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One Year Ago on The Run of Play

The Andriy Shevchenko Resurrection Train Gets a Slow Start Leaving the Station
With Drogba out injured, Shevchenko finally gets a chance to start for Chelsea in this week’s match against Sunderland. Surely this will be the moment he begins to make his mark in English football. . .

Portrait of Gianluigi Buffon
The goalkeeper as a challenge against dualism.

Fernando Torres v. The Sunrise
What happens to the cynicism of modern football in the moment of a beautiful goal?

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One Year Ago on The Run of Play

by Brian Phillips · December 12, 2008

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