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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Barney Ronay on English football’s outrage epidemic.
September 25, 2009
Random events, somehow intertwined.
September 23, 2009
Why shouldn’t young players be free to choose their own clubs?
September 4, 2009
Resolutions for the new season.
August 17, 2009
Final thoughts on the Premier League season and the greatness of Barcelona.
June 1, 2009
Can someone tell me what this weekend meant?
April 13, 2009
They were made with Microsoft Paint. And they are wonderful.
February 22, 2009
Clueless people make bad decisions.
February 13, 2009
The Virgin Money Football Fans’ Inflation Index, the quarterly survey …
January 13, 2009
I pondered. I agonised. I meditated. I looked deep into …
December 23, 2008
If you’ve noticed a lot of survey-related news on other …
December 11, 2008
Yesterday we joined Dave in asking when the big four …
November 24, 2008
The Southgate Parallel is an attempt to quantify the subjective …
May 16, 2008
THE LEAGUE THAT DEVOURS The recent success of English teams …
April 17, 2008
I missed a lot of Barclays Premier League action during …
January 7, 2008