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Tony Cascarino's Biography

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Up until February 2005, former footballer Tony Cascarino co-presented with Patrick Kinghorn the early evening Talksport Radio show known as "The King and Cas".

However, Cascarino left after a dispute with TalkSport.

He has subsequently appeared on TalkSport as a pundit.

Tony Cascarino also writes for The Racing Post and The Times about football. His article in The Times of December 15, 2003 was particularly interesting. He described his experience in Marseilles:

" ... I was repeatedly injected with a substance during my time at Marseilles.

"To this day, I don't have a clue what it was. The club doctor would only tell me that it would give me an adrenalin boost, and I never felt inclined to ask the rest. Besides, my chairman at the time was Bernard Tapie, an imposing man in everything but physical stature. His wishes were not to be disregarded. Whatever the substance was, my performances improved. That didn't make it acceptable. I cling to the sliver of hope that it was legal, though in reality, I'm 99 per cent sure it wasn't."

Cascarino goes on to describe how his performance improved and he gained confidence.

Tony Cascarino was born in England. His father was Italian and his mother English and yet the highlight of his football career was playing 88 times for Ireland.

The tall striker played for Gillingham, Millwall, Aston Villa, Celtic, Chelsea, Marseille and Nancy.

Before joining Gillingham on a £100 a week, he was briefly a hairdresser.

Tony Cascarino has also been seen playing poker on UK television. In February 2007, Tony Cascarino and John Aldridge agreed to manage the Inis Mor and Inis Oirr 5-a-side teams, in which the winning side would be awarded the title of the Real Craggy Island.

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