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Thursday, 1 August 2019

100 years ago today 1 August 1919

Saturday July 26

V.A.B.F.A. Metropolitan League

  • Windsor 2 (Scotchbrook2) Melbourne Thistle 2 (Moreland, J.Anderson) Middle Park Ref: R.Medlicott
  • Northumberland and Durham United 7 (Stevens2, Miller, DIllon, J.Grieves, Laycock, Slaughter) St Davids 0 Middle Park Ref: J.McKenzie
  • Preston 1 Footscray Thistle 2 Preston Ref: J.McCulley    
  • Spotswood 3 (Holt 2, Weston) Albert Park 0 Spotswood Ref: J.Downie

Interestingly no listing of fixtures in either the Argus or Age, a little bit like today?

Saturday August 2

V.A.B.F.A. Metropolitan League

  • Windsor V Albert Park (H.Smith) Middle Park
  • Northumberland and Durham United V Spotswood (Griffiths)
  • Footscray Thistle V St Davids
  • Melbourne Thistle V Preston

Swan Express (Midland Junction, WA : 1900 - 1954), Friday 1 August 1919, page 4

Last Saturday the Training College failed to turn up at Midland Junction, and thereby forfeited the game to Midland Australs. To-morrow is the last League game of the season, and the result will decide who are the premiers for the past season. Claremont are two points below Midland, and they to have to win, and if successful play off with the local lads for the honor of the top of the League. This game will be a played on Training College ground. Claremont. Kick off at three p.m., and the Austral's eleven wwill be selected from: Clarke (2), Moterain, Bond, Brackenridge, Wilderspen, c e urge, Oswald, Wright, Treache, Foser, Christian, Hummerston, Hodgson, c nd Randalls. Players are requested to travel by the 1.53 p.m. train from Midland. The secretary should be notified early if a player is unable to play, so that a recurrence of the Training College match will be avoided.

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), Friday 1 August 1919, page 3

FOOTBALL. LEAGUE RULES. The League and Soccer competitions organised among the Catholic schools of the district were opened yesterday afternoon. The enthusiasm of the teams, as well as the small margin of difference in their various strengths, promises well for a highly successful season. As an encouragement to the players, two sets of medals have been presented by Mick Simmons, and one set by Hunter The Stationer. There is promise of a further set of medals. The schools appreciate the kindness of the donors. 
League.-Merewether defeated Tighe's Hill; 8 to 3. Hamilton Primary v. Hamilton High School, ended In favour of the former, 6-5. Marist B defeated Carrington, 11-0. Marist A were without a game, as Lambton were unable to attend. The match will be played next week. 
Soccer.-Hamilton Primary v. Wallsend, 1-1. Adamstown defeated Broadmeadow, 1-0, Stockton defeated Marist B, 1-0. Marist A, a bye.

Daily Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1903 - 1926), Friday 1 August 1919, page 3

(To the Editor.)
Sir, — On picking up my "Daily Mail, to-day I notice that Mr. Campbell, of the Queensland Rugby Union, is again rushing into print. Apparently the Rugby Union idea of amateurism is unquestionable and angelic from his own point of view, but the man in the street knows very well who originated the laws of the English Rugby Union and the evolutionary process in connection with so-called amateurism. The Rugby Union laws have been so framed that only the sons of moneyed people or gentlemen of leisure can afford to play the game and represent their country at it. In this way the game is kept away from the great majority of the people, with the result that the Rugby League had to be formed in order that the every-day young man shall have an equal opportunity of displaying his ability, irrespective of social, financial, or any other position. In cricket the laws of professionalism are well defined and reasonable, and in this game talent, and talent only, counts, whether a man be a pick-and-shovel artist or a member of the aristocracy. In fact, it is a democratic game. The Rugby Union laws are not suitable to a democratic country like Australia, and one day the game will disappear altogether from this country.
With regard to Mr. Campbell's rambling statement relative to the quotation from "Smith's Weekly," 'I will take it for granted that the quotation is correct. If so, I do not see that the Rugby Union has anything to grumble about. We all know there is no love lost between the two bodies, and it is only natural that one or the other should provide the very best attractions for the sporting public. Both bodies are business propositions, after all, and competition is the very breath of business. Mr. Campbell concludes with rather a sneering remark, stating that the line of demarcation between the Rugby League and the Rugby Union is too pronounced.
He is quite correct, for the Rugby Unionites are snobs, who, although they profess to believe in pure amateurism, did not hesitate to break the sacred laws of amateurism as defined in the laws of the English Rugby Union by the wholesale reinstatement of players who had pre viously played under the banner of the League.
K. D. BEATON, Bulimba Rangers' Soccer Football Club.

Toowoomba Chronicle (Qld. : 1917 - 1922), Friday 1 August 1919, page 6

A meeting of the above was held in Herriot's room last night. Mr. W. Hillocks was in the chair. It was decided to play the semi-final for the Gilson Cup on No. 4 ground, Queens-Park to-morrow, between the Diggers and the Allies at 3 p.m., referee, Mr. W. Woods. A friendly match will be played between the Cities and the Norths on No. 3 ground at 3 p.m., referee, Mr. J. Bissett. The Cadets will play Goombungee, at Goombungee to-morrow; referee, Mr. H. New. All players should meet at Cramond and Stark's corner at 1 o'clock, when a motor bus will take them to Goombungee. It was decided to hold a euchre party and dance in the Masonic Hall. A strong committee was formed. Mr. George Gosling donated a trophy. Mr. Stevenson and Mr. S. Upton were appointed secretaries. 

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