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.
Frankly I think the Poles have been asking for it.
—Andy Gray, after Germany took the lead
by Brian Phillips · June 8, 2008