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Farah and Sheens fallout on England tour splits the Tigers

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  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Farah and Sheens fallout on England tour splits the Tigers
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/manly-sea-eagles-captain-jamie-lyon-says-defectors-have-left-geoff-toovey-high-and-dry/story-e6frexnr-1226205372766

    By Dean Ritchie

    THE relationship between Wests Tigers coach Tim Sheens and his star hooker has broken down to the point where Robbie Farah could be forced out of the club.

    The Daily Telegraph can exclusively reveal Sheens and Farah fell out during the recent Four Nations tour, and club officials are aware both may not be able to remain at Concord.

    Farah has told close friends about his deepening issues with Sheens, while Wests Tigers players are openly discussing it.

    The Tigers captain still has two years remaining on his deal but has been tenuously linked with Parramatta.

    Wests Tigers chief executive Stephen Humphreys and club chairman Dave Trodden are aware of the tension between Sheens and Farah. Humphreys is becoming increasingly agitated.

    While respected among the Tigers playing group, some teammates are becoming frustrated with Farah.

    Farah's manager, Sam Ayoub, has discussed the situation with his high-profile client.

    It is understood the brilliant Farah became irritated when overlooked for the major Four Nations Tests in England.

    Aware he would be chosen behind Cam Smith, Farah still felt he could have secured a place on the bench.

    There have been ongoing suggestions that Farah and chief playmaker Benji Marshall have a frosty relationship. Both have denied this publicly but the speculation won't cease.

    However, it must be noted that Farah has not sought a release.

    The Daily Telegraph left messages for Humphreys and Trodden yesterday but neither returned calls. Sheens did not answer his phone.

    While club officials know of the Farah-Sheens drama, they remain hopeful the pair can overcome their issues. Publicly, the officials will no doubt attempt to deny the rift.

    One source close to the Tigers said: "I am not sure they will both be there next year. I was talking to a high-profile Wests Tigers player the other day and he said teammates aren't getting on great with Robbie."

    If pushed, the players will side with Sheens, who is contracted to the Tigers until the end of the 2014 season.

    Farah is a matchwinner but he knows the power Sheens wields at the club.
     
  2. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    "It is understood the brilliant Farah became irritated when overlooked for the major Four Nations Tests in England.".......The brilliant Farah? Nothing to do with the dirty, diving, drama queen Farah then?
     
  3. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    What a sook.

    If there's any truth to this rumour then the Tigers should start thinking about letting Farah go regardless.
     
  4. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Nah Dean Ritchie must be sick of getting constantly bagged by Manly fans so he is inventing stories about other teams now
     
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  5. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    What a sook, Ballin or Ennis should have been there and this merkin just played for lebanon, pick a country princess
     
  6. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Is he blind, or just stupid.

    Can he not see if Sheens wasnt coach Ballin would of (and should of) been picked.

    He has now ruled himself out of both Origin and Test match selection by whinging and playing poorly.

    Good riddance.
     
  7. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Thats one contender gone if true. Will help Manlys chances of going back to back.
     
  8. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Broken down, forced out, deepening issues, increasingly agitated, frosty, rift, tension, ayoub, source..[hr]
    With ritchie's articles, one can summarise the whole thing by picking out his emotive terms AND guess the leaker.
     
  9. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Biggest cat to ever play the game
     
  10. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I wonder if this is the same source as the one that is "close to the Sea Eagles" - ie. the voices Ritchie hears in his head.
     
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  11. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So if true
    Robbie is selling tickets on himself
     
  12. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hope the tigers hold on to Farah, the only way he represents a threat to us is if he leaves and gives them more money under their cap.

    It's no big secret Sheens would like DCE at Leichhardt.
     
  13. WESTIE

    WESTIE Well-Known Member

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    farah at the dogs ? that would make the dog " faithful" very happy..yallah
     
  14. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Cronulla, Roosters and the Gold Coast will be interested.
     
  15. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Would be interesting with Ennis at da dogs too
     
  16. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Sheens sure does have a way with being involved in rifts with players. Just have to laugh at the fact this time its Farah
     
  17. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    There was a rift in June or July too involving Farah.

    Rumours where Benji and Sheens Vs Wobbie, and Wobbie lost.
     
  18. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    How does Ayoub still have a job after his grubby involvement in the Tandy affair ?
     
  19. Phantar

    Phantar Well-Known Member

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    Dean has a beautiful mind then?

    Perhaps not...
     
  20. Blake

    Blake Active Member

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    Linked with Parra?
    With what money???
     

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