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July 1889 Match vs Tasmania

July

Tasmania vs Melbourne

A Melbourne player came to blows with an umpire representing the home side. The Hawke's Bay Herald expressed disgust at the way the game was going. "Today the footballer is not what he was. He is for the most part a roaring rowdy with some of the worst elements of London rough and the colonial larrikin in his composition". The correspondant continued, "It is not too much to say that in the whole of Melbourne scarcely a handful of gentlemen would be found who now play football".

Created by supermercado. Last Modification: Sunday 19 January 2014 15:53:33 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 2)

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