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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Every movement is so simple. A little feint in one direction, a little feint in the other direction; it’s nothing, and it neutralizes five converging defenders. Tevez does brilliantly too, in his barreling, on-balance way. Maradona crosses himself at the end.
by Brian Phillips · February 11, 2009[contact-form 5 'Email form']