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Was the review worth the cost? Swap Deal maybe? Lurker!!!

Was it worth the cost?
The Parramatta review is done and dusted and those close to the club are disappointed at its findings.

After many hours of work and hundreds of thousands of dollars, the only major change the Eels made was to bring in former Wests Tigers captain Mark O’Neill as general manager of football.

O’Neill is a good operator - but the Eels knew before the review ever began that they needed someone to fill this role and take some of the pressure off coach Brad Arthur.

Club insiders were hoping for more sweeping changes - and the Eels may struggle again in 2019 with little changing within the camp.

#3 DCE for Moses? Surely not
It’s the silly season and here’s a rumour that I’ve heard more than once over the past week.

It involves a player swap between Parramatta’s Mitchell Moses and Manly’s Daly Cherry Evans for 2019.

The Eels are desperate to offload Moses and could let Manly have him at a bargain basement price.

Manly, meanwhile, are looking to cut costs any way they can and could be tempted to eliminate the highest paid player on their roster.

The proposed swap deal is as crazy as a rugby league rumour gets.

My mail is inkling Manly coach Des Hasler is a big DCE fan and the No.7 won’t be going anywhere.

Swapping the Australian halfback for the inconsistent Moses would have Sea Eagles fans burning down what passes for a grandstand at Brookie Oval.

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You mind your manners son. 

It's hard to tell what is on the mark or not with these rumour columns. Sometimes they get rumours from fan forums, sometimes from the pub, sometimes club insiders leak genuine mail. It's hit and miss for anyone reading them because of this mix of sources but they definitely get real leaks.

Only a combined complete and utter blind Labrador leading a complete and utter blind human in a noisey city on a windy day  wouldn’t have been able to tell the review was nothing more than a box ticking exercise to keep fans at bay whilst the season was still on . What they were too stupid to realise is , Parramatta don’t vanish from the media during the off-season . They assumed the review would buy them time until the preseason started and all the idiots started creaming in their pants over the toughest pre season ever . 

Now hurry up and buy those new memberships and get your seat at the **TBC stadium nobody at the club thought to ask what the rent was going be . 

Clearly we need a review of the review!

Re DCE, there was some speculation Manly were considering Neil Henry as coach and DCE made it very clear that if that was to happen he wouldn't stay at the club. As long as they don't appoint Henry, DCE won't be going anywhere

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