Paul Gascoigne

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"I brekka yorz back ind make-a yew humbil"
I don't think he's had plastic surgery, his face just looks permanently bloated and puffy due to decades of alcohol abuse. It's so sad to look at the damage he's done to his mind and body. The man is only two years older than Conte but he looks absolutely geriatric.



This era springs to mind... His eyes just look un-natural and his cheeks look 'pinned' back.


Up The Spurs! Slava Ukraini! 🇬🇧🇺🇦🇬🇧🇺🇦🇬🇧🇺🇦
I've zero interest in watching what he has become. I'll remember him as in that 90/91 season, something not quite real and so wonderfully bright it hurt your eyes.
It was all about the time of his playing days so potentially more interesting than you might think. Some footage of his 1991 goals and lovely Hummel strips. 1989-91 were probably what he’d want to be remembered for too. Bright as you say - and sadly gone in a flash too.


Freedom from Samsara
Extraordinary how a career and life changed as a result of one tackle, in so many ways he never recovered from that Wembley final

Agree, but that was the culmination of his inner demons bursting through, IMO, if not then it would have happened soon after.

For his health, he should of signed for Ferguson, might still have exploded personally, but he would have mentored him… on laying off the booze until the boots are hung up (or scared the shit out if him, to make him moderate)


I got naked for Gazza and it was the best experience of my life, says stripper who streaked during Middlesbrough game​

A FORMER stripper who chased Paul Gascoigne around the pitch naked while streaking at a football match claims it was the best experience of her life.
Rachel Sadler, now 41, and her best friend Vanessa Richards hit the headlines back on December 6, 1998 after interrupting Middlesbrough’s 2-2 draw with North East rivals Newcastle.
A streaker has recalled the 'best experience' of her life when stripping off for Paul Gascoigne'best experience' of her life when stripping off for Paul Gascoigne
A streaker has recalled the 'best experience' of her life when stripping off for Paul GascoigneCredit: Mirrorpix
Rachel, pictured in the thong, has recalled her naked night chasing Gazza
Rachel, pictured in the thong, has recalled her naked night chasing GazzaCredit: PA:press Association
Her pal Vanessa gives the then Middlesbrough star an eye full on the Riverside pitch
Her pal Vanessa gives the then Middlesbrough star an eye full on the Riverside pitchCredit: Alamy
Gazza managed to turn his back on the temptation
Gazza managed to turn his back on the temptationCredit: Keith Perry
Wearing nothing but a G-string while her pal had a sexy Santa outfit on, they brought the Premier League clash to a halt as they raced onto the pitch to chase England legend Gazza in an attempt to “cheer him up”.
Recalling the infamous night to Teesside Live, mum of two Rachel, who lives in Stockton-on-Tees, said: “We were so young, 18 or 19. I wanted the limelight, we thought we'd get lots of publicity.
“I was working as a stripper at the time. If I wasn't doing that kind of job, I wouldn't have had the confidence to do it, but I was well up for it.
“Vanessa ran first, I was panicking. I was petrified. I thought 'if I don't go now, I'll never do it'.

“People around us must have thought 'what the hell are these two doing', especially with us coming dressed like that anyway.

“I fell over an advertising board, trying to get on the pitch. All the cameras snapped Vanessa and there were only pictures of my behind, but I've since seen some full frontals of me with my boobs blurred.”

She continued: “Gazza was just running backwards, shaking his hands and laughing, saying 'please don't do this to me'. Vanessa tried to jump on his back. He was stood with his foot on the goalpost laughing as we got taken off.

“It was absolutely freezing, even though we'd knocked a couple of whiskies back before we went in. It was the Middlesbrough-Newcastle derby match and there were 36,000 in the crowd.

“People put their coats around us and took us off the pitch. I'd never been arrested in my life, but I wasn't bothered. The whole experience outweighed it all.

“We ended up being released from the police station, they let us take a blanket with us then we went to South Shields, to a pub I worked in, and had a massive party.”

Rachel and Vanessa, who sadly passed away in her early 20s, found themselves front page news the next day after their antics.

She added: “I don't think we realised the attention it was going to get.

“It was unbelievable, calls from reporters, we ended up going on The Guilty Show, which was a Sky One show with a mock-up courtroom at the time.

“People were ringing up asking for the 'Boro Streakers'. We were told we had a lifetime ban from the Riverside but I've since read it was only a year.”
Can you imagine the supporters Trust and Windy if the daughters of these two breached WHL and made for Harry!
Different world
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