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.
He looks like a female track star. Picture him with a set of crazy Flo-Jo fingernails…something just falls into place. In my mind, he’s winning the 200m hurdles, tearfully beaming and waving a red bouquet to the crowd. Sadly, I suspect that most of his facial expressions and tiny beards are designed to ward off precisely this impression.
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by Brian Phillips · August 18, 2008