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At the Football Match : Last Saturday single work   poetry   "Begob, it was a lovely game, a game iv blood an' hair,"
Alternative title: Rookie Nolan's Poem
Issue Details: First known date: 1907... 1907 At the Football Match : Last Saturday
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Note: First published with the title: 'At the Football Match : Last Saturday.' Note: ("From the first bounce of the ball, it was evident that ardent spirits on both sides had entered the field determined to play the men, and not the ball."..."Tripping and shoving behind were the chief features of the first quarter."..."Up to this stage, two players had been rendered useless."..."He made a dash forward, and was downed by Martin, of Essendon. Hugh Purse rushed up and struck Martin. In a twinkling a dozen players were punching one another...Nolan rished wildly down on the mob, and lunged at the nearest Essendonian...Nolan and Martin came to blows...A score of players bunched and fought viciously...Parkinson received a punch in the face from Nolan's fist...Again Nolan's fist was in the way, and down went Stevenson. A couple of trainers spent the next few minutes in reviving him...Nolan sent Busbridge spinning." Pleasant extracts from the "Age's" account of Essendon v. Melbourne.)
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Melbourne Punch vol. 107 no. 2717 22 August 1907 Z1196698 1907 periodical issue 1907 pg. 266
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Great Australian Book of Football Stories Garrie Hutchinson (editor), South Yarra : Currey O'Neil , 1983 Z319204 1983 anthology poetry short story humour A collection of short stories, plays, poems, anecdotes and lectures about Australian Rules Football, from the game's early years to tales about its modern heroes, such as Ron Barassi, Peter Hudson and Mark 'Jacko' Jackson. Great Australian Football Stories Ringwood : Viking O'Neil , 1989 pg. 108-110
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