A victory to savour Robinson full of pride for his troops after another dominant season
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Since losing three games in a row from rounds 4-6, the Tigers won their last 12 games of the home and away season, then added three cut-throat finals victories to the streak in the lead up to the grand final.
But while there were signs in last weekend’s win over Tarrawingee that the Tigers were tiring after playing 13 weekends in a row, THIRDS FOOTBALL Robinson said he remained as confident as ever.
“We only just got over the line last week, but I knew that we had Suss (Chris Sussyer) coming back and that he was going to do what he did today,” he said.
“Suss was always going to come in and monster them in the ruck, and that freed up Normo (Karl Norman) to play the game on his terms.
“Having Suss in the side PAGE 9 NETBALL really changes the way we play.
“He is the sort of player who, if he had started when he was young and got his body right, he’d be playing in the big leagues now.
“He is athletic, strong and can take a grab.
“Normo was best on and Shagger (Nick Larence) was unreal, but it was Suss giving them first use.
“First use in the middle was always going to determine PAGES 10-12 who won this match, and that’s what Suss gives us.”
Robinson was rapt with the performance of Luke Fox, who was once again a domineering presence across the defensive 50m line.
“I watched Geelong (Friday night) and how effective Lachie Henderson was down back,” he said.
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WHILE the full impact of his team’s achievement was yet to sink in, Nigel Robinson was full of pride when the final siren sounded on the Tigers’ fourth straight premiership on Saturday.
“It’s massive, just huge,” Robinson said.
“You don’t really think about the enormity of it in the lead up, but during the week I had a lot of support from my old club, Queenscliff, and that was something that really resonated with me.
“I always had faith in these boys, even back when we were getting flogged at