Horror Tackle Ends Glimmering Career
At 33 Years Old Robin Van Persie was past his prime, but a player of such talent will still be such a loss to the incumbent champions and indeed the footballing community. He was injured by a horrendous tackle by his compatriot Nigel De Jong, a notably reckless tackler, ripping through his right fibula.
Bright lights, the brightest I’d ever seen, all of those faces crooning down at me. At first I didn’t know what had happened, but then as if a painful nightmare it all came flooding back into reality. The ominous dribble of the ball as it moved out of my sights. I felt invincible, I knew I could get it. The sweet feel of the ball caress my foot for what would be the last time and then came the tackle… I moved to get up and move my legs, but nothing, so I tried again, still nothing. After 40 minutes of this I gave up. The anguish was excruciating and relentless, but the pain I could bare. I’ve dealt with pain before. But, I felt something for the first time in my life sitting in this hospital bed. I was helpless, I was weak and as my father said ‘the weak don’t survive.'
Later, the boss visited, it was him that dealt the news, I knew it was inevitability ever since I had awoken, but him recognising it as well just made it all the more true in my mind. He has been very sympathetic and has dealt with all the press. And I, what have I to do, sit here and watch the world go by, remember the ‘glory days’? I guess that’s my life now.
The idea is that I will, write a story which is about equally the football managing career of one Robin van Persie, but also his personal life and relationships. I will try a new tactic each season and if it is appreciated enough, I will upload it at the end of the season.