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Emiliano Sala - The Eternal Bluebird

The week of the 21st January 2019 is one that will forever be etched on my memory. A week that changed my perspective of football and bonded the cities of Cardiff and Nantes far beyond their official 'twinning' status that has existed since 1963. Emiliano Sala, the 28-year-old Argentine striker, had agreed a transfer to Cardiff City on Saturday 19th January 2019 but just two days later his plane tragically disappeared over the English Channel. On Thursday 24th January 2019, the search for Sala and his pilot, David Ibbotson (60), was called off, both declared missing - presumed dead. Plenty will be written over the coming weeks and months about Emiliano Sala, I simply wish to write about the man myself because I don't know what else to do with my grief over his death. On Tuesday 22nd January, I recieved a message at 7:45am from my brother, "Have you seen the news that Sala's plane may have gone down?". Disbelieving at what I was reading I headed straight for