Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Sandow Set for Big Year at the Eels

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Sandow Set for Big Year at the Eels

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CHRIS Sandow admits he shed tears when he left South Sydney to join Parramatta at the end of last year, but the diminutive halfback is confident he can help bring back the good times to the Eels.

Parramatta have missed out on the top eight for the past two years following their memorable run to the grand final in 2009, and another failure in 2012 would see them miss the play-offs for a third straight year for the first time since 1996.

However, Sandow believes the strength of the squad at his new club should see them improve on last year's 14th-place finish.

aIt was really hard to leave Souths, I cried,a Sandow said.

aLeaving behind boys like Nathan Merritt (and) John Sutton was hard, they will be my friends for life.

aBut I am enjoying Parramatta, the boys have made me feel very welcome and there are some real good players there and I believe we can have a successful season. …

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