A vic­tory to savour Robin­son full of pride for his troops after an­other dom­i­nant sea­son

Wangaratta Chronicle - - O & K Grand Finals - BY SCOTT AN­DER­SON

SE­NIOR FOOT­BALL PAGES 1-3 RE­SERVES FOOT­BALL san­der­son@ ne­me­dia.com.au PAGE 4 the start of the year.”

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.

wan­garat­tachron­i­cle.com.au Matt Robin­son lunges after the ball to com­pete with Be­nalla's Nich Spencer. THE CHRON­I­CLE, Mon­day, September 18, 2017 - Page 13

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

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