Teams: Australia & Newcastle United
Essendon were absolute rabble last night and resorted to thug tactics to stay in the game before halftime.
I tell you what... if Essendon are Victoria's best hope after Collingwood this season then both Preliminary Finals and the Grand Final will exclusively include interstate teams.
"They picked on the wrong man - and the wrong country. It was like pouring petrol onto a fire as far as I was concerned.
There's an old saying that the dog that barks loudest never bites. They did a lot of barking but we bit them pretty hard. Uruguay's attitude just showed how scared they were of us - it was their last resort."
- Vincenzo Grella, Parma & Australia.