Joel's Dream Essay

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Joel was sitting in the airport lounge, sipping his mineral water, when the tanoy came on,' BA flight two-six-one to Milan is now boarding. Please make your way to departure gate three, Thank you.'' That's me! See you later Shaz, I'll phone you when I get there !'' See you Joel, hope everything goes okay!'After exchanging kisses, Joel picked up his bags and heads off through the Departures corridor and to the plane.Joel was possibly the best talent to come out of Scotland for years. He could play football with such style and skill, this was why he had been offered the most lucrative deal for a Scottish player ever. AC Milan, arguably the greatest team in the world had offered him a deal which would see him earn more than £40000 a week. This would make him the highest paid player in Europe and accelerate him to the top of world football.He was due to meet the manager on Monday to discuss the terms of his contract and if all went well he would sign for Milan and fulfill his dream of being a star footballer and also make his wife Sharon very very happy. Sharon was a gold digger and was after Joel for his money, but she did stick by him, they had been married for two years and if Joel got the contract Sharon would be able to move to Milan and have everything and have everything she desired. So obviously she was very determined to see this deal go through.After arriving at the hotel Joel settles in and unpacks before going to the Milan training camp to meet the players and his (hopefully) new manager, Roberto Ravelli.' Hello! I'm Erigo I will be your guide while you are in Italy. I'm sorry if my English is no good but I am still getting lessons. Anyway welcome to Italy!! Anywhere you want to go I will take you.'' Oh thanks but I just want to meet the players then go back to the hotel and get some rest.'' I understand it has been a long flight and you need to rest.'' Yeah maybe we can go somewhere tomorrow or something!' said Joel who was getting a bit bored of talking and just wanted to get home and sleep.' OK then it's a date,' replied Erigo.' But I've been instructed to take you on a tour of the stadium before you go!'' Can't we do this tomorrow?' Said Joel tiredly.' No I'm sorry I must do as I have been instructed.' Okay but lets make it quick.'After his tour Joel went back to his hotel for some well needed sleep. As he was lying there he began to drift away into a dream, thinking about the stadium he had been in barely an hour ago and the players he had just met. His dream of being a professional football player was so close to coming true and Joel was overjoyed about it, so much so that he barely got a wink of sleep that night.The next morning Joel was up really early to meet Erigo at 8:00pm before driving to Milan's stadium, newly named the 'San Siro Stadium', for his meeting with the manager and the board. The managers office was massive, as Joel stepped inside he was stunned. Trophies filled the room on all sides. There was a massive...

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