FARAH SAYS IMPROVEMENT NEEDED IN FOUNDATION CUP

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FARAH SAYS IMPROVEMENT NEEDED IN FOUNDATION CUP

Post by willow » Fri 25 Feb, 2011 6:34 pm

FARAH SAYS IMPROVEMENT NEEDED IN FOUNDATION CUP
By Wayne Cousins
25/02/2011 11:18:15 AM

Wests Tigers Captain Robbie Farah is adamant his team must turn in a solid performance against the Sydney Roosters tomorrow night as part of their build up to the season kick-off in a fortnight’s time.

Speaking ahead of the annual Foundation Cup clash at the Sydney Football Stadium, Farah says it was important the team improved on their ordinary trial performance against Parramatta last weekend.

“It is the final trial for both teams tomorrow night. Both teams are going to come out and treat it as if it is a comp game,’’ Farah said.

“We are disappointed in the way we played last week. We don’t want to finish on another bad performance heading into round 1.

“We are as close to full strength as we can be tomorrow and hopefully we can build some momentum going into the first (premiership) game against the Bulldogs.

“It would be nice to win the Foundation Cup. The Roosters have won four in a row. Hopefully we can win one sooner rather than later. Tomorrow night would be good.”

Farah admitted to not having good memories of the last time Wests Tigers played at the SFS, losing to the Roosters in an epic qualifying final in golden point extra time.

“It’s a new season, a fresh start. Hopefully what happened last year, not only against the Roosters, but the way we exited the competition will spur us on this year,’’ Farah said.

“We know we are not too far away. We have a similar squad to last year. The boys have been putting in the hard work at training over the off season so hopefully we have prepared well enough and put ourselves into a position come the end of the year.”

Wests Tigers Head Coach Tim Sheens said the Foundation Cup is developing a bit of a history between the two clubs.

“It will be more than just your average trial. I’m not sure whether it will be up there with NRL level yet (in terms of intensity),’’ Sheens said.

“We still have a few guys who I would like to have in Gareth Ellis, Todd Payten and Beau Ryan playing. They are on par for possibly being back round 1, maybe round 2.”

Sheens said he was working on strategies to come to terms with the new laws or interpretations with the referees. He also said he would slowly ease utility Tim Moltzen into the game in his first match back from a season ending knee injury.

“Twenty penalties last week is miles too many. We have got to work hard on the discipline. No injuries and a good hit out, that’s what we are looking for,’’ Sheens added.

“Tim is going well. I am not going to give him a full game so we will see how he goes. It is unfortunate for Tim that he hurt his ankle at training three weeks ago that set him back a bit otherwise he would have played some time last week.

“We will take it easy with him this week. He is going to be slower in coming back during the competition. I am not going to throw him in the deep end at this point.”

The Foundation Cup kicks-off at 7.30pm. An U20s trial match between the two clubs will be played at 5.30pm. The Foundation Cup will not be televised or broadcasted on radio.

Foundation Cup History
2007: Sydney Roosters 10 d Wests Tigers 4, SFS,Crowd: 16, 198.
2008: Sydney Roosters 34 d Wests Tigers 28, SFS, Crowd 15,197
2009: Sydney Roosters 16 d Wests Tigers 12, SFS, Crowd 8716
2010: Sydney Roosters 28 d Wests Tigers 10, SFS, Crowd 10,281.


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Post by Cultured Bogan » Fri 25 Feb, 2011 7:08 pm

Improvement against the Cocks in general would be nice. They've beaten us five out the last seven matches...
And she's turning cold, at fifteen years old,
Taken too much slow, minds gone out to sea on the P&O,
Don't know what to do, rotten shade of blue,
Another case of "stupid is as stupid does..."

Cuando llegue el día, y estoy parado a las puertas del cielo, será Dios pidiendo mi perdón...

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Post by innsaneink » Fri 25 Feb, 2011 8:03 pm

LOL
Anyone spot the cuzzoism?
They gotta be intentional.
:geek:

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Post by tiga4eva » Fri 25 Feb, 2011 8:07 pm

Sheensy said he "would like" to have Beau available. Do you read into that, that Sheens sees him as starting winger over Brown,Daniela and Latu, or just a general statement.

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Post by cunno » Fri 25 Feb, 2011 9:15 pm

innsaneink wrote:LOL
Anyone spot the cuzzoism?
They gotta be intentional.
:geek:
What is a cuzzoism?


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Post by cunno » Fri 25 Feb, 2011 9:16 pm

tiga4eva wrote:Sheensy said he "would like" to have Beau available. Do you read into that, that Sheens sees him as starting winger over Brown,Daniela and Latu, or just a general statement.
Sheens will pick Beau Ryan for game one if he is fit.

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Post by KingOvKingz09 » Fri 25 Feb, 2011 9:30 pm

obviously its needed
Im back!! oh its true.... Its damn true!!!

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Post by innsaneink » Fri 25 Feb, 2011 9:37 pm

cunno wrote:
innsaneink wrote:LOL
Anyone spot the cuzzoism?
They gotta be intentional.
:geek:
What is a cuzzoism?
An ism is in this sense a way of speaking or writing unique to a specific person....

EG: Barack Obama
http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/bara ... quotes.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

G W Bush
http://www.woopidoo.com/business_quotes ... shisms.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

in this case Cuzzo and his fabulous way of butchering the english language

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Post by hybrid_tiger » Sat 26 Feb, 2011 11:21 am

cunno wrote:
tiga4eva wrote:Sheensy said he "would like" to have Beau available. Do you read into that, that Sheens sees him as starting winger over Brown,Daniela and Latu, or just a general statement.
Sheens will pick Beau Ryan for game one if he is fit.
Absolute joke.

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