was up there, he produced some sparkling football and entertained us in a way that other stars never quite managed. Fortunately, most of us never live out our highs and lows in the public eye, it's reading news stories like this that make me glad I'm a nobody, with nobody following me about almost hoping that a mistake or slip could become their next headline.
Is that Harry( i hadnt realised a swiss bank account had been opened in my dogs name) Redknapp.
[quote][p][bold]davecook[/bold] wrote: Paul isn't the first great English footballer to go through the hell of alcoholism, and sadly he probably won't be the last. I've always had a very high opinion of Harry Redknapp, and this offer is typical of his style. If I were ever to fall down into that dark pit, I reckon I'd have a better chance of getting my life back in order if there was someone like Harry standing by, than getting any help from some of the people here who have written some of the remarks above. Yes, it was some years ago now since Gazza was at his best, but when he was up there, he produced some sparkling football and entertained us in a way that other stars never quite managed. Fortunately, most of us never live out our highs and lows in the public eye, it's reading news stories like this that make me glad I'm a nobody, with nobody following me about almost hoping that a mistake or slip could become their next headline.[/p][/quote]Is that Harry( i hadnt realised a swiss bank account had been opened in my dogs name) Redknapp. carrrob
  • Score: 3

10:30pm Sat 23 Aug 14

wintonreader says...

Anyone still care about the poor guy
Anyone still care about the poor guy wintonreader
  • Score: -3

11:05pm Sat 23 Aug 14

snowflakes says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Move him to Boscombe he would feel at home there.
He has already stayed in a half-way house in Boscombe,but he still left the house and drank himself senseless.
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: Move him to Boscombe he would feel at home there.[/p][/quote]He has already stayed in a half-way house in Boscombe,but he still left the house and drank himself senseless. snowflakes
  • Score: 2

8:36am Sun 24 Aug 14

FerryFan says...

wintonreader wrote:
Anyone still care about the poor guy
Why should we - for how many years has he been like this, how many times has he been helped, how many times do people trot out the lines of he needs help and support. Apart from the Gazza diehards, the majority of people are just sick to death of his self pitying.. He has had plenty of support and help for years and years - he is still the same, it is like a child wanting attention, he is a middle aged man.
[quote][p][bold]wintonreader[/bold] wrote: Anyone still care about the poor guy[/p][/quote]Why should we - for how many years has he been like this, how many times has he been helped, how many times do people trot out the lines of he needs help and support. Apart from the Gazza diehards, the majority of people are just sick to death of his self pitying.. He has had plenty of support and help for years and years - he is still the same, it is like a child wanting attention, he is a middle aged man. FerryFan
  • Score: -2

8:48am Sun 24 Aug 14

retry69 says...

FerryFan wrote:
wintonreader wrote:
Anyone still care about the poor guy
Why should we - for how many years has he been like this, how many times has he been helped, how many times do people trot out the lines of he needs help and support. Apart from the Gazza diehards, the majority of people are just sick to death of his self pitying.. He has had plenty of support and help for years and years - he is still the same, it is like a child wanting attention, he is a middle aged man.
Jealousy is a terrible emotion :)
[quote][p][bold]FerryFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wintonreader[/bold] wrote: Anyone still care about the poor guy[/p][/quote]Why should we - for how many years has he been like this, how many times has he been helped, how many times do people trot out the lines of he needs help and support. Apart from the Gazza diehards, the majority of people are just sick to death of his self pitying.. He has had plenty of support and help for years and years - he is still the same, it is like a child wanting attention, he is a middle aged man.[/p][/quote]Jealousy is a terrible emotion :) retry69
  • Score: 0

11:12am Sun 24 Aug 14

gameon says...

Minty Fresh wrote:
When is he making his debut for that Sunday side again?
Ha Ha when we all win the Lottery if that tells you something
[quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: When is he making his debut for that Sunday side again?[/p][/quote]Ha Ha when we all win the Lottery if that tells you something gameon
  • Score: 0

11:17am Sun 24 Aug 14

gameon says...

snowflakes wrote:
He doesn't own a house in Sandbanks, he rents and how can he afford to rent in Sandbanks ?.He was in a half-way house in Boscombe once, but he still went out on benders. Hopeless, just lives of the publicity, but good for Harry he is another trying to give him a chance.Last chance no doubt.
Harrys got a lovely Detached Annexe at his house by the ferry perhaps he can live in there and Sandra can do his washing and cook for him
[quote][p][bold]snowflakes[/bold] wrote: He doesn't own a house in Sandbanks, he rents and how can he afford to rent in Sandbanks ?.He was in a half-way house in Boscombe once, but he still went out on benders. Hopeless, just lives of the publicity, but good for Harry he is another trying to give him a chance.Last chance no doubt.[/p][/quote]Harrys got a lovely Detached Annexe at his house by the ferry perhaps he can live in there and Sandra can do his washing and cook for him gameon
  • Score: 0

4:15pm Sun 24 Aug 14

FerryFan says...

retry69 wrote:
FerryFan wrote:
wintonreader wrote:
Anyone still care about the poor guy
Why should we - for how many years has he been like this, how many times has he been helped, how many times do people trot out the lines of he needs help and support. Apart from the Gazza diehards, the majority of people are just sick to death of his self pitying.. He has had plenty of support and help for years and years - he is still the same, it is like a child wanting attention, he is a middle aged man.
Jealousy is a terrible emotion :)
U still banging on about jealousy, lol, only expression you ever use?
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FerryFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wintonreader[/bold] wrote: Anyone still care about the poor guy[/p][/quote]Why should we - for how many years has he been like this, how many times has he been helped, how many times do people trot out the lines of he needs help and support. Apart from the Gazza diehards, the majority of people are just sick to death of his self pitying.. He has had plenty of support and help for years and years - he is still the same, it is like a child wanting attention, he is a middle aged man.[/p][/quote]Jealousy is a terrible emotion :)[/p][/quote]U still banging on about jealousy, lol, only expression you ever use? FerryFan
  • Score: 0

4:18pm Sun 24 Aug 14

retry69 says...

FerryFan wrote:
retry69 wrote:
FerryFan wrote:
wintonreader wrote:
Anyone still care about the poor guy
Why should we - for how many years has he been like this, how many times has he been helped, how many times do people trot out the lines of he needs help and support. Apart from the Gazza diehards, the majority of people are just sick to death of his self pitying.. He has had plenty of support and help for years and years - he is still the same, it is like a child wanting attention, he is a middle aged man.
Jealousy is a terrible emotion :)
U still banging on about jealousy, lol, only expression you ever use?
Good grief you took your time responding, last time it was instantaneous
:)
[quote][p][bold]FerryFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FerryFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wintonreader[/bold] wrote: Anyone still care about the poor guy[/p][/quote]Why should we - for how many years has he been like this, how many times has he been helped, how many times do people trot out the lines of he needs help and support. Apart from the Gazza diehards, the majority of people are just sick to death of his self pitying.. He has had plenty of support and help for years and years - he is still the same, it is like a child wanting attention, he is a middle aged man.[/p][/quote]Jealousy is a terrible emotion :)[/p][/quote]U still banging on about jealousy, lol, only expression you ever use?[/p][/quote]Good grief you took your time responding, last time it was instantaneous :) retry69
  • Score: -1

5:20pm Sun 24 Aug 14

FerryFan says...

retry69 wrote:
FerryFan wrote:
retry69 wrote:
FerryFan wrote:
wintonreader wrote:
Anyone still care about the poor guy
Why should we - for how many years has he been like this, how many times has he been helped, how many times do people trot out the lines of he needs help and support. Apart from the Gazza diehards, the majority of people are just sick to death of his self pitying.. He has had plenty of support and help for years and years - he is still the same, it is like a child wanting attention, he is a middle aged man.
Jealousy is a terrible emotion :)
U still banging on about jealousy, lol, only expression you ever use?
Good grief you took your time responding, last time it was instantaneous
:)
:)))
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FerryFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FerryFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wintonreader[/bold] wrote: Anyone still care about the poor guy[/p][/quote]Why should we - for how many years has he been like this, how many times has he been helped, how many times do people trot out the lines of he needs help and support. Apart from the Gazza diehards, the majority of people are just sick to death of his self pitying.. He has had plenty of support and help for years and years - he is still the same, it is like a child wanting attention, he is a middle aged man.[/p][/quote]Jealousy is a terrible emotion :)[/p][/quote]U still banging on about jealousy, lol, only expression you ever use?[/p][/quote]Good grief you took your time responding, last time it was instantaneous :)[/p][/quote]:))) FerryFan
  • Score: 0

1:01pm Tue 26 Aug 14

snowflakes says...

FerryFan wrote:
retry69 wrote:
FerryFan wrote:
retry69 wrote:
FerryFan wrote:
wintonreader wrote:
Anyone still care about the poor guy
Why should we - for how many years has he been like this, how many times has he been helped, how many times do people trot out the lines of he needs help and support. Apart from the Gazza diehards, the majority of people are just sick to death of his self pitying.. He has had plenty of support and help for years and years - he is still the same, it is like a child wanting attention, he is a middle aged man.
Jealousy is a terrible emotion :)
U still banging on about jealousy, lol, only expression you ever use?
Good grief you took your time responding, last time it was instantaneous
:)
:)))
I know an alcoholic who became one after the death of her child, can someone explain why Gazza became one ? what horror engulfed his life, he had it all ,talent, millions in the Bank, beautiful wife and family.
This whole thread is pointless, no hate for the guy, but as Insaid , you cannot help anyone who will not help themself. His choice, his life.
George Best, the same.
[quote][p][bold]FerryFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FerryFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FerryFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wintonreader[/bold] wrote: Anyone still care about the poor guy[/p][/quote]Why should we - for how many years has he been like this, how many times has he been helped, how many times do people trot out the lines of he needs help and support. Apart from the Gazza diehards, the majority of people are just sick to death of his self pitying.. He has had plenty of support and help for years and years - he is still the same, it is like a child wanting attention, he is a middle aged man.[/p][/quote]Jealousy is a terrible emotion :)[/p][/quote]U still banging on about jealousy, lol, only expression you ever use?[/p][/quote]Good grief you took your time responding, last time it was instantaneous :)[/p][/quote]:)))[/p][/quote]I know an alcoholic who became one after the death of her child, can someone explain why Gazza became one ? what horror engulfed his life, he had it all ,talent, millions in the Bank, beautiful wife and family. This whole thread is pointless, no hate for the guy, but as Insaid , you cannot help anyone who will not help themself. His choice, his life. George Best, the same. snowflakes
  • Score: -1

1:06pm Thu 28 Aug 14

emsylou85 says...

I do feel for him it is hard overcoming a mental illness that drove him to his addiction in the first place. I hope he gets help and support and it would be brilliant if he worked with Harry. Harry has done some amazing things over the years and if anybody get Paul through this and help him find his purpose again it's Harry I'd love to read in a years time the new Paul Gascogne different man but like Harry says Paul has got to want it
I do feel for him it is hard overcoming a mental illness that drove him to his addiction in the first place. I hope he gets help and support and it would be brilliant if he worked with Harry. Harry has done some amazing things over the years and if anybody get Paul through this and help him find his purpose again it's Harry I'd love to read in a years time the new Paul Gascogne different man but like Harry says Paul has got to want it emsylou85
  • Score: 1

12:46pm Wed 10 Sep 14

THEREDS1892 says...

rockstar03 wrote:
Give me minus scores all day long, fact is the bloke may of been a good footballer over 20 years ago but he's a nobody now. Only people that seem to hold a rather sad fascination with him actually care what hes doing.
He's had ample opportunities to sort his sad little life out most recently in America at the expense of other people who foolishly thought he'd change his ways.
On top of all of that he beat his wife up
Have to agree he has had plenty of chances if he chooses to live like that then just let him be, if it was any Joe public would Mr Redknapp offer them a job?wasting your time....
[quote][p][bold]rockstar03[/bold] wrote: Give me minus scores all day long, fact is the bloke may of been a good footballer over 20 years ago but he's a nobody now. Only people that seem to hold a rather sad fascination with him actually care what hes doing. He's had ample opportunities to sort his sad little life out most recently in America at the expense of other people who foolishly thought he'd change his ways. On top of all of that he beat his wife up[/p][/quote]Have to agree he has had plenty of chances if he chooses to live like that then just let him be, if it was any Joe public would Mr Redknapp offer them a job?wasting your time.... THEREDS1892
  • Score: 0

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