Teams: Australia & Newcastle United
I'd post this in the cricket forum but...
... our friends from the sub-continent wouldn't have a clue what I was on about and I figure it would be relevant to everyone who posts here:
Has everyone else seen the ad for Jeff 'Thomo' Thompson's SWING KING training cricket ball?
Essentially it's a tennis-ball with some sort of plastic on one half of it to make it swing. Well fcuk me! That's original!
Hands up all those lads here who have never grabbed an old tennis-ball, wrapped half of it in electricians-tape and zinged one down the driveway at your best mate's head?
Why didn't one of us patent the idea and sue Thomo for all he's got?! Then we'd see his slingshot action in all it's glory as he reached into his back-pocket...
"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.