pics: gazza sweats out first dc practice

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by Papin, Jul 26, 2002.

  1. galperin

    galperin Member

    Feb 1, 2001
    Maineville, OH
    old fat bastard.
  2. Stogey23

    Stogey23 Member+

    Dec 12, 1998
    San Diego, CA
    He makes me look fat.

    I'm not fat.
  3. Native Aztexan

    Jan 27, 2002
    Austin, Texas
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gazza & Ray


    Brings to the new meaning to sweating to the oldies.
  4. Chester FC

    Chester FC New Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    yeah, he does look pretty fit. i hope thinks turn out well for Gazza. He's just a guy you have to love. Now the odds of that happening . . .
  5. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    D.C. is lucky.
    Ismitje repped this.
  6. Northside Rovers

    Jan 28, 2000
    Austin TX
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He looks in decent shape. Pretty thin actually.

    He maybe even looks a little frail. The years have not been kind.

    But at least it's not dull aorund here.
  7. Aaron Stollar

    Aaron Stollar Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    Falls Church, Va
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He actually looks fit... I am amazed... really truly am...
  8. Playable Back

    Playable Back New Member

    Apr 26, 2002
    He may 'look' fit but IS he fit?

    Fit or fat? Fat or fit? Fit and Fat? Fat and Fit?

    Who the funk knows for sure!!!???
  9. MDFootball

    MDFootball New Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Seriously, why would he come out at all if he didn't look somewhat fit...

    I think alot of the Gazza bashers should be eating a bit of crow now in regards to the fat aspect, he looks in decent shape, better than Etch. Gascoigne has been working out in Cyprus with a personal trainer, some article said, and with all the attention this possible move is getting you'd hope he would have the decency to come in fit, so well done Gazza. Now the actual match-fitness football side of things, well the jury is still out, but I'm looking forward to seeing it. If anything its some new blood for a team thats dreadfully short of ideas and passion on the field, and with Q2 aboard as well, maybe we'll move up a bit in the standings, score a goal or two away from RFK...
  10. JTorres

    JTorres New Member

    Mar 2, 2000
    The Globe-Chicago
    Maybe he's serious about this afterall.

    I wonder if he'd travel with the club to Chicago next Wednesday?
  11. JacksonJazz#9

    JacksonJazz#9 Member

    Dec 12, 2000
    Grand Ledge, Mich
    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Bloody hell.... he looks in shape!!!! lets hope he can contribute.... if he could come on and show a class and style... he would definately help DC. would love to see Gazza score a goal or 2..
  12. JRedknapp11

    JRedknapp11 Red Card

    Dec 5, 2001
    he looks a lot better then he did a month or so ago when he was doing the tv colour for the World Cup.... I'm very impressed with how he looks right now.

    He's gonna blow the roof off this league.
  13. fatboy15

    fatboy15 New Member

    Mar 31, 2000
    LaPorte, IN, USA
    Guys, he's only 35. Yeah, it's old, but he's still got a few more years left in him. Look at what Hristo did his first year (then ignore the 2 years after that of being plagued by injuries and getting minimal playing time, ya know, for the sake of argument).

    It seems like the same story. People are worried about an old player coming over out of shape and not living up to expectations, then the player steps and the field and says 'what now' with the level of play he's at.

    I'm just hoping he won't be match fit next wednesday.
  14. msknutson

    msknutson Member

    United States
    Sep 15, 2000
    San Diego, California
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looks pretty fit (and thin) to me ...

    Hopefully he'll help put more bums in the seats - and help keep MLS afloat. If you use Peter Nowak as a measure (at what, 39?), Gazza could still have a good 3-4 seasons in MLS; be a great success and be purchased by xxxyyy?? for 10-15 million dollars ... I can dream, eh?

    Good luck Gazza! ( except against SJ )
  15. FootyMundo

    FootyMundo New Member

    Mar 1, 2001
    Fat? He looks thin to me. Good luck to him.
  16. BallStateMiddie

    BallStateMiddie New Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    And he doesn't look a day over 40. This is kind of silly, looking at a few pictures and deciding he's in "match shape". Have you people even played a match before? Just because he's "skinny" (or even if he was fat, for the matter) it doesn't mean he's match fit. If you ask me, he's got saggy manboobs, for goodness sake. Maybe they're just leftovers.
  17. dc the winning tradition

    Mar 31, 1999
    I think you're missing the point, and the fact that you are checking out his "manboobs" has me a little worried for you. I think that everybody is just giving their first impression. Obviously you can't judge a book by it's cover, but I'm sure you would be hearing it from everybody if he showed up with saddlebags and an extra 40 pounds. He looks pretty healthy, and has lost the extra pounds, which menas that he is on his way to recovery and to gettting into shape. Hopefully.....
  18. MarioKempes

    MarioKempes Member+

    Real Madrid, DC United, anywhere Pulisic plays
    Aug 3, 2000
    Proxima Centauri
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gazza probably has 2 years left in him, no more.
    He's come to camp thin, and most probably pretty
    fit. I'm pretty excited.

    I think he can add a lot to the squad. DCU should
    sign him at the league max for 2 years.
  19. Lab Mouse

    Lab Mouse New Member

    Apr 11, 1999
    Kalamazoo, MI, USA
    Gees, with people saying that Gazza was old and fat, I was expecting Chilavert-size...this guy just needs some weight work to fill out a little.

    Man. I'm 35 and I don't look that fit. :( (But at least I don't have Sigi's abs.)
  20. Native Aztexan

    Jan 27, 2002
    Austin, Texas
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm going to take a-wait-and-see approach to this situation. Remember it D.C. United and Gazza, not MLS, that will determine their decision. Hope he fits in well in the US.
  21. alexdergrosse

    alexdergrosse New Member

    Jun 15, 2001
    Northern VA
    I agree that Gazza doesn't look that out of shape. Eh, he can only be an improvement :)
  22. Jose L. Couso

    Jose L. Couso New Member

    Jul 31, 2000
    Arlington, VA
    There are articles in all the Washington papers, articles in the British papers, interviews on BBC, interviews on Fox Sports News, etc.

    So in a sense he has already achieved quite a bit.

    Like Ray Hudson says, let's give the lad a chance!

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