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.
Alex Ferguson on the rumor that Manchester United have a secret gentleman’s pact to sell Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid in the summer:
Do you think I would get into a contract with that mob. Jesus Christ, no chance. I wouldn’t sell them a virus.
The man has got a style. The best part is that I don’t even think this counts as the Gatling gun he’s promised us.
by Brian Phillips · December 18, 2008