This was it right here. They were friends beyond the pitch, and great on it.
Not only did I want to hold onto Flamini, I wanted to make him captain. He showed leadership qualities in play and talk, and we had that creep Gallas wearing the armband at the time.
I know it was Flamini's 'dream club' that came calling, so I forgave him. But now... after playing so little... after being seriously injured.... NAH. And I do not think he could come back and carry the same respect among the players that he had at one time.
So sad to say it, but nope.