Teams: Australia & Newcastle United
I know exactly what you mean ...
When I saw Darren Jarman and Andrew McLeod dismantle St. Kilda in the 1997 GF from the back-row of the The Great Southern Stand and then watched it back on TV, the coverage absolutely did not do justice to the play at all.
To all of you who haven't seen McLeod, Carey, Buckley, Jarman, Wanganeen and Voss play live then you are missing out - remember the best game you ever saw them play on TV and multiply it by 20 to include work off the ball, shepherds and the other assorted 1-percenters that the cameras never pick up.
TT, regarding the Bullies midfield, I've seen them at their best and worst - they might not have the glamour of Brisbane or Adelaide's midfield but damn can they run and create for 4-quarters. If only they had a couple of tall defenders (a la Wakelin, Fletcher, Leppitsch, etc) to take care of things down back they could really do some damage.
"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.