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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Newcastle 4 – 4 Arsenal and narratives of information vs. narratives of suspense.
February 7, 2011
He may be crazy, but he’s a stabilizing force on the pitch, Alan Jacobs writes.
January 19, 2011
The easily-uncovered truth.
December 8, 2010
Ismael Klata on Joey Barton and the uses of madness.
September 14, 2010
The headlines then and now.
September 23, 2009
Today’s top April Fools’ joke, as perpetrated by reality.
April 1, 2009
I know it’s counterintuitive, but I’m just going to stick …
October 30, 2008
Oh! H-hello. I didn’t see you there. I’ve been sitting …
October 10, 2008
I don’t care about this. I don’t care that Joe …
October 3, 2008
Is anyone else alarmed by the parallels between Kevin Keegan’s …
September 5, 2008
Is Kevin Keegan’s return to Newcastle the second coming? We …
January 19, 2008
The magic of Kevin Keegan, as Tom pointed out in …
January 18, 2008
On a day when Newcastle fans are celebrating the return …
January 16, 2008
Kevin Keegan will be the next manager of Newcastle after …
January 16, 2008
No one is talking about the fact that what made …
January 14, 2008
This week’s Run of Play at Pitch Invasion feature is—you …
January 10, 2008
Sam Allardyce is out at Newcastle, which is a good …
January 9, 2008