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Vinnie Jones

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  1. Whitts Left Peg

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    Absolute thug of a footballer but watched his documentary with Sky’s Premier League Review and can’t help but admire the guy after he opened up on his battle with mental health and depression.

    As someone who has had my battles myself, and I know others on here have too, then it’s a recommended watch.

    Drink was his demon, and although not an alcoholic, all his troubles seemed to stem from him being drunk so he’s packed it in and is winning his battle.

    He’s about as much of a mans man as you could meet and if he’s willing to open up on it then that can only help others who think they are weak for feeling that way.

    Don’t suffer in silence people.
     
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    Lost his wife not long as well
     
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    Yes, very sad. Didn’t realise she was married to Steve Terry before Vinnie. Vinnie went out with her as a kid before that.
     
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    I've read his auto biography..It's what you'd expect..loads of rucks then more rucks in Hollywood. He comes across as a very humble sort. Very open in the book. He slags Bobby Gould out which is nice. I watched Mean Machine again the other day as it goes. Silly but I like it.
     
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    He’s a likeable guy. Tells a story well.

    On a personal level I get more listening to people like Vinnie talking about their problems than I ever did talking to a counsellor.
     
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    I read it too. Enjoyed it and agree, he comes across as a guy who’s not forgotten where he came from.

    Loved the crazy gang stories too.
     
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    Yes. They were good. The black and white photos of them stood arm in arm looking at each other in training were brilliant. What a solid looking football team. He jetted his old pals out to all the Premiers. Wally Downes more or less lived there. I remember seeing him play Downes. His off field persona is just the same as on it by the sounds.
     
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    Good article on Downes who as Vinnie credits was a massive help and is the salt of the earth

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    Er hang on
     
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    Put the crack pipe down Joe and step away.
     
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    Had a crackhead approach me yesterday telling me she’s homeless and could I spare any change.

    I told her if I had spare change to waste on drugs I’d spend them on myself.
     
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    Cutting out the middleman. I like it. :hehe:
     
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    He loves Wally Downes and the feeling appears to be mutual.

    I watched a few YouTube videos after searching for Vinnies documentary he done with Freddie Flintoff about mental health but couldn’t find it.

    I did however find a video of Downes and Jones after a Wimbledon best West Ham 4-2 in a cup game a few years. Jones was working as a pundit and was good value as always. Mocking players wearing gloves, said that he counted and 9 of the 11 W.Han players were wearing gloves and if he was playing that would give him a lift as that says they don’t fancy it. He also told how whenever playing the better sides he would always look to smash their best player first and if he was playing would smash into Mark Noble to warn the West Ham players we’ve nobbled your main man, were coming for you next :hehe: Not sure you can get away with that now Vinnie :hehe:

    Downes said that Vinnie rang him every day from LA running the team from over there. :hehe:

    Vinnie seems like the type of guy once he makes a friend he makes you his friend for life and will do anything for them. Sort of guy you’d want in your corner that’s for sure.
     
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    Sad to see how Gaza has turned out but a good watch this just a shame there’s no subtitles for gazza :hehe: