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"I had always assumed that a sporting event was a paid-for entertainment, like a night at the cinema; that it was an exchange: you gave up a small part of your earnings and were rewarded by a span (an hour, two hours) of pleasure, frequently characterized by features - edible food, working lavatories, a managed crowd, a place to park your car - that tended to encourage you to return the following week. I thought this was normal. I could see that I was wrong. What principle governed the British sporting event?" - "A Station outside Cardiff", page 19.

"...[W]hile I couldn't say that I had developed a rapport with any one of "them" yet, I did find out that I was developing a taste for the game. I had figured out how to stand on the terraces and watch the play on the pitch - an achievement of...

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