After re-signing today for at least a further two years, Storm winger Matt Geyer has predicted that Melbourne will once again reach lofty heights under the guidance of coach Craig Bellamy.
Geyer today re-signed with the Storm until the end of the 2005 season with an option for a further year and the 27-year-old says he had always intended to stay with the club he first joined in 1998 from the Western Reds.
?I?ve made it pretty clear that I wasn?t keen to go anywhere else and as long as the club came up with something that was good for me and my family then I didn?t really care if I could have made more money somewhere else,? Geyer said.
?If a club shows you loyalty then you tend to feel like you owe them something in return, the Storm gave me a chance and I have experienced plenty of great times here.
?I?m really happy that the club has been able to do this before the (June 30) deadline, they sensed that I wanted to get it done and they?ve come to the party.
As an inaugural Storm player with 120 club games under his belt, Geyer believes Melbourne has once again become an attractive playing option under coach Craig Bellamy.
?Every time the players are asked about the coaching staff here we only have great things to say about them,? Geyer said.
?I now look at this club differently because I feel over the next few years I can play better football than I have in the past.
?I?m going to learn something and we are going to be a successful club over the next few years.
?I haven?t closely watched any of the grand finals since 1999 because once you?ve been there you just want to get back there. We want that success again and I?m confident that we can get back into a similar situation again.?
The former NSW winger is the second player to re-sign with the Storm in the past two weeks after centre Steven Bell agreed to stay on for a further two years a fortnight ago.
?We (family) have a lifestyle down here in Melbourne ? there are actually more Victorians in my family than there are New South Welshman now. I?ve made friends here so we were always very keen to stay,? Geyer added.
Melbourne will hold talks with five-eighth Scott Hill tomorrow in a bid to secure the Test lock?s future with the Storm.
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