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TO THE EDITOR. Sik,—Being a witness at the football match last Saturday, and expecting to see a good exposition of the good old game from both teams, like the rest of the spectators I must confess that it was the most brutal game I have seen in Dunedin for fifteen years. Here is one question I should like to ask Mr Garrard. " Why did he allow that potted goal when he knew perfectly well that the ball bounced off Hardcastle's chest to the ground, and was consequently a knock-on ?" This looks as if he was playing into the visiting team's hands. At a dinper given to the Wellington team on their arrival home they deny any rough play on their part. J say distinctly that they had their minds made up to win Saturday's match by rough play, and that was seen after Armit had scored the try. Mr Firth states that it is impossible to believe the reports of rough play. If he had seen Saturday's rn&tch, and had a bit of human feeling about him, Le would have expressed himself " that it waa a brutaj game." It is to be hoped that this is the last ."brutal game "we shall see.—l am, etc., SI'ECTATOR. Dunedin, September 17.

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FOOTBALL., Issue 10422, 17 September 1897

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FOOTBALL. Issue 10422, 17 September 1897

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