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.
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.
by Brian Phillips · November 28, 2008