Gazza set for shock football comebackNovember 13th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.13 (ANI): Believe it or not, former England football star Paul Gascoigne is set for a shock comeback, playing in next seasons FA Cup.
Gazza, 41, is being lined up to appear in a team made up entirely of former Cup winners. He will join a host of former aces in a non-league side that will be entered for the games most coveted trophy.
No-one will ever have seen the like of this. A team of former winners will run onto the pitch to play a team of no-hopers who wont know whats hit them. If Gazzas fit hes likely to be involved, The Sun quoted a source, as saying.
The idea is the legends will sit out the clubs league games, taking to the pitch only in the FA Cup first preliminary round. The men planning the coup are talking to several clubs including Sheffield FC, the worlds oldest side to allow them to take over their team for cup games.
If Gazzas side wins its opening match, the all-stars would continue to appear through the qualifying rounds, aiming to make the first round next November.
The organisers of the Legends football series, Toast Events, are arranging players for the Cup run, which they hope will raise thousands for charity.
Among those in the frame to appear are Arsenals Ray Parlour, 35, Manchester Uniteds Lee Sharpe, 37, and Bryan Robson, 51, and ex-Wimbledon keeper Dave Beasant, 49. Chelsea duo Graeme Le Saux, 40, and Roberto di Matteo, 38 who scored the fastest-ever Cup Final goal are also set to star.
Gazza, was last involved in competitive football as coach of Kettering in the 2005. (ANI)
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