Grant Mayer also tips the skipper to see out the full term of his contract at Concord.
Wests Tigers CEO Grant Mayer says club captain Robbie Farah has no right to feel as if the board is out to get him, saying he has the full support of himself and other power-brokers at the NRL franchise.
Mayer’s statement comes as the cold war continues between the club’s best player and on-field leader and the board which currently had the team teetering on the edge of imploding.
“I think he feels he’s been hard done by, and I want to reassure our members and fans that’s not true,” Mayer told Fox Sports News.
“I can understand why people are reading newspapers and believing that (he’s been mistreated) but absolutely not.
“Robbie Farah has been subject of undue pressure from a whole range of outlets … we have supported Robbie and continue to do so.”
Farah is upset that he is being portrayed as the head of a player-driven revolt to have coach Mick Potter ousted from his role.
A supposed private conversation between Farah former NRL player Gordan Tallis more than a year ago, where the Tigers hooker claimed Potter cannot coach, is also a driving force behind the problems enveloping the club currently.
Adding a further layer of drama to the matter, Farah did not turn up for a scheduled training sessions on Wednesday, with conflicting reports about it the club knew about the rep forward’s intentions ahead of time.
“I have no doubt he will be here and I have no doubt he will be there on Monday night for a very special game for this club,” Mayer said when asked if Fara will be back to training on Friday.
Mayer said he is willing to work hard with Farah’s management team to ensure the drama is put behind the club quickly and they can focus on football matters again quickly.
“I spoke to his manager at length, I spoke to Robbie a lot over the weekend but obviously since then he’s had some time off. My job is to make sure Robbie understands he has the full support of myself, the board the coach and the players,” he said.
“We want him back here at training to make sure we can get our focus back onto the football field”.
“Robbie is a competitor he’s been here for 10 years. His manager has made it quite clear in the press today and also Robbie himself that he wants to stay”.