Farah won't feel guilty if Wests Tigers upset Rabbitohs



  • Robbie Farah was the last player at ANZ Stadium after the Rabbitohs knocked over the Eels a month ago.

    He was waiting around nervously to speak with coach Anthony Seibold, knowing a story linking him with a return to the Wests Tigers was about to appear on the back page of The Sydney Morning Herald the next day. “I started getting a few texts that the rumour was getting out,” Farah said leading into his first match against the Rabbitohs this Saturday at the same venue. "It was in the middle of that Thursday night game against Parra and I was concerned because I didn’t want Seebs to hear it from anyone else. So I waited around after the game and had a chat with him in the sheds. I was really nervous about it.

    “I formed a pretty good relationship with Seebs in his time there. We had a really honest and up-front relationship. Part of me felt that by leaving or asking to leave I let him down.” At the time, nothing had been finalised. Farah didn’t even know if the Tigers would offer him a contract.

    Farah, who will play his 250th game for the Wests Tigers this week, wasn’t sure what reaction Seibold would have when told about his meeting with Ivan Cleary.

    “He appreciated me telling him face to face,” Farah said.

    "He just reiterated to me that he gave me his word at the start of the year and I still had his blessing to leave. He thought it would be good for me. We had a discussion early in the year about it. He knew I found myself in tough position being stuck there behind Cooky (Damien Cook) in reserve grade. "No one wants to finish their career fizzling out in reserve grade. They knew how proud and competitive I am as a person.

    “He told me he wouldn’t stand in my way. He said if it was to be a back-up somewhere else he wouldn’t let me go. But he still believed I was a regular NRL contributor and if that opportunity arose he wouldn’t stand in my way. He understood the emotional attachment I had with the Tigers and I told him I wouldn’t leave for any other club. He totally agreed and fully understood.”
    Good on ya Robbie
    #onthebus


  • Banned

    Why should he? I’m guessing this article was written by the rag

    He is a tiger for life. PLlus I’m pretty positive souffs won’t be too upset if they lost Saturday night. They’d still be 1st win or loss I’m pretty sure, such a shame for them?



  • duh?


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    Why should he? I’m guessing this article was written by the rag

    He is a tiger for life. PLlus I’m pretty positive souffs won’t be too upset if they lost Saturday night. They’d still be 1st win or loss I’m pretty sure, such a shame for them?

    I could imagine the Burgess bros charging at him all evening just as Gallen did during SOO trying to break him. I can’t think of anyone in our team with a bit of mongrel in them to fight back.


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    Why should he? I’m guessing this article was written by the rag

    He is a tiger for life. PLlus I’m pretty positive souffs won’t be too upset if they lost Saturday night. They’d still be 1st win or loss I’m pretty sure, such a shame for them?

    I could imagine the Burgess bros charging at him all evening just as Gallen did during SOO trying to break him. I can’t think of anyone in our team with a bit of mongrel in them to fight back.

    This should be where Packerlino earn their $$$ because if souffs bash us up the middle I have nightmares about what cook can do to us



  • Nothing there we didn’t already know about



  • No doubt, once again the more fancied /favoured/ higher position team on the ladder will get plenty of help from, the ref’s and the bunker during the game…

    I won’t feel one bit of guilt, if wests tigers beat souths on a 50/50 call to decide the game , which goes wests tigers way.



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    No doubt, once again the more fancied /favoured/ higher position team on the ladder will get plenty of help from, the ref’s and the bunker during the game…

    I won’t feel one bit of guilt, if wests tigers beat souths on a 50/50 call to decide the game , which goes wests tigers way.

    Me either, but I have never seen it before



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    No doubt, once again the more fancied /favoured/ higher position team on the ladder will get plenty of help from, the ref’s and the bunker during the game…

    I won’t feel one bit of guilt, if wests tigers beat souths on a 50/50 call to decide the game , which goes wests tigers way.

    And we’ll complain even if they don’t.



  • He was waiting around nervously to speak with coach Anthony Seibold, knowing a story linking him with a return to the Wests Tigers was about to appear on the back page of The Sydney Morning Herald the next day.

    Of course he was aware. His contacts leaked the story because (as per the other story to the media) he was looking at retirement if he had to go back to norths.



  • More articles about nothing.
    Just play and stay out of the media.
    I’ve never seen a player have this many articles in a week.
    Only people leaking his departure were his people, for publicity like this piece of fluff.



  • Amazing when you have a decent coach handling things in a mature way there is respect on both sides.

    Shows why Souths are on the way up. They have quality people running their club that can man manage.



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    Amazing when you have a decent coach handling things in a mature way there is respect on both sides.

    Shows why Souths are on the way up. They have quality people running their club that can man manage.

    Huh?
    The basic difference is that Souths are winning more games. Only a few months ago we were winning and our coach could do no wrong and our management were too notch too. Now everybody is boohooing because we’ve won 2 from 11 games.

    Last year Souths were unravelling because since 2014 they have been going backwards. All of a sudden they have quality man managers? Please.


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    More articles about nothing.
    Just play and stay out of the media.
    I’ve never seen a player have this many articles in a week.
    Only people leaking his departure were his people, for publicity like this piece of fluff.

    You dont think the media would be stalking Farah like paparazzis trying to get every bit of info out of him as possible?

    I highly doubt Farah would be chasing the media around to make stories about him



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    More articles about nothing.
    Just play and stay out of the media.
    I’ve never seen a player have this many articles in a week.
    Only people leaking his departure were his people, for publicity like this piece of fluff.

    You dont think the media would be stalking Farah like paparazzis trying to get every bit of info out of him as possible?

    I highly doubt Farah would be chasing the media around to make stories about him

    No. Not at all.
    Better players manage to stay out of the media. He is hardly paparazzi worthy.
    Even Seibold mentioned it twice.
    Robbie can’t stop talking to the media.
    https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/07/20/seibold-turns-the-heat-up-on-farah/

    He wasn’t so vocal when in reserve grade.



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