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Dyldam Parramatta Eels Head Coach Brad Arthur says 2014 has been a positive season for the Blue and Gold, despite a disappointing finish against the Raiders in Canberra. 

The Eels made a valiant comeback but went down 33-20, but Arthur says he’ll take many positives out of the year. 

“I’ve learned plenty along the way [this year], and learned plenty about the playing group, and I’m proud of them,” Arthur said. 

“We’re going to grow as a group; we’re young and lacked a little bit of experience, but we had 12 wins and 12 losses.” 

“We’re not comfortable about how it finished, but it’s still been a positive season and we’ve got to learn from it and hopefully we’ll be better again next year.”

Speaking about the first half which saw the Raiders race out to a 20-6 lead, Arthur says it’s something he will look at and learn from. 

“[We had] a couple of concentration lapses in defence, but I thought for the majority we defended ok,” he said. 

“We have to learn to concentrate for the full 80 minutes, which has probably been a thing for us all year.”

“We’ll sit down and have a look at the review like every club does, but this year a lot of the blokes debuted, and to come off the back of a wooden spoon, to win 12 games is a positive season.”

Click here to watch the highlights of our Round 26 game. 

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