Who is Paul Gascoigne?
Morning I will look at my tweets this wk&tweet back&as I’ve found out of late keep your friends close&your enemies closer,hugs GAZZA 👅👍😘xx
— Paul Gascoigne (@gazza8gascoigne) 6 September 2016
Born on 27 May 1967 Former Talented Soccer player for Newcastle, Tottenham Hotspurs and Rangers. He was part of the England team for a while and had a remarkable time at Euro ’96. He was famous for being Britains best-loved footballer, but his antics and drinking behaviour made him infamous and was and still is haunted by the press for his public alcoholic drunkenness and emotional breakdowns. Because of this, he has had to retire from his beloved job. Let’s hope that he fights his demons and recovers from his illness as it would be a shame to waste his talent. He was a fantastic football coach.
Top 30 quotes by Gazza
#1 “I never refused an autograph, never refused to buy someone a drink. Now I’m learning to say I’ve got other things on, instead of doing it and wondering why.”
#2 “I thought I did well for someone who has been out for 10 or 11 months. Then I was sub against Liverpool and tried to play for the guys and work on my fitness.
#3 The drink? Yes, I’ve had tough times in my life, especially the last year, regarding my ex-wife, my kids, I nearly broke my neck, I was on death row with pneumonia.
#4 If I want to be a better person for whoever is in my life, I have to learn.
Gazza - Paul Gascoigne
#5 I’m a better person now, and not only that – I’m a better man
#6 If I want to be a better person for whoever is in my life, I have to learn.
#7 I don’t really do pranks anymore. I have a laugh in the dressing room here, where it’s safe, and the guys don’t go to the papers and tell them what I’ve done.
#8 Everywhere I looked life seemed to be full of problems and they were just going to go on and on. It was never going to get any better.
#9 Daft as a brush? I’m daft, but I’m not daft as a brush!
#10 You learn, right, a lot of people’s problems – why they get upset, why they get down, why they turn to drink – is because they can’t say one word and it’s N-O, no.
#11 I fought back, got injured again and I had to have another operation. I got down and depressed, and I think I was drinking more than I should. Well, I know I was.
Paul Gascoigne - The Legend That Was Gazza
#12 The drink? Yes, I’ve had tough times in my life, especially the last year, regarding my ex-wife, my kids, I nearly broke my neck, I was on death row with pneumonia.
#13 No one is ever going to be as good as I was
#14 It was a big relief off my shoulder.
#15 I like to help create team spirit in the dressing room. I feel that I’ve got loads of love to give.
#16 I don’t know whether I will drink again in my life, but I didn’t drink yesterday, I am not drinking today, and I’ll try not to drink again tomorrow.
#17 I’ve learnt, and I just want to be respected for what I’ve achieved on the pitch. I know I haven’t achieved much of it, but I do know I’ve given pleasure to people watching me play football over the years.
#18 A boy is better unborn than untaught.
#19 I had to accept that I was an alcoholic, that was the main thing. I think you’ve got to. But I try not say that I’m an alcoholic. I prefer to say that it’s a disease I’ve got.
#20 I’ll tell you the truth: I had a double brandy before the game but, before, it used to be four bottles of whisky. Not anymore. I was fine. I had a glass of wine after the game. But it was just a mouthful.
#21 I never predict anything, and I never will.
#22 At the end of it, I’ll maybe do a coaching badge, but I’m not going to get forced into things.
#23 But if I wasn’t playing, I would drink Saturdays, then Sunday, then Monday. Then I would try and train, and it was no good, then have another drink just to pass the day away.
#24 Anyway, how can you sack anyone who still hasn’t got a contract? I’ll be there for the game, and I’ll stand behind the dugout giving instructions to the players from there. They will respond to me more than the next manager.
#25 Hopefully, everybody will just let me get on with my life. I’m going to.
#26 I never refused an autograph, never refused to buy someone a drink. Now I’m learning to say I’ve got other things on, instead of doing it and wondering why.
#27 I take responsibility for myself and what I do now.
#28 I won player of the year and players’ player, two cups and two championship medals, had a great time.
#29 I’m going to do things when they are right for me.
#30 I’ve got a bit of money in the bank. I’m quite comfortable.