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Gossip From Football Grounds

Colin McLean (Melbourne) has been reported on a charge of having charged Howell (Carlton), and R. Chitty (Carlton) on a charge of having struck Fanning.

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A combined Richmond and Essen- ! don side will play a West Perth team at Richmond on Wednesday, August 7. The game has been arranged at the request of the VFL, and after expenses have been met the balance will be handed to the visitors as a gesture from the two clubs. Eleven players will be nominated from each club, and a strong side will be


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Mr J. D. M. Dickson, former South president, and Mr O. A. Thewlis, | Sandringham president, will leave by 1 plane for Auckland and Wellington

tomorrow. While in Wellington Mr Dickson will convey South Mel- bourne's greetings and good wishes to Mr J. J. Brabin, donor of the Brabin Medal for the best and fairest player each year for the last 15


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Richmond are in trouble. Some weeks ago they arranged a motor tour to Sydney from September 2 to 15. At that stage they were in a hopeless position. Now, with three wins on end, they are-close to the four. However, they propose to stay for five days in Sydney, and play a NSW team on September 7. They will return via Albury, playing a combined team there on September


Essendon owe much to Harold Lambert for his fine play in the centre on Saturday. He came from half back, but had played there be- fore putting on uniform. Harper, Leehane, Powell, Bower, and C. Lambert are in the running for selection this week. Gardiner wras kicked above the knee, but should be fit._

South will miss Graham and King on Saturday, but Holland and Dun- can have chances of filling the


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For the boxing exhibition for the Alan Killigrew appeal tickets may be purchased from Mr J. K. Stewart (LA4021), Mr E. C. Mitty (Queen st), 3KZ, or at the St Kilda foot- ball ground.


Jack Toohey, son of a former Fitz-

roy star, is playing so well with the I seconds that he may soon be pro-1 moted. Broadway, from Footscray, is another. Fox, M. Hughson, and Wright are also in the running, as they are available again.


For Carlton vacancies this week Davies, Clapton, Green. Fitzgibbon, and Alexander are in the running. Chitty and Hands were treated yes- terday for minor injuries.


Hawthorn have some good players available for the next match. They include McLeod, Austen, Andrews, Molloy, and Mcvilly. Ken Munro is again on the injured list.


Frank Bourke tested his knee at Richmond yesterday and suffered no ill effects, but he may rest it an- other week. Perkins, Maguire, Broadstock, Curran, and Wright (aged 17. 6ft 3in, and 14ist half forward from the seconds) are in the running for places this week


Footscray's run of broken bones continues. Pat Hand is thought to have a broken rib, and Kelly broke his ankle in the seconds. These make the total breaks for the year



Bob Miller, in his second game for Fitzroy, won in the centre from Twomey, the state player, and may stay there. Reg Nicholls may de

veiop into a second Basil Mccor-



When Pearson (Hawthorn) was hurt his place in the Hawthorn side was taken by Geoff Cartledge, a Tooronga boy, who made his bow in

senior football.

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Collingwood had to replace Marcus Whelan (influenza), Wallis taking his place. Green went to full back

and did a grand job. Whelan may < be fit to play this week, but there is a shortage of reserves.

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Always a dependable player, Arthur < Bailey, Brighton full back, really < reached top form in the game

against Coburg. With the wind his ' kicks-off always reached the centre < wing, and against it his low stabs ' covered up to 50 yards. i

Jim Clark (Carlton) on Saturday, with some of the pace he showed when he won the 75 yards at Stawell, made some grand saves, and was best on the side.

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Two match-winners for Melbourne were Roy Dowsing (wing) and Len Dockett (centre). Both showed pace and dash, and passed the ball to ad- vantage.


So pleased were Hawthorn sup- porters at the glorious finish of their team that each player received an additional £2. Hamilton took the wrong train, and was whizzed paso his stop in an express. It was an expensive mistake. Ferguson took his place. Culpitt had a bruised leg, and Phil O'Donohue filled that vacancy.


Mcleod had to' withdraw from the St Kilda team, and Stretton arrived too late to play. Southern (for- merly of Geelong) and Armour took their places.


Geoff Spring's form on the wing for Williamstown on Saturday showed just why Richmond were so anxious to obtain him. Despite the wind, his handling and judg- ment were perfect.


Playing in his first game for Prah- ran, N. Hogan, formerly North Mel- bourne, won a great battle against Ron Baggott, and showed that he will be a great asset to his new



Brighton trophies on Saturday went to Mclndoe, Bailey, and Doug- las, while Hore, Healy, and Engel lenner took Coburg's awards.


.Tant T.iiTrrrTT no1 ohra tori hi<5 rpturll

to Sandringham after illness with a great game at centre half-forward. His marking was brilliant, and al- though there was a gale blowing he rarely misjudged the flight of the



Ray Priestly, whose clever play in the last quarter of the game against Prahran helped his team to victory, was married last Monday, and carne back from his honeymoon to play on Saturday.


Players who will represent Victoria

in Adelaide this week escaped seri-

ous injury, and will be able to leave on Wednesday. Howell (Carlton) was replaced, but was reported yes- terday to have recovered. Tea Cordner (Melb), who could not play, was at the match, and his attack w influenza had departed.