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MacRae Cleared

Much surprise has been expressed in League cueles it the action of Footscray in omitting Cliff MacRae and Collingwood has won the race for his sen ices He has been cleared ind will come before the permit committee on Wednesday

S Co\entr$ and Edmonds both of whom were associated with Footscray spoke highly of MacRae s abilitj and he may be seen as Collingwood s centre half-for

ward soon MacRae it will be reme-n beied kicked six goils for Footscray in the semi final last j ear

Roberts (suffering from boils) could not pla> for Melbourne und his plact. wai» taken by Maher Harley was kicked on the head and was replaced in the Iu*t quarter b> Giles Murnane had to use crutches jestcrday He Is bclic\ed to hate chipped in ankle bone Fischer and Baggott will return from Adelaide to da> and W Beames and Roberts should bp in the teim on 3-iiurda} Gibb has still to tinin and maj hate a run with the seconds soon to find form

Fdwards (Richmond) had to be rpplaced in tho last quarter bj Guinane He FUffered a knock above the knee which on examination >esterda\ vas found to be lest» serious than at first supposed He may be fit to play on Saturdaj D\er and Harris (in State team) Sjmons and H Smith should play on Satur daj but Martin is still doubtful

Because of the death of his mother Harr\ Smith had to withdraw from the team and Currie took his place The plajers wore

bin Cr armbands

Prizes were presented for Rood pla> to Laird Smith McDonald Bawden and Smea ton

Regan and Todd will be welcomed at Col

Hngwood next Saturday Ross is likely to pla} and Knight who played in difficulties on Saturday hould be fit again

St Kilda expects that Kell> and Llojd will pli y on Saturday There is still a possibility that Jack Lowry will plfu He has resumed training after his operation and should be a ?valuable player in the \ital games ahead Yewers was found to hale broken a bone in his hand as n result of an accident In a match at the Univcrsitj during the week He was replaced by Hoppen a Queenscliff and Gee long seconds plajer who came to the club thii» season Hoppen a stockig built ro\er and forward shotted glimpses of form and bhould be \aluablc

Chilli < Carlton) bruised his thigh and was replaced in the last quarter by Mcinnes Car ne j btoke his nose before half time but insisted on plajing Wrout suffered conçus

sion All three arc expected to play on Saturdaj Information was receded from Ade

laide on Saturdaj night that Halt, s Injuries were slight and he and Crisp will also pla\

Diggins is likelj to wait until Saturday week befoie leading the side agiin


Fitzroy maj miss tho services of Cahcrlev on Saturdaj Ho twisted his knee in the

third quarter and was replaced bj Rev Me

Hart Injured lil« ankle but should be fit Gillespie Jones who plaved one of his best «ames suffered concussion but Tas much better vcstcrdij In addition to the two State représentâmes (Hall and Trcweck) Fltzroj should be strengthened on Saturday bj the in elusion of Smith Knott Dennis and Curtis but will have to wait lor another week or

io for Edward'

Tom Bjrne In his first senior game for the «eason led Hawthorn when Mills (Influenza) had to withdraw Hird filled the vacan« Blackman wrenched his ankle in the last quarter and was replaced bj Williams With Thomas Spinks Mills Dower and Carter out of the team Hawthorn was in difficulties AU should be available on Saturdaj in add!

was replaced bj Iolc\ in the third quarter With the captain (Rejnoldsl and Torncj back from Adelaide Essendon will be stronger on Saturdaj when three or four changes are likely Wilson Is still worried with a knee injurj and is the onlv plajer not available Ihree or four joung piojera in the seconds have been so impresssive that they maj soon be promoted

When Glenister could not plav for Foots

cray on Saturday Greenham was Included but he also became a casualty In the third quarter He received a blow in the eje two stitches being necessary He was replaced bj Malone a North Footscraj and seconds plajer in his first game Jack Rjan had a stitch inserted in a wound In his tongue Ware and Joe Rjai will be available on Saturdaj

There is concern at Geelong over the injurie

sustained bj Muller in the State side H_ semis certain to be an onlooker but Grant will be available »ga n Slack Dean Lcahj, and Bethune are others llkelj to be selected

gain on Saturdav

As Carter \ts suffering from a cold his place

Saturdaj Adamson Cordner and Cirtcr

available and It Is llkelj that Ellis will _ime training and plav prob lblj in attick on Siturdaj Rann who came on as 19th on Saturdaj week again plajed well on the half forward and Rjan a new plajer showed promise

South will welcome two of its best plajcrs Graham and H Matthews-to the team on Saturdav Rclffel (Injured groin and a mouth Injurj) was replaced In the last quarter bv Humphries but expects to be available next Saturdaj Whitfield who was cleared by Es

sendon Is expected to go through the League on Wedne^daj without a clearance from Coburg where ho Ins plav ed this season He Is a pos

sibil tv for Saturday Couper is still worried with his leg injurj but mav train on Thursdaj

Mitchell s shoulder should be sound before Saturdaj

j MISS MARJORIE LAWRENCE, the Austialian soprano, bounced I the ball for the statt of the Port Melbourne \ Prahiati football match j on Saturday. Players of both teams \*,ere introduced to the famous

singer before the start of pla)