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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He was a great player, no deification necessary. By Christopher Mann.
June 20, 2011
Of all the players from his era, he was the one who made the game feel most like joy.
February 15, 2011
And the sudden violence of joy.
March 9, 2009
Maybe it happened in a charity game. Maybe Michael Schumacher …
April 24, 2008