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. LATE FOOTBALL GOSSIP.

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LATE FOOTBALL GOSSIP. MANCHESTER-CITY TO VISIT MERTHYR. There will be a big attraction at Merthyr next Thursday, when the famous Manchester City team will visit the town and meet the Merthyr Town Club at Penydarren Park. Should the weather be fine, it is expected there will be a record gate. Manchester City, as all followers of the Soccer code are aware, are in the Division of the English League, and they are bringing their best team, which will include five internationals. It is costing the Merthyr Club a considerable sum to bring the Manchester CilY team here, but they hope to recoup themselves. Already it is said there has been a great demand for tickets. Cheap excur- sions will be run from all parts of South Wales. This being the first occa-sion on which a First Division team has, played in this part of the country, the match is arousing preat inter- est. On Wednesday the City team are due at Bristol, and thsy will come on to Merthyr on Thursday morning, arriving here about noon. After the match they will leave for Cork. All that is needed to ensure the -success of the fix- ture is fine weather. The local players, of course, do not hope to win, but they will rive their more experienced opponents a good game. The kick-off will take place at 5.45. Tha Merthyr and Mid-Rhondda Northern Union teams will meet at Midj-Rhondda to- morrow (Saturday), and the following players have been selected to represent Merthyr :— Back, "Ponty" Thomas; three-quarter backs. W. Smith, Sid James. R. E. Williams, and U. Vaug-han; half-backs, Rees Rees and W Harris; forwards. D. Thomas, W. D. Thomas. D. B. Davies, W. Bevan, Dan Lewis, Ted Jenkins.

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