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May 21, 2022 at 04:13 AM


Sampson Collins

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Reviewed by vincentgoodman 10 / 10

A misguided genius

You have to feel for Paul Gascoigne after watching this new 2 part retrospective. He was the nation's darling and then allowed himself to be shamefully misadvised, truly shafted and ultimately destroyed. What came first, the chicken or the egg? He clearly enjoyed being one of the lads and having a good old drink, but the mistreatment by his confidants and the constant hounding of the press, certainly drove him to excess which proved to be his downfall. We should not lose sight of what a great player Paul was, how he did his best on the field to help his country and his clubs to win.

Having said all that, you can hardly blame England boss Glenn Hoddle for leaving him out of the 1998 world cup squad. On the eve of the squad announcement, the players were given explicit instructions to relax, have a couple of beers and be in bed by midnight. Gazza, being Gazza, chose to ignore these instructions and got himself drunk on pina coladas, draped across the bar piano, just as the boss walked in. Hoddle had no choice.

A sobering documentary with a final, lingering shot of the man himself today, which certainly brought a tear to my eye.

Reviewed by allanmichael30 4 / 10

Misunderstood- best play in world 1990

What we see is an honest family driven young footballer, who's girlfriend was owned by press and a weekly story was just part of his life. We would never know how far he could have gone had he had right manager and structure to brush off the attention from press. He did still prove himself by playing abroad and seemed like drink was not the only drug of choice as he was destructive by nature. I have more respect for him after seeing this and we should not judge him as opportunities were missed and the whole England squad never stuck up for him. They were as much to blame as they joined in on drinking games. He will inspire future footballers and that legacy can never be taken away.

Reviewed by wwwalexwww 10 / 10

Superb - an amazing story about football, fame and the corrosive power of celebrity

Superb - an amazing story about football, fame and the corrosive power of celebrity.

Paul Gascoigne was incredible as both a player and a person; but what happened to him and what he did was jaw dropping. The film starts as a sporting story and turns into something gripping and terrifying, a crazy film and a cautionary dark tale about the media and life under the spotlight.

The archive is also amazing, on par with SENNA and AMY.

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joning profile
joning May 23, 2022 at 07:19 pm

The word is millennial, which I am one having been born in 1982, so not sure of the relevance. Likely, it's some thick American or they're joking

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asian_lion May 23, 2022 at 10:33 am

the id!ot milennial will think Gazza is about a place in f%cking P@l3stine, while Paul "Gazza" Gascoigne is one of the wasted talent in the UK's and the world's football...

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grancabeza May 22, 2022 at 05:10 am

not about the gaza stripe massacre

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firesulfurlake May 21, 2022 at 06:05 am

thought gazza was about the joo* gen*cid* in p*lest*ne