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Magpies return to Lidcombe Oval for the first time in over 30 years

The Western Suburbs Magpies will return to Lidcombe Oval for the first time since 1986.

Some big names will be on the sidelines to watch the Magpies take on the Newtown Jets in the NSW Cup this Saturday, with league legend Tommy Raudonikis expected to make an appearance.

State opposition leader Luke Foley tells Ray Hadley he’ll be there and is “looking forward” to watching some top quality footy.

Ray says he has his own fond memories of Lidcombe Oval, many of which involve some choice local recipes.

“I remember going up there one day and setting up my gear.

“I must have looked hungry because they gave me a stack of scones and homemade sausage rolls.”

The two teams will battle it out for the Tommy Raudonikis Cup from 1pm.

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Ray Hadley also challenged the Opposition leader Luke Foley after he retracted his “white flight” comments for fear of causing offence.

“You’ve got nothing to apologise for. That’s the first thing I’d say to you.

“Because I’m sick to the back teeth, Luke, of politicians side-stepping, backing away.

“You’re 100% correct. The people of Fairfield… agree with you.”

Mr Foley says he’s sorry for using the term “white flight” but is standing by his point that Sydney’s western suburbs are struggling.

“I don’t want any suburbs or communities left behind,” he tells Ray.

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