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.

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The Future and My Umbrella


This morning I’m taking a trip to a town where the wind votes in elections and the taxis are driven by rain. Normal service to be resumed at the beginning of next week, or when I get back, or when I dry off, whichever comes last.

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The Future and My Umbrella

by Brian Phillips · March 13, 2008

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