Tag: gascoigne

The yin and yang of Paul Gascoigne and Gary Lineker

This feature is part of Duology The heavy touch. The realisation flickers across the face; disbelief mixed with desperation to rectify the mistake. The decision to commit to winning the ball back…

The Roman tragicomedy of Paul Gascoigne at Lazio

This feature is part of The Football Italia Years To succeed in Italian football, three qualities are said to be required: Fantasi: surprise, imagination and flair.   Furbizia: cunning trickery and gamesmanship. Tecnica: technique, skill…

Paul Gascoigne and the death of the flawed hero

FOOTBALL IS CAPABLE OF BEING PURE THEATRE, producing storylines that would be tossed aside by even the most shameless Hollywood scribe as too implausible. Liverpool in Istanbul in 2005, Manchester United in…