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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Alan Jacobs

Alan Jacobs teaches, writes, and watches soccer in Wheaton, Illinois. His homepage is here: His most recent book is The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction.

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