Parramatta Eels

Discussion in 'The Cesspit: Rugby League Discussion' started by Spinksy, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Magic AJ Parker

    Matterson is probably the perfect example though, he was a highly rated junior and had a great attitude however it was pretty clear he just lacked the skills to make it as a half or 5/8 so Parra just never re-signed him, another club took the time to educate and develop him as he found his way into grade, he then got a break in his new preferred position at another club and then Parra ended up signing him for top dollar in new position.

    They seem to do this with a lot of their Under 20’s players where they just don’t re-sign them or leave them out there on the last year of their contract to be poached unless they’re ready for First Grade at the age of 18 or 19. Almost like they see no value in continuing to develop them pas that age.
  2. Julian BJ Taylor

    Yep came here to say just this after Magic's post which I largely agree with.

    100% developed as a player elsewhere (Mounties and Penrith). Eels were just the ones smart enough to take the punt on him a 25/26 year old Fijian winger. He's a pretty fucking crazy player history wise.

    I'm pretty sure he's gone

    2015 - Group 9 @ 22
    2016 - Sydney Shield @ 23
    2017 - Ron Massey Cup and then NSW Cup by season's end @ 24
    2018 - NSW Cup @ 25
    2019 - NRL @ 26
  3. Julian BJ Taylor

    I get that warm fuzzy feeling inside when Mitch Moses invariably shits the bed and everyone who's been fawning over him start to question whether he is the man for the job.

    He is, always has been, and always will be, fucking shit.
    Lukic and Boobidy like this.

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