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What to do when the final quarter is brutal

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Voice of Real Australia is a regular newsletter from Australian Community Media, which has journalists in every state and territory. Sign up here to get it by email, or here to forward it to a friend. Today's newsletter is written by Jacob McArthur from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth, NSW.

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In footy, final quarters are brutal business.

Characters are tested, fatigued and forced to call on whatever, if any, resolve resides deep within, and to find reserves of strength they might not have realised were there.

Sometimes it's all too much to bear. Just ask an Ararat Eagle.

Their team was recently downed 515-6 in a game of Aussie Rules in rural Victoria by aptly........

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