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.
It’s Friday, which is a day of hope in football, just as Saturday is a day of madness and Sunday is a day of hiding under the stairs, in the dark, beneath a dirty blanket, breathing. It’s not a conspicuously exciting weekend of matches coming up, but there are a few we can look forward to. I’ve got eyes for…
Sunday…Sunday I’m not sure yet. Sunderland-Portsmouth might be interesting if Harry Redknapp doesn’t show up, and it might be grimly entertaining to see how bad Bolton look without Anelka against Blackburn, but if you can imagine a thermometer, neither of these matches is exactly shattering the top of it. Otherwise, the upper half of Serie A seems to be playing the lower half of Serie A, and I can’t tell whether or in what way that prospect looks better than going outside.
What about you—any games tickle your fancy? I’ll be staying in the vicinity of this space with the idea of maybe talking about some of the matches, so as always, feel free to leave thoughts, observations, stock tips, discount software solutions, and links to cheap Canadian pharmaceuticals in the comments.
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by Brian Phillips · January 11, 2008