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    Tell us your favourite sporting moment and win a 42″ LG70YD flatscreen TV, worth over $2,000.

    What’s your all-time favourite Australian sporting moment?

    Was it Warnie’s killer ball to Gatting? Beating the Yanks in the America’s Cup? Steven Bradbury’s gold medal at the Winter Olympics? Or something else.

    We want to hear about the events or incidents that you’re still talking about today.

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    • October 20th 2008 @ 8:52am
      mtngry said | October 20th 2008 @ 8:52am | ! Report

      I would have to go for Australia 2. I was only in Primary school, but stayed up all night with Dad to watch our ship come in.
      (My mother and sister cheated and only woke up for the ast 15 minutes.) How could I overlook being the first nation to beat the Yanks in 120 years, and the PM wearing that jacket and calling bosses Bums?

    • October 20th 2008 @ 9:11am
      Harry said | October 20th 2008 @ 9:11am | ! Report

      For watching on the television, Australia 2 winning the America’s Cup in 83. Watched the whole race liveand, being a student at the time, participated heavily in celebrations the rest of the day. Strange really looking back that a yatch race betwen rich people could have been so exciting, but it was the combination of sporting drama and the truly historical nationla significance of the win that made it memorable. We looked “gone” several times during the best of seven series, and then in the final race. I can still remember the excitement when Australia 2 crossed ahead of Dennis Conners in the final leg and then holding him off down tthe finishing line.

      For watching live, I was seated on the 22 in the Aus/NZ 91 semi final and had a great view of David Campese firstly wrongfooting most of the NZ backline to score in the corner and then his magical “no look” pass over the shoulder to Horan for the second try. We blagged our way into the bar overlooking the ground at Landsdowne Road both before and after the game and followed it up with a 9 hour pub crawl back into the centre of Dublin. The best Wallaby side I’ve ever seen and their greatest, most complete win.

    • October 20th 2008 @ 9:15am
      Midfielder said | October 20th 2008 @ 9:15am | ! Report

      John Aloisi goal in the 2005 world cup qualifier against Uruguay.

      We had dinner at the Eastwood rugby club, caught the bus to Olympic stadium. Twelve of us who had been playing together as a football team for over 20 years. After the 1997 draw with Iran in Melbourne and all the things that had unfolded to stop Australia making other world cups including the crowd in 2001 and atmosphere in Uruguay. All this weighted heavy on our minds.

      We all watches the first game at the Balmain leagues club and said we have a hope, can we win at home. The ghosts of the past made us very nervous …but we had Guss …… our best squad was available and on the park. Could we “Reverse the Curse” that had plagued Australian Football for years.

      That night a tribute to Johnny Warren was played at the stadium, it had 80, 000 in tears, the atmosphere that night at the stadium as was like nothing I had never felt before and it was as if the crowd felt it was their duty to help Australia over the line. We cheered we booed we yelled….. passion was dripping off everyone.

      The whole stadium was in gold, the crowd stood most of the night no one could sit down, we sang all the football anthems, when we scored to level the match the noise was such a cheer I have never heard the like of before.

      Finally after 210 minutes, it came down to penalties, would fate again step in and rob us of our place. We all remembered in our minds 1997 and most of us did not sleep for days afterwards. After going one up and then Viduka missed, it was going to happen again, a glorious defeat.

      Mark Schwarzer then made the save, up stepped John Aloisi ………. 32 years of heart ache, 32 years of near misses, 32 years of crap administration, my heart was pounding in my chest, we had booed all the Uruguay goals, silence for all the Aussie shot takers.

      Aloisi steps up the goal goes in, the entire stadium felt a cheer that shock it to its foundations, streamers where exploded off the stadium roofs, we hugged we screamed we hugged strangers, we sang songs. Many had tears in their eyes hard men like builders, iron workers, and every occupation bankers, lawyers, accountants we all felt this is a moment of history.

      Harry Kwell that night showed such touch that I have never seen ……… but we where through to the world cup, density 2006, the irony given Germany 1974.

      But after 32 years we where going to the biggest sporting event in the world and maybe at last some respect ….. and as Johnny Warren told us ………… “I told you so”

      We got back and spent the night reliving the match went to work all 12 still in our Socceroo shirts and proud that we had been there and had joined with the rest of the crowd to make the 12 man and maybe as I said before get some RESPECT at last.

      For me nothing comes close to Aloisi’s goal, and to be there and be part of it,- is a treasured memory, and I believe a goal that has changed and redefined the sporting landscape in Australia.

    • October 20th 2008 @ 9:29am
      True Tah said | October 20th 2008 @ 9:29am | ! Report


      can I ask the question, why doesn;t anybody seem to remember that Marco Bresciano scored the goal that actually put Australia to be in a position to enter the penalty shootout at the end? I have asked a few soccer heads this question, and most times they don’t even remember the name of the goal scorer.

      No Bresciano goal, no penalty shootout, no Aloisi running half-naked around a stadium, no trip to Germany for the Socceroos.

    • October 20th 2008 @ 9:31am
      sheek said | October 20th 2008 @ 9:31am | ! Report

      There are just so many, where do you start? However, as a rugby fan, I would have to go for the Wallabies quarter final “get out of jail” win against Ireland at the 1991 Rugby World Cup.

      There I was in the early hours of the morning, watching the telecast via ABC, of the match being played at Lansdowne Road, Dublin. The Aussies were leading comfortably enough at one stage 15-6. The Irish then closed to 15-12, then with a few minutes of play remaining, & against the run of play, Ireland scored a converted try to lead 15-18.

      As I sat alone in my lounge room, I was thunderstruck! As the Irish crowd went ballistic with unbridled joy, I was consumed by a sea of emotions from despair to rage – how could such a talented team as this Wallabies outfit allow themselves to be beaten??? Tryscoring hero turned villain David Campese had slipped off a tackle on Irish flanker Gordon Hamilton, who raced about 40 metres to the tryline with the cover defence beaten.

      As I struggled to bring my emotions under control, stand-in captain Michael Lynagh (skipper Nick Farr-Jones had retired injured at the 3/4er mark of the match) calmly explained to his players how they were going to get back into the game.

      The Wallabies kicked deep from the kickoff, forcing a hurried kick into touch from Ireland. From the lineout, & last play of the match, the Wallabies ran a planned backline move, but Campo, who had received the ball from the move used earlier in the match, was taken out without the ball. It didn’t matter, Lynagh backing up, received the final bounced pass from Jason Little, to score in the corner with only centimetres to spare, & time up on the clock.

      Victory! We’ve escaped! Within 2 minutes my emotions had gone from deep despair & building rage to overflowing joy & profound relief. The Wallabies were now into the semi-final. After I calmed down I satisfied myself that after this “get out of jail” victory, the Wallabies were destined to win the world cup. The rest is history.

    • October 20th 2008 @ 9:40am
      Millster said | October 20th 2008 @ 9:40am | ! Report

      I’m with MC in the “does it matter if Australia lost?” comment.

      For me, to match the eventual World Champion Italy for 93 minutes, not in a backs-to-the-wall effort but in a composed fluid confident style that was respectful but not intimidated announced Australia’s arrival on the world stage. We did ourselves proud in the most important game we have ever played as a nation in any sporting pursuit. And on that night, we stole a line from Arnie and said with aplomb “we’ll be back”.

      To me there are also a heap of little ‘gem’ moments that need a mention here. Not grand victories, but sporting moments that warm the heart and are quintessentially Australia. One for mine is Natalie Bates win in the 2006 Commonwealth Games road race. Though primarily a utility rider / domestique, she surged ahead in a break to a level where the race was hers and she went on to win it. The classic Aussie moment came from her sister Katherine – a much more highly credentialled cyclist – who asked to stop before finishing at the obvious cost of a place so she could cheer her sister across the line for the gold.