The Run of Play is a blog about
the wonder and terror of soccer.
We left the window open during a match in October 2007 and a strange wind blew into the room.
Now we walk the forgotten byways of football with a lonely tread, searching for the beautiful, the bewildering, the haunting, and the absurd.
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“official apathy”…”tragic absence”…”the passing of the glories of this world”
“we’ll just have to go to the pub and drink like we’ve been thirsty for [a] quarter of a century”
“[H]e could not live. There was something too intense about him and about his genius.”
“the urge died in him, the urge he was born to fulfill”
by Brian Phillips · November 20, 2007[contact-form 5 'Email form']