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.
According to the Sun (so…but…) Arsène Wenger is using the example of Barack Obama to inspire his Carling Cup team. Interestingly, what seems to have drawn Wenger to Obama is the idea of his inexperience:
I’ve always fought for the idea in sport that, if you have the necessary quality, then you play.
Right now we have the example of Barack Obama in the States, where everybody is really happy because he has made it to the very top.
In this election nobody really knows what his ideas are but the system has brought him to the top just because he has the quality.
Nothing else comes into consideration.
Talented but lacking a definite approach. Your preferred Arsenal-in-the-six-yard-box joke could be inserted here.
by Brian Phillips · November 10, 2008