Eels coach Brad Arthur wore the blame for his side’s defeat to Manly after their late season slump went from bad to worse as a first-minute blunder sparked a mauling on the Sunshine Coast.
Parramatta’s premiership hopes are on life support after suffering their fifth loss in their last six and they have been outscored 124-22 in their past three starts.
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The Eels defence has wilted in recent weeks and their attack has evaporated since Mitchell Moses suffered a back injury in Origin III.
Questions have lingered over the future of Arthur and Eels captain Clint Gutherson, who can talk to rival clubs from November 1.
But Arthur claimed he should be the victim of any criticism of…