How to Understand Paul Gascoigne
Lives Less Ordinary
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Paul Gascoigne is a legend, both on and off the pitch, and a hero to a generation of football fans. The man who, during Italia '90, made it OK to cry, and made the English fall in love with football all over again. Despite endless books about him he is still an enigma to most, so who better than his closest confident (and national institution himself), Danny Baker, to explain what truly makes him tick.
This digital bite has been extracted from Danny Baker and Danny Kelly's brilliant book Classic Football Debates.