|Desc||The Premier League tough guy who has gone on to portray the role of all-round hard b*stard in several Hollywood movies, fans of a younger generation may not realise that Jones was once one of English football’s most intimidating characters. As part of Wimbledon’s famed ‘Crazy Gang’, Jones was never shy of confrontation, a combative presence who seemed on a one-man mission to unsettle opponents|
|Club as Player||Wimbledon FC|
1998 10 12 Retrieve
[Late Late Show guest Vinnie Jones gives his opinion on the Hartson incident. He may have meant ‘condone’, but, with Vinnie, you can’t be sure] You can’t condemn some-fink like that
1998 10 12b Retrieve
[Multi-talented Vinnie Jones (actor, farmer, phrase-twister, etc) explains why he isn’t applying for the QPR manager’s job] I’ve plenty of bows to my string
1998 10 12c Retrieve
[Vinnie Jones, at the end of his Late Late Show interview on Saturday (in which he revealed that his Jack Russell once saved him from suicide)] Fanks Gay - it’s bin emotional
2012 01 26 Retrieve
[Vinnie Jones says Wimbledon’s FA Cup final triumph over Liverpool still my favourite football memory] It’s a massive part of my life, in 1988 when we beat Liverpool. It’s something you never forget, something nobody forgets – we’re quite a few years on now and it seems like yesterday. It probably ranks, in football terms, as number one. I played in the third round at Wealdstone as a non-league player, and it was massive for us then. And a couple of years later, there I was beating the mighty Liverpool.
[Jones praised the Wimbledon fans for their part in the lively atmosphere at Wembley, despite playing in front of a crowd which was largely made up of Liverpool supporters] It was a sea of red for Liverpool, and there was this blue section, I’m sure our fans were [outnumbered] four, five to one in the stadium that day, but they never stopped singing all the way through, from start to finish. It was a sea of red for Liverpool, and there was this blue section, I’m sure our fans were [outnumbered] four, five to one in the stadium that day, but they never stopped singing all the way through, from start to finish
2018 09 23 Retrieve
[Vinnie Jones & Gazza recall iconic crotch grab] It was a spur-of-the moment thing and it definitely wasn’t planned ahead of the game. But an old under-12s manager of mine had once told me, ‘Just grab ‘em by the balls if they get too close’. And that had obviously stuck in my mind. So I just reached out and I was spot on. There was no fiddling about… straight on the button and I didn’t let go. And to be fair to the boy, he had a bit of luncheon on him
2020 05 09 Retrieve
[Vinnie Jones says in reference to his films] I hope you enjoy me bashing the st out of some of them prima donna actors. I do love it. It’s not a profession it’s actually a hobby – beating the st out of ‘em’
[In his 2013 autobiography, It’s Been Emotional, Vinnie wrote] That incident [kissing Russian singer Lama Safonova outside a Moscow bar] caused the biggest test of my 20 years of marriage. We’ve been through everything and this angel is still there for me through thick and thin…I had risked everything that mattered to me over a stupid night out in Russia
[His love: The footballer-turned-actor, 55, shared a throwback image with wife Tanya, who passed away from cancer aged 53 last year, while penning an impassioned message about sobriety] That is the lowest I’ve seen Tans in all the time we have been together… Now I know we have a lot of work still to do, but we both love each other more than anything on the planet and that is getting us through. That is why, for the first time in my life, I have started seeing a psychologist. I have virtually given up drinking alcohol. I’ve been going to see (my psychologist) once a week for eight months. For an alcoholic to combat problems, he or she has to admit to those problems first.’
[Speaking to The Guardian after he quit drinking] The less I drink, the more my anger fades. I think that’s how it started in the first place. My parents got divorced when I was young, and alcohol seemed to trigger everything off. The problem’s not the bottle – it’s the case. I’m the case or nothing, last man standing. I haven’t had a drink for six months
[His sobriety anniversary comes ahead of the release of his new book] I have written this book to honour the life of my extraordinary late wife, Tanya, and to help people going through grief find a way forward. Losing Tanya has been the worst thing that’s ever happened to me and her family and friends, but I don’t want her loss to be in vain. She would have wanted all of us to help others navigate their grief because she was always trying to help people in her own life
Losing Tanya has been the worst thing that’s ever happened to me and her family and friends, but I don’t want her loss to be in vain. I’m very proud to have written this book, and I hope it both honours who Tanya was, and gives comfort to readers who have lost someone. It is rare to find a book that elicits such a strong and emotional reaction. I am full of admiration for the strength he showed and continues to show, in sharing his vulnerability so candidly. I hope this will be a book that helps people in the depths of the unspeakable find an outlet for their grief.
2020 05 10 Retrieve
[Vinnie Jones making £249 a pop selling customised videos to fans on Cameo] I hope you enjoy me bashing the s* out of some of them prima donna actors. I do love it. It’s not a profession it’s actually a hobby – beating the s* out of ‘em.