Author Topic: How to define "against the run of play"  (Read 367 times)

Offline res

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How to define "against the run of play"
« on: December 01, 2019, 04:47:54 PM »
 Chelsea's report on their U18 2-2 draw with us includes "Fulham's first goal came completely against the run of play".....but we scored it after 90 seconds. So how long is a "run of play"-in the eye of the beholder I suppose, or the pen of the reporter.

Offline bill taylors apprentice

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Re: How to define "against the run of play"
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 04:54:57 PM »
Too many dim wits unable to communicate to their audience with any real style or quality!

Offline YankeeJim

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Re: How to define "against the run of play"
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2019, 05:29:41 PM »
Isn't "against the run of play" when your opponent counters successfully? We often have the ball for long periods while we walk up the pitch. Does this mean we are having "the run of play"?
Nonsense phrase.


Offline filham

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Re: How to define "against the run of play"
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2019, 12:13:16 PM »
No it is a good phrase when used sensibly.
If your team spends fifteen minutes in the opponents half buzzing around their box , getting behind their defence and getting in shots on target and then suddenly the opponents break and score it is reasonable to feel a little aggrieved and say the goal was against the run of play.