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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A Technical Footnote

clockwork As you may have noticed over the last couple of days, The Run of Play has just completed a move to new (better) web hosting and switched to a WordPress platform. The changes should make the site faster and more accommodating—you might not notice much of a difference now, but believe me, it’s going to come in handy the day Ashley Young sneaks a webcam feed into the comments.

Most of the kinks in the new system should already have been ironed out (not you, Ray; you can stay) but if anyone comes across a glitch, a bug, or a problem, whether it’s a broken link or a feeling of groundless dread, please let me know, either in comments or by email at So far I’ve heard about two problems with feed subscriptions, both of which should now be fixed:

1. People who’ve subscribed through Google Reader have reported that their feed isn’t being updated. I think this problem is fixed—at any rate it’s updating for me. But if you aren’t seeing new posts on Google, unsubscribing to the feed and then resubscribing should do the trick. (The feed address is Google and I have been through this, but whenever I try to talk to them my earnest concerns keep getting stifled by their enormous piles of money.

2. It’s been reported (and I’ve seen myself) that longer posts were being truncated in feed readers without a “read more” link appearing in the post. This should certainly now be fixed, and you should once again be able to read full posts in feeds without clicking through to the site. But if anyone happens across this problem, please do let me know.

Thanks for your help, everyone, and enjoy the new site!


A Technical Footnote

by Brian Phillips · December 4, 2007

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