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.
Gareth Barry’s Disgruntled P.R. Rep Tells All
The Unvarnished Truth
Ronaldinho is bound for Reggina,
PSG, Nice, Raith, Fiorentina,
Dortmund, Derby, Brno,
Boca, SC Znojmo,
Sagan Tosu, Perth, Bath or Messina.
Gianni at 3 a.m., or, The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth in the West Midlands
For him who does not care to thrive alone,
A conundrum that might make MacGyver groan
Is how to discover
The girl who’ll uncover
Without placing liens on poor Zuiverloon.
But fate has a gift for our Zuiverloon:
If his play makes the seasoned Five Livers moan,
He’ll be out of the bag
With a shiny new WAG
In less time than it takes him to buy the stone.
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