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.
Zach Dundas, Fredorrarci, Alan Jacobs, Supriya Nair, Richard Whittall
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Day of the Qatar Foundation-Sponsored Depend Adult Undergarment
September 12, 2011
On the wonder of left-footed players, by Alan Jacobs.
March 7, 2011
How T.S. Eliot explains Lionel Messi.
February 9, 2011
Is it impossible to be a great soccer player?
June 29, 2010
Max Ornstein on the connections between two of the world’s best young athletes.
May 30, 2010
Brian Blickenstaff on rivalries and living in the past.
April 23, 2010
Ryan O’Hanlon on the overlooked brilliance of Wesley Sneijder.
April 7, 2010
Every movement is so simple. A little feint in one …
February 11, 2009
Personal websites. People have them for different reasons. For instance, …
April 25, 2008
Here’s an idea about football and rhythm: every match is …
November 7, 2007