Comment - I dont have much more to add on all the different football clubs and names from the area, except to say that because of the huge population living in the area at the time, that every street, work place, factory nand pub seemed to have their own foot
Comment - Collingwood Crescent v. Abbotsford Volunteer Fire Brigade, at Victoria Park, Collingwood.
Thursday 20 June 1889
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Comment - There were football clubs, and plenty of them playing around that time, clubs with rather exotic names ( on reflection) such as Star of Abbotsford, Abbotsford United, Star of Collingwood, Collingwood Crescent, Collingwood Drapers Football club, A
Comment - Interestingly the Yarra Hotel, a torpie from Victoria Park, and scene of the change rooms for the Collingwood players in their first game against Carlton closed down on May 5th 2012, exactly 120 years after this game was played.
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