Paul Gascoigne

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Gareth Southgate: ‘Only Gazza could have done that celebration’

Celebration after Paul Gascoigne's goal v Scotland - Euro 96

It was while Gareth Southgate was looking ahead to England’s game against Scotland and reiterating the importance of “emotional control” in these fixtures that his mind went back to Euro 96 and the kind of sketch that probably felt perfectly normal then bearing in mind the identity of the man around whom the story revolves.



Paul Gascoigne needs help not glib judgments in battle with his demons

It hasn’t been easy looking at those front-page photographs of Paul Gascoigne with his face bashed up, scabbed and seeping, and remembering the last time I saw him in the flesh and how – wishful thinking, perhaps – I came away with the impression that maybe a semblance of order was gradually returning to his life.