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.
Two hours to the horn-locking. I’ll be around to talk about the match afterwards. I don’t really do predictions, because I don’t really know what I’m talking about, but I kind of think Inter might take this. Today’s bleakest x-factor: how Darren Fletcher will react to the fact that his fiancée and her mother were held at knifepoint by burglars who broke into his home shortly after he left for Italy with the team.
by Brian Phillips · February 24, 2009