Parramatta Eels v Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Brad Arthur press convention

Eels coach Brad Arthur wore the blame for his aspect’s defeat to Manly after their late season hunch went from dangerous to worse as a first-minute blunder sparked a mauling on the Sunshine Coast.

Parramatta’s premiership hopes are on life help after struggling their fifth loss of their final six they usually have been outscored 124-22 of their previous three begins.

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The Eels defence has wilted in latest weeks and their assault has evaporated since Mitchell Moses suffered a again harm in Origin III.

Questions have lingered over the way forward for Arthur and Eels captain Clint Gutherson, who can discuss to rival golf equipment from November 1.

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However Arthur claimed he must be the sufferer of any criticism of Parramatta’s type hunch.

“The defence and the scoreline … our begin, we’re down on perception,” Arthur mentioned in his post-match press convention.


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“We seem like we’re down on perception, we couldn’t afford to start out like that. A penalty two tackles into the sport after which I simply don’t assume we’re calm. We’re all jumpy.

“It wasn’t an awesome begin. All of it simply snowballed uncontrolled.

“I believed we have been jumpy and making choices after we didn’t have to, we weren’t calm.

“We didn’t wish to stand again and get performed on by Tom, however we didn’t have to try to clear up issues on our personal.

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“We’ve got to (flip issues round), we will and we have to. The duty falls on my shoulders … and we’ll flip it round.”

Requested what wanted to occur for the Eels to raise out of their hunch, Arthur mentioned: “I in all probability want to alter issues up at coaching, that’s a begin.

“Perhaps we don’t concentrate on footy this week. We’ve received per week to type it out.

“We have to combine one thing up as a result of generally the tougher you’re employed the deeper the outlet you dig yourselves into.”

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