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.
“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