By Chris Wright
Here it is: Paul Gascoigne’s addled, mumbling, clearly drunken appearance at a charity event in Northampton on Thursday that spurred his poor beleaguered agent, Terry Baker, into appearing on Five Live and telling anyone who’d listen that Gazza needs “immediate help” after hitting the booze again over Christmas.
We haven’t watched it and we don’t want to watch it…
How sad. Pitiful and pathetic in the truest sense of the words.
He’s unraveling. You get the feeling that only Gazza can help Gazza now, and unfortunately for him, Gazza is the last person you’d call for help over anything.
There are calls today for the PFA to step in and assist but they have been doing for years and years now. Indeed, PFA chief exec Gordon Taylor said today:
“There isn’t a player we’ve done more for over my time at the PFA.
“In fact, we’ve been criticised for doing as much as we have, because he has not made the improvements that some of our other members have.”
It pains us to say, but if he carries on the way he’s heading – and he will – Gazza’s not going to make 50, and no-one will be the least bit surprised to wake up to the headlines as and when the day comes.