+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
General Chat Thread, Gazza Sectioned :( in General; article here This makes me truly sad. Another depressing story of genius laid to waste. He was an awesome footballer ...
  1. #1
    Ryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    537
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    29

    Gazza Sectioned :(

    article here

    This makes me truly sad. Another depressing story of genius laid to waste. He was an awesome footballer in his heydey, and his goal against Scotland at the European Championships where he dinked it over two Scottish defenders and rifled past Goram is still one of the best goals i've seen.

    To go from the dizzying highs of representing your country and playing club football at the highest level to seeing the shell of a man we see today is saddening

  2. #2
    Sirbendy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    2,298
    Thank Post
    8
    Thanked 203 Times in 154 Posts
    Rep Power
    110
    Can't say I regard football with anything but annoyance...and I can't say I have any pity for him either..he got paid plenty to do what he did, and by the sounds of it, it went to his head..alcohol issues are self induced.

    If there are any real mental issues, then I may feel a twinge..but no more. If they're all brought on himself, serves him right. I've quite happily sectioned one of my friends after he went on the self-pity "suicide" binge 3 times..and there was nothing wrong with him that a big fat kick in the arse, lots of exersize and some bloody perspective wouldn't have fixed. Some people need to learn to deal with everyday reality, they really do.

    No, I'm not unfeeling...but I think footballers are paid stupid money, are a waste of space, and as with a lot of "celebrities", do nothing except piddle the money up the wall. He's got no space to be self-pitying.

  3. #3

    MK-2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    3,237
    Thank Post
    149
    Thanked 581 Times in 307 Posts
    Blog Entries
    8
    Rep Power
    200
    That goal followed by the dentist chair celebration

    Plus his freekick against Arsenal (tho it pains me to say, as I'm an Arsenal fan) way before the likes of Beckham and other freekick 'specialists'.
    Watched him in those Sky1 'Legends' things and even a few years ago the skill was there, just the pace had gone a bit.

  4. #4
    Ryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    537
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    29
    I agree with you to a point Bendy. I'll happily admit to having little time for self-pitying emo monkeys, but we see lots of potential go to waste all around us - James Dean, Hendrix, Cobain (and to an extent The Winehouse, although i wouldn't agree...) - for whatever reason, self-inflicted or not.

    There's a point where "oh get a grip for f*ck's sake" stops working and proper mental health issues are evident and need professional attention. I won't pretend to understand it all, but he - and many others - appears to be affected, which is a bloody shame.

    Yeah, he may have had too much too soon like may other footballers/pop stars/etc etc, but he obviously wasn't able to deal with it all or manage it all very well

  5. #5
    coquet636
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    I agree with you to a point Bendy. I'll happily admit to having little time for self-pitying emo monkeys, but we see lots of potential go to waste all around us - James Dean, Hendrix, Cobain (and to an extent The Winehouse, although i wouldn't agree...) - for whatever reason, self-inflicted or not.

    There's a point where "oh get a grip for f*ck's sake" stops working and proper mental health issues are evident and need professional attention. I won't pretend to understand it all, but he - and many others - appears to be affected, which is a bloody shame.

    Yeah, he may have had too much too soon like may other footballers/pop stars/etc etc, but he obviously wasn't able to deal with it all or manage it all very well
    May you excuse Cobain from this list, he was a little self pitying but was actually murdered. Unproven for now, but in time will be proved.

  6. #6

    Hightower's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Cloud 9
    Posts
    4,920
    Thank Post
    494
    Thanked 690 Times in 444 Posts
    Rep Power
    241
    Quote Originally Posted by coquet636 View Post
    May you excuse Cobain from this list, he was a little self pitying but was actually murdered. Unproven for now, but in time will be proved.
    He never said how he was killed. He actually added on the end "for whatever reason, self-inflicted or not".

  7. #7
    Elky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    485
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
    Rep Power
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by Sirbendy View Post
    If there are any real mental issues, then I may feel a twinge..but no more. If they're all brought on himself, serves him right. I've quite happily sectioned one of my friends after he went on the self-pity "suicide" binge 3 times..and there was nothing wrong with him that a big fat kick in the arse, lots of exersize and some bloody perspective wouldn't have fixed. Some people need to learn to deal with everyday reality, they really do.
    He has had mental issues all his life. I've read his autobiography and he is definitely one messed up bloke. It probably didnt help having 3 people quite close to him die when he was younger and him blaming himself for all of them.

    His book is a great read, very very funny is some parts and really quite sad in others.

    Get well soon Gazza

  8. #8

    Andrew_C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Winchester
    Posts
    2,979
    Thank Post
    64
    Thanked 378 Times in 288 Posts
    Rep Power
    160
    As George Best said, " Yes I was paid a lot of money; some I spent on fast cars, some on fast women, and lots on booze. The rest I just wasted."

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •