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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As spring bloomed in Vercelli during the 2015-16 season, we found ourselves in fifth place, locked in a three-team competition with Genoa and Palermo for the final Champions League spot. Fittingly, our last four games of the season were against Genoa and Palermo…and A.C. Milan and Juventus. Here’s what happened.
by Brian Phillips · April 28, 2009[contact-form 5 'Email form']