Teams: Australia & Newcastle United
I said on another forum that this game may well be the most significant home and away game for two seasons - the last being Round 10, 2001 when the baton of dominance passed from Essendon to Brisbane at the GABBA.
Port's gritty 1 point win at the GABBA has blown apart any remaining vestiges of Brisbane's dominance, and now the boys from Alberton are undeniably the team to beat from now through to the near future.
"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.