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.
I missed a lot of Barclays Premier League action during The Run of Play’s holiday hiatus. I was too busy eating Altoids™-brand Curiously Strong Tangerine Sours and sharing the joy of the season with crushed-looking people in airports to keep up with the rapid pace of events.
After making it back home late last night, though, I’ve finally had a chance to acquaint myself with everything I’d missed while I was away. And because it occurs to me that some of you might be in a similar predicament, I made some notes, with a pen, in a notebook, and thought I might transcribe them here for you. If you’ve been busy playing with the Lexus with the giant bow on top that I hope someone gave you for Christmas right before a strong man punched you as hard as he could in the stomach, here’s the update you need in order to pick up where you left off with what Wikipedia pointedly does not call the most profitable and competitive first-tier league in the world.
Am I missing anything? As always, feel free to help bring me up to scratch by recording your thoughts in the comments.
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by Brian Phillips · January 7, 2008