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plague
15-11-2015, 05:39 PM
Can someone start a poll please to find out the best moment of the night.
1. Griffs goal.
2. Griffs 2 penalty saves.
3. Griffs deciding penalty.


If you were one of the 529,000 people who now claim to have been there, post your stories.
What a great ****ing night.

Also, doc on Fox Monday night at 9pm supposed to go alright. Looks like there is too much Gypo Arnie in it though.

Did i mention it was a great ****ing night?

belchardo
15-11-2015, 05:52 PM
honestly was there. great night. we were at the non-penalty end, but that gave us a good view of the post game sprint.

when johnny boy nailed it the whole place just went bezerk.

walking out of the stadium trying to get in touch with a mate, mobile system was completely jammed, thought we had no chance of catching up, all of the sudden she's flying through the crowd screaming like a nutter and launching herself at me. lucky she's pretty small.

got some dinner at hungry jacks in the city and then finished off with an impromptu march with a few dozen other people and a police escort down george st. cops were loving it.

bloody fantastic.

plague
15-11-2015, 05:57 PM
any of the Cooks Hill boys on here that were sitting on the halfway line at the front of the top tier?


anyone else remember almost going over that railing?
would have been happy to have ended it all there tbh.

genuine euphoria.

furns
15-11-2015, 06:37 PM
Griff did it - with help from big Ljubes in defence

#ForeverNewyLegends

GazFish35
15-11-2015, 08:12 PM
Was so nervous/drunk I can't remember much of the first half besides my mate telling me kewell was coming on.

When I finally pulled my head from between my knees to look up he was scuffing his shot to assist the ball to
Best goal celebration ever!


I've never heared such a noise when aloisi's pen went it.
I was at the far end to it and still remember seeing the net move, and some primal demonic scream escaped my mouth.

Ran round the stadium outside afterwards finding mates who were scattered throughout the stadium, never hugged so many random people in all my life.

The next day at work I was out and about and every radio station in Sydney was wall to wall socceroos for the entire morning.

Still got my ticket too!

Jetmaster
15-11-2015, 10:47 PM
Great night...wuz at the penalty end. Oddly I felt calm at the game. I would have been a nervous wreck watching it on tv.
Memories are like it was in slow motion...being hugged by crying men who I did not know made it very surreal.
For some reason we were told at the stadium to leave immediately or we would miss the final trains so left sooner than would have liked.
Brilliant trip home to watch the recording then straight to work still in my gear....
Jets GF win came close but this was the greatest moment I have witnessed in sport.

Jetmaster
15-11-2015, 10:55 PM
And it was exactly like this.....


https://youtu.be/brNSXKqVeq4

belchardo
16-11-2015, 01:17 PM
http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2011/03/30/1226030/748099-socceroos-v-uruguay-2005.jpg (http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CAcQjRxqFQoTCP6qx_Lik8kCFcKqpgodcS0CIw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.footyalmanac.com.au%2Ftop-100-world-cup-moments-from-the-aussie-p-o-v-1-on-a-rainy-night-in-western-sydney-2006%2F&psig=AFQjCNFv-wns9nVfSF5aKBMi6hh_oIpkKg&ust=1447723070539010)

BodyNovo
16-11-2015, 01:30 PM
really excited for the documentary tonight actually.

they have made the lead up to it really good with the articles

bit mystified as to why they are showing it so late, but will watch regardless.

BodyNovo
16-11-2015, 01:33 PM
I also still think we had it won when kewell slotted the first pen.

never seen a bloke walk up so calmly at the start of the such an important shootout.

I reckon the whole team gained confidence from that moment.

plague
16-11-2015, 03:34 PM
I also still think we had it won when kewell slotted the first pen.

never seen a bloke walk up so calmly at the start of the such an important shootout.

I reckon the whole team gained confidence from that moment.

Yeah don't you reakon that (aside from Viduka) all of the penalties were never going to miss.

I can't have been the only one a bit bemused when Vidman and Neill stepped up but they handled the moment brilliantly.

Agree with Kewell though he was a force of nature that night.

plague
16-11-2015, 08:52 PM
underrated part: Craig Fosters commentary. Starts out trying to be the super analyst, but by the end he's an unabashed fan just screaming the team on.

parksey
16-11-2015, 09:20 PM
fozzie was the best part imo

hawk
16-11-2015, 09:43 PM
underrated part: Craig Fosters commentary. Starts out trying to be the super analyst, but by the end he's an unabashed fan just screaming the team on.

then to bill lawry-esque...go on, get farkd, ya out...

furns
16-11-2015, 09:53 PM
Anyone wants to experience it again - they are just about to start the penalty shootout on 505

GazFish35
16-11-2015, 11:18 PM
Aaron Kearney on facebook.


Some saw Phar Lap run...
Some saw Bradman bat...
Ten years ago tonight, I had literally the best seat in the house for what I believe to be the greatest Australian sporting moment of the modern era.
Not that I used the seat much.
I was on the sideline talking to Australia on the national broadcaster only metres away from THAT goal.

Physically, that night is still with me in the form of lingering tinnitus. I kept turning up my headphones so I could hear the other members of the commentary team, Peter Wilkins and Andy Harper over the ever-louder crowd noise. I failed. I talked when I thought they weren't. They let me.
Those full-bore headphones, combined with the unrelenting din that drowned the Olympic Stadium from so many apoplectic fans left my hearing forever compromised.
The tingling of my skin and slightly bewildered smile did eventually fade.

It is the emotion, though, that is burned into my memory.
Even those who lived it find it hard, I think, to fully recall what a catharsis this was.
Those who loved the game had recently witnessed some of its darkest days but had also seen some undeniably brave decisions to re-invent it for the new millennium.
Brave, but dripping with potential for epic failure.
Even those who didn't love the game knew any claim by Australia to the title of great sporting nation was hollow without success in this code.
Modern Australia is worldly and of the world and this was the world game.
But we needed a blessing from the football Gods.
Gods made immortal in places like Uruguay.
Why would they turn their backs on Los Charrúas?
And yet that night they conspired to smile on a young nation at the bottom of the world.
They sent us back to the World Cup of football.

They say it ended a 32 year drought.
But as I stood among those players on the field at fulltime, dwarfed by a wall of gold on every side, it was evident that it was much more.
A million years of collective pain, lived out day after day by every single person who loved the game and loves this country, came to an end that night.
Football earned respect - home and away - in one explosive millisecond.
The reluctant conceded.
The faithful were vindicated.
The game that mattered everywhere else mattered here.
Fate did a U-turn.
And from that moment, anything was possible.
A decade on, there are fresh hopes and dreams for the game and, of course, fresh fears.
One day, perhaps in the distant future, Australia will lift the World Cup and November 16, 2005, will be a day of misty, mythical folklore.
If I live to see the Green and Gold lift the gold, I will tell my Great Grandchildren all they have heard about that November night long ago is true.
And they will laugh and call me a liar when I tell them Grandad described it for people all over Australia on something called a radio.
But I did.
And it was like Bradman riding Phar Lap.

q-money
16-11-2015, 11:27 PM
the music for november 16 is from newy band majora, go get around 'em

https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/majora-0

https://majoraofficial.bandcamp.com/

Retro Jet
16-11-2015, 11:29 PM
Took 20 odd Cookers down in a group.
Proposed to the (German) girlfriend about 5 minutes after the last kick. It was so loud, I had to ask twice!
We had already secured the 3 x 3 round game tickets (missus, her old man and I) going through Germany's ticketing system. (Back door man...)
The gamble? Tix - 45EUR / game. Total $405 Euros
Uruguay win, we lost 40EUR of the total and the rest was refunded.
Oz win and we were in heaven. Lotta envious looks I can tell ya after Alomissi's Pen.
Best bet I ever made....

plague
16-11-2015, 11:39 PM
the music for november 16 is from newy band majora, go get around 'em

https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/majora-0

https://majoraofficial.bandcamp.com/

Doco was good.

Shame Neill or Kewell weren't part of it (am sure they were asked).

Thought Recoba was impressive the way he spoke.

Man, he was a super player.

q-money
16-11-2015, 11:41 PM
getting recoba and carini made that doco, absolute ripper

plague
16-11-2015, 11:48 PM
getting recoba and carini made that doco, absolute ripper

Poor Carini throwing his teammates under the bus for not giving him the tip on Aloisis spotty.

had no chance to save it anyway.

Poppa still pissed he got hooked. magic.

Retro Jet
16-11-2015, 11:51 PM
any of the Cooks Hill boys on here that were sitting on the halfway line at the front of the top tier?


anyone else remember almost going over that railing?
would have been happy to have ended it all there tbh.

genuine euphoria.


Took 20 odd Cookers down in a group.
Proposed to the (German) girlfriend about 5 minutes after the last kick. It was so loud, I had to ask twice!
We had already secured the 3 x 3 round game tickets (missus, her old man and I) going through Germany's ticketing system. (Back door man...)
The gamble? Tix - 45EUR / game. Total $405 Euros
Uruguay win, we lost 40EUR of the total and the rest was refunded.
Oz win and we were in heaven. Lotta envious looks I can tell ya after Alomissi's Pen.
Best bet I ever made....

Just read yours plague

We were across 607-2 to 608-2..about middle of top Eastern stand.

BodyNovo
17-11-2015, 12:22 AM
Doco was unreal.

Bit disapointed in Lucas Neill over the last 18 months in general

I understand he would have been devastated from not being selected to play in the WC but to go completely silent besides one or two comments.

Apparently Adam peacock said the FFA tried to invite him tonight and they couldn't contact him.

Sad really

GazFish35
17-11-2015, 12:41 AM
where is lucas?

leftrightout
17-11-2015, 09:41 AM
Thought Recoba was impressive the way he spoke.

Man, he was a super player.

Yeah this really made it for me.... and wasn't he!
I still remember the feeling i had when they subbed him... i honestly believe that was the moment we made the world cup!

leftrightout
17-11-2015, 09:42 AM
Also, how bloody good was our team back then!!!

plague
17-11-2015, 11:51 AM
Glad they put the John Travolta bit in there.
Seeing him introduced to the crowd pre-match was a good indicator that the night was going to be a bit mental.

plague
17-11-2015, 11:52 AM
We were across 607-2 to 608-2..about middle of top Eastern stand.

Yep, you blokes were the heavies I was talking about.

Jetmaster
17-11-2015, 10:29 PM
Just watched....pretty good but some bits I saw in previews, like Simon Hill's recount of the shootout, were missing. Extended DVD version perhaps?

Retro Jet
17-11-2015, 11:42 PM
Just watched....pretty good but some bits I saw in previews, like Simon Hill's recount of the shootout, were missing. Extended DVD version perhaps?

Don't have Pox.
Really keen to see this. Replayed at any time that some nice bod could copy?

q-money
17-11-2015, 11:52 PM
was good to have the radio commentary there as well, everyone knows the hill/aloisi bit but the ABC feed is a ripper

furns
17-11-2015, 11:57 PM
Check Aaron Kearneys FB post - its a ripper.

Jetmaster
17-11-2015, 11:57 PM
Don't have Pox.
Really keen to see this. Replayed at any time that some nice bod could copy?

On SBS 11pm Wednesday.

plague
18-11-2015, 12:10 AM
was good to have the radio commentary there as well, everyone knows the hill/aloisi bit but the ABC feed is a ripper

Was it that Peter Wilkins dude? Voice was familiar but always remember him as a rugby league bloke.

Jetmaster
18-11-2015, 09:42 AM
Peter Wilkins started his career with ABC as one of its main football commentators. He was also the lead presenter for Spain 82 and Mexico 86 with Craig Johnston. I think he's done some W-League too. Certainly knows the game well.

BTW - some Griff criticism (!), how come he didn't know the words for "You're The One That I Want" at the end of the doco?

Retro Jet
18-11-2015, 07:35 PM
Don't have Pox.
Really keen to see this. Replayed at any time that some nice bod could copy?


On SBS 11pm Wednesday.


Tnx J-master :thumbsup:

furns
18-11-2015, 09:25 PM
This was posted by Aaron Kearney on his FB

Some saw Phar Lap run...Some saw Bradman bat...
Ten years ago tonight, I had literally the best seat in the house for what I believe to be the greatest Australian sporting moment of the modern era.
Not that I used the seat much.
I was on the sideline talking to Australia on the national broadcaster only metres away from THAT goal.
Physically, that night is still with me in the form of lingering tinnitus. I kept turning up my headphones so I could hear the other members of the commentary team, Peter Wilkins and Andy Harper over the ever-louder crowd noise. I failed. I talked when I thought they weren't. They let me.
Those full-bore headphones, combined with the unrelenting din that drowned the Olympic Stadium from so many apoplectic fans left my hearing forever compromised.
The tingling of my skin and slightly bewildered smile did eventually fade.
It is the emotion, though, that is burned into my memory.
Even those who lived it find it hard, I think, to fully recall what a catharsis this was.
Those who loved the game had recently witnessed some of its darkest days but had also seen some undeniably brave decisions to re-invent it for the new millennium.
Brave, but dripping with potential for epic failure.
Even those who didn't love the game knew any claim by Australia to the title of great sporting nation was hollow without success in this code.
Modern Australia is worldly and of the world and this was the world game.
But we needed a blessing from the football Gods.
Gods made immortal in places like Uruguay.
Why would they turn their backs on Los Charrúas?
And yet that night they conspired to smile on a young nation at the bottom of the world.
They sent us back to the World Cup of football.
They say it ended a 32 year drought.
But as I stood among those players on the field at fulltime, dwarfed by a wall of gold on every side, it was evident that it was much more.
A million years of collective pain, lived out day after day by every single person who loved the game and loves this country, came to an end that night.
Football earned respect - home and away - in one explosive millisecond.
The reluctant conceded.
The faithful were vindicated.
The game that mattered everywhere else mattered here.
Fate did a U-turn.
And from that moment, anything was possible.
A decade on, there are fresh hopes and dreams for the game and, of course, fresh fears.
One day, perhaps in the distant future, Australia will lift the World Cup and November 16, 2005, will be a day of misty, mythical folklore.
If I live to see the Green and Gold lift the gold, I will tell my Great Grandchildren all they have heard about that November night long ago is true.
And they will laugh and call me a liar when I tell them Grandad described it for people all over Australia on something called a radio.
But I did.
And it was like Bradman riding Phar Lap.

hawk
19-11-2015, 12:00 AM
load of diknock...obviously didnt see Knights rape Parra, and their dogs in '01. ay

plague
19-11-2015, 10:01 AM
load of diknock...obviously didnt see Knights rape Parra, and their dogs in '01. ay

Darkest day in Oz sport, BK robbed of the Clive Churchill.


Typical Newy, always screwing over BK.

Retro Jet
19-11-2015, 03:35 PM
On SBS 11pm Wednesday.


You won't believe it, I forgot to set the recorder and got caught up proof reading one of those 'due in before 12am' essays for the missus when it was aired :(
Couldn't find a replay time on SBS.
Did anyone record it either on Pox or SBS?

baldrick
20-11-2015, 08:11 AM
You won't believe it, I forgot to set the recorder and got caught up proof reading one of those 'due in before 12am' essays for the missus when it was aired :(
Couldn't find a replay time on SBS.
Did anyone record it either on Pox or SBS?


Is it on the SBS on demand app ?

I've just watched it on Foxtel Go

Jetmaster
20-11-2015, 09:08 AM
A different look..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zBgNvY0YcY

Retro Jet
20-11-2015, 03:37 PM
Is it on the SBS on demand app ?

I've just watched it on Foxtel Go


A different look..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zBgNvY0YcY

Not on SBS demand :(
Not here either:- http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/sport

Had teas in my eyes watching that....experiencing it all over again. Gets me every time.
Tnx for posting Jetmaster.

NewyTy
20-11-2015, 04:06 PM
Not on SBS demand :(
Not here either:- http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/sport

Had teas in my eyes watching that....experiencing it all over again. Gets me every time.
Tnx for posting Jetmaster.

Hey mate, I've got it recorded on my IQ. Haven't had the time to watch it yet. Could organise a viewing party :popcorn:

GazFish35
21-11-2015, 10:20 PM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsg-TLiiDuw

watching on youtube now.

goose bumps

recoba's stuff is pretty cool

hawk
21-01-2016, 04:45 PM
Aus became a football nation in 1974. These embryos cant do simple research

baldrick
16-11-2016, 12:39 PM
Bump

Happy Uruaguversary

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=brNSXKqVeq4

plague
16-11-2016, 01:06 PM
11 years on and I still can't get over how fantastic the RBB was that night.
Their support def got the boys home.

Retro Jet
16-11-2016, 03:13 PM
Bump

Happy Uruaguversary

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=brNSXKqVeq4

I have to watch the shoot out every year on this day.
It's also my proposal day.
And yep, that lil' clip gets a run baldrick ;)
I can't believe it's only got 12.5k in hits!

Of course it was Sir John Safran who put things right.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_RPfOiKINE
Being covered in fresh chicken blood, he made the ultimate sacrifice (or the chicken did)
so that we may continue to live in hope and get watch shit performances like we did last night.

baldrick
16-11-2017, 06:08 PM
Happy Uruaguversary !

plague
16-11-2017, 11:10 PM
Griff.

MFKS
17-11-2017, 12:30 AM
Griff.

Not only that it was Griff and Ljubo in the same squad

Can you imagine if some ****ing clown at the Jets had of got those two together in the same ****ing side how many titles we would have won??

Also if Hiddink had of taken them to Germany then we probably not fapping about qualifying for the World Cup but talking about how Griff won us the World Cup after Zidane headbutted Ljubo etc

baldrick
16-11-2018, 08:04 AM
Happy Uruaguversary

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=brNSXKqVeq4

Is it really 13 years ago already ?

plague
16-11-2018, 08:33 AM
and John Travolta doesn't look like hes aged a day.

boz-monaut
16-11-2019, 08:01 AM
fourteen years ago today

this poor quality video still seems to capture the moment of being there in the stadium better than anything else I've seen - it still gives me chills watching this


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brNSXKqVeq4

plague
16-11-2019, 08:11 AM
hail Griff

baldrick
16-11-2019, 08:52 AM
fourteen years ago today

this poor quality video still seems to capture the moment of being there in the stadium better than anything else I've seen - it still gives me chills watching this


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brNSXKqVeq4

This date is forever etched in my memory. Greatest day at the football I’ll ever have.

If you could have bottled the elation in the stadium that day, you’d be a multi billionaire

plague
16-11-2019, 11:56 PM
Harry Kewell remains one of the strangest cats this country has ever seen.
zero self awareness, zero sense of humour (despite him thinking hes piss funny).

just a weird dude.
just cant ever see him becoming a successful manager.