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Football Mania in Austfaliau

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Football Mania in Austfaliau Never has tlvre been such a football bootrt as now exists in Australia generally and in Victoria in particular, writes the Melbourne correspondent of the "Daily Chronicle." Victoria possesses a peculiar game (,f her own, an improved sort of "socker, ana Victorians are simply mad with enthusiasm over the leading exponents of its virtues. Feeling runs so high in the metropolis that. each team is followed from place, to place by vanloads of "barrackers well equipped for an emergency, in which a knowledge of the "noble art" is necessary. /opticians deem themselves unsafe if they do not occupy the presidency or the post of patron of the principal clubs in their constituencies. Rather than miss securing one of their crack players, the Essendon Football Club—one ot Melbourne's most famous combinations— sent their secretary on a motor-car chase last Friday, which involved a dash across 100 miles of difficult country. There are signs, however, that the boom in gettmg out- of hand. The crowds behind ifie ropes are becoming aggressive; umpires carry their lives in their hands to an extent which will challenge comparison with the worst experi- ences of their North of England brcther adjudicators.

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