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Gazza is the fruit of the toon!

July 10th, 2010 | 64 Comments |

Gazza - How it could have looked.
Gazza - How it could have looked.
The latest twist in the roller-coaster ride that is the life of Paul Gascoigne came last night, as the ex-Newcastle star decided it would be a fantastic idea to try and calm a crazed gunman down.

Now I realise this isn’t really about football, but as Gazza was my first Toon idol I reckon I could get away with slipping this in between any other news and speculation that is floating around. Unfortunately, it looks like our former midfielder is losing the plot.

The town of Rothbury was in lockdown last night as armed police finally managed to corner Raoul Moat, to the point where there was no physical way of him evading capture.

Whilst it made for dramatic viewing, or radio as I was listening to it, it is pretty much fair to say that that the dozens of armed police had the situation under control. The end was tragic, and my heart extends to the families of Moat’s victims, and of course to his own family who will be left to pick up the pieces of the whole affair. But in the middle of it all, Paul Gascoigne decided to take it upon himself to catch a taxi from Newcastle to Rothbury to try and lend a hand in the complex art of negotiation. (more…)