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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Matt Barlow of the Mail has written an entertaining piece on Britain’s fiercest football derbies. It contains what I think can safely be called the single greatest sentence you will read on the football internet today:
Even in modern professional football, where the value of pancakes has been lost amid the clutter of nutritionists and conditioning coaches, the shuddering tribal roar remains a key element.
Too true. Too. True.
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