FARAH - ‘I CAN’T WAIT FOR NEXT YEAR’
By Wayne Cousins
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Robbie Farah has given plenty of hope to Wests Tigers supporters by already declaring “I can’t wait for next year”.
Sitting alongside Coach Tim Sheens and fielding a variety of questions at the post match press conference, Farah was already looking forward, not back, when it came to the “what ifs”.
“I think there is a different feeling after this year. I know myself, I can’t wait for next year. I am optimistic that even though we have missed the eight, we have taken a step in the right direction this year,’’ Farah said.
“I think we are a better side than where we finished. It is ‘Ifs and buts’ again. I can’t wait for next year to try and make things right. I have got no doubt that we will be even better next year.’’
The emergence of Tim Moltzen, Blake Ayshford and Robert Lui, plus the powerful impact made by second-rower Gareth Ellis, is enticing.
Throw in the likes of established stars Benji Marshall, the same hard-working forward pack headed by Keith Galloway and Todd Payten, the brute strength of Taniela Tuiaki, the finishing skills of Beau Ryan, the class of Chris Lawrence, to some future stars of the Toyota Cup team, and there is plenty to like about the 2010 Wests Tigers.
Farah said his team-mates were determined to finish the season off on a good note with a victory over the Bulldogs.
“We came up with reasons why we wanted to show up and play tonight,’’ Farah said.
“We could have easily come here and been thinking about getting on the drink tomorrow, but we weren’t.
“We wanted to finish off with a good win and we had plenty of boys leaving the club we wanted to send off with a win. I thought we showed up well. Obviously the Dogs were not at their best but I thought we played well.”
Me neither Robbie….