Danny Kelly

How to Understand Paul Gascoigne
  • How to Understand Paul Gascoigne

  • The Lives Less Ordinary series brings you the most exciting, adventurous and entertaining true-life writing that is out there, for men who are time-poor but want the best. Lives Less Ordinary drops you into extreme first-hand accounts of human experience, whether that's the adrenaline-pumping heights of professional sport, the brutality of the modern battlefield, the casual violence of the criminal world, the mind-blowing frontiers of science, or the excesses of rock 'n' roll, high finance and Hollywood. Lives Less Ordinary also brings you some of the finest comic voices around, on every subject from toilet etiquette to Paul Gascoigne.

    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.

Publishing overlord Danny Kelly is former editor of NME, Q and Total Sport , and founder of the Football365 website. He regularly broadcasts on TalkSport and BBC FiveLive. He appals Baker by knowing 97.4% of everything there is to know about football and 85.3% about every other sport. He loves Spurs but annoys those who sit around him at White Hart Lane by booing the team as they run out just in case.

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