Farah on the Bench



  • This game on the weekend could see us play in the Semi finals , do you think any other coach would play Farah off the bench , I know people will talk about all the dramas But we need to play our strongest team to beat Canberra and I think if he is fully fit he could be well worth playing on the bench , Sirro played on the bench last game and only got a small amount of game time and if this game is really close and one of our halfs get injured he could well be the replacement we need to get us home , I don’t think Canberra would expect him to play so it could be a good move , this is not about Farah / Taylor it’s about winning the game



  • All the RF/JT dramas aside,he has been sick with a virus and hasn’t played State Cup,I don’t think he would make it even off the bench,but you never know stranger things have happened over the years in the NRL…I would like to see him have a run at LO,mostly the crowds love to see him and he does play well there…anyway really it isn’t our call…



  • I understand were you are coming from and agree that RF should have been there because he is in our top 17 imo.

    But given all that has gone on, what players and fans have endured at the hands of the Club, JT and RF we can’t. If we do I think it would upset the apple cart and create a mess. It would put doubt in the playmakers minds. If it was going to happen it should have happened weeks ago and they would have adjusted.

    You don’t give a golfer a new putter on the last day of the U.S. Open when he is a chance of catching the leaders!

    Unless you tell the golfer that the putter is designed never to miss a putt, and to that JT isn’t about to tell the team that RF is going to win you the game.

    So as much I think he should be in the team right or wrong he won’t be.


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    Robbie Farah has a Hip Flexor injury….Normal recovery time for such an injury is 2-4 weeks…

    Hasn’t played now for 3 weeks…Not sure why people even think Farah is available for selection…



  • He wouldnt have been picked even if he was fit. The only way Farah was going to play another game was if he had completed a deal to sign with another team. The only way that was going to happen was if he agreed to a reduced pay out from the wests tigers. They would have used it as part of their bargaining power. However Farah hasnt budged and thats why the circus continues. My opinion only before anyone loses their pants, as no one really knows whats going on.



  • @tigers2005:

    The only way that was going to happen was if he agreed to a reduced pay out from the wests tigers.

    Don’t understand what you mean by this. He has a contract for next season and it will be honoured from his perspective. Whether it is paid in full by Wests or a combination of Wests and another club, the contract from his perspective will be honoured. If either party doesn’t honour the contract, then it is a breach of contract. I can’t see the club or Farah doing that.

    The only way he can get a reduced pay position would be for both parties to agree to part ways from the final year of the current contract and then enter into a new contract. Possible - it would mean that Farah remains a one club player, but would earn less than his current contract.



  • @Gary Bakerloo:

    @tigers2005:

    The only way that was going to happen was if he agreed to a reduced pay out from the wests tigers.

    Don’t understand what you mean by this. He has a contract for next season and it will be honoured from his perspective. Whether it is paid in full by Wests or a combination of Wests and another club, the contract from his perspective will be honoured. If either party doesn’t honour the contract, then it is a breach of contract. I can’t see the club or Farah doing that.

    The only way he can get a reduced pay position would be for both parties to agree to part ways from the final year of the current contract and then enter into a new contract. Possible - it would mean that Farah remains a one club player, but would earn less than his current contract.

    Could the delay be that RF wants his full contract paid out and then go to Souths as a free agent? Robbie may believe he is being asked to move on and wants full restitution from the club before he signs another contract. Basically he gets his $950K plus whatever he can negotiate at another club.

    The Tigers really cannot afford for this to happen and cannot have him at the club either. Interesting times if true…who blinks first.



  • Is he injured or ‘injured for NSW cup only’?
    He or club didn’t announce that he is leaving anywhere, so why the hurry ?
    Funny, how some people would risk playing RF after 3 weeks break, but scream fault about Tedesco, go figure. :crazy



  • Not gonna happen.



  • Robbie Farah is becoming a judge? 😮



  • @tigers2005:

    He wouldnt have been picked even if he was fit. The only way Farah was going to play another game was if he had completed a deal to sign with another team. The only way that was going to happen was if he agreed to a reduced pay out from the wests tigers. They would have used it as part of their bargaining power. However Farah hasnt budged and thats why the circus continues. My opinion only before anyone loses their pants, as no one really knows whats going on.

    Speculation….


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    @tigers2005:

    He wouldnt have been picked even if he was fit. The only way Farah was going to play another game was if he had completed a deal to sign with another team. The only way that was going to happen was if he agreed to a reduced pay out from the wests tigers. They would have used it as part of their bargaining power. However Farah hasnt budged and thats why the circus continues. My opinion only before anyone loses their pants, as no one really knows whats going on.

    I have to idea if you are correct in this but if so then a pathetic situation. The board was about 100% agreed before he was dumped that him coming off the bench was working terrific. Then after being dropped he is nobody’s child. Everyone wanting him out are putting the person before (or behind) the team - funny that was what the pro RF supporters were accused of.

    We have buckelys chance of winning this weekend without him, and only a minority chance of winning with him, but at least that is what we are on about getting into the finals.



  • @Byron Bay Fan:

    @tigers2005:

    He wouldnt have been picked even if he was fit. The only way Farah was going to play another game was if he had completed a deal to sign with another team. The only way that was going to happen was if he agreed to a reduced pay out from the wests tigers. They would have used it as part of their bargaining power. However Farah hasnt budged and thats why the circus continues. My opinion only before anyone loses their pants, as no one really knows whats going on.

    I have to idea if you are correct in this but if so then a pathetic situation. The board was about 100% agreed before he was dumped that him coming off the bench was working terrific. Then after being dropped he is nobody’s child. Everyone wanting him out are putting the person before (or behind) the team - funny that was what the pro RF supporters were accused of.

    We have buckelys chance of winning this weekend without him, and only a minority chance of winning with him, but at least that is what we are on about getting into the finals.

    We said the same before the Cowboys. I’ve seen enough in the last few weeks to suggest that we can take it to them. The only game I’ve been really disappointed in was the game we phoned in against the Panthers.



  • Some how I don’t think Taylor is going to say, “hey Robbie, I’ve been pulling your leg all season. You are an important part of this team and we need you this weekend to help us get into the 8, so guess what, your starting off the bench this week buddy.” Can’t see it happening !


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    @jctiger:

    Some how I don’t think Taylor is going to say, “hey Robbie, I’ve been pulling your leg all season. You are an important part of this team and we need you this weekend to help us get into the 8, so guess what, your starting off the bench this week buddy.” Can’t see it happening !

    Strictly speaking I can’t either but was only hoping. But JT maybe signing his own death warrant by not bringing him in. In the loss against the Titans was very clear we needed him.

    Or is the player only held accountable and not the coach also?



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