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  1. Sheedy and Parkin angered at AFL's reluctance to try out rule changes
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Saturday 4 February 1995 p 66 Article
    Abstract: MELBOURNE: Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy and Carlton colleague David Parkin voiced their anger yesterday at the AFL's refusal to allow 548 words
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  2. FOOTBALL NOTES. THE SEASON OPENS.
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 14 May 1898 p 20 Article
    Abstract: In the dim past, when excitement ran high, the opening day of the season was ushered in with a mighty flourish, a[?] everyone was, figuratively, cran ... 3283 words
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  3. MONDAY, JUNE 13, 1870.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 13 June 1870 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Mr. HIGINBOTHAM, in the course of the immigration debate, taunted Mr, Langton with inconsistency in supporting at the same time both the 8808 words
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  4. MONDAY, JUNE l8, 1860.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 18 June 1860 p 4 Article
    Abstract: The Victoria Railway Loan must be reckoned a perfect godsend to the speculative industry of this colony. For a safe and certain venture, there has be ... 5360 words
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  5. CURRENT TOPICS.
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Monday 27 May 1861 p 2 Article
    Abstract: The Benares entered the Heads on Saturday afternoon with loss of bowsprit. Her sailing has consequently been postponed till Tuesday morning. A supple ... 3488 words
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  6. MONDAY, MAY 1,1865.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 1 May 1865 p 4 Article
    Abstract: What is the use of the Legislative Council? Is there any valid reason beyond the mere desire of blindly copying British institutions that should 7997 words
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  7. Football. TO THE EDITOR OF THE AUSTRALASIAN.
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 28 July 1866 p 11 Article
    Abstract: Sir,—Although neither a player nor an admirer of the game of football, as at present played, still, having been a spectator of many a well-contested ... 565 words
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  8. FOOTBALL. MANY PERMITS GRANTED. Fitzmaurice to Play With Geelong.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 7 May 1925 p 5 Article
    Abstract: A number of permits were granted by the umpire and permit committee of the Victorian Football League last evening, when the chairman (Mr. R. Runt) pr ... 1400 words
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  9. FOOTBALL. POSITION OF SENIOR CLUBS TO DATE.
    The Capricornian (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1875 - 1929) Saturday 11 July 1896 p 30 Article
    Abstract: It was generally admitted that the match played on Saturday last between the Wanderer and Lake's Creek Clubs, was much the best club contest this sea ... 742 words
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  10. SIR FRANK BEAUREPAIRE SAYS— 'Baseball Will Supplant Football Here' From our own correspondent New York
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 18 June 1949 p 38 Article
    Abstract: AUSTRALIAN Rules football has whiskers on it— it uses too many players and requires too much space," Sir Frank Beaurepaire, MLC. and former Lord Mayo ... 302 words
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  11. FOOTBALL REFORM. An Important Change.
    Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954) Thursday 16 March 1899 p 3 Article
    Abstract: MONDAY'S Melbourne Age says:—For several years past football authorities have been considering how to effect some reformation by legislation, with a ... 534 words
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  12. SPORT AND PLAY.
    Melbourne Punch (Vic. : 1855 - 1900) Thursday 25 May 1893 p 10 Article
    Abstract: UP to last Saturday I must candidly confess that my interest in football this season bad been on the wane. Along with a great many others I was begin ... 7082 words
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  13. Football Reform Is Vital
    Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954) Saturday 6 August 1938 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Mr R. Bruce Hogg is a member of the Melbourne Football Club committee. He is a keen student of the game, 804 words
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  14. J. M. ROHAN’S COLUMN
    Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954) Wednesday 28 September 1938 p 1 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: THE Melbourne Cricket Club lost that fine personality, Hugh Trumble, at a time when his experience, fact, personality and 441 words
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  15. Return of Old Rule George Cathie Says League Must Act
    Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954) Saturday 9 January 1932 p 6 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: THERE has been no more consistent advocate for the return to the old boundary rule than George Cathie, the old Melbourne footballer and well-known Ha ... 620 words
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  16. Is Today’s Footballe[?] PAMPERED?
    Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954) Saturday 8 February 1947 p 6 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: The average present-day footballer is a “cream puff” compared to the old-timer. He is phased, cajoled and pampered by officials, Coaches have 631 words
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  17. How the Game Might be Improved Changes in the Rules Proposed
    Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954) Wednesday 20 September 1922 p 9 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Frank Beanrcpalrc, the champion swimmer, now resident in Sydney, writes the appended article on altering the role of the Australian came of football. ... 937 words
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  18. MISCELLANEOUS NEWS.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Saturday 24 August 1895 p 8 Article
    Abstract: Lovers of the good old days of Melbourne football about 8 years back, before the canker worm of professionalism had eaten into its vitals, when abili ... 859 words
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  19. The Future of the Game, and what the Discussion has Done for it. [Concluded from the [?].]
    Bell's Life in Victoria and Sporting Chronicle (Melbourne, Vic. : 1857 - 1868) Saturday 2 July 1864 p 4 Article
    Abstract: "A Public Schoolboy of the Third Form," whose letter [?]as published last week in our columns, su[?]eeded, as regards one hotly disputa[?] feature of ... 3012 words
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  20. FOOTBALL.
    Bell's Life in Victoria and Sporting Chronicle (Melbourne, Vic. : 1857 - 1868) Saturday 7 June 1862 p 4 Article
    Abstract: BALLAARAT FOOTBALL CLUB.—We hear that the Ballaarat "kickers" have formed themselves into a very good club, and that a match between the Ballaarat an ... 1074 words
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  21. PUBLIC SCHOOLS ADOPT THROW-PASS
    Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954) Wednesday 15 May 1940 p 1 Article
    Abstract: Victorian Public Schools will play the throw-pass and the anti-chargin rules of the Victorian Football Association this year. No greater valuation co ... 1000 words
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  22. FOOTBALL OF THE FUTURE THE AUSTRALIAN GAME. HOW TO IMPROVE IT.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Saturday 22 July 1911 p 4 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: The game of football, as played under Australian rules, is a compromise between Rugby and Soccer, and, in the opinion of its admirers and supporters, ... 1359 words
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  23. SPORT No hand-passing on the back line in the days when men were men ON THE BALL
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Monday 18 July 1994 p 23 Article
    Abstract: Enigmatic is a word that springs to mind after watching Melbourne beat the flightless Hawks on Saturday. 807 words
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  24. Former League Star Considers Football Has Deteriorated SCIENTIFIC TEAM-WORK ABSENT Smaller Sides and Better Coaching of Boys Suggested
    Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954) Saturday 16 September 1933 p 5 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Charlie Hardy, the former North Melbourne and Essendon star footballer, and later a coach, [?]ose weekly articles m the Wednesday issue of The Sporti ... 1427 words
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  25. DICK LEE sees FLAWS in the FOOTBALL
    Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954) Saturday 18 May 1940 p 6 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Dick Lee, former Collingwood star, is. generally, acknowledged to be the 2592 words
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  26. GIANTS OF SPORT SEEN ON THE CORNER.
    Sport (Adelaide, SA : 1911 - 1948) Friday 2 March 1928 p 14 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: "Good-day, Frank, I' m a remarkable fellow. Do you know where I've been?" "No, where?" 1719 words
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  27. FOOTBALL. FREE KICKS.
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 14 May 1881 p 5 Article
    Abstract: On Saturday last, with my friend and companion tucked under my arm, I wended my way to the Melbourne Cricket ground, for the purpose of ascertaining ... 1111 words
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  28. FOOTBALL. FOOTBALL NOTES.
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 21 August 1886 p 4 Article
    Abstract: In pursuance of the scheme of giving a brief account of each of the senior clubs, I have the pleasure of this week presenting a few particulars conce ... 3577 words
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  29. IS PLAY TOO PACKED? Improvements Suggested
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 24 June 1933 p 64 Article
    Abstract: SUGGESTIONS to improve the Australian game of football were made by Bert Chadwick, the former Melbourne captain, at a dinner given to the 280 words
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  30. This Was Football Demons and Geelong Brilliant
    Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954) Wednesday 3 July 1940 p 8 Article
    Abstract: Both Geelong and Melbourne are due for the thanks of a long- suffering football public for the 585 words
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  31. Modern Players Are Pampered But Not Perfected
    Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954) Saturday 5 May 1945 p 5 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: FRED PLEASS, head trainer of the Demons for 22 years, has been known to four generations of footballers as "Massa." Football fans watching the Demons ... 1334 words
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  32. Football Gossip.
    Punch (Melbourne, Vic. : 1900 - 1918; 1925) Thursday 16 June 1910 p 39 Article
    Abstract: During the past week or two football in this State may be said to have gone through a crisis such as it. has never known previously. It will be remem ... 176 words
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  33. Game Needs More Discipline
    Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954) Saturday 10 May 1941 p 6 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Greater discipline is needed in football says “Joker” Hall. one of the game’s most widely-known personalities. A bustling little fellow he is 3850 words
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  34. FOOTBALL RULES Game Almost Changed Oat Of Recognition
    Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954) Wednesday 28 May 1941 p 10 Article
    Abstract: WRITING from Sandgate Road Boondall Q. A. A. Watson writes.— “I am one of the three who 272 words
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  35. Is Today’s Footballer PAMPERED?
    Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954) Saturday 8 February 1947 p 6 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: The average present-dny footballer is a “cream puff” compared to the old-timer. He is chased, cajoled and pampered by officials. Coaches have 650 words
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  36. GATE MONEY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE HERALD.
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Wednesday 22 June 1881 p 4 Article
    Abstract: The following appeared in a portion of yesterday's issue THE HERALD. SIR,--It is a well known fact that cricket and football matches are not played n ... 409 words
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  37. FOOTBALL ROMANCE. PAST AND PRESENT PLAYERS. ARE THEY COMPARABLE?
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 1 May 1928 p 20 Article
    Abstract: A source of unending argument between football enthusiasts is as to the respective merits of the teams of to-day as compared with those before the wa ... 749 words
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  38. Where is Football Heading ?
    The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954) Saturday 1 July 1939 p 21 Article
    Abstract: Fierce controversy has raged round the national football code following the introduction of the new holding-the-ball rule this season. 110 words
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  39. MAD PACE IS 'THE KILLER' JACK McMURRAY TELLS HUGH BUGGY HOW THE CRAZE FOR GREAT SPEED CAN SPOIL OUR FOOTBALL
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 28 April 1956 p 11 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: ALL pace and little else is just nonsensical football and we hare seen a lot of it since the war. This cult of speed and more speed has given us many ... 1419 words
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  40. THE' FOOTBALL SEASON., NOTES ON SATURDAY'S GAMES BY OBSERVER.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 21 May 1894 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Amongst those who watch football close[?] the belief is gaining ground that the game [?] deteriorating—not m popularity or in keen ness, but in quali ... 5631 words
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  41. [?]HROW-IN RUINING THE GAME [?]SAYS LA FONTAINE
    Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954) Wednesday 19 April 1950 p 15 Article
    Abstract: [?]Although booming to an all-tune high, foot[?] [?]today, is not as good as in the years between [?]and 1939. The throw in from the boundary [?] the ... 367 words
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  42. THROW-IN FROM BOUNDARY BEST
    Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954) Saturday 22 April 1950 p 3 Article
    Abstract: It was 1924 when they altered the boundary line rule, awarding a free kick against the side forcing the ball over the line. 512 words
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  43. SOUTH IN EXCELSIS: THE DEMONS ROUTED
    Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954) Wednesday 11 August 1943 p 12 Article
    Abstract: THE Southerners against Melbourne turned on the best display of team-football I have seen since the war began. Beginning at a fine clip they never fa ... 787 words
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  44. Prominent in the Football World: O’Halloran’s Wonderful High Marking
    Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954) Wednesday 8 June 1927 p 8 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Tom O’Halloran is a glorious high mark, and if there is any better in League football. I would like to know, his name. The Richmond boy brought 2762 words
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    Senator JF Guthrie thinks there are too many rules.

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  45. COLLINGWOOD (9.13) BEAT MELBOURNE (6.7).
    Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935) Saturday 9 May 1914 p 19 Article
    Abstract: There was a very fair attendance at the Melbourne ground to witness the contest between the reconstructed Fuchsias and the Magpies, and the spectator ... 1373 words
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  46. McALPINE FAVORS TEAMS OF 15
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Tuesday 23 June 1936 p 23 Article
    Abstract: The reduction of football teams to 15 men a side by the deletion of the present ruck was the forecast of Ivan McAlpine, Hawthorn cvaptain -coach, spe ... 799 words
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  47. ONE OF VICTORIA'S BEST FOOTBALLERS George Haines on and Off the Field MUSIC HIS FAVORITE HOBBY
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Saturday 12 June 1920 p 4 Article
    Abstract: There are many interesting sides to the life of George, Haines, captain of the Melbourne football team. The public knows him as a truly 975 words
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  48. WHY THE COACH? AS OLD PLAYER'S VIEWS
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Friday 16 June 1922 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Dear Kickero.-- what is all this rot air one reads about coaches during the post few years? You have followed the game since 1890-- can you see any 193 words
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  49. The Public Acclaim League and Association Stars Benton Up Forward
    Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954) Wednesday 25 June 1930 p 8 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Richmond are on the look out for full forward, and in this connection transferred Benton, full back, most of the game against Geelons 2941 words
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  50. DEFENCES TODAY HIDE OPEN
    Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954) Saturday 5 May 1945 p 5 Article
    Abstract: THE defender who lost his kick was soon told about his faults. wing man who tried to beat whole side had the starch taken 781 words
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  51. THE SNAPSHOTS FIELD & CLUBROOM The Boot Parade
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Friday 10 August 1934 p 13 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: PLAYERS resent the parade on the field for the umpire to inspect their boots, [?]ntending that it is humillating. They hold that boots should be exam ... 1723 words
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  52. FORTY YEARS IN THE GAME Now Lookers-on OLD RIVAL CAPTAINS
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Friday 27 April 1923 p 4 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: It i possible that if you asked for Harry Elms few people would be able to tell you who he was. But speak of "Sonny" Elms and everybody will 1191 words
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  53. WHERE ARE THE FORWARDS OF THE PAST? Even the Finalists Have None
    Record (Emerald Hill, Vic. : 1881 - 1954) Saturday 26 September 1953 p 1 Article
    Abstract: With both Geelong and Collingwood using "scratch" centre forwards in their grand final encounter to-day, one may well be 268 words
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  54. THE FOOTBALL SEASON. PUBLIC INTEREST REVIVED.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Monday 24 May 1897 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Saturday was a perfect day for both players and spectators, the atmosphere being crisp, the light good, and the breeze not strong enough to have any ... 2968 words
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  55. Pride in jumper knows no state boundaries: Whitten
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Thursday 5 May 1994 p 26 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: MELBOURNE: Victoria had demonstrated sufficient passion and pride in State of Origin matches, despite falling to its third 999 words
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  56. HORRIE CLOVER Says
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Saturday 31 July 1937 p 13 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Melbourne owed their success to mastery of 1124 words
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    "If there was more football played like the first quarter at Melbourne today, there would be less talk of the game declining in standard."

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  57. "Men Who Have Never Played the Game!
    Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic. : 1885 - 1939) Thursday 7 September 1933 p 35 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: THE men who have never played the game have spoilt it!" That is the contention of Billy Schmidt, Richmond's non-playing coach, as I 2124 words
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