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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The Run of Play on A More Splendid Life

I have a guest post on A More Splendid Life today in which I write about the experience of being Facebook friends with most of the world’s major athletes and arrange a series of Liverpool players’ status updates into a history of their 2008-09 season. Get the inside story of Steven Gerrard’s DJ fixation, Fernando Torres’s filial devotion, Pepe Reina’s sense of self, and Martin ┼ákrtel”s preference in American sitcoms on the other side of…this link.

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The Run of Play on A More Splendid Life

by Brian Phillips · March 10, 2009

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