Teams: Australia & Newcastle United
My opinion is worth two squirts of cats-piss, but I would've loved him to stay at Carlton all along. He was very highly rated by David Parkin and apart from this season was very successful given all the on and off-field dramas going on.
Remember he was also 'unofficial' senior-coach in Parkin's last season, 2000, when he did everything on matchdays apart from hold the title of 'coach'.
Don't know about his impassioned plea to 'stick-fat' though ...
"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.