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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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A Cold Sip of a Sorrowful Wine


Posting will be light for the next several days, due to Eventualities. The Tuesday Portrait will appear as usual, but in a cursory and alternative form. An imagined post on Juande Ramos’s skillful use of the fullback position is, for the moment, only a cause for speculation and grief.

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A Cold Sip of a Sorrowful Wine

by Brian Phillips · March 4, 2008

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