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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I had evidence to back this up, but it was destroyed when my reading candle dripped paraffin on the typewriter, causing a conflagration.
Especially venture capitalists nudge, nudge.
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by Brian Phillips · April 7, 2010