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The 2018 debacle that is driving Arthur and the Eels

Parramatta and expectations haven't gone well together in recent decades.Which begs the question: what will happen this year now the Eels are considered top-four contenders? Especially given their storming finish to last season, plus the addition of representative forwards Ryan Matterson and Reagan Campbell-Gillard.Eels coach Brad Arthur has worked all summer to make sure his players are fit, but also ready to cope with the higher-than-usual hopes from one of the game's most passionate fan bases, sponsors and the media.You only have to go back to 2018 when the Eels promised so much but finished with the wooden spoon. Arthur, like his players, was happy with their finish to the 2017 season when they won nine of their last 10 games and went within a couple of points of humbling the Storm in week one of the finals.But the coach noticed something creeping into the playing group at the start of the following season. There was a blowout trial win over Newcastle in Maitland. Then there were…

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31 Replies · Reply by Tad "living in a world of spin" 35 minutes ago

Season Countdown

Webby replied to II.I.IV.V's discussion Honest answers only how many people here have replaced rugby league with porn over the ORRFF season
"Yeh i cook a bbq,chill some beers and invite friends and family over to watch some slag get spitroasted by a couple of blokes."
7 minutes ago
Prof. Daz replied to MeelK's discussion Frankies Blog
"Faark, you go first, Meelk"
10 minutes ago
MeelK replied to MeelK's discussion Frankies Blog
"Daz, we should start a new blog to explain the complexities of this blog."
17 minutes ago
Snake - Internet safety officer replied to MeelK's discussion Frankies Blog
"Misogyny is a totally natural part of life Daz, it happens in a lot of species and is totally natural and healthy in ours, its completely organic and without it our society would be lightyears behind."
20 minutes ago
Tad "living in a world of spin" replied to GRUNTA BIGWAD - Soggy Salada's discussion The 2018 debacle that is driving Arthur and the Eels
"Agree Brett, I think both will have significant impact his year in how we play"
35 minutes ago
Prof. Daz replied to MeelK's discussion Frankies Blog
"Meelk, a blog about a blog, with a few blogs within the blog’s blogs?!"
48 minutes ago
Mick replied to GRUNTA BIGWAD - Soggy Salada's discussion The 2018 debacle that is driving Arthur and the Eels
"Spot on HOE, BA and the team need to set tone early in the season, getting defensive patterns and attitude right is not like a tape that can be turned on and off. "
1 hour ago
Frankie Fong replied to MeelK's discussion Frankies Blog
"Monto your  above comment just shows what a certified shit for brain struggler you are,  all those years of being institutionalised  has done zero to help you and a royal commission  needs to be held as to why you are free to roam society  .   
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1 hour ago
MeelK replied to MeelK's discussion Frankies Blog
"This is not a blog about Frankie Fong, it's a blog about Frankie Fongs blog. There is a difference..."
1 hour ago
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Poppa replied to Chuck Norris.'s discussion ORF CONTRACT PLAYERS
"I don't understand your last paragraph the Eels at Kellyville is a good example not a bad one. The Hills District and beyond has always been parra territory. Kellyville is just up the road from parra. I used to go horse riding there and my brother m…"
2 hours ago
Prof. Daz replied to MeelK's discussion Frankies Blog
"HOE, I think I said JP was creepy. Did I write jerk somewhere? If so I recant jerk. A jerk is foolish and selfish and annoying. JP has some intelligence and spends a lot of time counseling others, so hardly a jerk by that definition.
But he is creep…"
2 hours ago
Brett Allen replied to GRUNTA BIGWAD - Soggy Salada's discussion The 2018 debacle that is driving Arthur and the Eels
"That's why I'm excited about RCG, he loves the physicality of the game. I'm also quietly hoping for Kane Evans to take another step forward."
2 hours ago
Brett Allen replied to GRUNTA BIGWAD - Soggy Salada's discussion The 2018 debacle that is driving Arthur and the Eels
"Well that would depend on how we lost those two games. If we lost them the way we lost to Melbourne last year, then yeah maybe, but if we lost them the way we lost to them in 2017, then you couldn't fire him on those terms. We were a fanny hair away…"
2 hours ago
Brett Allen replied to Chuck Norris.'s discussion ORF CONTRACT PLAYERS
"No question there is a risk involved, but if the club does its due diligence on the player that risk is mitigated. The reality is that the vast majority of players ask for player options when they change clubs, because they don't know the culture of…"
2 hours ago
MontoEel replied to MeelK's discussion Frankies Blog
"Why does a bog blog about a Roosters supporter on an Eels website get so many comments? There needs to be an investigation."
2 hours ago
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ORF CONTRACT PLAYERS

With so many off contact this year, do we let them go early if the Tigers Penrith Bulldogs Manly or Titans come calling. Or do we make em see out the year in the Reggie's competition.Will they be wanted.Off Contact as I know.Taka. Mennings . Smith. Alvaro.   Please ad extras missed.

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The 2018 debacle that is driving Arthur and the Eels

Parramatta and expectations haven't gone well together in recent decades.Which begs the question: what will happen this year now the Eels are considered top-four contenders? Especially given their storming finish to last season, plus the addition of representative forwards Ryan Matterson and Reagan Campbell-Gillard.Eels coach Brad Arthur has worked all summer to make sure his players are fit, but also ready to cope with the higher-than-usual hopes from one of the game's most passionate fan…

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31 Replies · Reply by Tad "living in a world of spin" 35 minutes ago

Makahesi Makatoa

Seen this guy from in the training pictures this morning. Does anyone know anything about this guy and as to whether he is a potential top 30 memeber or purely for reserve grade. 

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6 Replies · Reply by JEELman yesterday

Eels unveil Nine's Jersey

The Parramatta Eels have today released their 2020 NRL Nines Jersey for the upcoming NRL Nines tournament!Get into the spirt of the NRL Nines with your very own 2020 Parramatta Eels Nines Jersey.Inspiring by our victorious Rugby League World Sevens campaigns of 1997 and 2003, the Eels will wear the jersey for the upcoming two day event.A freshly designed replica jersey featuring a restructured 3 piece neckline and considered paneling details on the body. The cross stretch insert on the back…

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40 Replies · Reply by BEM on Saturday

SHAUN LANE

Speaking exclusively to Sporting News, Lane credits maturing from a kid to a man as the major reason why he could be knocking down the door of Origin football in 2020 - a challenge he feels he would be ready for.“I feel I would be ready (for Origin football) for sure," he said."I feel that I have mixed it with the best teams and opposition back-rowers, and I have never taken a backwards step."All I can focus on is just getting myself on track and performing in club footy. I have found that a…

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8 Replies · Reply by Chuck Norris. on Friday

ACADEMY AWARDS

Just a step away from Politics, Bush Fires, Climate Change and who can be the best "cut and paster" I am sure you have opinions without resorting to bringing in an expert to prove yours is right!Have you seen any of the movies? don't worry if you haven't,  who will you back or pick to win the acting awards.You might like to make your own awards for a category of "yours"Personally I think the performance of Joacham Phoenix would be very hard to out do.... I have seen the Joker, Marriage Story…

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90 Replies · Reply by Electric Eel 8 hours ago

The Great 1EE Off Season Sexual Orientation Test - Be Honest FFS!

Here is a sexual orientation test that will be very helpful to those who have always been a bit unsure on 1EE, a blog about breaking down the barriers of sexual bigotry and oppression..Nothing wrong with being unsure either, the world takes all sorts and this blog is not intended to mock any one group as all groups are equal, its a simple test.If we all understand each others sexuality a bit better it opens the doors for better relationships, we can all get on…

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23 Replies · Reply by GRUNTA BIGWAD - Soggy Salada on Saturday

Drumph and Iran.

Thoughts? Did ol' Donnie Drumph go for the oldest panacea in the failing popularity playbook and start beating the drums of war to distract from impeachment?Surely the U.S. won't actually go to war against someone who can actually give them a military run for there money?If Iran blockades the strait of hormuz and cuts of the oil supply, is that enough provocation to goad a populous still weary from the protracted shitshow in Iraq into another war with no real objective?

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324 Replies · Reply by Mitchy Jan 13

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