Tuesday, June 13, 2006

How is this possible?


Socceroos win!

I have no cable and it’s a work day here. So I had no access to media that may help me grasp how big this is in Australia.

So, two questions:

  • What is the mood in Australia on Tuesday morning?
  • Can someone describe any highlights for me?

Love, Justin.

15 comments:

Em said...

The mood is very good...
Highlight -- most definitely the 3 goals scored in the last 8 minutes. It was amazing!
Low light -- the goal that shouldn't have been by Japan.
In the words of a great song..
"I am, you are, we are Austrialian"

dave traill said...

the mood is one of "why must i work today?". truly an unforgettable night.

i thought the game was gone, but tiger tim...

highlights: traffic in george street in the city being stopped due to masses of revellers going potty.

tears in my eyes as cahill scored his second.

sydney morning herald having banner headlines and masses of reports, as you've no doubt seen.

lowlights: too much pizza last night...

unforgettable. here comes the 2nd round.

Camel said...

Highlights - obviously the gola's! hearing the aussies make a massive noise in the stadium, the fact we had SO much possesion.

Lowlights - doing an assignment afterwards till 230am, the fact we can't complete goals (until the end anyways), the ref, this mornings lecture at 9am at Usyd!

Anonymous said...

guuuuuuuuuuuuuusssssssssss

The roos had about 20 shots on goal to 5 ... so looked like they were on top the whole time .... but not an aussie believed with their head that we would draw ... let alone win. So when Cahill scored .... we were hugging anyone within reach .... and then he did it again ... and then a third goal!!!!

Football violence almost came to sydney after the ridiculous goal given against us

Jeremy

Jim said...

One of the best nights of my life, without doubt.

Highlights - Being in a room of 40 (?) people watching on a projector screen and just the noise when all 3 goals were scored.

3 goals in the last 8mins....does that ever happen?

Never hugged so many men in 1 night as I did last night.

Right up there with being at the Swans game when Nick Davis kicked "that goal" against Geelong.

Jimmy

chelsea said...

well all i can say is I worked at the newsagents today and about 98% of our customers mentioned the soccer, and about 80% of them watched it i reckon! Good vibes all round - one of those things that seems to unite people...

sadly i was stuck doing an assignment at the time so didnt get to see it myself...already regretting that decision...

jodi mclaren said...

i watched it with the rest of AFES on conference... never thought i'd see some of these men almost weep over it

schmuk said...

Was the video of the boy dancing in the park used as his audition for the River Dance line

Tim F said...

I'm not as good looking as Tim Freedman, certainly can't write as good a tune.

Also gone by Bloats, Sumes and more recently Tumour Boy, if you prefer...

Justin said...

Who are you, Tim F?

degvge said...

At my work we have big screens all over the place so everyone can watch the action during the day. However, just as the 'Roos were kicking off, I was less than thrilled to be called into a meeting - for the next 60 minutes.

Thinking I would have missed all the action I understandably felt a bit miffed but, upon going with boss and colleague to discuss said meeting immediately afterward at lunch, was delighted to find ourselves in a restaurant which had big screen TV and the last few minutes of the game on - and about 10 Aussies all watching eagerly.

Highlight? Furtively watching the game on the screen while pretending to be interested in the business topic at hand and - as the 2nd goal goes in - yelling "yes" and pumping fist in air with other Aussies thus revealing my complete lack of interest in the business at hand.

The discussion was postponed until the final whistle ;-)

Great thing about being anywhere in the world when a major sporting event is on, is the fact that all Aussies are united, regardless of home backgrounds!

kingos said...

Reading Jman ... (have been one of those secret readers for ages!) yeah, I think it is one of those things where it actually probably would have been better to be in Aus - no one really cared in Europe.

lunch said...

I cried.

michael jensen said...

It was really good.

Pete said...

It was definately good...
After almost wanting to declare war on Egypt (the referee), I was placated by some Aussie brilliance, then overjoyed with the follow-up goals.
Also I recieved a phone call at 1am in the morning from a friend who just wanted to share her excitement with someone - That shows how much it was a big deal.