This week, Dyldam Parramatta Eels Assistant Coach Peter Gentle runs us through a preview of our Round 3 match against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, in our Unibet Game DAy Preview.
And Gentle says the Blue and Gold aren’t underestimating the threat posed by the 2013 grand finalists, who aren’t short on danger players.
“They’ve got about half a dozen,” Gentle said.
“They’ve got a lot of senior player sand they’ve been together for a couple of years now. They’ve got very good halves pairing, and they’re forwards being the line a fair bit and bring the forwards on to the front foot.”
But Gentle says the Eels’ focus leading into this afternoon’s match up has been firmly on the Blue and Gold.
“Everyone’s been a bit testy this week; everyone’s cranky,” Gentle said.
“We put up such a good performance the first week and we let everyone down last week, ourselves included: our fans, the lot.”
“We’ve got a lot of work we’ve got to do on our game and we’ve got to improve.”
“We showed that in Round One what we can do and we’ve stuck by the guys that’ve been around the last couple of weeks. It’s a pretty similar side, but Nathan Peats comes back in: you saw what he did in Round One, and he’s going to make a difference.”
“The result will take care of itself, but we’ve got to put in a much better performance.”