Parra and Joe Wehbe

The so-called ‘‘football whisperer’’, Joe Wehbe, has been spotted hovering around Parramatta players. But it was a heart-to-heart among the playing group, where there was certainly no whispering, which has the potential to refocus the team.

This grainy image of Wehbe meeting with Jarryd Hayne landed on my desk. There are plenty of theories about what’s wrong with Parramatta – and this is one of them.

Remember Wehbe was part of the problem at Wests Tigers last year as the club tried to retain the so-called “big four”, Aaron Woods, Mitchell Moses, Luke Brooks and James Tedesco. There was a push from the man who managed all four, Isaac Moses, to have Wehbe put on the books at the Tigers in some kind of mind guru role. Wehbe insisted his massage therapist be part of the package, and that went down like a lead balloon with the club.

Tigers insiders have told me about the masseur being on the field at training and taking players off the training paddock because he felt they needed treatment. Not surprisingly, the coaching staff were less than impressed.

*The Tigers now have as little as possible to do with Isaac Moses andWehbe.

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The Eels were not aware of Wehbe and Hayne having a professional relationship, but they won’t try to stop it. If it works to clear a player’s mind, it’s not a bad thing.


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The Eels say criticism of Hayne, who has failed to set the world on fire in his return to the club as the blue and golds have slumped to the bottom of the NRL ladder, is well and truly off the mark. Coach Brad Arthur has told people that Hayne has been great and his attitude excellent. Hayne is expected toreturn from a hip injury in round eight or nine.

Hayne is not the problem at the Eels. By the same token, he is not the player the club is missing most. That player is Clint Gutherson. He is the man who held Paramatta together during their salary-cap crisis in 2016. Gutherson led from the front when the club needed it – with actions and words. He has a big voice in the team and they miss his influence.

There has been plenty of talk this week among Eels players. The players have taken to each other and delivered some home truths. It may be the conversation that turns their season around.


But the absence of Hayne, Gutherson and injured back Bevan French is still an issue. It’s more of an issue than a player having a glass of wine in the city on a Monday before a game. And it is more of an issue than the dressing room on game day. A couple of coaches have mentioned the dressing room culture at the club. They say it is best explained by the blaring music coming out the sheds as they prepare for a game.



Head down: Corey Norman’s confidence has taken a battering during the Eels’ calamitous run of form.

Head down: Corey Norman’s confidence has taken a battering during the Eels’ calamitous run of form.

“You couldn’t talk to a player because they couldn’t hear a word you were saying,” observed one coach. “I get it, players listen to music, but it’s a dressing room that’s more like a disco from what I’ve been told.”

The argument countering that is that the same music was blaring when the Eels made the top four last year.

The other hot topic at the Eels is Corey Norman, who was described by Andrew Johns as “legless”. Arthur has had issues with Norman, but due to his form, not his attitude. Norman’s ego has taken a beating because the side is losing.


And as for a feud between Norman and Mitchell Moses? Their breakfast catch-ups every second day would suggest otherwise.

Haaaaahaaaaa… Hahahahahaha…
Hahahahahaha.
Stop it. This shaudenfraud is killing me!

:roll my sides are hurting :roll

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Haaaaahaaaaa… Hahahahahaha…
Hahahahahaha.
Stop it. This shaudenfraud is killing me!

2017 was the year when all the moons in Milky Way lined up to create a massive shaudenfrauden blackhole over Concord that created a vacuum to suck out all the crap and splatter it in near in surrounding districts. Bad luck Easts, Sorry Parra not returns Bulldogs.

Its all coming back to bite these slimy people on the backside.

And its extremely fun to watch.

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Its all coming back to bite these slimy people on the backside.

And its extremely fun to watch.

Yep. I know Geo/ Willow don’t partake in the sledging off our fab three but I can’t help it. Probably Spite is worst part of my personality. Unfortunately I have a fair bit of spite in me. Sucked in Teddy, Moses and Woods. Go Brooks you frigan Legend.

I can’t say it’s more enjoyable than watching the WT win, but seeing parra at 0-5 is very satisfying. And with the dogs just one above ….

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I can’t say it’s more enjoyable than watching the WT win, but seeing parra at 0-5 is very satisfying. And with the dogs just one above ….

What’s even better, I think the Dogs are going to keep free falling and it’s hard to imagine Parra moving to far from the bottom of the table. Karma is alive and kicking

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I can’t say it’s more enjoyable than watching the WT win, but seeing parra at 0-5 is very satisfying. And with the dogs just one above ….

What’s even better, I think the Dogs are going to keep free falling and it’s hard to imagine Parra moving to far from the bottom of the table. Karma is alive and kicking

Scorecheck

Wins in 2018
Tigers: 4
Tedesco, Woods & Moses combined: 4

Seeing the Bulldogs and Parra sitting at the bottom of the ladder is the perfect supplement to the Tigers winning start to the season. I was happy after round 1, didn’t anticipate another 4 rounds of icing on the cake 😃

The Roosters will be thereabouts. I think they have too much talent not to be be hovering around the top 4 by the end of the season. The other 2 though, I think it’s totally realistic the Dogs and Parra finish 15th and 16th respectively. I don’t see where either of them improve. Their only likely win atm is when they play each other.

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The Roosters will be thereabouts. I think they have too much talent not to be be hovering around the top 4 by the end of the season. The other 2 though, I think it’s totally realistic the Dogs and Parra finish 15th and 16th respectively. I don’t see where either of them improve. Their only likely win atm is when they play each other.

Their salary cap is way too skewed in their starting 13 though. The troops start falling and they’ll fall apart IMO.

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Haaaaahaaaaa… Hahahahahaha…
Hahahahahaha.
Stop it. This shaudenfraud is killing me!

2017 was the year when all the moons in Milky Way lined up to create a massive shaudenfrauden blackhole over Concord that created a vacuum to suck out all the crap and splatter it in near in surrounding districts. Bad luck Easts, Sorry Parra not returns Bulldogs.

Lol haha haha haha haha

I like this post

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I can’t say it’s more enjoyable than watching the WT win, but seeing parra at 0-5 is very satisfying. And with the dogs just one above ….

What’s even better, I think the Dogs are going to keep free falling and it’s hard to imagine Parra moving to far from the bottom of the table. Karma is alive and kicking

To have things perfect all we need is for the Roosters to get done for salary cap rorting now

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I can’t say it’s more enjoyable than watching the WT win, but seeing parra at 0-5 is very satisfying. And with the dogs just one above ….

What’s even better, I think the Dogs are gqoing to keep free falling and it’s hard to imagine Parra moving to far from the bottom of the table. Karma is alive and kicking

To have things perfect all we need is for the Roosters to get done for salary cap rorting now

Why stop there? I’ll settle for a stray North Korean nuke hitting Bondi.

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