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.
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By the way, Luciano Moggi—the former managing director of Juventus who was at the heart of the Calciopoli scandal in 2006—has been sentenced to jail, kind of. He got an 18-month sentence, but won’t serve any of it due to the tender provisions of the Italian legal system: the sentence will be suspended during the appeals process, his crimes are covered by an amnesty passed in 2006, etc. Various English-language news outlets have described the sentence using headlines like “Moggi Jailed,” but don’t believe it. Of course, Moggi himself insists that the sentence is a disgrace and that he’s innocent. He’s about as innocent as he is in prison, of course.
by Brian Phillips · January 9, 2009[contact-form 5 'Email form']