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ILATEST NEWS FROM
THE LEAGUE CLUBS
All players except Vic McKinnnn (rained .solidly (or the match against Gec lniiR nu Saturday.
McKinnon injured his knee three weeks ago, and broke doini again at training last night.
He will await the advice of the club doctor as to when he will train again.
Half-forward flanker Pat Cash Is fit after Injury, and will be available next week.
Officials were pleased with the showing of 19-year-old seconds centre half-forward Bill Collins.
He took injured McKin non's place a fortnight ago, and has given the half-for- ward line new drive.
Officials will attend the funeral of their Inte coach, Bob Mccaskill, today.
North ¡Melbourne centre half-forward .lohn Brady, who twisted his ankle last Saturday, should be fit for Saturday's ¡¡ame against St. Kilda.
He trained solidly lost night.
Only players who did not ntlend training were John Reeves and Noel Alford, who have henvy colds. Kevin Smith also wns idle with an injured ankle.
All arc expected to be available for selection on Saturday.
Jack Walsh, seconds full back, has been placed on the seniors' supplementary list.
Players will wear black arm bands on Saturday as a mark of respect for former coach Bob Mccaskill, who died on Monday.
Reg Ryan, seconds captain mid centre half-back, has a ? Pinched cartilage, and will
M out for several weeks.
Best players with the seconds on Saturday were: Bert Cavena (wing), Keith Rodda (half-back), John OHnllornn (rover), and
Les Mogg lost his kit on Satuiday night near the T¡ nor of Little Bourke and piaibeth sts. Anyone flnd-i "Stlic kit should get in t0«ch with North.
'¡t/iov onicials arc still ""'ici ned ¡a the walcr ffWil condition of the Unmsw ¡ck ^t. ground.
II was Intended lnst night »al the Maroons should a\e .1 run on a .small oval "ed bv schoolboys In Edln bl»Bh Guldens.
At the last moment, how "°J. pliin.s were changed, «na the leam trained on the "mci M|i1R of Us own
Jack McGregor, former ^ijluote follower, who "aden piomlsing debut with I ¿loy in the last couple of ^'»cs, has lccovcred from n KT on the nnkll, received J» the mutch against Foot
Joe Hickey, impressive olicppuiton iccrult, who lins
lone y\) r"r Fitzroy at fei re hulMnnwird in lour "mrs, |lnfl thrown ofT the raw« of "" nnklr knfH.k »«ich he took at Footscray.
Don Hart, former Fitzroy centre half-forward, who underwent a cartilage opera- tion last month, attended the rooms last night for
Officials do not expect Hart will be able to resume this season.
Fitzroy have granted half- back flnnker Jack Toohey a clearance to St, Kilda. Bernie Healy has been cleared to' Brunswick.
All Fitzroy regulars trained keenly last night.
Three successive wins have
stimulated great enthusiasm
at Brunswick st.
The Maroons are confident i they will defeat Essendon on Saturday, and move within striking distance of the first
Fitzroy will be able to field one of Its .strongest teams against the Dons.
Coach Norman Simili gave players a light training run last night after their hard game against lissendon on Saturday.
Ruckman Mike Woods, who had an attack of gastric flu,, was the only,player unfit to train. However, It is ex- pected he will be fit tomor-
Best players w11 h the sec- onds on Saturday were centre half-back Morrie Lehman, half-back - flanker Harry Lack, and wingmnn Ian Mc- Lean. ,
Warragul rover Morrie Reeves, who had a one-match permit to play with the Demons last' Saturday, has received a similar permit to play next week.
Another promising young player, Mnlcolm Richardson, a follower from Cockatoo; has received a one-match permit to play against Rich- mond next Saturday.
It is expected all members of the team which won
against Essendon last week, will be available against Richmond on Saturday.
Neil Mann is Collingwood's only casualty.
Apart from Munn the selectors have n full list from which to pick their team for the important match against South .Melbourne on Satur- day.
Pat Twomey, who received slight concussion last week, trained solidly last night and will be ready for Saturday.
Second rover Ron Rich- ards, who was surprisingly dropped last week, may come into the side In plncc of
Bill Twomey may go lo centre half-back and Bob Rose may take Twomcy's place in the centre.
This will allow Richards to come bnck into the side in his usual position, second