The Football Matches

Author: 
Ichabod
Date Published: 
1936-01-10
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
12

THE EDITOR:
Sir,—I am pleased to see that at last that awful game football is being driven from our midst. Our thanks are due to the venerable heads of the Football Association and particularly to the unfathomable wisdom of its Selection Committee.

I must heartily commend the Captain of the Trinidad Team on his skill. This was particularly evident when he chose not to play his best side against St. George's Old Boys although he had already won the Inter-Colonial series. Had he done so he might have assisted this awful game once more to take hold by giving its followers something to boast about.

The Selection Committee performed feats of magnitude of which is not fully recognized. They picked teams about which nobody complained and got most of the players picked to play brilliantly in positions to which they were unaccustomed.

I am, etc.,
ICHABOD.

Kingston,
January 9, 1936

P.S.—The gate receipts were good, I understand, "The labourer is worthy of his hire."