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, like a movie star or a heavily concussed spy who nevertheless completely remembers German, am taking a trip, which means I won’t be around much for the next 10 days or so. New posts will appear faithfully while I’m gone, including a guest number from a Liverpool fan about Michael Owen and a good-faith attempt to imagine what Wayne Rooney’s life would look like if he were an Ent. That said, I don’t want to care about the news too much while I’m gone, so if Jamie Redknapp is arrested in a sex-crimes sting and our next post is about what newspaper astrologers can tell us about Rio Ferdinand’s 50 Cent movie, don’t be surprised. Maybe not on either count.
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by Brian Phillips · October 14, 2009