|Desc||A generational talent who would inspire England fans across the country, Paul Gascoigne is one of the most naturally talented footballers the Three Lions have ever produced|
|Org||England National Team|
|Club as Player||Glasglow Rangers|
2016 02 18 Retrieve
[Quote on Gary Neville] I was fortunate to play with some great right-backs [. . .] you see players today as wing-backs, getting forward, getting round the back and whipping in crosses and people say this is the new game, but he was doing it 10 to 15 years ago. [. . .] He was confident, he was a really quiet lad but he got stuck in and he was a team player. He was a guy that you would never see jogging back – he was up and down that line. He was an honest player
2016 03 24 Retrieve
[on Alan Shearer] Let’s not forget, he had two severe injuries, he was out for nine months with his ankle, another nine months with his knee; imagine how many goals he’d have scored if he’d been fully fit!” - Rob Lee
I was at Newcastle and he was making his debut for Southampton and I didn’t really know who he was, but the guy was phenomenal. After the game, I put my arm around him and said ‘you stick in there son, and you’re going to be a decent player’, he just looked at me and said ‘aye, cheers Gazza’, and that was it.
But wow, this guy could score. Outside the box, inside the box, he had a free-kick on him like a rocket. What I liked about Shearer was he didn’t like getting messed about. He gave it as good as he took it. He would get rattled and he hated it, but he wouldn’t roll over. He’d be straight back up. [. . .]
He had a bad ligament injury and he came through that. One of the good things with Shearer, even though he got rattled, he never let anyone know. He was always quiet and just got on with it and you knew he was going to get his own back. He just knew where the net was.
[. . .] I was watching his ‘100 Greatest Goals’ on Sky and some of them were absolutely phenomenal. I had a bit of a lump in my throat watching it. [. . .] I went to his testimonial and I had tears in my eyes. He went back there and he showed them he had it
2017 08 20 Retrieve
[Rangers hero Paul Gascoigne says he used to touch Les Ferdinand’s willy before matches] He made mine look small. I went ‘Les, Les please, please let me have one fing hold of that thing’. So he let me have a hold of it. And I went out played a blinder and scored, right. I thought ‘fing brilliant. So the next game at Wembley, ‘Les get it out’. “And every time we played for England Les went ‘hurry up and get it over with Gazza’
[Gazza also told of putting an England cap on a cheetah while drunk on safari in South Africa as an FA ambassador] On the way to Africa I am fing steaming on the fing plane. I get off, I get to the place. They thought, ‘S***, let’s get him out of here. Let’s get him on a safari’. I jumped off the lorry and ran over to the cheetah
2018 06 06 Retrieve
[Paul Gascoigne Explains What It Really Means To Play For Your Country] I asked Terry ‘are you okay?’ he just said ‘F* Gazza, I feel nothing, this is England, this is my house and no f**r comes into my house and takes anything.’ Sir Bobby Robson grabbed me and said ‘that’s what it means to play for your country.’
2019 10 17 Retrieve
[Paul Gascoigne cleared of sexually assaulting woman on train] Thank you, your honour, thank you to the jury, and thank you to my dentist
[The former Tottenham Hotspur and Everton player insisted the act was not sexual and refused to apologise while giving evidence] I was not drunk, I was not forceful, I was not sexual. I was just reacting to the lady getting called fat and ugly
[In a statement read by Gascoigne’s solicitor outside court, the ex-midfielder said] To have a sexual allegation hanging over me for over 12 months has been so tough. I’m so glad I was finally able to put over my side of the story and that the jury came to the correct verdict
2019 12 15 Retrieve
[Paul Gascoigne reveals Steven Gerrard chat as Rangers legend backs manager to stop nine-in-a-row] I asked him what it was like when he got the call and he said ‘it’s so exciting’. He’s in it for the long haul, and why not?
He’s a good manager and obviously he’s got the respect of the players. Obviously we’ll see what happens this season. They’ve got to try and stop Celtic doing nine-in-a-row. It’ll be a tough run in
Hopefully [they can win it]. I always think whoever beats who - if Celtic beat Rangers four times then obviously they’re going to win it. Rangers have got to pick their game up, they won today 2-0 (against Motherwell), it’s going to be tight right to the end again