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Mathieu Flamini talks about facing his old friend Ozil on New Year’s Day

Flamini opens up on a painful reunion

The End of a Fine Bromance?

I knew this day would come.

I didn’t want to believe it would happen, but eventually it had too.

We had become so close, friends, confidants, we did everything together and now it had come to this and I just don’t think I can do it, I just can’t.

You see, back then, he was the new boy in the gang, he was the quiet, insular type. He needed to be nurtured, brought out of his shell, given time to blossom and shown how to navigate his way through, well, everything.

I’d been there, done that, twice in fact and I thought, I’ll help him, I’ll show him the ropes, I’ll look after him, I’ll protect him, I’ll be his BFF.

Under my wing

Some of the gang thought I’d taken it too far.

I heard them sniggering early one morning, saying stuff like;

“I wouldn’t be surprised if they even share a house together. It’s a table for two at times at the restaurant, with a little candle.”

“Jesus, if one goes to the toilet, the second one is right behind him” and

“They are like bloody twins, I’ve played with twins and these two are closer!!”

But they were just jealous, I got there first and he’s was my ‘brother from another mother’, not theirs.

I got the best out of him, I protected him, I made him who he is today and then to spite me, the bastards kicked me out of the gang.

The others were jealous of what we had

I just didn’t know what to do, I mean, my little side project is only worth $20 billion or so and I’m only 32, what was a man supposed to do.

Then, I got another chance, a chance to show them all I was still up to the task, a chance to show them all I still had what’s it takes.

We would still met up, we talked about the good old days, when we could be ourselves, together, without a care in the world. But we both knew this day would come, the day we would be reunited as enemies and so here it is January 1st 2017.

At the commands of Shady Sam!

This is the day I’ve been dreading, the day I have to choose between the love of my life and the commands of ‘Shady Sam’.

And we’ll, I don’t, I mean, I can’t ……..

Oh bollox to this, I’m ringing in sick on Sunday, Sam can shove his job where the sun doesn’t shine, it’s not like I need the money!!!!!!

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