Chopped Liver – R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

So, Eric Abidal followers – the moment came at the weekend. After his liver transplant a year ago, and his public recuperation, the great man – and he is now truly great, made his appearance for the greatest club side in the world, Barcelona.

It didn’t matter that Cesc Fabregas scored his first ever hat-trick, it was always going to be Le Grand Eric (MK11)* who was going to steal the show and well done to him. Believe me, this is no small feat. You don’t have to be a football lover to appreciate this achievement, just take it from me – to reach the standard of fitness required to play at that level is…, well it is quite remarkable.

You can check out this great moment here.

Eric Abidal - back after Liver Transplant

Eric Abidal – Back at the top after a liver transplant

You know, it’s bizarre really, but I even feel a sense of pride myself over this – like , as if he’s “one of us”, a kindred spirit. I don’t know why, I mean I don’t think he’s mentioned me in his blog. But there you go, I feel “great for the lad”! And that’s it.


* A footie in-joke – refers to another great French Eric – Cantona

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