Oh how the mighty have fallen. The Parramatta Eels, one of the clear Premiership Favourites coming into the season, sit as a shell of their former Grand Final playing selves, as they crash to another defeat. This time to the wonderful Monday Night team, the Canberra Raiders who defeated the Eels 24-14 in a rare victory away from home.
While the Raiders were enthusiastic and came to Parramatta with a point to prove, it is hard not to miss the lack lustre effort made by the Eels. They looked like they simply didn't care. Surely this must be a reflection on everyone involved in this team from the CEO down. They have been talking tough, but would appear that the talk is all they have.