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.
Derby just beat Manchester United in the first leg of their Carling Cup semifinal. 1-0 on a 30th-minute goal from Kris Commons. This is either Clough magic or a divine punishment aimed at me for linking them with Steve McClaren. I’m not sure which. But it’s definitely one of the two.
by Brian Phillips · January 7, 2009