I thought we were superb tonight. The forwards dominated Parramatta physically and we were the better team overall. The 50-50’s just about ALL went their way…a painful, painful, painful loss.
I saw big Gareth at the end with his head in his hands…Robbie was absolutely shattered…that wasn’t a normal game, it was a season defining game and we lost it.
I really think we’ll have a very good team in 2010 and I’ve turned right around on Sheens…the pieces are there to be a contender and he, to his credit, has put those pieces in place. We have a very young backline.
But this season isn’t over. Bouncing back from that kind of loss…and, let’s be realistic it was devestating, is going to take a hell of a coaching performance AND a hell of a lot of leadership from our leaders AND a hell of a lot of maturity from our youngsters.
The next week is going to tell us a lot about where we are as a footy team.
Side note: credit to all the Tigers fans out there tonight. It was like a semi final and I was bloody proud that most people stayed and clapped the fellas off after the game. They really gave it everything tonight.