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.
Speaking of mind games: look what happened at the Liverpool press conference this morning. Asked about Alex Ferguson’s mind-gamesy claim that Liverpool’s players might not be able to handle the pressure of leading the league, Liverpool manager Rafa Benítez calmly produced a sheet of paper containing a list of previous Alex Ferguson statements and began to read from it, initiating a several-minutes-long attack on Ferguson’s integrity during which he accused the ruby knight of everything from ruining the Respect campaign to masterminding Fox’s 2002 cancellation of beloved Joss Whedon sci-fi vehicle Firefly. This could get ugly fast. People loved that show. Fox never gave it a chance.
by Brian Phillips · January 9, 2009