Ladies who League - By the numbers
In her second blog of the season, Mary Kaye crunches the numbers from Membership, to defence, to lucky shorts. Catch up on more of her blogs at Ladies Who League.
20. That is the number of points that Michael 'Flash' Gordon has scored in the first 4 rounds.
143. That is the number of tackles that Beau Scott has made in the first 4 rounds.
10. That is the number of offloads that Junior Paulo has made in the first 4 rounds.
0. That is the number of points the Wests Tigers scored on Easter Monday (and it is only the second time this decade that the Blue and Gold have managed to keep a team scoreless).
19,924. That's the number of Members that Parramatta have so far this year.
While I love all these numbers, my favourite number of the season so far is 3. With the victory over the Wests Tigers, our men in Blue and Gold have now made it three wins in a row for the first time since mid-way through the 2015 season.
It has been a very pleasing start to the season for the Eels. With wins over the reigning premiers, the North Queensland Cowboys, arch-rivals the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Wests Tigers, one of the best attacking teams in the competition, there is plenty for us to get excited about.
It is such a joy to see the new faces to our squad settling in so quickly and already making such an impact.
Beau Scott has revolutionised our defence. He reminds me of Nathan Hindmarsh - always there to make one more tackle - and is absolutely relentless.
Kieran Foran has proven to be an absolute competitor in all that he does. He was vocal in leadership from the moment the whistle blew on Easter Monday and is looking like the perfect partner for Corey Norman in our halves.
Michael Gordon is our new 'head-taped hero' and is such a reliable fullback. I never get sick of seeing him zip around the field and with 488 metres, he is second only to Semi Radradra in terms of metres made.
Then, of course, there are the fan favourites. Semi Radradra already has 2 tries this season and it is no surprise to me that he is being spoken about as a real Origin contender (if only he was eligible). Junior Paulo is trying his hand at being a ball player, with the most off loads out of any player in our team and the Blue and Gold Army erupts every single time Kenny Edwards takes the field.
Whilst there are rumblings happening off the field, as fans, all we can do is turn up each and every week and support the team and with big crowds for the first 4 games of this season, the players certainly know that they have the support of the Blue and Gold Army behind them.
The next month sees the Eels take on the Penrith Panthers at home, the Canberra Raiders at home, the Sea Eagles away and the North Queensland Cowboys away. It's going to be a big couple of weeks.
Let's start with this Sunday. I look forward to seeing all of you for our game against Penrith on Sunday afternoon. There's nothing quite like Sunday afternoon football at Pirtek - let's send Penrith back to the foot of the mountains without the two points and make it 4 in a row.
And just a note to whoever picks the kit each week ... the Eels are now 2 from 2 when wearing the gold shorts. Just saying.