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.
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