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Retro Football: Gazza’s Italian Diaries – Full Channel 4 Documentary, 1994 (Video)

By Chris Wright


*That* ponytail: for shame, for shame

Here we have yet another Grade ‘A’ Youtube unearthing from Pies’ favourite footballing archaeologist, @DavidHartrick (we urge you to follow him on Twitter, you won’t be disappointed), in the shape of ‘Gazza’s Italian Diaries’: a full-length documentary centred around the loony England man’s time in Serie A with Lazio – a club at which he is still sincerely revered – in the early-to-mid 1990s which aired on Channel 4 (who had the rights to show live Italian football at the time) back in 1994.

Some of it is incredibly poignant and revealing (the very first candid anecdote about the wonky towel is a case in point), especially when you know what the future held in store for ‘oor Gazza’…

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By Chris on January 16th, 2014 in Featured, Newsnow, Retro, Serie A, Videos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

4 Responses to “Retro Football: Gazza’s Italian Diaries – Full Channel 4 Documentary, 1994 (Video)”

  1. Tom the bees fan says:

    just watched it. the overwhelming feeling after is sadness. you could see he needed help then. hopefully nowdays and going on into the future players will get the support they need to deal with all the pressure being a famous football player brings.

  2. Tom the bees fan says:

    just saw this one when surfing youtube, seems to follow on from his time at lazio when he moved to rangers

  3. Tom the bees fan says:

    sorry forgot the link (merge my posts if you want)

  4. Ross says:

    Interesting watch…it is a shame that sporting personalities are cast aside when they are surplus to requirements…ie, when they no longer make money for others.

    They do say that there is a fine line between genius and insanity, Gazza was a genius on the pitch and a good lad off of it, but those people who he had trust exploited him and have left him to rot…such a shame as he was arguably once the best player in the world.

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