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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This WSC Daily post on the political significance of football colors in Ukraine—Shakhtar Donetsk’s orange is the color of pro-Western Yuschenko, while the pro-Russia Yanukovich has opted for Dynamo Kiev’s blue, even though Kiev is in the heart of Yuschenko territory and Donetsk is a Yanukovich stronghold—is disturbing and brilliant. Has there ever been a footballer more drawn to industrial oligarchs than Andriy Shevchenko?
by Brian Phillips · May 21, 2009[contact-form 5 'Email form']