Parramatta’s worrying slide has people firing shots from every angle. It has to be frustrating for their fans who, as September draws into focus, would love to give their side a Clint Gutherson-style spray.
Coach Brad Arthur has come in for scrutiny and their roster – one which was hoped could end their premiership drought – has been called into question.
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If three straight defeats weren’t enough to cause concern, the Eels now face the unenviable run before the finals which sees them face Manly, North Queensland, Melbourne and Penrith.
And the nature of their most recent loss – a 40-12 defeat to the Rabbitohs – has people asking questions about the ability of this side to match the best sides in the big games….