The Loneliness of the Long-distance Runner - The Match Summary & Analysis

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The Match Summary

Notts County plays Bristol City in a football (American soccer) match. Until the very end, it appears it might be a one-one draw, which is disappointing enough, but in the last minutes a Bristol City forward gets a breakaway and scores the winning goal. Two spectators, auto mechanic friends Lennox and Fred, are very disappointed along with all the other hometown spectators. Fred is less involved, remarking how late in the game it is for such a change of fortune, but Lennox seems more sullen and genuinely saddened by the goal. Lennox vows to get glasses, as he has very poor vision that is deteriorating to the point that one eye is cross-eyed. He used to be able to distinguish every player; now it's mostly a blur. His cross-eye has earned him the nickname "Cock-eye" at work, which he detests.

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