Brad Arthur and Clint Gutherson spoke to the media ahead of the important clash against Manly, and the King's 150th milestone.
Arthur noted "he's so proud to be a part of it" and explained why.
"I'll always be forever grateful to Gutho".
"In particular it's so comforting to have a leader that believes in the same principles and the philosophies around the game and he just drives that message."
Arthur noted Gutho had repaid the Eels "tenfold" after being given the opportunity from Manly, and proud to see him mature greatly, and it was often Gutho was able to "calm" him down.
He admitted his frustration at the Eels' inconsistencies and performances and gave hints at where the problems lay, and what the solutions are.
"We need to give the game the respect by our start. We're not respecting the game with the way we are starting."
And, "We left it (the comeback) too late...and were fatigued by that point".
"It's about our mentality and attitude when we go to the game (and) it falls on our senior players."
"At the end of the day, the rest of the team will follow their leadership and their mentality. All our senior players need to step up."
And here's The King.
Interestingly, The King noted that only four to five players in the team were actually performing consistently, but the rest weren't playing up to their potential week to week.
He admits he supported the Silvertails as a kid, and at times didn't expect to make it to 150.
He only found out this week it was his 150th, and it would be special.