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.
From John Terry’s remarks yesterday:
“I can speak about the England lads and I think it is something we don’t do,” said Terry. “I think we’re too honest, sometimes even in the Premier League you see the English lads get a bit of contact and stay on their feet and try and score from the chance they have been given. The foreign mentality coming in is ‘any little clip you can go tumbling over.’
“I think sometimes that honesty goes against us. I think sometimes as a country we’re too honest.”
In the meantime, Fredorrarci, who, if I am not mistaken, is not English, has written the best post on diving that I’ve read.
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by Brian Phillips · September 5, 2009