Frank Arok and Australia vs Israel 1989

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Lior_, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Lior_

    Lior_ New Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Club:
    Maccabi Netanya FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Israel
    Hi everyone,

    I was hoping I could get some help from this forum.
    Im looking for some information regarding the events leading up to the Australia vs Israel game in Australia back in 1989. The score was 1-1.
    Basically what I am looking for is a match report and apparently Frank Arok made some anti-Semitic comments before the game, so I was hoping that someone would have some information on that as well...

    Thank you again
     
  2. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    If saying I hope to send the Israeli Team home losers is anti semetic then he made some anti semetic comments. As for the match, I remember standing in the half built boxes at the southern end because there weren't enough seats for the crowd. Yankos made a defensive error just before half time which led to a goal for Israel. Trimboli got an equaliser with less than 10 minutes left. Arok gave the referee a blast at full time because the ref decided no added time would be played and finished the game dead on 90 minutes. The draw was enough for Israel to win the group but they lost the playoff against Paraguay 2-1 on aggregate and still haven't made it the World Cup to this day. Maybe 2014 will be their year.
     
  3. Lior_

    Lior_ New Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Club:
    Maccabi Netanya FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Israel
    Is that all he said? Because after Eli Ohana scored the goal, he ran towards Arok kissing his Magen David. Our players dont normally do that, so their must of been some other comments said. Other reports that I have seen refer to this although they dont reference it, so I was hoping someone from this board can either remember or maybe even link some articles that talk about the game??

    I didnt know that it stopped at 90min. Israel made the playoff, but lost 1-0 in Colombia and then it was 0-0 in Israel.

    2014 lol, I wish!
     
  4. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Your players played in OFC for World Cup qualifying without much success for most of that decade. In fact I can't remember them beating Australia during that time. I'm sure taking the lead in Sydney was a big enough reason to celebrate.
     
  5. Caesar

    Caesar Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Oztraya
    I'd never heard of this at all, so I decided to Google it. The only reference on the entire internet I could find was in an unsourced biographical blurb on Ohana, written on some fansite:

    It's mentioned in a few wikis and discussion forums but everything is referenced to the above article.

    Given that if true it probably would have got a fair bit of press at the time, I'm going to say that this is probably fake. At the very least, it's a highly unsubstantiated rumour.
     
  6. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Considering the description of the goal I would say its all a fantasy. In reality he picked up a loose ball miscontrolled by Yankos and beat an out of position goalkeeper before slotting it home into an empty net.
     
  7. NoRightFoot

    NoRightFoot Member

    May 18, 2006
    Melbourne, at times.
    Club:
    Malmo FF
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Was this one of Charlie's big kicks? I was only a boy but I can remember the Israeli's scrambling to get back when it hit the back of the net. Mind you, he saved his best for the Argentines,
     
  8. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    No, that was the goal he scored in Israel during the same qualifying group. What happened in Sydney was the ball was passed to him, he miscontrolled it and the Israeli striker pounced quickly on the loose ball and scored. Charlie didn't make too many errors at the back, but this was one of them.
     
  9. Lior_

    Lior_ New Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Club:
    Maccabi Netanya FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Israel
    for anyone interested in seeing the goal again

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6A72zeuosE&feature=related"]YouTube - ‫??? ?? ??? ????? ???????? ??????? 90‬‎[/ame]

    It was Eli Ohana that scored the goal, showed great composure beating the goalie and the defender
     
  10. NoRightFoot

    NoRightFoot Member

    May 18, 2006
    Melbourne, at times.
    Club:
    Malmo FF
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    So why are we seeing it on this forum? Let the Israeli's worry about that. His free kick against them was magic.

    It almost rivals his commentary against Hungary when Muscat scored - "Yeah, and it was, gee, what a great goal!"

    Seriously, they were 2 of the best free kicks I've seen from an Australian player.
     
  11. Gold is the Colour

    Dec 17, 2005
    Perth Australia
    Club:
    Perth Glory
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia

    Yankos v Argentina was one of the best (long range) free kicks I've seen from anyone - anywhere.
     
  12. cmedina1983

    cmedina1983 New Member

    Nov 14, 2008
    California
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    That is probably my most favourite goal of all time ;)

    Here it is, for people to watch... over and over again:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EaqVfIlE9U&NR=1"]YouTube - YANKOS, Charlie vs Argentina - 1988 Friendly Tournament in A[/ame]
     
  13. epris

    epris Member

    May 20, 2007
    Sydney
    love the noise when the ball is stuck

    booooooom!
     
  14. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    I did find this on some random soccer forum- but once again- it could just be another urban legend that started off as pretty much nothing but then its been passed down and expanded upon over time...... ;)

     
  15. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    This is absolute nonsense. The game was oversold with not enough seats for the crowd. I ended watching from a construction zone at the southern end (they were building the corporate boxes there now) and was asked several times to leave as it was unsafe but told them as there was no where else to go I would leave as soon as the full time whistle went. The crowd couldn't have made any formations, other than a heap.
     
  16. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    That's what I thought. ;)
     
  17. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia

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