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Episode 2 · 1 year ago

Live Sporting Moments - Episode 1

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Christian Pilcher joins host, Hamish MacCorquodale, to discuss their favourite live sporting moments they have experienced and explain what made those occasions so special.

Cheese. He's settle. Welcome tothe honorball podcast. This is the first episode. Today I'm joined by mygood friend Christian Phil Child. You want to say him get I hamish.Absolute pleasure to be on. Man. How are we? I'm a bitnervous, but I'm excited to get it going. It's been in the worksfor a few weeks. Happy to finally be recording the first episode. Areyou honored to be the first guest? Absolutely on it, and let mejust say I've tried to get myself on a few podcasts recently and I've justbeen knocked back. So very glad to finally get an opportunity here. Well, I'm expecting big things that mate, if that's the case. So let'sjust get into what we're going to be talking about today. So over thelast couple weeks, mean we we have a lot of chats about sport,don't we? So we've been discussing what are our favorite sports moments of alltime. So today we're going to be discussing our favorite, our top fivelive sports and professional sports and moments that we've seen. Indeed, indeed,bit of a bit of an interesting topic, I'd say. Yeah, it's definitelyopening in canter worms. It's a personal one, so I feel likea few the listeners may not be able to relate to the passion we havefor some of these moments, but I think we'll be interesting to get aninsight into our passions and like who we support and stuff like that. Ijust quickly want to mention our definition of a sporting moment, because we hada bit of issues with that. Did we mate? We did, wedid. It's broad. It's a broad thing. Yeah, so we wereoriginally just thinking anything to do with sport really, but then we thought no, a moment is it's it's a specific point in time. So we're notsaying it has to be a specific second of a match or a season orsomething like that, but we've decided to narrow it down to it. It'sgot to be it can't be a whole match, it can't be a wholetournament, it can't be like three hours of a certain thing. We've gota pinpoint it down to maybe anything less than twenty minutes to classify as amoment. Yeah, and I feel like, yeah, as you said, awhole event wouldn't really be a moment in sport. So, yeah,exactly, that could be. That could be a podcast for another day,our favorite sporting events, YEP, but today we're talking about moment. SoJohn, to start us off, mate, with your number five, I will. So top five, ranked from five to one. Five. So, yeah, five. Yeah. So I'm going to start us off withan event that occurred at Lord's in two thousand and nineteen, where Trent bolttook a hat trick against Australia in the one day World Cup. Yeah,which was extremely exciting. Everyone was on. Myself is very rowdy, very roudyfor him because I'm a Kiwi Fan when they play Australia. Yeah,and yeah, just three unreal balls. First one was Kiwada, I believe, followed by Barrendorf Stark, then Barrendorf stock, then Barndoorf indeed indeed.And Yeah, just an unreal moment at Lord's as well, and the wholecrowd, the whole crowd was around the Kiwis. I'd say not many Ozzyfans. It's just made it up much better. Great Atmosphere, and Yep, that's my number five. Yeah, so it was at a neutral ground, obviously being let in England. So did you say the crowd was definitelybehind the Kiwis. I would say eighty percent of the crowd would have beenfollowing the Kiwis because in England no one really everyone's against Australia in cricket atleast. Yeah, so definitely a Kiwi fan base if you was east.But Yep, mainly ky jacking. What made it so special for you wasthe fact that it was at Lord's, the home of cricket or Drake,and if it was there any other ground that still would have been a specialmoment. I think it would have been. Would have been a great moment anyground, but the fact that it was at Lord's definitely had an impact. The home of create the most iconic creer ground in the world. Yeah, many would agree, and definitely definitely had an impact. Yet. Yeah, and it was my first first match...

I attended at Lords as well.Yeah, especially considering well, like we're not English, it probably, Yep, bit more special to us, for sure. For sure. I've gota I've got to take it to you here. May Do you care that? It was an absolute jug time last over at the match. Hat Trick. It was junk time and inning. The thing is, at the timewhen he took the hat trick, you felt like you felt like new NewZealand were on top and then it was really important. But then New Zealandcame out and battered and were bowled out for about a hundred and forty,which did take something away from it. But at this at the time whenhe took the hat trick, it was I felt like it was huge,to be honest. Yeah, was. It was this match early in thetournament or later on. It would have been second half, just into thesecond half of the of the round and Robin. Face you've dead set,like seeing the hat trick and you're like New Zealand of getting up. That'sgood for your favorite team, England. Yeah, because, yeah, Isee how it was a big moment for you, mate. Yeah, itreally wants, really wants, and I'm assuming you would have watched it onTV as well. Actually, don't know about that, I feel May,because the games just to started like eleven o'clock, so by the forty nineof the fifty over was probably like zero am. That is true. Thatis true. I'll be honest. I'd actually don't think time zones are athing. Yeah, I did forget. J I can if it was NewZealand against like Bangladesh, you wouldn't enjoy the moment as much or hundred percent. The fact it was against Australia made it a lot more special for me. Definitely. Yeah, you are. We're well, to be fair,but we both are. But in particularly you ar we're Australian haters into incricket. Yep, Tom Fan here, pom Fans Kiwi. Yeah, soI'm I think that's enough for that, so I'm going to move into mynumber five. Same Sport. Actually, funny enough, we are cricket fans. It's probably up there for our favorite sports. So I'm going with it'sa bit of an odd one. I have to admit it was a latethought. I only thought of it maybe two or three hours before making thepodcast, but I was going through some video goes on my old phone andI saw this video and it triggered it a thought in my head of howspecial this moment wasn't I was lucky enough to go to the final of thetwo thousand and fifteen one day World Cup and match. It was Michael Clark'sfinal international match on home soil. It was his final one day our andhe was captain and it was following the unfortunate I won't touch on too muchbecause it'll I'll get upset because I get really emotional about it, but theloss of Phillip Hughes in November of two thousand and fourteen. So I wasfollowing. It was six months after that, five months, and Michael Clarke hada really special connection with Phil Hughes. He saw him as a little brother. So I think the whole Australian public had seen how much that meantto Clarkey and I feel like at this moment in his career it was themost the Australian crowd it got behind him. I think Clark's the polarizing figure.You yourself aren't the biggest fan. Yep, and great agree as many. There's many out there with you, like when he had frosted tips,was dating Laura bingle and had a earpiece in back in two thousand and five. Yet compared to hard people like the traditional I was he's like Lang andponting. He was not a big fan favorite, especially to the traditional testfans. But I think, yeah, I this point in his career wasthe fans really loved him. It was actually reckon. The turning point inClark's kind of perception was when he told James Anderson that they were going tobreak his arm. Basically, I think, yeah, not a not a nota flash flashy moment to say the least. Now it showed the greatit showed that he had a bit of heart, like passion for the Australiancricket team, and that's what Australian did. The Australian public love as I thinkthe same thing happened for Tim Paine when he was kind of chirping toVier at Coolie. So yeah, I think that was one of the factorsthat everyone was loving Clark. He at this moment it was kind of comingaround to the idea that he is one of the better modern Australian batsman thatwe had seen and a great captain. So he he had scored seventy fouroff seventy two in front of the packed ninety three thousand at the MCG.Australia were cruising. They only needed eleven to win with twenty overs left andunfortunately Clark he chopped on. So he felt short of seeing the team home, which I think would have been even...

...more special. But he ended thematch as the highest scoring Ozzi in the match. He was second in thematch to grant Nichols, I believe was, who scored eighty six or something.Yeah, grant Elliott, and I got Grand Eliot. Yeah, Iwas confusing with Henry Nichols. Yeah, so when he walked off he gota huge standing ovation like I would say maybe eighty of the ninety three thousandworth standing cheering. I remember, being a Clarkey Fan, I was justscreaming, like I wasn't even saying anything. Yeah, I just wanted to showmy appreciation to him everything he had done here. When he was walkingoff he was like raising the bat helmet off, twirling. It was justa really beautiful moment. So, yeah, that's my number five. Really,it's not like a you are a big clokey fan boy any man youlike. Do Love Clarkey? Yeah, he's an elegant cricketer and I'm allabout elegant. Yes, and I did as a as an England fan,I did respect Clarkey and I thought he was a great batsman, especially comingdown the wicket to the spinners, a thought caused me a lot of pain. It was very elegant and very good to watch as well. Yeah,at a beautiful technique and beautiful handy bowlder as well, which don't forget.But indeed. Yeah, so Jo want to move on to your number four? Mate, I would be very toughed to move on to my number four. Quite similar, quite similar to my number five, actually not long afterit. Yeah, but last year the Boxing Day test, hundred thousand people, atmosphere is huge. Joe Burns comes out to bat, is very firstball, Trent Bolt in Swinging York. Knox is middle peg over and thewhole we were sitting with the New Zealand fans and the whole where we werejust absolute raw. And Yep, one of my favorite moments on my feet, absolutely unreal, unplayable delivery as well. Yeah, it's especially first for allthe test. Like, yeah, not in it's hooped. Yeah,that's hooped. Where were you sitting? Like, did you have a goodview of it or yeah, it was point or something. We were itwas sort of square on to the wicket but like bottom tier, so quiteclose to the action. Yeah, with the New Zealand Fan Squad. Yeah, I watch. I watched the video before we came on here. Andthe crowd actually seemed to be rowdy. I was a bit confused. Yeah, it was so loud I was surprised as well. I can there area lot more New Zealand fans in there than people would have thought, tobe honest. Yeah, that's but I didn't catch the game because I wasoverseas in the UK. But yeah, I remember my mates talking about it. Seem pretty epic. Yeah, it was. I'm used to boxing daytests where Australia just patting one hundred for three hundred. So it was anice change, nice change. Yeah. Well, what was your Mum's reaction? Like? She's probably the most passionate New Zealand Cricket Fan, very passionateNew Zealand create fan. She would have been squealing with delight, probably bursta few ear drums. Nearer I'd say, yeah, she loved it. Sheloved it, we all loved it. That's good to you. Good toit. Are you a Trumpolt Fan? Mate, something else? Nag Twoof your top love. He's a he's a big moment player, I'vecome to realize shines in the big moments and great like great book off thefield. Well, he does give that vibe off. Any he loves aJaffa, trump bolt. He does. He does loves a Jaffa. Allright, I think that's enough for that one. I'll move on to mynumber four, if you don't mind me. Yea Go ahead one. This oneis very much a personal one. I like. I even watch backthe highlights today and I was like, is that really in my top fivelive sporting moments of my life? And it is. I like, Ican't deny it's round two of the it's the two thousand and seventeen NRL season, so this is rugby league we're talking about. Yeah, I am adie hard West Tigers Fan, as you know, so is my family.Yeah, probably, as everyone knows. Yeah, probably my biggest passion insport the West Tigers. Maybe tied with the New South Wales Blues and stateof origin, but that's only three matches a year. So I'd say theTigers are my number one. I'll just give a bit of backstory. Weused to seeing in the Tigers lose every single match that we go to becausewe've lived in Brisbane for eight years or something and now Melbourne for six,and historically over the last fifteen years they've been two of the strongest team.So I would like, I wish my parents would may be chosen places tolive with weaker home team so we could see the tags get a few weeks. I'll be honest, the tags don't...

...get too many wins in general,so I'll take what I can get. The year before, so two thousandand sixteen, the Tigers finished fourteen out of sixteen and the storm with aminor premiers and went on to win the grand final. Just to set thescene, me, mum and Campbell was sitting in the away fans with maybefor not many, maybe a hundred, tigers fans, and my older brotherLucky was with his mates somewhere else in the ground. My Dad unfortunately wasn'tthere, but he loved it from I think he was overseas. So yeah, it was a lot of scoring. A fair the match was. Itwas a roller coaster of emotions, as the storm had a disallowed try inthe final five minutes and it was actually an ex tiger who scored that,but it was ruled and was it was ruled out for a bit of controversy? Yeah, it was. And qause Ford passes. In Nrl they don'tuse the whistle. It's like it's really weird. So often you don't actuallyknow they've called it. So we thought they'd scored. Everyone else in thestadium was cheering. We were heads in our hands and then we saw thatit was overturned, so we were happy with that. It was a scrap. It was a scrappy match, low scoring, which is usually the stormof specialty. So to shoot the storm would get up. So yeah,this it was the seventy nine minutes. It was eight six to the storm. We had a set of six on their line. There was a scrappyoffload by our prop, Ben Madalino, and Luke Brooks, who is whowas our star player at the time, picked up the ball and just fellover the line. It has to be said it was not the finest oftries. But the scenes there was about thirty seconds left. Weird realized wewould just going to beat the pre like the reigning premiers of the camp andwe are shit. So it was a big moment. I just remember me, mum and Campbell, my little brother, just absolutely screaming our heads off.I was in a tiger once, you with Tiger dreadlocks on, andwe were actually little to our knowledge, we were actually on the big screenand we were also on Fox Leagues Coverage of the game, which was sentto us by many of our friends. So probably the readiest tigers fans atthe ground. Oh, I wouldn't be surprised that there weren't many there fromhonest but yeah, I just remember we just lost it. We just screamfor about a minute. I remember my voice was horse on the train home. The plate. Also, the try was scored in the corner that wewere in, so all the players celebrated in our corner. And then,to make it so that's the moment, that try and the celebration, andthen, to make things even better, after the match, the players cameover and shook all our hands and yeah, it was just a great time.It's an absolute dream. You can't beat you can't beat the last minutewinner from the team that you love. And it has to be said thatis my the theme of my five, really three of my five last minutewinning actions, goals and tries. So yeah, yeah, well, theyare. They are the best moments. Yeah, that's obviously when it's yourteam as well. Yeah, that's what we live for as sports fans.During the number three mate. Sure, mate. My number three. Thisone is one that we actually shared together, I believe. Yeah, I lovethere. I believe it was late December, boxing day, test twothousand and seventeen, ash's fourth test. We were in the Barmby Army forour first time, first and only time in the Barmby Army, and thatbobby all that was unreal stuff, unreal stuff, and we alis to cookall series. It'd been PAT commings stark. That all got to him. Hewas getting out for nothing. But he came to Melbourne and he hitthe most majestic double century you will ever see. And the specific moment forme, probably for you as well, was the he basically played a fordefense for defense down the ground brought up his two hundred. The whole BarmbyArmy was just off their heads that point because it was late in the day, so the Barmby Army was off their heads, but even the Ozzi's,even the ozzy fans, they had to get up and applaud and it wasjust one of the greatest sporting moments I've ever seen. For sure. Yeah, that was class and it was it was so absolute class. It wasso it was not only the fact that we're in the barmy army, butlike it was just such a trademark cookie shot to bring it up. Wasit elegant? And Yeah, it was. It was a great knock, effortlessshot. He's it was Jan a genuine for defense and it's race tothe boundary. Yeah, I want to pose this question to mate. Ifwe weren't sitting in the barmy army and we were just in some other Bay, Dragon, dreck and it's making your list, or dreck and it's stillorder of anyway, the bombing army definitely...

...added to it, added to theexperience, but I reckon it would still be in there, still beating numberthree. We could just how good the innings was and yeah, it's more. Yet it was just you can't really beat it. Yeah, how coolis the bomby? I such pits, I was. Fuck it's verge toremember when the police officer told because these like for clay, these for Australians, what tickets in the Barby army section, because they obviously just wanted to chair. And this police officer, he's an Ozzy, obviously because we're inAustralia. He's put I don't know if you remember. But he put hishand over his walkie talkie because these bikes were just given it large. Everytime there was a wicket or something that went Australia's run, they were justlooking for a reaction. Will looking everyone off, absolutely everyone, yeah,which is dangerous when you've got like five hundred drunk blokes, especially English.That is true. That that's courageous stuff, actually it is. It is willreally, I would say, Lark and Footy, but this plate,it was annoying and this police officely he knew it. He saw they'll tryingto do and he's put his hand over his walkie talking and he's gone boy, dickheads, shut the fuck up. For me that was almost better thancooks in knies. That almost seems saying that, that is an all timemoment in sport, all time. We are lucky enough to be one ofthe few, like hundred of people have seen who saw it, and Ibelieve that police officer, Security Guard bloke is a member of the bombing army, believe it or not, even though it's Australian. That's all thought because, yeah, I think he always every boxing day test in Melbourne. Hesecurity guards the Barmy, army area and he was getting around the chance andstuff as well. Yeah, and I remember people were taking photos with themand stuff, especially after that. Oh, yeah, they loved him, theyloved him. Yeah, anyway, great, that was a great time. It's good to relift that actually put to relive it with you as well, mate. Yeah, kind of forgotten added to it. Yeah, Iappreciate me being included in one of your five. That's an ego boost thatI'll happily take. Now my number three, myne Ober three, is it's asport moment, obviously, but it's not. Actually the ball wasn't inplay, I'll say that. So when I went to the I mean I'ma livabill fan, huge litpool from find to be a Liverpool Fan. That'sabsolutely false. But I've been a Liverpool Fan since maybe two thousand and seven. My uncle is born and bred in Liverpool and subsequently his children all aredie hard Liverpool fans and that translated over to me. So I've been afan for quite a while. Seeing seeing the ups and downs at Liverpool ofput of late, and we were lucky enough that it just it was like, I don't I don't know. If there's anyone up there. But ifthere is someone up there, they've plan is to a team, Liverpool,playing it and field. On my birthday when we were in the UK,it was like I couldn't have planned any better myself. It was like aHollywood script. That's fame, that's fat. Yeah, all you can tell?Yeah, and so for me the moment is the singing of you'll neverwalk alone. It's I'm sure most listeners know if you're the sport fans,but if you're not, it's a it's a song by a Liverpool band andit's just like a it's just an anthem that everyone gets around. I wouldn'tsay it's an award winning song. I wouldn't say it was a chart topper, but I'm not too sure my self because I wasn't around, like thes of s when the song is made. But yeah, it before every homematch and and there away fans do it when they travel away, ifyou know what I mean. The Liverpool fans do it anyway games. That'sa look sense. Yeah, so everyone puts their puts their hands up orchucks a scarf up or something and just belts away to the tune and thatmoment. I think there was fifty four thousand there or something. It wascapacity. As always. It was against wolves, so I was pretty handymatch to go to as well. Yeah, so that match I know the lyricsbecause, you know, I've watched enough over I've watched enough matches onTV to learn the lyrics and so I was singing for maybe the first fifteenseconds and it was just like it was insane. I don't think I canexplain how crazy it is because there's not many away fans at an am fieldmatch. There was maybe only a thousand waves supporters, so would have beenpacked out with red. Yeah, you've got fifty threezero people all singing onesong and they don't sing it like they're not looking to get the perfect pitchor something. They are just belting it out as loud as they can andbecause, like, if you're born and...

...bred and Liverpool, that that songmeans so much to you and maybe even if you're not so well off,getting a ticket and seeing your team live is extreme moment. So there's people, people crying, there's people just belting it out. It's an emotional andpowerful moment. So I was singing for maybe the first fifteen and then Ijust stopped and I was like now, you know, I want to takethis in. So I remember it's so vividly. I just looked around andI just did like a fool. I don't need to do a three hundredand sixty because I don't need to do the see the people standing behind me, but I've just I've scanned the crowd and I remember just looking up tothe rafts. There was just people belting it out. It was such apowerful moment. And more I think what contributed to a being so special wasthe fact that I'd seen it on TV since I was like seven and tofinally be there it was just so surreal. So yeah, that's my number three. It's absolute iconic, ICONIC SYMBOL, I'd say, for Liverpool Fans,a definitely probably the most iconic thing about Liverpool really. Surely, surelyhad shivers down your spine? Yeah, well, I'm tingling moment. Yeah, was, and my family, none of them the Liverpool fans, butthey like talk about that moment as well and how cool it was. Soonce in a once in a lifetime opportunity as well. Yeah, Ross beingfrom being living in Australia. Yeah, exactly, I don't go much.Yeah, I don't know if I'll ever be able to get back there.I'd love to, but I'm so blessed. Well, that sounds like I'm someheavy Christian or something, but I'm very thankful blessing. I agree.I'm very thankful to be owl to thank my parents actually, because they paidfor it. But Yeah, I'm thankful to be able to experience that moment. And Yeah, so that's my number three. Watch your number two,mate, my number two, this one's a this one is a personal oneas well. But basically I'm a die hard Novak Djokovic supporter in the tennisworld. Die Absolutely, I absolutely love him, always have. It's outof all the sports teams and sports players, it's definitely your number one, likeFanshito. Yeah, the thing you care about most, I'd say,in the sports world. I agree with that. I agree with that.And it was the two thousand nineteen Australian Open. I was lucky enough,another bit of a once in a lifetime, to go to the men's final andit was Djokovic Nadal. Throughout the tournament, the dialer just been shoppingeveryone straight sets. Don't think he was broken. Smashed sits a pass inthe semi final. Before the match, everyone's going yet Nadal's got this,madal's got this, and no vactor just comes out. I reckon. Iwould say it's the highest level of tennis he's ever produced, maybe anyone's everproduced, and you just absolutely slaughtered him. But for me the moment was justseeing him, seeing him when win a slam in my home country,lifting the trophy and yeah, just unreal. Do you watch that and V ora highlight? No, I don't think I did, because I wasin Canada, I'm pretty sure. Yeah, you were away, you were awayus, right. Yeah, I don't want to sound like some privilegedchild. Why I am privileged, but yeah, I was on a tripto Canada and yeah, it did coincide with the two thousand and nineteen AustralianOpen, so I think I caught the first few days and then I caughta few matches here or there, but it was yeah, I don't thinkI would have seen that one because that would have been at a bad timein Canada. But I've got a few questions for you, Mat what wasyour reaction after the final point? Like, did you get up scream or wereyou just taking it in? Was it swell? On match point,I was filming the point just to get it on record. Yeah, butwhen he won it was just like all right, everyone in the crowd wasjust so shocked at how much he dominated, because everyone was expecting like a fiveset up. Most people were expecting the day to win. Yeah,but everyone was just like, Holy Shit, how long it is? I'm rememberI would have been under two hours, under two hours. He's six threesixty to six to I'm pretty sure. Yeah, whether tears or not.Quite, not quite from anears, but definitely a huge smile. Definitelyhuge smile on my feet for sure. That's good. That's good Jack,and it was all the more sweet because it was against Rafa, who's probablybeen his biggest rival in the last five years or racking against anyone. Wouldhave just been so special to see him when the Grand Slam. Well,the fact it was against rapher, who was the second best player in theworld, just made it just made it that much better because it just showedhow well he played and considering how a dominant Raff had been throughout the wholetournament as well. Yeah, but yeah,...

...definitely, definitely huge rivalry. whichdid make it better for sure. Was it was the crowd going forrougher or know that, or neutral leaves? I'd say sixty percent rougher. Yeah, in a Djokovic isn't hated in Australia as much as other parts ofthe world. Yeah, I think if it's federal it would have been ninetyto ten, as with any other place. But yeah, it wasn't too badto mut sided all right way. How did you get a hold ofthat ticket? Must have been hard to get. Yeah, it was.My parents were just, I think they were just browsing and they someone soldthat ticket or something. So so there were three tickets available, so theyjust bought three, all different parts of the stadium. But yeah, basuallyvery lucky. You knew he was in the final when he bought it,or were you just guessing earlier in the tournament? Oh, no, theybought it. I want to say it might have even been on the day, but it might have been the day before, day before latest. Sothey went as well just scattered around the stadium. Yet they were there aswell. That's different. Pass the stadium. I right that actually wish I'd saythat match definitely, definitely a great moment to have witnessed life. Yeah, all right, now to my number two once again at Rugby League,as Rugby League's probably my number one sport. It is it's recent, it istwenty. So for my one and two, they're similar in like they'reboth last minute winners and I couldn't really separate them. But what I whatdecided was the separating factor was that number two occurred in two thousand and nineteen. So I factored for some recency bias. So I thought I would check thatto good point. Good point, because the recent ones, the racingones, would stick in the mind a lot clearer. Yeah, exactly.So I thought the fact that number, my number one, is from twothousand and eleven. So I thought the fact that that was still fresh inmy head that showed how special that was. So got this at number two.It's the state of origin, game three in two thousand and nineteen.So I'll just give some background. I'm a New South Wales Fan, eventhough that sounds weird because I lived in Brisbane for like eight years. I'mborn in Country New South Wales and both my parents are born and bread inSydney. So I'm a New South Wales die hard, well hard blues Fan. Yeah, I'll just paint the picture. So since two thousand and six,before the two thousand and Nineteen series, you south Wales had one two stateof origin series. So that's two out of about twelve or thirteen seriesif I'm sect yeah, so it hadn't been a good harvesting season for theblues. Of like we'd quite unsuccessful. And I lived in Queensland for eightyears and those eight years Queensland won every single year. So there have beenhell for you, I think. All, I think would be really hard toknow the amount of like how excruciating that was being in Victoria, aswe don't really know what the state of origin is. Do to mean ifyou've been getting ripped left and right. Yeah, so on class by theclass Max. Yeah, so the state of origin is usually on a Wednesdaynight. So on Wednesdays we were allowed to wear an origin Jersey. SoI used to always wear my new South Wales top and then like there wouldbe maybe thirty other people in the year level wearing Queensland tops. It wasso clear that I didn't go for Queensland so I stuck out like a sawtof thumb and like this makes it sound like I got bullied. So itwasn't the case, but there were a couple times on Thursdays I'd go homewith like Bruce's on my shoulder because people would just like take the piss andlike have a ch uckle and just like lay one into the right shoulder orsomething. So yeah, it was and I remember the amount of times dadhad to nurse me to sleep as I would be crying into my pillow becauseI'd be like, I don't want to go to school tomorrow. I'm sickof New South Wales losing. Why are we so bad? Why did wechoose to go for New South Wales? I genuinely couldn't fathom, like Icouldn't handle it to it's fair to say origin has been pretty scarring for me. So moving on to two thousand and nineteen, Queensland One, game oneat Sun Court. Then New South Wales comprehensively beat the Marones in Perth byabout thirty points. So it set up a decide a game three. Aftergame we hadn't been planning on going to this match at all, but wehave family in Sydney. So we'd been planning to visit them at some stageand we thought why not make our trip coincide with origin game three? Wecan all go of the family. So...

...all five of my family went andmy Auntie came as well. It was pattern. It was packed. Ithink it was like a thousand short of capacity. Eighty two and a halfthousand a and said stadium in Sydney. Yeah, it was just crazy really. Leading into the match there was lots of press about new half. Whaleschanged our halfback. So Game One, game two the halfback got sacked andwe brought him one who hadn't played since two thousand and seventeen. He addedtwenty five percent win rate in origin and he never won an origin the seriesand he'd played about seventeen games. So it was a very bold choice fromthe selectors. Experienced experience. Yeah, that is true, and he's oneof my favorite players, Mitchell pier so we'll be back. Looking back,I it was a great decision, but that's with hindsight and that's the lovelything. So that is we were looking good. I I will be honest, I was bit cocky because I was like, we've come all this waythe footy gods are just going to let us win and it's just going tobe a good time. So we were looking good. I think we scoredthe first two tries of the match and we it look like we were goingto cruise to victory. Then they scored two tries and the seventy second andseventy said seventh minute. So it was twenty all with three to go.And then we had there. We had the ball in our ten meter line, so we had to go ninety meters to score a try and there wasmaybe fifty seconds left and it was the fourth tackle. There's about thirty secondsleft. We were on our forty meter line and Mitchell Pierce got the ball. He ran out to the right side, passed it to Tom Travoivich, whopassed it to Blake Fergus in the winger and he went on a massiverun about fifty meters. He did like it was kind of like a widereceiver move. How he almost did like a coat. He always did likea toe tap thing to keep his feed in. As the I think itwas Dang Gag, eyed the Queensland winger over his legs to try and takehim out he was in the field of play by maybe ten centimeters. Soit's crazy how there's a lot of what if they're like, imagine if hewent over the line, this moment would never have happened. So anyway,furgo broke that tackle ten meter line, passed inside to Teddy, who steppedthe fullback and scored in the corner. So yeah, it was absolutely ridiculousscenes. I think he crossed the line with thirteen seconds to go or something. So when you weird one, and I've never seen craziest celebrations at asports game. I remember my older brother Lackey, two minutes after it hadhappened, when we'd all sat back down again, we'd kind of calmed down, and he's he was physically shaking with excitement, like we looked at hishands and he was like trembling. It was a crazy and then my auntiegoes to me, where's my ring? Not, not her ring, herearring. Is that a word? earing earring? Yeah, yeah, okay, I've just spose to myself and this is coming back you. You probablyshaking right now just thinking about this state of origin. Mash now. Well, I've just clocked that an earring is like a ring on your ear,but anyway odd. Yeah, so it turned out in the celebrations my mumhad punched my Auntie's ear and her Pearl earring, which was like expensive,had gone flying. Like my Auntie said, all I saw was it just wentin the air and we think we're because we're in the top tier.We think it went down to the bottom tier. So so there's no finding, no, no retrievable. That right. So we gave up pretty quick onthat search. So yeah, tenny scored in the corner. James Tedesco, he's my favorite player probably he used to play for the tide's, whichis an attribute that I love, obviously, and is the best player in thecomps. So it was fitting for him to score the try. Soyeah, that's my number two. Really, not much else to say about itreally. Now. I'm I'm not the I'm not the biggest rugby leaguefan, but I did. I have watched this match highlights on Youtube andthe run from Ferguson was outrageous stuff for my eyes. Yeah, fitting.One of the players that I do know is James Tedesco and everyone was sayinghow fitting it was that he scored the winner. But I have to askas well. This is sort of similar to my number one, but howare you feeling? When Queensland made the come back to tidle up, Iwas just like well, because I've got like PTSD from state of origin.Kidding, like, I've SAT, I've been tortured. I'm mad torture,but I've suffered at school for eight years in Brisbane, losing every single series, and now we've got to we've come all this way, we've traveled onehundred kilometers to Sydney, we've bought tickets...

...to game three and you're going tomake us lose in the seventy seven minute or because it was twenty all.So they would have had to beat in us in golden point or something.That's true. That's true. I would have been probably the most shattering thingever. So, but you up twenty, twenty two eight. Was it twentyeight? Yeah, I think yeah, I think it was that. Yeah, because no one missed a kick or game, which was pretty special. Well, Jo join and move on to your number one. Then transitions. Transitioned into my number one moment, which again you were with me forthis one result. They maybe from five baby. We made the trek inMay, two thousand and eighteen down to Adelaide. We made the trek foryour y. It was for my birthday to go to the showdown Adelaide vPort Adelaide in the AFEL for those playing. And Yep, so, Adelaide,Oval, Fifty K it was. It was full, full House.I definitely you damosphere and the show. A lot of people say that theshowdowns have the best atmosphere out of any game in the IFEL. Yeah,because the fans are just so passionate. Yeah, I like, yeah,Adelaide Oval footy on the tea. It's great. It's great. Yeah,yeah, so I'm a I'm a die hard port Adelaide Fan. Yeah,almost on the DJOKOVIC level. They're not quite, but still I love them. Yeah, and Yep. So going into the game I'd say we werethe underdogs. Adelaide were. Adelaide were pretty good, pretty handyside, andthey raced out to a lead. Halftime they are up by around thirty andthird quarter port probably played the best quarter they've played in the last ten years. Robbie Gray kicked five goals in the quarter. We scored about forty fivepoints. Got Race back at into the lead, held on to it inthe fourth quarter a bit and then I reckon four minutes to go, we'reout by seventeen points. Yeah, like four minutes left, like I thoughtwe'd won. I thought we'd won, and Adelaide just they've just gone andkicked. I kind of remember it, because they've just gone and kicks threegoals in like two minutes and to go up by one point. And Ijust remember fit. I wanted to throw up. I felt sick. Wasn'tthe governs brother, Mitch McGovern. It was Mitch McGovern. He's one.He was the one to put them up. Yeah, to take the lead.That's right. Yeah, O take really. Yeah, it put themout by five. Actually, yeah, I remember that one. I don'tremember the way. Actually, was one or five, either way, eitherway, one goal in it. Yeah, but yeah, the center bounce isabout thirty seconds left. Adelaide whin the clearance. I'm just thinking thatwe've lost. We've lost. It's going to be the most painful moment thatI've ever lived through. Genuinely felt sick, but somehow I don't doodle. Howardcollected the ball center half back and just bombed it up and my lock, ended up with the ball just outside fifty. He's he's juked Jake Leber, I believe, one of the allied defenders, and the whole crowd isjust gone silent. Everyone's on their feet, but the whole place is silent.I'm crossing my fingers and he's nailed it through the big sticks and Ireckon. It's the loudest moment, loudest thing I've ever experienced. The wholecrowd's just roaring. Thirty, twenty, twenty, Fivezero Port Adelaide fans andI was just off my chops, absolutely off my head. And Yeah,what you were you were there with me as well. What we all thoughts. Yeah, Stevie, put it through. I am in quote, like quotationMark Support Adelaide Fan, but really you are maybe four times the FanI am. I am, I'll carry the fandom in the Jewey. Yeah, so, but I remember I was just so pleased, like because itwas like it's still would have been amazing to get a trip to other laideand go to the showdown for your birthday. But like it would have been abit of a sour note if you poured and lost in such a fashion. So yeah, I just remember it was more just relief for me personally. I was like I'm gonna have the couple plane trip home with this guy. He's going to be he's got all have been. I would have beenlived all night. I reckon. Would have killed. Would have killed theVIBE, just killing. Definitely. Yeah, but I kind of forgot how goodthat goal was. Like you think it's just a standard drop punt fromlike forty hour, but you think he jukes one person. Yeah, andthen there's like three blokes coming from his right, so he's like and he'sright footed, so he's like getting squashed.

And then he almost it wasn't abanana, but it's almost like I can imagine doing it myself, likeit's almost like he did a drop kick, drop punt with like the outside,yeah, because he's sort of had to kick it right a little bit, so he had to go on that Awkward Angle. Yeah, and thenlike, yeah, it was so special. That Gal yeah, that was andthen they almost we knew there wasn't much time left, but like athey almost scored. Yeah, actually did. Actually that was like all right,there's like ten seconds left, but they got the clearance and they werebowling up the wing, these Dans man seeds. Yeah, yeah, theball like seventy out. was about to do like a squaring kick and thesign beat him. The sign beat him and the rest is history. Yeah, that that wasn't the best moment in the game. That the best show. It was doogle claiming a minute, laving a mark after it's hit fivepeople, five people have touched it. Yeah, and he's the to hethought he'd got the mark. He tried to sell the umpire. Yeah,I come on, dudes, we do love dudes. We Love dudes.Yeah, unfortunately he's he's fucked off to sink Kilda, but we still lovehim. Yeah, it's fair to say I think you've had more negative momentsthan positive no moments following port, but that was similar for you with thetags. Yes, we don't make the eight often. We always around themark. But yeah, yes, that's that may the best males. I'mnot surprised that was your number one, that it was close to my topfive. Arguably, would have thought I would be pushing, pushing for yours. Yeah, arguably it probably should be my fifth, but a I justwanted a bit of variety for the content of the Potty, but also I'mnot as passionate for AFL as I am like cricket or Rugby League. Soyeah, that was the main thing. But I can objectively state like that'sone of the best matches I've ever been to. Yeah, that was oneof the matches of the season. Yeah, I've remember following afl for along,so I only moved to Melbourne two thousand and fourteen, but I thinkthat is what it's hard to compare live games to TV Games, but yeah, it is. That is one of the best matches I've ever seen,I think, and the critics would say the same, I would assume.Yeah, you'd think so. All right, that's your number one. On toyour on to the final moment. Right, this is an odd choice, I'd say. I don't think many people would have an a league momentin their top five in Australia. A lie, but I'm going to tryand put some absolute male on it. Well, it doesn't need Mayo,but I'm going to try and give it. It doesn't doesn't I'm going to tryand give it the justice it deserves because it was absolutely insane. Soit's the two thousand ten eleven a league season grand final. It's the thirteenof March, two thousand and eleven. For those wondering, there's a packedI'll give you some context. So the mariners came central coast mariners came firstin the regular season and the Briton rule came second. The raw beat theway the a league final system used to work that one and two would havea two leg playoff and the winner would go straight through to the grand finaland the loser would go into the prelimb. Who would play the winner of likethe third verse, six, fourth, first, fifth, then the winner. Yeah, you know what I mean. Yeah, so the rawbeat the mariners in the two leg playoffs, so they went straight to the final. The mariners had to beat the Gold Coast, Gold Coast United,which is a bit ironical looking back, in the prelimbs. At the timeI was a pretty big brison rule fan. I was well into my soccer,as I still am, but not so much a league nowadays. I'llbe honest. I actually thought the Brits and rule was very popular at thetime, but I've googled it and they were averaging a crowd of nine thousand. So I must have just been in a like eleven year old head thinkingthis is the biggest singing round. But, and you're the whole side that theirplayers used to come visit my local club. They would bring they afterthis grand final. They actually came down one morning with the trophy, sothat was pretty cool. But anyway, from room the coaches was ch poster, cogglue versus Graham Arnold, who both have gone on to bigger and betterthings and coaching the soccer us and then winning the Jay League last year.Graham Arnold is the current Australian coach arm ninety nine central. He won likesthree a leagues with Sydney FC or something. There's fifty, Fiftyzero, one hundredand sixty eight at some court, which is a record for the Britainraw and a record for football in general in Brisbane. Full House for itwas about one five hundred off the capacity of Katy, but basically like youwouldn't be able to tell that looking at it. So it was actually eventhough it sounds like a boring match, nil all at full time. Itwasn't at all. There was heaps of...

...shots in it. Matthew Ryan actuallywon. The goalkeeper now plays a Brighton. He actually won player of the matchbecause he made like eight or nine saves, and that just shows thatit wasn't boring, like the goalkeepers and defenders were actually like putting in someamazing efforts to keep it nil all. So that just showed also that themariners were kind of clinching on for most of the match. The mariners thenwent on to score in the ninety six minute and then the hundred and thirdminute. If you don't know soccer, soccer has a thirty minute extra timeperiod from ninety to a hundred and twenty. So at that point it's too neilwas seventeen minutes left. You thinking it's season over. I remember theplace was absolutely dead. People will slowly starting to leave. We were sittingnear the mariners fans and I remember they were just lipping people off. Theyhad drums and they were just like absurdly playing it in people's faces and Shit, they were dickads actually. And well and Behold Enrique, the little magicBrazilian who was one of our marquis players, scored in the hundred and seventeen minute. So it's one two central coast mariners with three minutes to go.And you're everyone's going surely not like come on, like even en regae afterhe scored it. He didn't even like sprint back. He was he didnot look happy. He thought the chance that's a consolation goal and a grandfinal lost. You got to be kidding. Enrique had a shot saved by MattRyan in the hundred and nineteen minute, so that people got up and aboutfor that one. They thought that was it. And then one ofthe defenders clears across out for a corner in the a hundred and twenty minute. There's forty seconds left when the corner is taken. Hundred hundred and twentyminute corner. If you get you play it. If you play Fafa,you know the danger signs of an a hundred twenty two minute corner, especiallylike FIFA thirteen. You know what's coming. There's only one outcome. Yeah,so the corners we'fted. I think was Maddie macay, who is BrisBrisbane rule legend and also went on to play for the soccer is. Heput one in perfect spot. Arguably Matthew Ryan should have come out and collectedit as it was pretty close to the goal, but I think he wasgetting blocked and Eric Parterlou who is our CDM. He is a cultured Dutchman. I believe he went on to play for Melbourne City. He heads onein twenty seconds left. Crowd. They've equalized. At the crowd that's lostit the flying Dutchman. Yeah, like I remember the scenes. It waslike I'd been the packed houses at some court because of the rugby league.But, like you were thinking, this is a league, like what isgoing on this? Fifty zero people off their chops for a game of soccerin a what is described as a big country town in Brisbane is incredible.Scenes would have made so real. That's my moment. The the equalizer,but all in all, Briton rule went on to win for two and penalties. You kind of weren't even nervous for the penalties because you knew the starswere aligned for the row to get the win. Fan Favorite Enrique, hescored the winning penalty, and Matt mccay, he scored the one that likes,set up the winning penalty. So the two kind of heroes of theclub had pretty much done it on their own back and emitting. I rememberdistinctly after the winning penalty because Michael's Theoclatoss, now known as Michael Theo. Hesaved two penalties. Everyone just sprinted to him, except Enrique, whokind of just like went off to the other side by himself, which isa bit awkward. But everyone's sprinted to the goalkeeper and there was just thismassive stacks on of players and staff of the Britain rule in it was insane. They are reckon, that are going. A few of the coaches were humpingeach other and that stacks on as well. It's been on de SayingsGone On. Yeah, probably a bit of would been thrown around as well. Of Fair for a bit of a yeah, I know it seems outrageousfor an a league to be my top sporting moment that I've attended ever,and considering I don't even care about the a league that much anymore, it'sseems pretty insane, but that is atmosphere. Would have been unreal, though.Maybe I think a Guero's goal to see all the premier league for cityis the craziest thing I've ever seen in soccer. But yeah, this isprobably second, if not top, for create and I was lucky enough tobe there. So that's why it's my number one and the hero who scoredthe winning penalty in Rique. Yeah, why were they calling him without callinghim the slippery man or something like that, when I was watching the high life. Are referring to him is the slippery man. What. Why isthat? Well, it's for two reasons. It's because, like, he's balled. So when he's I saw that might event when against the Sart,when his head gets like sweaty, he slippery. But also, I'm prettysure it also has to do it like...

...he he he would have been likea four star Skiller on Fifi Reckon. He had like how a bit ofa work, did he? But before last he could slip past defenders,you could say so, I'd say. They're the two reasons for that one. They well, there you go, the slipper man. That's our topfive sporting moments each. Is there any honorable mentions you want to say?There is one from when I was very young, the first create game Iever attended. I was a huge KP fan back then. He's my favoritebatsman of all time. Yeah, and he came out to bat at theGE. The oziser just slaughtered US five Neil in the in the ashes.The month before. Yeah, and people were already booing kp just because hewas our best batsman and he because you kept coming down the wicket to McGrawand Lee and the as. He's obviously didn't like that. So he wasbooed. On his way out to bat, he got to about sixty off sixtyballs, charged McGraw, hitting the ribs and instantly had Gil Chris Simon'smcgrat couple others just sledging him. He goes down, doesn't get up fora while, whole crowds booing him, laughing, and he turns out hebroke his a. But you kept batting and a few balls later he camedown the wicket again and absolutely smashed one down the ground into the second tier, and that, that particular shot, has stayed in my memory all theseyears. It's probably the best shot I've ever seen and yeah, really gotme into cricket as well. Bit of a hero to me, Kape.Yeah, it's you're a big fan and big buy on overall mentions pro asyou it was in your five, but the showdown that's very close to fifth. And another one was the Viking clap, which is a raiders fan thing.That they do before the game and after the raiders beat the Melbourne thestorm in a prelimb in Melbourne last year, the raiders fair players came over tothe raiders fans and did a Viking clap and I was actually in theraiders fans because we hate the Melbourne storm here in the fourth now household.So that was a very special moment. So you like it was that youwere doing it? Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm that's lute. That'sthe same thing that the the Iceland soccer team do, right. Yeah,the thing started by the Iceland. Yeah, I love I love the biking classOrne. Yeah, that was pretty special. Like one of the oneof the players, grabbed the drama and he was running at yeah, itwas a cool moment, but it didn't make the five, unfortunately. Sothat's it for the first podcast. I'll just quick really like to shout outChristian Pilchat, our guest today. He has written an article on the role. So if you if you just type up Christian pilcher on the raw websiteor type into Google Christian pilcher raw, it'll come up. There might bea few more articles coming and so if you've enjoyed his sports opinions today orjust want to see what he's about. Go check that out. It's thereanything else you want to add? Mate? I'll just add that I won't becomplaining with that free bit of advertisement from you. So thanks for thatand I'd say that it's absolute pleasure to be on today. Enjoyed it.Or enjoyed it and Caen for another one soon. Yeah, couldn't think ofanyone else better to do the first one with, so no thanks, Matt. I'm not a hundred percent sure the next episode's going to be, butit's going to be in a day or two, so just just stay tunedfor it. Really it's likely to be me and Christian here again, soif you've enjoyed our little chemistry, the pilching Cork dynamic, tune in pilchingcolts you were. It's likely to be something that's crickets. Could be anashes team, best team ever of the ashes. So that's a little table. Would that would shove me. That's a teaser for you if you've stayedfor fifty eight minutes. So thanks for tuning in if you're listening, whichI doubt you are, and thanks for joining me. Christian and for love. Look forward to seeing how the listeners react. Really so thanks, Mattsay our so you got.

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