Dyldam Parramatta Eels halfback Jeff Robson says the next four weeks will determine whether the 34 year old will pull on the boots one more time or hang them up for good.
After returning to the Eels mid-way through this year, Robson, who played 61 games for the club between 2009 and 2011, along with spending time at the Sea Eagles, Sharks and Warriors says returning to the Blue and Gold has made him really enjoy football again.
“I am not 100% sure what I am doing next year, possibly retiring, but I am just going to enjoy the next couple of weeks and make a decision whether I am going to go around again or hang up the boots,” Robson said.
“I would most probably only play here, or if not, I would hang up the boots and move on to the next chapter of my life.”
“I always had the intention that this was going to be my last season and since I have come back to Parra I have really enjoyed playing alongside this playing group and I’m starting to enjoy my footy again” Robson added,
“I will just have to weigh up over the next couple of weeks whether it’s worth going on again and sit down with Brad and see what his plans are and go from there.”
Robson has a strong connection with Blue and Gold Head Coach Brad Arthur, working previously with Arthur when he was Assistant Coach at the Eels, and had plenty of praise for what he calls ‘one of the best man managers’.
He was excited to see he had signed until 2019.
“He has been great for the club since he got here and he will be great for the club in the next three years to come,” Robson said.
“I noticed the playing group really want to play for him and each other and it shows out on the footy field. They turn up and scramble for each other and I have really enjoyed my time here since I’ve come back to the club playing alongside this playing group.”
“He is probably one of the best man-managers I have had as a coach,” Robson added.
“All the boys respect him and he is pretty open and honest and that’s how he gets the best out of the team.”
The Eels take on the Brisbane Broncos this Friday night (12 August) at Suncorp Stadium, kick off at 7:50pm.