Kevin Keegan has put some good news out today that our club Newcastle United, will offer full support to Paul Gascoigne as the Dunston-born player experiences a very difficult phase of his life.
Paul Gascoigne – Newcastle United will help their former player – great
At the press conference today for the Newcastle – Manchester United game, Kevin said:
“It’s sad, but maybe what has happened now will be a turning point for him, and instead of looking on it as something that is really bad, this might be the best thing.â€
“I have talked with his Dad and one of his sisters and I know it looks negative, but I think it is a massive positive for Paul Gascoigne from all the information I have had.â€
“This is a good thing for him and although in the short term, it does not look that way, in the long term, I think it will prove to be really important in the life of Paul Gascoigne.â€
“He was my boot boy when I was a player here back in 1983-84 – and not a very good boot boy!â€
“He lost one of my boots, and I was scoring quite a lot of goals that season, so I can remember giving him a bit of a run-over for that. He wanted to prove to his mates that he was my boot boy!â€
“We as a club will do everything we can to help. His family know that, we have talked with them, and we can help a lot.”
These things are very sad, but they happen and youâ€™ve got to deal with them. Paul was a fabulous player and we think itâ€™s just great that the club are willing to offer Paul their help.
This is very good news also for Paul’s family, who are apparently delighted that the Newcastle United club are so are willing to help.
There are certain characters who will always be part of Newcastle United and Paul is one of them, as is Bobby Robson and others who are indelibly linked with the club for whatever reason.
A good move by Newcastle United – and the very best of luck to Paul for a good, solid and speedy recovery.