August 13, 2016

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 07:00 AM - 3 comments


Give an athlete a little clean water to compete in and look what happens.

posted by beaverboard at 10:39 AM on August 13, 2016

In soccer, I thought the phrase "against the run of play" meant a counterattack when the other team has most of its players close to the opposing goal.

Today in the Wednesday/Norwich City game, it was used to describe Wednesday getting an attack during a stretch when Norwich City had been dominant. It wasn't a counterattack.

Which is it?

posted by rcade at 07:47 PM on August 13, 2016

It's usually the latter.

A counter attack is a particular moment in the match. Against the run of play means a team scores while not dominating possession or the number of goal attempts.

posted by owlhouse at 11:21 PM on August 13, 2016

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