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.
[contact-form 1 'Contact form 1']
This isn’t a “bicycle kick” or a “scissor kick.” This is a scorpion kick. There are creatures in Egyptian mythology who shattered kingdoms with strikes like this. This is Trevor Sinclair, eleven years ago today, scoring for Queens Park Rangers against Barnsley in the fourth round of the FA Cup, and this is your historical goal of the week.
by Brian Phillips · January 25, 2008[contact-form 5 'Email form']