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.
I’m still trying to decide whether to write anything about the recent re-emergence of Avram Grant (the sound of a manhole cover slowly scraping open; a rustling in the bushes nearby) and how I feel about it given that some glimmer of a personality finally seems to be dawning in Phil Scolari. In the meantime, Brooks at Dirty Tackle has succinctly made the case against one of Grant’s talking points.
“I didn’t really need Anelka last season and I told him so.”
And now he’s leading the Premier League in goals and you’re unemployed. Anything else, Avram?
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by Brian Phillips · December 12, 2008