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.
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 Škrtel”s preference in American sitcoms on the other side of…this link.
Read More: Going the Extra Mile
by Brian Phillips · March 10, 2009