Listen to episode 166 of The Adelaide Show podcast, which was published October 26, 2016, to find out which story is fake. This week’s pieces covers soccer in Adelaide.
Soccer Team of Greeks
NEWS May 1949
South Australia’s most improved soccer team is Olympic, whose members are recruited from Adelaide’s Greek community. Olympics’ first game was in 1947. They were trounced by 11-1. On Saturday, they met Prospect again, and it was only the lack of a little punch in the goalmouth that cost them the match. Scores were 4– 3.Olympic have evolved a fast, systematic style. They will trouble any side in the second division, and hold their own against some of the top-liners. Soccer training films bought recently by the SA Association have been a boon to clubs. They will be flown to Broken Hill later for special screening. Most clubs have arranged to screen the films toschoolboys and younger players in their districts.
19 Teams In Soccer
NEWS April 1954
Nineteen teams playing in 2 divisions will kick off the winter soccer season on Saturday. The game has been almost nonstop for two years with winter games following immediately the summer competition. Junior colts, who have only been able to put together 6 teams, will start on Saturday week. Besides these club teams the schoolboy league comprises twelve teams.
4,000 Soccer Fans See Visitors Triumph In Brilliant Exhibition
The Mail June 1941
Swinging the ball about, showing brilliant footwork, and topping off attacking moves with pile-driving shooting, the visiting Chinese soccer team beat South Australia by 9 goals to 1 at Hindmarsh Oval this afternoon. Played before a crowd officially estimated at 4,000, the game, in spite of the score, was one of the finest seen at Hindmarsh Oval. South Australia’s main weakness was the half-back line, and the defence, except for Curlis in goal, did not come up to expectations.