Good News For Paul Gascoigne

Some news that we know is very good news for Paul Gascoigne, was announced today.


Paul Gascoigne – needs help and he’s getting it

Paul Gascoigne has been confined to a clinic’s psychiatric unit for intensive treatment, and Paul has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

This decision, to us, seems a very good one, and has been taken for Paul’s own safety, after a series of drunken displays in public.

It is now the work of the medical staff to treat Paul’s severe depression and chronic dependence on alcohol.

But Paul has to do his part too, and he has to really want to finally recover and get better, which has not always been the case in the past.

But it’s impossible to recover without significant help from others.

The good news is that there are now available, various methods and treatments which can work.

The move comes after his family and friends quite rightly (for Paul’s sake) begged authorities to step in to help the 41-year-old former Newcastle player.

His sister, Anne Marie, 42, spoke out very well is support of her brother, and expressed the very real fear that Paul could die without intervention.

We applaud his sisters’ action, which could very well save his life, and we are not over-reaching when we say that – because we think Paul is currently in such a dangerous state of mind.

Paul has recently been in recent bizarre incidents.

He was spotted in a drunken state in a restaurant in Jesmond, Newcastle, at the weekend and he had famously earlier collapsed at London’s St Pancreas Rail Station and was later taken to hospital by police after hammering on his former wife Sheryl’s door in Hemel Hempstead.

These are all cries for help from Paul, and we’re very pleased that Paul is getting the help he needs. Like every human in this kind of trouble – he deserves to get help.

We are looking forward to Paul making a full and successful recovery.

30 comments so far

  • geordie in taipei

    Jun 4, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Not sure im happy to have wall virginity on this one, but it is my 1st , Hope he really gets better again.

  • Graeme

    Jun 4, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #2

    Just hope to God he doesnt become the next George Best.

  • Stami

    Jun 4, 2008 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Skysports are claiming that Fat Sam, McClown and Super Shearer are all lined up for managment jobs at Blackburn! Glad Hughes has moved to a ‘bigger’ club! he will do well at city!

  • Ian

    Jun 4, 2008 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #4

    I hope he is in there long enough to fully recover this time.

    Seriously looks like this may be his last chance, George Best didnt take it, can Gazza??

  • Bill F

    Jun 4, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #5

    As some one who has had to help close relatives through severe mental health problems, I can tell you that getting sectioned is not a cure. What is needed after the initial treatment regime is a family or friends who are prepared to devote a large chunk of their life to helping him out. If he doesn’t have that then it is inevitable that it will become a cycle that will end only in one way.
    The streets are full of similar unfortunates who do not have his high profile and slip through the very loose safety net that is meant to be our NHS.
    I really hope he can survive the downward spiral but without real help the prognosis is not good.

  • Nicke Alvaro

    Jun 4, 2008 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Dont people always go on saying how he needs to be involved in football?
    I mean if thats the case Id have no problem accepting him back in any form of position for Newcastle.
    Provided he’s stable, but does anyone else think thats a possibility?
    I’d hate to see the greatest talent from our area go out like Best.

  • spanishtoon

    Jun 4, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #7

    Hi everyone…took a while for this to be moderated so thought id repeat it……

    Alright everyone, been reading the site for ages now and finally decided to post! live in madrid..and though the spanish press is usually nowt short of drivel…they are reporting aimar news today….though a little more realistically.

    I was going to cut and pate an article from this mornings marca but its a bit long.

    It basically says a few things:

    1. toon are only latest team to show interest, liverpool came in last week to show interest.
    2. Aimar has not publicly said he wants to stay on…unlike top scorer Oliveira
    3. They describe newcastle as an average team hoping to sign a “spark”. (sad but true i guess!)
    4. Maybe most importantly….this will not be resolved until next week as their new coacjh takes up his role on Friday and will want to give they final say so….

    hope this helps guys….
    heres the link if you can read spanish:

  • mick mag

    Jun 4, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #8

    It would be great for Paul to get a job in football again and get himself better

  • Jamie G

    Jun 4, 2008 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #9

    Get well soon gazza.

  • Davies

    Jun 4, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #10

    About time really. A danger to himself and others in his present condition and has been since he was found with a steak knife in his pocket.

    Hope this works for him and that he doesn’t go straight back to the bottle after the six months is up. You can be a non practicing alcoholic if you have the will power, but there is no such thing as a reformed alcoholic. Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic. Harsh but true.

    Like I say, I hope he has the will power to stay away from the booze.

  • Punk Skunk

    Jun 4, 2008 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #11

    Ta spanish toon,
    i think they’re talkin’ about us havin’ an average manager, ’til KK came back!..Ha!..

    …Btw, welcome mate!..or ola?..

  • Leo

    Jun 4, 2008 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #12

    i was talking to my cuzin in law and he is a head nurse at a hospital down in london apparntly when they took him in a while back it was because he was in a hotel room drunk and upset he ordered a steak and chips from room service and 5 minutes later rang back and said he would just need the knife.

    its seriously bad to think a toon hero is going through such trauma, hopefully he will pull through and not be another casualty on the rungs of depression/alcoholism

  • Petworth (DC) Mag

    Jun 4, 2008 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #13

    Cheers for that SpanishToon. Guess we have to wait fro Friday but doesn’t sound as positive as first thought by many of us.

    Really starting to grasp for some good news 🙂

    It seems like some of us are beginning to believe the crap that we are just an average team with nothing to offer the big name players but that is complete tosh.

    Spurs finished 3 points above us, we beat them 4 out of the 4 times yet they are signing everyone under the planet while we do F all.

    If Wisey & Co can’t sell players on the Toon they need to step aside and let KK do what he’s good at.

    Any news on that Emana fella? He looks like a real beast.

  • ObaFan2

    Jun 4, 2008 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #14

    Apparantly, Newcastle, Spurs, the FA and Terry Venables have all helped finantially for Gazzas treatments. Good on them all.

    Get well soon ya dafty.

  • Geordie Matriarch

    Jun 4, 2008 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #15

    We really should do something. If we have put in all that effort for Joey Barton we really should try to help Gazza, who has given us so much entertainment and whom we all loved.

  • reillers

    Jun 4, 2008 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #16

    Poor wee lad, glad he’s getting help. What a shame, hope he gets better soon.

  • Hadrian

    Jun 4, 2008 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #17

    the drink has only got a hold of him again cos he was bored .
    needs a job, dont care if it would make us look bad , he’d be perfect for the academy , imagine your kids getting football coaching from gazza!

    cheers spanishtoon !! .
    love our geordie bretheren poping up from all four corners of the world with news for us !

  • Toonloony

    Jun 4, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #18

    Where are all his so called friends like Chris Evans and Danny Baker and the freeloader “five bellies” The Gravy train stopped and they got off!! WANKERS!!!! The toon should give him a job coaching the kids when he is better, his humour would do wonders with the bairns!!


  • domtoon

    Jun 4, 2008 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #19

    what the heck is with all this wall virginity lark? seems incredibly puerile if you ask me.

  • domtoon

    Jun 4, 2008 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #20

    and hi spanishtoon thx for the gossip 🙂

  • Robert-Croatia

    Jun 4, 2008 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #21

    get well soon Gazza,you were a legendary player,get of the booze,and get involved in Newcastle United once again,Keep the faith

  • Spyro

    Jun 4, 2008 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #22

    get well soon gazza

  • Graham

    Jun 4, 2008 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #23

    Gazza is nothing like George Best. Besty had a cracking post football life (anyone recall the 2 page 3 girls and 50k in cash on the bed)

    Gazza is a lonely sad alcoholic with no social life.

    I for one hope to hell he gets better as when he is on form he is the best in the world. But at the minute he is fighting a losing battle.

    Good luck kid – get well soon x

  • Marty

    Jun 4, 2008 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #24

    BREAKING NEWS!AHSTON SIGNS 5yr deal with hammers.
    CARDIFF 17 yr old that MAN U,L`POOL n GOONERS were after

  • robertsa

    Jun 4, 2008 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #25

    get well soon gazza.
    lads who do yaz reckon is the gazza in this day and age my guess is rooney

  • Neville Brewis

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #26

    Come on Paul get well soon I have been poorly too I got better and I am 87.You are a great lad and we love you. Take care bonny lad we all want you to be strong -and you will be son. I am getting my hips done next week and they want 432 english pounds for it. Where his the pound sign on this commodore. Why do they charge oap.s to sell their house?
    You are the best footballer ever apart from Len White. Take care son and you will come back strong.
    Yours Sincerely

    Neville Brewis
    bha, phd

  • bluebells are blue

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #27

    can’t understand why you geordies are slagging one of the finest players this country has seen and being a rangers supporter i was graced to see paul in a blue jersey it still brings tears to my eyes when i was at ibrox to watch him win the league against aberdeen no one else could have dug that deep for our club.
    i know he has problems but let’s all wish him well from all supporters but especially newcastle and glasgow rangers

  • bluebells are blue

    Jun 5, 2008 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #28

    apologizes to above posters i read another thread where most people were slagging paul
    i think tom toon rings a bell

  • scotty

    Jun 5, 2008 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #29

    A Lot of his problems have been self inflicted – however, he still has my sympathy. I’m very suprised how he never managed to get a role at a football club in some capacity.

  • Leo

    Jun 5, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #30

    yeah apologies were due to be fair alot of us support him, its just a thick few who dont


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