Teams: Australia & Newcastle United
The thing that makes me laugh about everything is we only lost by 4 and a half goals, away from home, on the road for the fourth straight week, with two of our best players (McLeod & Edwards) going down during the game and another of our best 10 Bickley out through suspension.
We can only get better if we seal the Carey deal.
Unless Essendon can secure a quality ruckman they'll continue to slide - Collingwood looks like the only healthy Victorian side at the moment - which as much as I'd like to gloat isn't good for the game.
"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.