Australian Online Football Museum Australian Online Football Museum http://www.ozfootball.net/museum/index.php/en 2017-12-15T06:18:14Z Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management 1939 Palestine Tour of Australia 2013-08-10T01:47:09Z 2013-08-10T01:47:09Z http://www.ozfootball.net/museum/index.php/en/tours/253-1939-palestine-tour-of-australia Administrator frank_smith31@optusnet.com.au <p>After the 1st World War, the Jewish communities of Melbourne and Sydney established Judean sporting clubs. With many of the immigrants from Europe, it was inevitable that football teams became offshoots. By <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">1927, 3 teams had formed the Sydney Judean Soccer League - Maccabean<img src="http://www.ozfootball.net/museum/images/1939Palestine/skol.jpg" border="0" width="196" height="271" style="float: right;" /> Junior, Randwick-Coogee and Jewish AC. At the same time, under the stewardship of businessman Isaac (Jack) Skolnik, Melbourne Hakoah was playing in the Victorian Suburban league, their home ground being near Princes Park. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">In </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">1929 Skolnik wrote to his Sydney counterparts with the hope of establishing an annual football competition between the two. In September of that year, Melbourne Hakoah travelled to Sydney for a 3 game 'test' series against a combined Sydney Judean League side. The games, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">which were played at St George's sports ground, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">were closely contested encounters and good crowds attended, with the Sydney side winning all 3 tests.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Three years later, Skolnik, travelled to </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine to represent </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the Australian branch of the Macabbi </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">organisation at the Jewish Olympic Games. It was reported that while there he </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">would endeavour to complete arrangements for a tour of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australia to be made by a world's Jewish </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Soccer team. The report went onto mention that "the (Australian) association is prepared </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">to promote the tour if the necessary </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">£2,500 capital to meet expenses can be </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">found." However n</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">othing eventuated from Skolnik's approach.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Ironically it was Germany's annexation of Austria in 1938 that put a Palestine tour of Australia back on the agenda. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The Australian A</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ssociation had been in correspondence with Austrian club, Rapid, and the Indian National team about touring Australia. In June they rejected a proposal to bring out a Palestine team despite the Melbourne Jewish community backing the tour with </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">£</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">1000 and providing accommodation. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">H</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">owever when Rapid applied to the German Football Association for permission to tour it was rejected.</span></p> <p>With little hope of any European side touring Australia, the Association eventually changed it's previous stance and in early 1939, agreed for Palestine to tour, as long as the financial backing was guaranteed.</p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Before leaving for Australia, the touring party laid a w</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">reath on the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australian War Memorial, opposite the e</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ntrance gates of the British War C</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">emetery, at Mount Scopus, Jerusal</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">em in memory of fallen Australian soldiers.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The players, who were mostly from the powerful </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Maccabi Tel-Aviv club side with a few players from other teams included to create a 'Palestine' banner under which to play.</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> The Grand Mufti had a message for Australia, when placing this ad <img src="http://www.ozfootball.net/museum/images/1939Palestine/mufti.jpg" border="0" alt="Grand Mufti message" width="290" height="73" /> in a newspaper upon the arrival of the tourists in Western Australia.</span></p> <p>The visitors were officially welcomed <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">to Australia by the chairman of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the board of control of the West Australian </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Soccer Football Association (Mr.</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">F. Smith) and members of the board. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Following the official reception</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">, the Palestine </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">players had their first practice run </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">since leaving Ceylon at the Stephen </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">street Reserve, after which they were </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">brought to Perth and entertained at a </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">luncheon tendered by the board of management </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">of the Perth Hebrew Congregation. They then sailed for Melbourne in the evening. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><strong>June 24 Vs Victoria @ Olympic Park</strong></span></p> <p>Palestine began their tour with an emphatic 7-1 victory against Victoria. 4000 spectators turned up to see the tourists completely overwhelm the<img src="http://www.ozfootball.net/museum/images/1939Palestine/powervictoria.jpg" border="0" alt="Power dives" width="250" height="147" style="float: right;" /> locals with speed, positional play and deft passing. The margin would have been greater if it had not been for Victoria's goalkeeper, Power (<em>pictured right</em>), who was voted the local's best player.</p> <p>PALESTINE v. VICTORIA by <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">B. Salmond - Sunshine Advocate, 30 June 1939. </span></p> <p>I set myself a difficult task when <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">I said I would try to give readers </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">who were unable to be present at </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the game </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">a description, of the play. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">To use an Irishism, it is easy, yet </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">hard. I could not really convince </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">readers how one-sided the game </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">was. To get to business : I have </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">always held that the proper method </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">of playing soccer </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">is to make the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ball do the work, and that the visi</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tors have mastered the work to a </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">fine art was exemplified on Satur</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">day. I never yet saw a game </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">played with such machine-like pre</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">cision. Positional play is their trump </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">card. It was very noticeable dur</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ing the whole 90 minutes that when </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">any one of the talented team wish</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ed to dispose of the ball when tack</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">led, he did not look to see where he </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">was going to transfer it, he just </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">simply sent it to where his confrere </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">should be and sure enough it would </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">get home.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> What I really admired </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">about the forwards was that they </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">moved as one man, kept cool heads, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">seldom got offside, moved en block </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">right in on goal. I thought at </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">times their coolness amounted to </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">colossal cheek. They just took </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">their time, planted the ball when </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and where they liked. The half </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">backs never at any time overkicked </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">their forwards. What is the use of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">a half-back kicking a ball forty </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">yards to an opponent just to have </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">it returned, when he could have </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">placed it to one of his' own for</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">wards about 15 or 20 yards away, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">where the forward could carry on </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">into enemy territory to better ad</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">vantage. The three inside men of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the visitors were positively the 'most </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">clever trio ever I saw. Of course, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">I'll grant you they were allowed to </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">play their own game and a team </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">can only play well as the other </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">fellows will allow them, and now, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">what about the Victorians. "Well, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">one thing: I will say: they never had </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">a harder afternoon's leather chasing </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">all their lives. They brought it all </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">upon themselves. Every </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">one of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">them seemed intent on getting rid </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">of the ball as it was red hot, in</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">stead of holding it and drawing the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">opposition before, It was </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">very apparent towards the end of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the game that what was uppermost </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">in most of the Victorians' minds, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">was that they hoped the ball' would </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">not come to them. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><strong>June 27 Vs Metropolis @ Olympic Park</strong></span></p> <p>Victorian selectors made 3 changes to the Metropolis side that was to take on Palestine, but it made little difference, as the Palestinians ran out emphatic 8-1 winners.</p> <p>The team then traveled immediately to Sydney by train, however they missed their 1st training session due to the fact that most of the team had not been able to sleep in the 2nd class carriages booked for them by the Australian Association. In response to criticism against the local Association, the Secretary R Drury countered that the "conditions for the travel and accommodation for the Palestine team had been arranged long before the team left it's country, and had been accepted by the Palestine Association, and 2nd class travel was one of the conditions drawn up after consideration of the estimates of expenses and gate receipts."</p> <p>In other words, the Australian Association expected the Palestinians to be a less skillful team than any of the local sides, and subsequently the crowds and gate receipts would be low.</p> <p><img src="http://www.ozfootball.net/museum/images/1939Palestine/arrivesydney.jpg" border="0" alt="Sydney arrival" width="200" height="224" style="float: right;" /></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><strong>July 1st Vs NSW @ Sydney Cricket Ground</strong></span></p> <p>Playing a robust, enterprising game <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">which offset the short passing tech</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">nique of their opponents, New South </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Wales defeated the Palestine Soccer </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">team by six goals to four. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Hesitancy in tackling, and an inability </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">to take full advantage of goal oppor</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tunities, cost the Jewish team the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">match. The combination of the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">New South Wales men and their posi</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tional play, showed again that, on an </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">amateur international basis, the quality </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">of Australian Soccer is high.</span></p> <p>New South Wales dominated the <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">first half, leading at the interval by </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">three goals to one. In the Jewish </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">play there was an absence of cohesion </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">between the half-backs and the for</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">wards, which suggested that the un</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">expected enterprise of New South </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Wales had thrown their tactical ma</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">chine out of gear. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">But a fourth goal to New South </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Wales in the first of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">half seemed to put 'punch' into </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine, and a series of brilliant </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">movements brought three goals, to </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">make the scores level.</span></p> <p>New South Wales had something in <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">reserve, and they swung the ball from </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">wing to wing against the tiring opposi</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tion to clinch the match.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><strong>July 4 Vs Northern Districts</strong></span></p> <p>Showing an improved attacking combination and a greater tenacity in defence <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">than against New South Wales on </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Saturday, the Palestine Soccer team </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">beat a Northern District team by three </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">goals to one at Cessnock this afternoon. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">In bitterly cold weather, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">only the excellent goal</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">keeping by Morgan prevented the Palestine side from scoring a substantial victory. The </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine players have improved all round, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">though positional defects in defence </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">suggest certain defeat by </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the best Australian teams playing their best </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">football.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><strong>July 8th Sydney Morning Herald</strong></span></p> <p>Tomorrow Australian soccer <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">will be put to another test when the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">representative team meets Pal</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">estine at Sydney Cricket Ground, i</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">n the first soccer test match. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">There is </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">no doubt that the Pales</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tine team is good, and with the added </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">practice it has gained since it was </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">beaten 6-4 last week-end by a New </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">South Wales side, it should be particu</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">larly dangerous, especially as the Aus</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tralians will have had little opportun</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ity to practice as a team.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">All things taken into consideration, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australia appears to have a slight ad</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">vantage over the visitors, and should </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">just finish on top. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine has substituted royal blue </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">shirts with a white band and white </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">shorts for tomorrow for the white </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">shirts in which they appeared last </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">week. Australia's team will carry the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">national colours, green and gold.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australia: Goal, J. McNabb (Wes</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ton) ; full-backs, A. Henwood (Adams</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">town) ; J. B.Evans (Goodyear) ; half</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">backs, W. Coolahan (Adamstown), J.</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Parkes (Goodyear), J. Osborne (Met</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ters); forwards, R. Crowhurst (Met</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ters), J.Wilkinson (Weston), A. Quill (</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Wallsend), J. Hughes (Metters), M.</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Wynn (Metters). Reserves: T. Harris </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">(Weston), R. Dale (</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Wallsend).</span></p> <p><strong style="line-height: 1.3em;">July 9 Vs Australia 1st test<img src="http://www.ozfootball.net/museum/images/1939Palestine/mcnabbdive.jpg" border="0" alt="McNabb dives" width="200" height="106" style="float: right;" /></strong></p> <p>Australia won the first Soccer <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">test match against Palestine at the Sydney Cricket </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Ground yesterday, by 7 goals to 5. Although the margin</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> was narrow, the real difference in the skill of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the two sides was indicated by the Australians lead of 6-1 </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">at half-time. Palestine showed that it had no hope </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">of matching any first-class Australian side. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">After the interval, few of the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australians retained interest in </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the game, and they either con</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">fined themselves to the strict dut</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ies of their 'own positions or ran </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">mildly along the unproductive </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">paths of prettiness for prettiness' </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">sake.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Number one man of the home side, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and of the game was McNabb, the goal</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">keeper. Although suffering from in</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">fluenza, he had, in the second half </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">an unusual share of work for a game </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">in which his team was so manifestly </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">superior. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">his was due largely to his halves mov</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ing well up the field on individual </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">excursions, and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">his backs then being </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">drawn out of their ground.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Evans broke Palestine's attacking </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">hearts early, but with the game well </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">won he seemed to see no reason to </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">bustle himself. Henwood, the other </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">back, was industrious.</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The forwards, as a line, felt the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">absence of ths constructive work done </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">by Lonergan on the previous Saturday. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">he Palestine team, although not </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">lacking in courage, had some serious </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">deficiencies. It seemed to lack some </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">method of dealing with the 'always </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">on the ball' tactics of Australian </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Soccer at its best.</span></p> <p>The team's next stop was Queensland, where they would not only play a series of matches, but several of the team begun Surf Life Saver training in the hope of obtaining the Australian Associations' Bronze medal, so that upon return to Palestine they would be able to patrol beaches in Tel-Aviv and Haifa.</p> <p>A. Shnalderovitz and W. Menahem, <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">members of the Palestine Soccer team were successful and were </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">recommended for surf profi</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ciency medallions at<img src="http://www.ozfootball.net/museum/images/1939Palestine/surf1.jpg" border="0" width="200" height="176" style="float: right;" /> the Surf Life </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">saving Association of Australia. They p</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">assed the necessary tests </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Kirra beach under the guidance of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the Superintendent of the Point Dan</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ger Branch (Mr. Alan Kennedy) and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the State Superintendent. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Back up goalie </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Mizrali was recommended for </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">proficiency award.</span></p> <p>The President of the Kirra Club <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">(Mr S. W. Winders), who watched the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">test, said that considering the brief </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">period of training, Menahem and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Shnaiderovitz showed commendable </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">proficiency. Menahem was particu</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">larly good and would make a first </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">class life-saver. Menahem said the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">trio were learning life-saving to en</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">able them to teach other men on their </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">return to Palestine. and organise life </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">saving clubs there. He said Palestine </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">had two good beaches, but they were </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">not patrolled, and surfing was danger</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ous for that reason.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><strong>July 12 Vs Queensland</strong></span></p> <p>Displaying a brilliant exhibition of <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ball control and keen posi</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tional play, the Palestine Soccer team defeated </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Queensland by 5 goals to 1 </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">under floodlight at the Exhibition </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Ground last night. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Not since the Chinese team of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">1923 has such an artistic display o</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">f the code been given in Brisbane. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Molding their play on typical Scot</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tish lines, the Palestine team outwitted </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Queensland with their cohesion in de</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">fence and attack. If anything they </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">erred in the tendency to finesse in </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">front of goal, and with a more deter</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">mined spirit in attack they must have </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">secured a greater winning margin.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">No greater outside left has been pro</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">vided by recent international teams </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">than S. Ginsberg, while the high </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">standard set by the Jewish forward </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">line provided a spectacle in which each </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">of the five units combined to maintain </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">an attack which repeatedly shattered </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the hard working and untiring Queens</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">land defence. Queensland was fre</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">quently forced to adopt a spoiling de</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">fence in order to nullify the well </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">thought-out moves and goal-scoring </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">opportunities by the Jewish halves, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Fuchs, Lieberman, and Menaheim.</span></p> <p><strong>Palestine Hopeful of Victory</strong></p> <p>The Palestine Soccer team to meet Australia in the <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">second Test at the Exhibition Ground to-morrow will </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">be the same as that which defeated Queensland 5-1 on </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Wednesday night. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The manager (Mr. Arazi) considers that this com</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">bination is the strongest that the visitors can field and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">judging by their splendid display against Queensland, it </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">would not surprise if they avenged their defeat in the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">first Test. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Another factor in favour of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine tomorrow will be the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">absence of W. Coolahan, the right </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">half, who was unable to obtain </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">leave to come to Brisbane. Coolahan </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">is recognised as one of the best halves </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">in Australia, and he played an out</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">standing part in the first Test. His </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">place will be taken by R. Lawrie, the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Queensland half, who will have his </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">first taste of international Soccer. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Lawrie has been one of the most con</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">sistent players in club football this </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">year, but in the interstate game </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">against New South Wales and the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">match against Palestine he was not </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">particularly impressive. His task </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">to</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">morrow will be rendered more diffi</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">cult by the fact that he will be op</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">posed to Ginsberg, who is regarded as </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">one of the best left wingers ever to </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">come to Australia.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The Australian middle line will now </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">be composed entirely of Queensland </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">players, and, to a large extent, the re</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">sult of the game may depend on their </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">showing. Gibb should be able to hold </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">his own as he is one of the best </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">halves this State has produced, but it </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">remains to be seen whether Roderick </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and Lawrie can cope with the clever </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">combination </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">which Palestine is likely </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">to show. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><strong>July 15 Vs Australia 2nd test @ Brisbane</strong></span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The Australians superior stamina, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">rather than skill at a critical stage </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">of the match enabled them to win </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">by two goals to one goal in the Soccer </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">test match against Palestine, at the Ex</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">hibition Ground.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">A draw would have been a better </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">index of the play until the concluding </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">stages when the Australians </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">dominated the situation with their </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">greater speed and flash. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The outstanding impression of the first half </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">was the magnificent keeping of the Palestine </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">goalie Sidi. Australia's efforts in front of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">goal lacked the snap and finish </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">but the shot of Quill, Kitching and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Donaldson on occasion might have beaten </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">any custodian less safe than Sidi. S</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">idi's a</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">nticipation of the ball and his brilliant clear</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ances undoubtedly prevented Australia from </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">establishing a first half lead.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">McNabb lived up to his repu</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tation as Australia's foremost goalkeeper but</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> he rarely had to face a dangerous situation. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">he Palestine forwards though often within </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">striking distance dilly dallied with the ball </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">too much in front of goal and many golden </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">opportunities thus went astray.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine had a much greater share of the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ball in the opening stages and the match </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">then as a spectacle was disappointing. Play </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">livened up considerably fifteen minutes after </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the start when the exchanges were brisker </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and there was little to choose between the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">teams. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The second half was played with more dash </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and Australia, with </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">half backs Lawrie and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Gibb giving the forwards more </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">of the ball did most of the attacking </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">but the shooting was weak. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine's first goal was scored ten minutes </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">after the resumption. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine's inside </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">left Neufeld accomplished the unexpected </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">when snapping up a pass by Ginsberg. He </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">dribbled the ball and tricked the right</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">back<img src="http://www.ozfootball.net/museum/images/1939Palestine/quillsmall.jpg" border="0" alt="Quill in action" width="200" height="103" style="float: right;" /> Evans and beat McNabb with a low </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">drive into the corner of the net. Australia </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">equalised ten minutes later from a magnificent </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ground shot by Crowhurst. Quill (<em>pictured right</em>) made the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">opening pushing the ball out to Crowhurst who </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">let drive with a </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">daisy cutter. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">With 15 minutes of the game left, Hughes netted </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the winning goal from close in after the Crowhurst's corner kick </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">rebounded off the crossbar. </span></p> <p><strong style="line-height: 1.3em;"><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">July 17 Vs Queensland @ Ipswich</span></strong></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">After a very even first half when </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the score was one all, the Palestine </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Soccer team routed Queensland in the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">second half at Ipswich today and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">won by eight goals to one. The </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">visitors played much the better game </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">than in Saturday's test and showed a </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">big improvement in shooting in the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">second session. The home defence </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">was unable to cope with their clever </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">passing and Palestine scored at will. L</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">isberman and Resinik shone in the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">defence and Shulizmon on the left</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">-wing was the best forward for Palestine. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Makhlis netted four goals and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Hudson scored Queensland's only.</span></p> <p><strong>July 18 Vs Queensland @ Toowoomba</strong></p> <p>The Palestine Soccer team completely <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">outplayed a weak Queensland side today </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">to win by 13 goals to 3. Playing </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">with perfect understanding throughout, P</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">alestine </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">attacked incessantly. Their </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">halves and forwards combined in a </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">fashion that left some of the defence </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">helpless. The </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine forwards had plenty of chance </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">to show their ability and Werner and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Neufeld were outstanding. The wingers, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Ginsburg and Shulamzon, were always </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">in the picture. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Scorers for Palestine were: Neufeld </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">(7), Makulis (2), Werner (3) and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Shulamzon. Hoskins and Hughes netted </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">for Queensland and the Palestine defender </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">kicked into his own goal.</span></p> <p><strong>July 22 Vs Australia - Third Test @ Sydney Cricket Ground</strong></p> <p>Poor Exhibition by <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australia.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The Palestine team defeated Australia </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">in the third Soccer test match </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">at the Sydney Cricket Ground on </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Saturday, by two goals to one. Australia </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">had<img src="http://www.ozfootball.net/museum/images/1939Palestine/mizrahitrain.jpg" border="0" width="200" height="128" style="float: right;" /> won the first and second </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tests. Two more tests remain to be </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">played.</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The Australian eleven gave, collectively, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the worst exhibition that can be </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">remembered in recent years from any </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">representative side containing previously </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">well-performed New South Wales </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">players. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Let no credit be denied to Palestine. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The loyal Soccer followers who made up </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Saturday's small attendance must have </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">been greatly disappointed at any stage </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">of Saturdays first half when the stan</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">dard of play on both sides was below </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">what would be expected from a good class </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">State League game. The Australian side should </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">have been able to take the game under con</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">trol and build up a lead that would have </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">meant eventual victory. Gallant as was the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">resistance of Palestine after the interval a </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">path to its goal mouth was always available </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">to any side which played on Sidi's tendency to </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">come well out under pressure. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Only four of the Australians came out of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the game without having done serious in </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">some cases erreparable damage to their </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">football reputations. McNabb, though pillars </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">of the temple of Australian Soccer fell all </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">around him, was still the imperturbable high</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">priest of goal-keeping through </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">which no unworthy Palestinian shot could </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">penetrate. Whitelaw conscientiously and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ruggedly proved in his first game as an Australian</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> back that he will be one of the indispensable </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">of test sides of seasons still to come. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The centre half Parkes forced by the defi</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ciencies of his flank men to attempt to con</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">vert himself into a one man half back line </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">did not and could not succeed but his failure </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">was more acceptable than many successes. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Wilkinson starved at outside right was not the worst </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Evans showed the magnificent </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">football which he has produced for represen</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tative sides for many years past had </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">declined. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">No man could have toiled harder </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">than he did individually </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">but his kicking lacked </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">length and direction and he did not have </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the pace to utilise the positional instincts w</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">hlch he demonstrated.</span></p> <p><strong style="line-height: 1.3em;">July 25 Vs Illawarra</strong></p> <p>SYDNEY, July 25.-The Palestine soc<span style="line-height: 1.3em;">cer team defeated Illawarra by three </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">goals to 2 at Woonona today. The game </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">was interesting throughout, although </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine had the better of the exchanges </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">in the second half. Shortly after the re</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">sumption of play following the interval </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">heavy rain fell and this made the ground </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">greasy and the ball difficult to control </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The ball control and understanding by </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the visitors appealed greatly to the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">crowd which included many miners. The </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">scores were:-Palestine: Makhlis (2) and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Neufeld. Illawarra: Naughton (2).</span></p> <p>The Palestine <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">soccer team completely outplayed a weak </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Queensland side at Toowoomba today to </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">win by 13 goals to 3. Playing with per</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">fect understanding throughout the Pales</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tine players attacked incessantly, their </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">halves and forwards combining in a fash</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ion that left the home defence helpless. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">In the circumstances the Palestine for</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">wards had every opportunity of showing </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">their ability and Werner and Neufeld </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">were outstanding. The wingers, Gins</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">burgh and Shulamzon, were always </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">in </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the picture. Scorers:-Palestine: Neufeld (</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">7), Makhlis (2), Werner (3), and Shul</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">amzon. Queensland: Hoskins and Hughes, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">while a Palestine defender kicked into </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">his own goal.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><strong>July 29 Vs Australia 4th test</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Sydney Morning Herald</strong></p> <p>Poor Newcastle Match</p> <p>(FROM OUR NORTHERN SOCCER <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">COMMENTATOR.)</span></p> <p>The Australian Soccer eleven <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">clinched the rubber against Palestine by </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">a 4-1 victory at Newcastle on Satur</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">day in the fourth test match which like </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the earlier games of the series was </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">unworthy of test status. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The largest northern crowd attracted </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">by any code of football this season </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">spent a bored afternoon watching. </span></p> <p><strong style="line-height: 1.3em;">July 31 Vs Northern Districts</strong></p> <p>Playing well in <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">advance of their Test showings, the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine Soccer team drew two goals e</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ach with a strong Northern Districts</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">.</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The Palestine team included several </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">players not seen in previous matches </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">in New South Wales. One was the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">goalkeeper, Mizrahi, who, despite a leg </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">injury early in the play, showed form </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">that made it surprising that he had </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">not been preferred to Sidi in the Tests. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The Northern District team was </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">weakened by the absence of McNabb, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">who strained a leg muscle in the Test</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">. Ingal was goalkeeper, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and Callaghan outside left. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Northern Districts led 2-1 at half</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">time. Its goals came from a penalty </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">taken by Quill and a beautiful shot bv </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Lonergan. The Palestine first half </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">goal was scored bv Neufeld and Greenburg </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">scored their second.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">August 5 Vs Australia 5th test</span></strong></p> <p>With the ashes already in Australia's keeping, Palestine held <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the national Soccer team to a 4-all draw in the fifth and final </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Test match today. The visitors made desperate bids for victory i</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">n the last few minutes, but the Australian goalkeeper (C.</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Power) withstood their pressure. Australia </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">opened the scoring </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">after five minutes play, on </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">heavy ground, but Palestine </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">quickly retaliated, and equalised. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Several clever moves were made by </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine, but Australia took command </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">again. Goals came quickly in the first </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">half-hour, and Palestine again drew </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">level. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">An attack was started by McCluskey,</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">who passed out to Crowhurst. G. Smith </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">headed in when the ball came across,</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">but Mazrahi made a good save. The </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine custodian made another </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">grand save when Crowhurst shot, and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">White then drove wide from close </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">range. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Just on half-time Power made a </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">wonderful save from Alembik, but was </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">beaten with a return shot from Neu</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">feld. At the- Interval Palestine led 4-2.</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">On the resumption Australia went </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">away at great pace. Forrest passed into </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the goal mouth, and G. Smith guided </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Into the net. Australia hammered away </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">for the equaliser, but White's shot went</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">wide.</span></p> <p>Forrest won a free kick who laid the ball off to White. White drove hard into the corner of the net earning Australia a draw. <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Scorers.— For Australia, G. Smith (</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">2), White and Hughes. For Palestine, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Ginsberg, Neufeld, Werner and Fuchs.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">August 7 Vs Victoria</span></strong></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">A last minute goal by Forrest gave Victoria the edge in a 4-3 victory. </span>A feature of the match was the very clever defenc<span style="line-height: 1.3em;">e play of Mackey an international </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">full back </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">for Victoria, he </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">stopped opponents </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">with remarkable </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">consistency. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span><strong style="line-height: 1.3em;"><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">August 12 Vs South Australia</span></strong></p> <p>Palestine beat South Australia by 4 goals to 2 at <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Hindmarsh Oval this afternoon in the first of the two </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">matches to be played in Adelaide by the touring side. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australia held their own in the first but </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">after the interval were worn down by superior combination .</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Outstanding player on the field was A. Curlis, the young </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">South Australian goalkeeper. He repeatedly made brilliant </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">saves to hard-driven shots, putting up a performance which </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">thrilled the crowd of 2,000.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">After the match the Palestine mana</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ger (Mr. Arazi) said that with the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">exception of J. McNabb, the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australian best player. Curlis was the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">best goalkeeper the visitors had found </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">in Australia. </span></p> <p><strong style="line-height: 1.3em;">August 16 Vs South Australia</strong></p> <p>The second soccer match between South <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australia and Palestine at the Adelaide Oval </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">yesterday was won by the visitors by eight </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">goals to nil, thus showing the lamentable condi</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tion of South Australia in the soccer world. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The six alterations in the team which played </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">on Saturday did not improve, but rather </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tended to weaken the team. Tbe visitors were superior </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">individually and as a team at </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">every point of the game. They passed a ball </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">to within inches at the man for whom it was </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">intended, compared with yards for the local </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">players.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">After chang</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ing ends South Australia had the advantage of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">wind and sun but Palestine continued to hold </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the upper hand, and it was seldom that South </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australia got within shooting distance of goal. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Spasmodic runs by the South Australian for</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">wards enlivened proceedings at intervals, but </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">it was evident that South Australia was hopelessly</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> beaten.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><strong>August 26 Vs West Australia</strong></span></p> <p>Palestine and Western <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australia drew — 4 goals each</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">— in today's international soc</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">cer match at Subiaco Oval</span></p> <p>W.A.: Dean (goal). Henderson and <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Martin (backs); Lynch, Walmsley </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and Charlton (half-backs); Bernie, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Smith, Waddell, Conduit and Hertz</span></p> <p>In a quickly-changing game in wbico<span style="line-height: 1.3em;">lirotty football was the order of the day, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Western Australia was leading 3 goals to </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">2 at half-time. The State side assumed shock </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tactics from the outset and within 60 se</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">conds of the opening of play Western </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australia's first goal was scored. From a </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">clearance by Dean, the ball was collected </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">by Waddell, who beat the full back, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and slipped the ball past the goalkeeper </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Mizrahi, who had run out to intercept the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Caledonians' centre forward. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">After 20 minutes of play, Walmsley col</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">lected and sent to Hertz. Hertz furthered </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the movement to Conduit, who beat the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">goalkeeper with a nice shot.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Later Palestine reduced the deficit </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">when Werner cleverly tricked Hen</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">derson and Martin in the back line,</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and beat Dean, who ran out to clear. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">W.A. attacking consistently along </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the left wing, were beating Pales</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tine at their own short passing game. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">With five minutes left to play in the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">first half. Smith took a long ground shot </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and beat the goalie, who flung himself full </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">length in an effort to save. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">One minute later, Palestine cut down </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the leeway to goal after Henderson beat N</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">eufeld in front of the net. Ball the rebounded and was hit hard back into the net giving Dean no chance. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span></p> <div> <div><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">On resuming, Palestine attacked from </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the kick off and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">evened </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the scores. Dean was, perhaps, unsighted </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">but he certainly did not anticipate the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">next, which came again from the kick</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">off. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">This put Palestine in the lead, and i</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">t took 30 minutes of hard play for </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">W.A to again equalise. Hertz, who </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">had been doing some fine work, collected the ball and centred for Conduit who slammed the ball home.</span></div> <div><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><br /></span></div> <div><strong style="line-height: 1.3em;">August 28 Vs West Australia</strong></div> </div> <p>W.A. OUTCLASSED.</p> <p>Palestine's Brilliant Exhibition.</p> <p>In the return match between Palestine <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and Western Australia held at Sublaco </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Oval yesterday afternoon, the State team </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">was completely outclassed in every de</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">partment of the game, w</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ith the excep</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tlon of the goalkeeper, Young, who gave </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">an Impressive exhibition. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">At half-time </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Western Australia had failed to score, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">while the visitors had registered two </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">goals. In the second half Western Aus</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tralia showed improved form and for </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">about 20 minutes controlled the game, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">but the Palestine team regained the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ascendancy, the final score being 7-3 in </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine's favour. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Young was the out</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">standing player for the State, while </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Conduit and Lynch per</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">formed capably. There were two last </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">minute changes in the State side,Young </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">replacing Dean in goals and Smethurst </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">substituting for Walmsley at centre-half. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">From the commencement It was appar</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ent that Palestine was not going to per</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">mit Western Australia to adopt the same </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tactics as on Saturday when It registered </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">two goals within the first 20 minutes o f</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">play and kept the ball well up in West</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ern Australia's half. Twice Young saved </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">what appeared certain goals-short-range </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">shots </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">throwing himself full-length to clear </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and, although Henderson and Thompson </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">robbed the forwards of the ball on many </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">occasions, Palestine continued to attack </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and in the first 30 minutes' play Young </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">was called upon continuously. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">had the advantage of a strong wind </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">which was blowing down the centre of the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">field and gave a brilliant exhibition of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">short, fast passing, running through the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">field with well-timed placements. Pales</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tine's first goal came from a pretty </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">movement after 30 minutes' play when </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Fuchs passed to Werner, who ran around </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Smethurst and placed for the centre </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">forward, Greenburg, to score. Further </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">clever movements followed before Western </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australia went into attack and Martin,</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">right-half, passed to Hertz on the right </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">wing. Hertz ran down the wing and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">crossed to Conduit whose attempt at </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">heading was deflected by the Pales</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tine goalkeeper.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Click on an image to enlarge.</span></strong></span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">{gallery}1939Palestine{/gallery}</span></p> <p>After the 1st World War, the Jewish communities of Melbourne and Sydney established Judean sporting clubs. With many of the immigrants from Europe, it was inevitable that football teams became offshoots. By <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">1927, 3 teams had formed the Sydney Judean Soccer League - Maccabean<img src="http://www.ozfootball.net/museum/images/1939Palestine/skol.jpg" border="0" width="196" height="271" style="float: right;" /> Junior, Randwick-Coogee and Jewish AC. At the same time, under the stewardship of businessman Isaac (Jack) Skolnik, Melbourne Hakoah was playing in the Victorian Suburban league, their home ground being near Princes Park. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">In </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">1929 Skolnik wrote to his Sydney counterparts with the hope of establishing an annual football competition between the two. In September of that year, Melbourne Hakoah travelled to Sydney for a 3 game 'test' series against a combined Sydney Judean League side. The games, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">which were played at St George's sports ground, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">were closely contested encounters and good crowds attended, with the Sydney side winning all 3 tests.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Three years later, Skolnik, travelled to </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine to represent </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the Australian branch of the Macabbi </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">organisation at the Jewish Olympic Games. It was reported that while there he </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">would endeavour to complete arrangements for a tour of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australia to be made by a world's Jewish </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Soccer team. The report went onto mention that "the (Australian) association is prepared </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">to promote the tour if the necessary </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">£2,500 capital to meet expenses can be </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">found." However n</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">othing eventuated from Skolnik's approach.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Ironically it was Germany's annexation of Austria in 1938 that put a Palestine tour of Australia back on the agenda. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The Australian A</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ssociation had been in correspondence with Austrian club, Rapid, and the Indian National team about touring Australia. In June they rejected a proposal to bring out a Palestine team despite the Melbourne Jewish community backing the tour with </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">£</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">1000 and providing accommodation. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">H</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">owever when Rapid applied to the German Football Association for permission to tour it was rejected.</span></p> <p>With little hope of any European side touring Australia, the Association eventually changed it's previous stance and in early 1939, agreed for Palestine to tour, as long as the financial backing was guaranteed.</p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Before leaving for Australia, the touring party laid a w</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">reath on the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australian War Memorial, opposite the e</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ntrance gates of the British War C</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">emetery, at Mount Scopus, Jerusal</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">em in memory of fallen Australian soldiers.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The players, who were mostly from the powerful </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Maccabi Tel-Aviv club side with a few players from other teams included to create a 'Palestine' banner under which to play.</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> The Grand Mufti had a message for Australia, when placing this ad <img src="http://www.ozfootball.net/museum/images/1939Palestine/mufti.jpg" border="0" alt="Grand Mufti message" width="290" height="73" /> in a newspaper upon the arrival of the tourists in Western Australia.</span></p> <p>The visitors were officially welcomed <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">to Australia by the chairman of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the board of control of the West Australian </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Soccer Football Association (Mr.</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">F. Smith) and members of the board. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Following the official reception</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">, the Palestine </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">players had their first practice run </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">since leaving Ceylon at the Stephen </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">street Reserve, after which they were </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">brought to Perth and entertained at a </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">luncheon tendered by the board of management </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">of the Perth Hebrew Congregation. They then sailed for Melbourne in the evening. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><strong>June 24 Vs Victoria @ Olympic Park</strong></span></p> <p>Palestine began their tour with an emphatic 7-1 victory against Victoria. 4000 spectators turned up to see the tourists completely overwhelm the<img src="http://www.ozfootball.net/museum/images/1939Palestine/powervictoria.jpg" border="0" alt="Power dives" width="250" height="147" style="float: right;" /> locals with speed, positional play and deft passing. The margin would have been greater if it had not been for Victoria's goalkeeper, Power (<em>pictured right</em>), who was voted the local's best player.</p> <p>PALESTINE v. VICTORIA by <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">B. Salmond - Sunshine Advocate, 30 June 1939. </span></p> <p>I set myself a difficult task when <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">I said I would try to give readers </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">who were unable to be present at </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the game </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">a description, of the play. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">To use an Irishism, it is easy, yet </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">hard. I could not really convince </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">readers how one-sided the game </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">was. To get to business : I have </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">always held that the proper method </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">of playing soccer </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">is to make the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ball do the work, and that the visi</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tors have mastered the work to a </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">fine art was exemplified on Satur</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">day. I never yet saw a game </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">played with such machine-like pre</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">cision. Positional play is their trump </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">card. It was very noticeable dur</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ing the whole 90 minutes that when </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">any one of the talented team wish</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ed to dispose of the ball when tack</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">led, he did not look to see where he </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">was going to transfer it, he just </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">simply sent it to where his confrere </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">should be and sure enough it would </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">get home.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> What I really admired </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">about the forwards was that they </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">moved as one man, kept cool heads, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">seldom got offside, moved en block </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">right in on goal. I thought at </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">times their coolness amounted to </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">colossal cheek. They just took </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">their time, planted the ball when </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and where they liked. The half </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">backs never at any time overkicked </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">their forwards. What is the use of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">a half-back kicking a ball forty </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">yards to an opponent just to have </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">it returned, when he could have </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">placed it to one of his' own for</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">wards about 15 or 20 yards away, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">where the forward could carry on </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">into enemy territory to better ad</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">vantage. The three inside men of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the visitors were positively the 'most </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">clever trio ever I saw. Of course, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">I'll grant you they were allowed to </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">play their own game and a team </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">can only play well as the other </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">fellows will allow them, and now, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">what about the Victorians. "Well, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">one thing: I will say: they never had </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">a harder afternoon's leather chasing </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">all their lives. They brought it all </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">upon themselves. Every </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">one of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">them seemed intent on getting rid </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">of the ball as it was red hot, in</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">stead of holding it and drawing the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">opposition before, It was </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">very apparent towards the end of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the game that what was uppermost </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">in most of the Victorians' minds, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">was that they hoped the ball' would </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">not come to them. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><strong>June 27 Vs Metropolis @ Olympic Park</strong></span></p> <p>Victorian selectors made 3 changes to the Metropolis side that was to take on Palestine, but it made little difference, as the Palestinians ran out emphatic 8-1 winners.</p> <p>The team then traveled immediately to Sydney by train, however they missed their 1st training session due to the fact that most of the team had not been able to sleep in the 2nd class carriages booked for them by the Australian Association. In response to criticism against the local Association, the Secretary R Drury countered that the "conditions for the travel and accommodation for the Palestine team had been arranged long before the team left it's country, and had been accepted by the Palestine Association, and 2nd class travel was one of the conditions drawn up after consideration of the estimates of expenses and gate receipts."</p> <p>In other words, the Australian Association expected the Palestinians to be a less skillful team than any of the local sides, and subsequently the crowds and gate receipts would be low.</p> <p><img src="http://www.ozfootball.net/museum/images/1939Palestine/arrivesydney.jpg" border="0" alt="Sydney arrival" width="200" height="224" style="float: right;" /></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><strong>July 1st Vs NSW @ Sydney Cricket Ground</strong></span></p> <p>Playing a robust, enterprising game <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">which offset the short passing tech</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">nique of their opponents, New South </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Wales defeated the Palestine Soccer </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">team by six goals to four. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Hesitancy in tackling, and an inability </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">to take full advantage of goal oppor</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tunities, cost the Jewish team the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">match. The combination of the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">New South Wales men and their posi</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tional play, showed again that, on an </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">amateur international basis, the quality </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">of Australian Soccer is high.</span></p> <p>New South Wales dominated the <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">first half, leading at the interval by </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">three goals to one. In the Jewish </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">play there was an absence of cohesion </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">between the half-backs and the for</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">wards, which suggested that the un</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">expected enterprise of New South </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Wales had thrown their tactical ma</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">chine out of gear. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">But a fourth goal to New South </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Wales in the first of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">half seemed to put 'punch' into </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine, and a series of brilliant </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">movements brought three goals, to </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">make the scores level.</span></p> <p>New South Wales had something in <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">reserve, and they swung the ball from </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">wing to wing against the tiring opposi</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tion to clinch the match.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><strong>July 4 Vs Northern Districts</strong></span></p> <p>Showing an improved attacking combination and a greater tenacity in defence <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">than against New South Wales on </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Saturday, the Palestine Soccer team </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">beat a Northern District team by three </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">goals to one at Cessnock this afternoon. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">In bitterly cold weather, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">only the excellent goal</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">keeping by Morgan prevented the Palestine side from scoring a substantial victory. The </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine players have improved all round, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">though positional defects in defence </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">suggest certain defeat by </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the best Australian teams playing their best </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">football.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><strong>July 8th Sydney Morning Herald</strong></span></p> <p>Tomorrow Australian soccer <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">will be put to another test when the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">representative team meets Pal</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">estine at Sydney Cricket Ground, i</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">n the first soccer test match. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">There is </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">no doubt that the Pales</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tine team is good, and with the added </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">practice it has gained since it was </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">beaten 6-4 last week-end by a New </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">South Wales side, it should be particu</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">larly dangerous, especially as the Aus</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tralians will have had little opportun</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ity to practice as a team.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">All things taken into consideration, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australia appears to have a slight ad</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">vantage over the visitors, and should </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">just finish on top. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine has substituted royal blue </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">shirts with a white band and white </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">shorts for tomorrow for the white </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">shirts in which they appeared last </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">week. Australia's team will carry the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">national colours, green and gold.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australia: Goal, J. McNabb (Wes</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ton) ; full-backs, A. Henwood (Adams</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">town) ; J. B.Evans (Goodyear) ; half</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">backs, W. Coolahan (Adamstown), J.</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Parkes (Goodyear), J. Osborne (Met</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ters); forwards, R. Crowhurst (Met</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ters), J.Wilkinson (Weston), A. Quill (</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Wallsend), J. Hughes (Metters), M.</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Wynn (Metters). Reserves: T. Harris </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">(Weston), R. Dale (</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Wallsend).</span></p> <p><strong style="line-height: 1.3em;">July 9 Vs Australia 1st test<img src="http://www.ozfootball.net/museum/images/1939Palestine/mcnabbdive.jpg" border="0" alt="McNabb dives" width="200" height="106" style="float: right;" /></strong></p> <p>Australia won the first Soccer <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">test match against Palestine at the Sydney Cricket </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Ground yesterday, by 7 goals to 5. Although the margin</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> was narrow, the real difference in the skill of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the two sides was indicated by the Australians lead of 6-1 </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">at half-time. Palestine showed that it had no hope </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">of matching any first-class Australian side. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">After the interval, few of the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australians retained interest in </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the game, and they either con</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">fined themselves to the strict dut</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ies of their 'own positions or ran </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">mildly along the unproductive </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">paths of prettiness for prettiness' </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">sake.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Number one man of the home side, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and of the game was McNabb, the goal</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">keeper. Although suffering from in</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">fluenza, he had, in the second half </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">an unusual share of work for a game </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">in which his team was so manifestly </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">superior. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">his was due largely to his halves mov</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ing well up the field on individual </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">excursions, and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">his backs then being </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">drawn out of their ground.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Evans broke Palestine's attacking </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">hearts early, but with the game well </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">won he seemed to see no reason to </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">bustle himself. Henwood, the other </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">back, was industrious.</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The forwards, as a line, felt the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">absence of ths constructive work done </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">by Lonergan on the previous Saturday. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">he Palestine team, although not </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">lacking in courage, had some serious </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">deficiencies. It seemed to lack some </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">method of dealing with the 'always </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">on the ball' tactics of Australian </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Soccer at its best.</span></p> <p>The team's next stop was Queensland, where they would not only play a series of matches, but several of the team begun Surf Life Saver training in the hope of obtaining the Australian Associations' Bronze medal, so that upon return to Palestine they would be able to patrol beaches in Tel-Aviv and Haifa.</p> <p>A. Shnalderovitz and W. Menahem, <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">members of the Palestine Soccer team were successful and were </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">recommended for surf profi</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ciency medallions at<img src="http://www.ozfootball.net/museum/images/1939Palestine/surf1.jpg" border="0" width="200" height="176" style="float: right;" /> the Surf Life </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">saving Association of Australia. They p</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">assed the necessary tests </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Kirra beach under the guidance of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the Superintendent of the Point Dan</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ger Branch (Mr. Alan Kennedy) and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the State Superintendent. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Back up goalie </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Mizrali was recommended for </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">proficiency award.</span></p> <p>The President of the Kirra Club <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">(Mr S. W. Winders), who watched the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">test, said that considering the brief </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">period of training, Menahem and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Shnaiderovitz showed commendable </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">proficiency. Menahem was particu</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">larly good and would make a first </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">class life-saver. Menahem said the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">trio were learning life-saving to en</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">able them to teach other men on their </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">return to Palestine. and organise life </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">saving clubs there. He said Palestine </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">had two good beaches, but they were </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">not patrolled, and surfing was danger</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ous for that reason.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><strong>July 12 Vs Queensland</strong></span></p> <p>Displaying a brilliant exhibition of <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ball control and keen posi</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tional play, the Palestine Soccer team defeated </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Queensland by 5 goals to 1 </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">under floodlight at the Exhibition </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Ground last night. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Not since the Chinese team of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">1923 has such an artistic display o</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">f the code been given in Brisbane. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Molding their play on typical Scot</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tish lines, the Palestine team outwitted </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Queensland with their cohesion in de</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">fence and attack. If anything they </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">erred in the tendency to finesse in </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">front of goal, and with a more deter</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">mined spirit in attack they must have </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">secured a greater winning margin.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">No greater outside left has been pro</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">vided by recent international teams </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">than S. Ginsberg, while the high </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">standard set by the Jewish forward </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">line provided a spectacle in which each </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">of the five units combined to maintain </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">an attack which repeatedly shattered </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the hard working and untiring Queens</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">land defence. Queensland was fre</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">quently forced to adopt a spoiling de</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">fence in order to nullify the well </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">thought-out moves and goal-scoring </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">opportunities by the Jewish halves, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Fuchs, Lieberman, and Menaheim.</span></p> <p><strong>Palestine Hopeful of Victory</strong></p> <p>The Palestine Soccer team to meet Australia in the <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">second Test at the Exhibition Ground to-morrow will </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">be the same as that which defeated Queensland 5-1 on </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Wednesday night. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The manager (Mr. Arazi) considers that this com</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">bination is the strongest that the visitors can field and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">judging by their splendid display against Queensland, it </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">would not surprise if they avenged their defeat in the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">first Test. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Another factor in favour of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine tomorrow will be the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">absence of W. Coolahan, the right </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">half, who was unable to obtain </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">leave to come to Brisbane. Coolahan </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">is recognised as one of the best halves </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">in Australia, and he played an out</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">standing part in the first Test. His </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">place will be taken by R. Lawrie, the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Queensland half, who will have his </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">first taste of international Soccer. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Lawrie has been one of the most con</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">sistent players in club football this </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">year, but in the interstate game </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">against New South Wales and the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">match against Palestine he was not </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">particularly impressive. His task </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">to</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">morrow will be rendered more diffi</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">cult by the fact that he will be op</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">posed to Ginsberg, who is regarded as </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">one of the best left wingers ever to </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">come to Australia.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The Australian middle line will now </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">be composed entirely of Queensland </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">players, and, to a large extent, the re</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">sult of the game may depend on their </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">showing. Gibb should be able to hold </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">his own as he is one of the best </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">halves this State has produced, but it </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">remains to be seen whether Roderick </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and Lawrie can cope with the clever </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">combination </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">which Palestine is likely </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">to show. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><strong>July 15 Vs Australia 2nd test @ Brisbane</strong></span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The Australians superior stamina, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">rather than skill at a critical stage </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">of the match enabled them to win </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">by two goals to one goal in the Soccer </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">test match against Palestine, at the Ex</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">hibition Ground.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">A draw would have been a better </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">index of the play until the concluding </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">stages when the Australians </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">dominated the situation with their </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">greater speed and flash. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The outstanding impression of the first half </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">was the magnificent keeping of the Palestine </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">goalie Sidi. Australia's efforts in front of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">goal lacked the snap and finish </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">but the shot of Quill, Kitching and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Donaldson on occasion might have beaten </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">any custodian less safe than Sidi. S</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">idi's a</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">nticipation of the ball and his brilliant clear</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ances undoubtedly prevented Australia from </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">establishing a first half lead.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">McNabb lived up to his repu</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tation as Australia's foremost goalkeeper but</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> he rarely had to face a dangerous situation. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">he Palestine forwards though often within </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">striking distance dilly dallied with the ball </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">too much in front of goal and many golden </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">opportunities thus went astray.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine had a much greater share of the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ball in the opening stages and the match </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">then as a spectacle was disappointing. Play </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">livened up considerably fifteen minutes after </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the start when the exchanges were brisker </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and there was little to choose between the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">teams. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The second half was played with more dash </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and Australia, with </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">half backs Lawrie and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Gibb giving the forwards more </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">of the ball did most of the attacking </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">but the shooting was weak. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine's first goal was scored ten minutes </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">after the resumption. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine's inside </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">left Neufeld accomplished the unexpected </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">when snapping up a pass by Ginsberg. He </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">dribbled the ball and tricked the right</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">back<img src="http://www.ozfootball.net/museum/images/1939Palestine/quillsmall.jpg" border="0" alt="Quill in action" width="200" height="103" style="float: right;" /> Evans and beat McNabb with a low </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">drive into the corner of the net. Australia </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">equalised ten minutes later from a magnificent </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ground shot by Crowhurst. Quill (<em>pictured right</em>) made the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">opening pushing the ball out to Crowhurst who </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">let drive with a </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">daisy cutter. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">With 15 minutes of the game left, Hughes netted </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the winning goal from close in after the Crowhurst's corner kick </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">rebounded off the crossbar. </span></p> <p><strong style="line-height: 1.3em;"><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">July 17 Vs Queensland @ Ipswich</span></strong></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">After a very even first half when </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the score was one all, the Palestine </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Soccer team routed Queensland in the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">second half at Ipswich today and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">won by eight goals to one. The </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">visitors played much the better game </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">than in Saturday's test and showed a </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">big improvement in shooting in the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">second session. The home defence </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">was unable to cope with their clever </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">passing and Palestine scored at will. L</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">isberman and Resinik shone in the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">defence and Shulizmon on the left</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">-wing was the best forward for Palestine. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Makhlis netted four goals and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Hudson scored Queensland's only.</span></p> <p><strong>July 18 Vs Queensland @ Toowoomba</strong></p> <p>The Palestine Soccer team completely <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">outplayed a weak Queensland side today </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">to win by 13 goals to 3. Playing </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">with perfect understanding throughout, P</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">alestine </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">attacked incessantly. Their </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">halves and forwards combined in a </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">fashion that left some of the defence </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">helpless. The </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine forwards had plenty of chance </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">to show their ability and Werner and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Neufeld were outstanding. The wingers, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Ginsburg and Shulamzon, were always </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">in the picture. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Scorers for Palestine were: Neufeld </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">(7), Makulis (2), Werner (3) and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Shulamzon. Hoskins and Hughes netted </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">for Queensland and the Palestine defender </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">kicked into his own goal.</span></p> <p><strong>July 22 Vs Australia - Third Test @ Sydney Cricket Ground</strong></p> <p>Poor Exhibition by <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australia.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The Palestine team defeated Australia </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">in the third Soccer test match </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">at the Sydney Cricket Ground on </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Saturday, by two goals to one. Australia </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">had<img src="http://www.ozfootball.net/museum/images/1939Palestine/mizrahitrain.jpg" border="0" width="200" height="128" style="float: right;" /> won the first and second </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tests. Two more tests remain to be </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">played.</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The Australian eleven gave, collectively, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the worst exhibition that can be </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">remembered in recent years from any </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">representative side containing previously </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">well-performed New South Wales </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">players. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Let no credit be denied to Palestine. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The loyal Soccer followers who made up </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Saturday's small attendance must have </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">been greatly disappointed at any stage </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">of Saturdays first half when the stan</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">dard of play on both sides was below </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">what would be expected from a good class </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">State League game. The Australian side should </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">have been able to take the game under con</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">trol and build up a lead that would have </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">meant eventual victory. Gallant as was the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">resistance of Palestine after the interval a </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">path to its goal mouth was always available </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">to any side which played on Sidi's tendency to </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">come well out under pressure. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Only four of the Australians came out of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the game without having done serious in </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">some cases erreparable damage to their </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">football reputations. McNabb, though pillars </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">of the temple of Australian Soccer fell all </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">around him, was still the imperturbable high</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">priest of goal-keeping through </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">which no unworthy Palestinian shot could </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">penetrate. Whitelaw conscientiously and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ruggedly proved in his first game as an Australian</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> back that he will be one of the indispensable </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">of test sides of seasons still to come. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The centre half Parkes forced by the defi</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ciencies of his flank men to attempt to con</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">vert himself into a one man half back line </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">did not and could not succeed but his failure </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">was more acceptable than many successes. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Wilkinson starved at outside right was not the worst </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Evans showed the magnificent </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">football which he has produced for represen</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tative sides for many years past had </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">declined. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">No man could have toiled harder </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">than he did individually </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">but his kicking lacked </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">length and direction and he did not have </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the pace to utilise the positional instincts w</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">hlch he demonstrated.</span></p> <p><strong style="line-height: 1.3em;">July 25 Vs Illawarra</strong></p> <p>SYDNEY, July 25.-The Palestine soc<span style="line-height: 1.3em;">cer team defeated Illawarra by three </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">goals to 2 at Woonona today. The game </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">was interesting throughout, although </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine had the better of the exchanges </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">in the second half. Shortly after the re</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">sumption of play following the interval </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">heavy rain fell and this made the ground </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">greasy and the ball difficult to control </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The ball control and understanding by </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the visitors appealed greatly to the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">crowd which included many miners. The </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">scores were:-Palestine: Makhlis (2) and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Neufeld. Illawarra: Naughton (2).</span></p> <p>The Palestine <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">soccer team completely outplayed a weak </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Queensland side at Toowoomba today to </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">win by 13 goals to 3. Playing with per</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">fect understanding throughout the Pales</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tine players attacked incessantly, their </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">halves and forwards combining in a fash</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ion that left the home defence helpless. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">In the circumstances the Palestine for</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">wards had every opportunity of showing </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">their ability and Werner and Neufeld </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">were outstanding. The wingers, Gins</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">burgh and Shulamzon, were always </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">in </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the picture. Scorers:-Palestine: Neufeld (</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">7), Makhlis (2), Werner (3), and Shul</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">amzon. Queensland: Hoskins and Hughes, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">while a Palestine defender kicked into </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">his own goal.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><strong>July 29 Vs Australia 4th test</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Sydney Morning Herald</strong></p> <p>Poor Newcastle Match</p> <p>(FROM OUR NORTHERN SOCCER <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">COMMENTATOR.)</span></p> <p>The Australian Soccer eleven <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">clinched the rubber against Palestine by </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">a 4-1 victory at Newcastle on Satur</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">day in the fourth test match which like </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the earlier games of the series was </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">unworthy of test status. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The largest northern crowd attracted </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">by any code of football this season </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">spent a bored afternoon watching. </span></p> <p><strong style="line-height: 1.3em;">July 31 Vs Northern Districts</strong></p> <p>Playing well in <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">advance of their Test showings, the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine Soccer team drew two goals e</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ach with a strong Northern Districts</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">.</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The Palestine team included several </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">players not seen in previous matches </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">in New South Wales. One was the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">goalkeeper, Mizrahi, who, despite a leg </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">injury early in the play, showed form </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">that made it surprising that he had </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">not been preferred to Sidi in the Tests. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The Northern District team was </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">weakened by the absence of McNabb, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">who strained a leg muscle in the Test</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">. Ingal was goalkeeper, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and Callaghan outside left. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Northern Districts led 2-1 at half</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">time. Its goals came from a penalty </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">taken by Quill and a beautiful shot bv </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Lonergan. The Palestine first half </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">goal was scored bv Neufeld and Greenburg </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">scored their second.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">August 5 Vs Australia 5th test</span></strong></p> <p>With the ashes already in Australia's keeping, Palestine held <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the national Soccer team to a 4-all draw in the fifth and final </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Test match today. The visitors made desperate bids for victory i</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">n the last few minutes, but the Australian goalkeeper (C.</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Power) withstood their pressure. Australia </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">opened the scoring </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">after five minutes play, on </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">heavy ground, but Palestine </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">quickly retaliated, and equalised. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Several clever moves were made by </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine, but Australia took command </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">again. Goals came quickly in the first </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">half-hour, and Palestine again drew </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">level. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">An attack was started by McCluskey,</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">who passed out to Crowhurst. G. Smith </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">headed in when the ball came across,</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">but Mazrahi made a good save. The </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine custodian made another </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">grand save when Crowhurst shot, and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">White then drove wide from close </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">range. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Just on half-time Power made a </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">wonderful save from Alembik, but was </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">beaten with a return shot from Neu</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">feld. At the- Interval Palestine led 4-2.</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">On the resumption Australia went </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">away at great pace. Forrest passed into </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the goal mouth, and G. Smith guided </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Into the net. Australia hammered away </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">for the equaliser, but White's shot went</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">wide.</span></p> <p>Forrest won a free kick who laid the ball off to White. White drove hard into the corner of the net earning Australia a draw. <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Scorers.— For Australia, G. Smith (</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">2), White and Hughes. For Palestine, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Ginsberg, Neufeld, Werner and Fuchs.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">August 7 Vs Victoria</span></strong></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">A last minute goal by Forrest gave Victoria the edge in a 4-3 victory. </span>A feature of the match was the very clever defenc<span style="line-height: 1.3em;">e play of Mackey an international </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">full back </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">for Victoria, he </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">stopped opponents </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">with remarkable </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">consistency. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span><strong style="line-height: 1.3em;"><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">August 12 Vs South Australia</span></strong></p> <p>Palestine beat South Australia by 4 goals to 2 at <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Hindmarsh Oval this afternoon in the first of the two </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">matches to be played in Adelaide by the touring side. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australia held their own in the first but </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">after the interval were worn down by superior combination .</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Outstanding player on the field was A. Curlis, the young </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">South Australian goalkeeper. He repeatedly made brilliant </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">saves to hard-driven shots, putting up a performance which </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">thrilled the crowd of 2,000.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">After the match the Palestine mana</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ger (Mr. Arazi) said that with the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">exception of J. McNabb, the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australian best player. Curlis was the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">best goalkeeper the visitors had found </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">in Australia. </span></p> <p><strong style="line-height: 1.3em;">August 16 Vs South Australia</strong></p> <p>The second soccer match between South <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australia and Palestine at the Adelaide Oval </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">yesterday was won by the visitors by eight </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">goals to nil, thus showing the lamentable condi</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tion of South Australia in the soccer world. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">The six alterations in the team which played </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">on Saturday did not improve, but rather </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tended to weaken the team. Tbe visitors were superior </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">individually and as a team at </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">every point of the game. They passed a ball </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">to within inches at the man for whom it was </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">intended, compared with yards for the local </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">players.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">After chang</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ing ends South Australia had the advantage of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">wind and sun but Palestine continued to hold </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the upper hand, and it was seldom that South </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australia got within shooting distance of goal. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Spasmodic runs by the South Australian for</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">wards enlivened proceedings at intervals, but </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">it was evident that South Australia was hopelessly</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> beaten.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><strong>August 26 Vs West Australia</strong></span></p> <p>Palestine and Western <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australia drew — 4 goals each</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">— in today's international soc</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">cer match at Subiaco Oval</span></p> <p>W.A.: Dean (goal). Henderson and <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Martin (backs); Lynch, Walmsley </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and Charlton (half-backs); Bernie, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Smith, Waddell, Conduit and Hertz</span></p> <p>In a quickly-changing game in wbico<span style="line-height: 1.3em;">lirotty football was the order of the day, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Western Australia was leading 3 goals to </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">2 at half-time. The State side assumed shock </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tactics from the outset and within 60 se</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">conds of the opening of play Western </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australia's first goal was scored. From a </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">clearance by Dean, the ball was collected </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">by Waddell, who beat the full back, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and slipped the ball past the goalkeeper </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Mizrahi, who had run out to intercept the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Caledonians' centre forward. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">After 20 minutes of play, Walmsley col</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">lected and sent to Hertz. Hertz furthered </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the movement to Conduit, who beat the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">goalkeeper with a nice shot.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Later Palestine reduced the deficit </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">when Werner cleverly tricked Hen</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">derson and Martin in the back line,</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and beat Dean, who ran out to clear. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">W.A. attacking consistently along </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the left wing, were beating Pales</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tine at their own short passing game. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">With five minutes left to play in the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">first half. Smith took a long ground shot </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and beat the goalie, who flung himself full </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">length in an effort to save. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">One minute later, Palestine cut down </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the leeway to goal after Henderson beat N</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">eufeld in front of the net. Ball the rebounded and was hit hard back into the net giving Dean no chance. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span></p> <div> <div><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">On resuming, Palestine attacked from </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the kick off and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">evened </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">the scores. Dean was, perhaps, unsighted </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">but he certainly did not anticipate the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">next, which came again from the kick</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">off. </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">This put Palestine in the lead, and i</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">t took 30 minutes of hard play for </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">W.A to again equalise. Hertz, who </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">had been doing some fine work, collected the ball and centred for Conduit who slammed the ball home.</span></div> <div><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><br /></span></div> <div><strong style="line-height: 1.3em;">August 28 Vs West Australia</strong></div> </div> <p>W.A. OUTCLASSED.</p> <p>Palestine's Brilliant Exhibition.</p> <p>In the return match between Palestine <span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and Western Australia held at Sublaco </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Oval yesterday afternoon, the State team </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">was completely outclassed in every de</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">partment of the game, w</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ith the excep</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tlon of the goalkeeper, Young, who gave </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">an Impressive exhibition. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">At half-time </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Western Australia had failed to score, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">while the visitors had registered two </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">goals. In the second half Western Aus</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tralia showed improved form and for </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">about 20 minutes controlled the game, </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">but the Palestine team regained the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ascendancy, the final score being 7-3 in </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine's favour. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Young was the out</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">standing player for the State, while </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Conduit and Lynch per</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">formed capably. There were two last </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">minute changes in the State side,Young </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">replacing Dean in goals and Smethurst </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">substituting for Walmsley at centre-half. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">From the commencement It was appar</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ent that Palestine was not going to per</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">mit Western Australia to adopt the same </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tactics as on Saturday when It registered </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">two goals within the first 20 minutes o f</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">play and kept the ball well up in West</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">ern Australia's half. Twice Young saved </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">what appeared certain goals-short-range </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">shots </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">throwing himself full-length to clear </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and, although Henderson and Thompson </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">robbed the forwards of the ball on many </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">occasions, Palestine continued to attack </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">and in the first 30 minutes' play Young </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">was called upon continuously. </span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Palestine </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">had the advantage of a strong wind </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">which was blowing down the centre of the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">field and gave a brilliant exhibition of </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">short, fast passing, running through the </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">field with well-timed placements. Pales</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tine's first goal came from a pretty </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">movement after 30 minutes' play when </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Fuchs passed to Werner, who ran around </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Smethurst and placed for the centre </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">forward, Greenburg, to score. Further </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">clever movements followed before Western </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Australia went into attack and Martin,</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">right-half, passed to Hertz on the right </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">wing. Hertz ran down the wing and </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">crossed to Conduit whose attempt at </span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">heading was deflected by the Pales</span><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">tine goalkeeper.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Click on an image to enlarge.</span></strong></span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">{gallery}1939Palestine{/gallery}</span></p>