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  4. By Defeating Carlton last week Collingwood qualified to meet Richmond in the Grand Final for the League Premiership next Saturday

    The popularity of King Football was again exemplified last Saturday, when the Final Match for the League Premiership between Collingwood and Carlton drew, an attendance of 57,764 to the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It was an orderly and good-natured crowd, who bared their heads in deference to the wishes of those not so happily circumstanced who were thus enabled to get a two-eyed vision of the game. The Dark Blues, obsessed by a streak of their own color, seemed weary after their strenuous encounter with the “Tigers” on the previous Saturday, and suffered an easy reverse from a faster and fresher team. Carlton were favorites, and thought to be unbeatable, but their display was disappointing in the extreme and distinctly Inferior to the brilliant form displayed by them in recent matches. They were outclassed in every phase of the game by a team whom they had defeated by 52 points as recently as August 28. Carlton’s giants were dwarfed into insignificance, and their strong suit—the rock—did not turn up trumps on this occasion. Collingwood won by 24 points, and thus emphasised their reputation as a great final match team, and won the right to meet Richmond in the Grand Final next Saturday. These two Clubs met in the Grand Final last season, when the magpies were successful. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

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