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Eels in the media

Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by Joshuatheeel, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. Joshuatheeel

    Joshuatheeel Moderator Staff Member

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    WTF Sam wanted a 4 year 3.3m deal for gutho?

    Anyhow (if true) $1.9m for 3 years is a fairly decent offer for Gutho
     
  2. I'm a loser baby...

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    And why the supposed insistence on a four-year deal? Are they also worried about his injury history?
     
  3. Bazal

    Bazal Post Whore

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    More time before the slimeball has to do any work negotiating a contract
     
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    So if it’s 4 years and there’s a spike in the cap, is that factored into the deal. 4 year deals seem rare.
     
  5. I'm a loser baby...

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    We've heard about that with other players' contracts so I don't see why not.
     
  6. Obscene Assassin

    Obscene Assassin First Grade

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    Gutho has been on the open market since the 1st of November last year, as if his manager wasn't sourcing offers from the moment he was off-contract.
     
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    Kinda what I said yesterday then.
     
  8. Gronk

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    Gus said the other day that clubs get lists of off contract players from player managers all the time. So Sam Ayoub would have been shopping his crew about since 12.01am 1 November, 2018.
     
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    Or before it
     
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    2.1 million over three years sounds fair to me.
     
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  11. I'm a loser baby...

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    Just give him whatever he wants, I can't deal with the stress!!
     
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    Now that’s a good article. Gutherson will sign after we give him another year at our rate. I’m ok with giving him 4 years. Maybe in his favour if he wishes too look elsewhere after year 3.
     
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    “A few years ago, as the Parramatta team bus made its way through heavy traffic towards Brookvale Oval for a match against Manly, Denis Anderson stood in the aisle and delivered a pre-match sermon.

    For someone who had been involved with his beloved Eels in some capacity for more than 40 years, who was essentially “married to the club”, it was never difficult for “Big D” to find the right words to express how important victory was.

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    The sign above the door will say this: “The Denis Anderson Rooms … Parra’s in the tunnel!”

    Anderson, the long-time doorman for Eels home games, would bellow the call-to-arms as Eels players made their way out of the sheds.

    Sadly, he won’t be outside the door for the historic match against West Tigers. Anderson, who is 71, having been born in the club’s first season in 1947, is gravely ill because of cancer.

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    He made it out of hospital for the night just over a week ago when past and present players and coaches joined his family to celebrate his life. That’s the night he was told the Eels were going to name their home dressing-room in his honour. There wasn't a dry eye in the house.

    “Former players like Sterling and Price have grandstands named after them,” said Arthur, who has known Anderson since he was a young player at the club. “But people like Denis are just as important. They say no individual is bigger than the club. He’s the exception.”

    They say no individual is bigger than the club. He’s the exception.

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    Like all of his jobs at the Eels, he took his role on the dressing-room door seriously. He didn't need to look at accreditation passes. He knew who was allowed in and who wasn't by sight. He once denied ARL Commission chairman John Grant access because he didn't recognise his head.

    Officially, Anderson’s job title at the Eels was “football operations assistant” but he did so much more.

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    Long before he became involved with the senior side, his passion was Parramatta’s junior rep teams.

    Mannah was 14 when he first met Anderson and recalls when he was playing Harrold Matthews how the players would come into the dressing room after games to find a smorgasbord waiting for them.

    “We were the envy of every club,” Mannah says. “He made us feel like superstars.”

    A famous story about Anderson is how a former Eels head coach once told him he had to choose between helping the juniors and the NRL team.

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    “Easy,” Anderson said. “I’ll look after the juniors. They’re the future. There isn’t an NRL side without them.”

    That's why on Friday, despite his illness, an ecstatic Anderson texted Arthur upon hearing the Eels’ SG Ball side had beaten the Bulldogs with a late field goal.

    Fittingly, the Eels have also struck a medal in his honour to recognise the juniors' club person of the year.

    Anderson’s other great responsibility has been cooking the traditional barbecue after the captain’s run.

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    “He tells a story how it took him 20 years of apprenticeship to get onto the barbecue committee,” Mannah chuckles again. “He was only allowed to cut the onions first, and then prepare some of the food. It took him years to start cooking it.”

    People at Parramatta were unaware how sick Anderson was until recently. It’s not his style to let other people worry about him.

    His good mates say he'll be doing everything he can to be there on Monday.

    The last word belongs to Big D himself, who offered this comment via the club from his sick bed.

    “The Eels are the blood that runs through my veins,” he said. “They are my heart and soul.”

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    People at Parramatta says it's certainly the other way around.”

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/pa...s-new-home-dressing-room-20190421-p51fws.html
     
  15. Gronk

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    Big D is an absolute legend. A Parra man through and through.
     
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    Great story for the "other" DA and happy birthday Reed!
     
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    Good article. Like this quote:

    ‘offence will get you in a team, defence will keep you there’.
     

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