…may whatever God you have, be with you, Paul Gascoigne… and thank you, Harry Redknapp…

..a wee serious post…I’ll do this once, and once only… like many others who LUV the great game of football, I’m more than saddened to see the continued mental and physical turmoil that Paul Gascoigne is suffering… but more than that, I feel intensely for the guy inside fighting all that hurt and pain… only those who have been there and suffered this dreadful illness, alcoholism, can even remotely understand what he’s battling…. I note with disdain the uneducated snipers and gutter press who batter the headlines with pejorative insults against the man… they have no idea… I’m also uplifted with a news snippet where I note QPR’s Manager, Harry Redknapp, has offered to let Gazza train some of his youth academy, and will even pick him up at 5.45 every morning to go to London, and drive him back home afterwards each day…
…apart from the professional medical help he obviously still needs, what Harry is offering is equally important… an opportunity for Gazza to regain some of his human dignity… to let his spirit rebuild by being usefully employed, applying some of the God-given talents he possesses… may whatever God he might have, look after an ex-player who has given so much pleasure to others earlier in his life… and thank you, Harry Redknapp, for restoring a bit of my own faith in human kindliness… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!



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16 responses to “…may whatever God you have, be with you, Paul Gascoigne… and thank you, Harry Redknapp…

  1. Good for Harry, my respect for him has gone up even more 🙂

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  2. janewj

    Well said. xx

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  3. laurie27wsmith

    Addiction’s a terrible thing Seumas and until one has lived it or with it then the ‘uneducated snipers and gutter press’ need to chill out. My old man was a binge drinker, so he tucked in when he had money and seemed okay when he had none. But then he drank for months on end and it made out lives bloody miserable indeed. Even to this day I can’t stand being around people who are drunk. (made life miserable in the coppers) It’s great to see that Gazza is getting a helping hand, because once you’ve lost your dignity it’s hard to get it back.

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    • ….as i’m sure you may have gathered, I’ve had more than a passing acquaintance with the whole ten yards of that stuff… these carpers haven’t an inkling of what’s really going on with the poor lad.. I just hope he makes it.. cheers , that man 🙂


      • laurie27wsmith

        I have gathered Seumas and you have mastered yourself. the world seems to be full of carpers these days, ready to heap crap on people they don’t understand. it’s the downside of social media, people making comments on things they don’t have a clue about…..


  4. Poor Gazza. Alcoholism is such a horrible affliction. I don’t know how or why people slip into it but I know the misery it causes. Bless Harry Redknapp. What a lovely bloke he must be. I really really hope Gazza takes him up on it and finds a reason, or perhaps just himself.



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  5. Nice post Seumas. There are good people in the world! Thank you for sharing.

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  6. …thank God, you’re right, m’Lady 🙂


  7. Hopefully things will work out for Gazza Seumas. I remember that goal against Scotland in 1996 as if it was yesterday.

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