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We wuz robbed: Overland loses cup to Meanjin

On Sunday, Overland and Meanjin held a joint Christmas party in Melbourne’s Edinburgh gardens, an event that also revived the two journal’s half-century old sporting revival. Fittingly enough, Chris Wallace-Crabb (pictured here with Overland‘s John McLaren), who opened the batting at the first OverlandMeanjin cricket test, took to the field for the first OverlandMeanjin soccer game.

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Despite the almost complete inability of any of the participants to actually play soccer, the game proceeded to a one-all draw, before the referee, Overland‘s inexplicably fair Rjurik Davidson (pictured), insisted on a penalty shoot out, at which Meanjin eventually triumphed.

Thanks to everyone who attended. Training for next year begins at once. (Photos courtesy of Meanjin‘s Sophie Cunningham).

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