By Bozza Previous Round It perhaps isn’t often that a 30-8 result would leave the winning team a little underwhelmed, but Parramatta’s Thursday night victory over the Titans may be one such occasion. Let it be said that if given the choice, Parra Post Mortem will always prefer an underwhelming victory to a devastating defeat, there … More Parra Post Mortem: Greater challenges lie ahead
BY BOZZA Previous RoundFollowing Round We don’t want to get too far ahead, it’s really important with how tight the competition is, that we do win tonight. If we do consider ourselves to be a threat in the Semi Finals, we need to win tonight. It’s a must win game for us. Brad Arthur – … More Parra Post Mortem: Knights put the Eels to the sword
BY BOZZA Previous Round A final quarter flourish from the Saints was enough for them to overcome West Coast in a riveting Sunday afternoon contest at Etihad Stadium. The match appeared destined to be another tale of missed opportunities for the Saints when they trailed by 14 points in the last quarter despite dominating possession, … More Saints Summary: Finals flame still flickers
BY BOZZA Previous RoundFollowing Round Parramatta’s late season charge for September continues to gather pace after the Eels methodically eased past a disappointing Canterbury side in the NRL’s Retro Round. After what might have been their best win of the season last week against the Broncos, there might have been fears of a let down in form … More Parra Post Mortem: Eels thrive in Retro Round rain
BY BOZZA Father Time is a miserable, unsentimental, old fool! He is not swayed by desire, he is not swayed by professionalism, nor is he swayed by the level of pain you are willing to endure. It is of no concern to him the esteem in which you are held or the single-minded focus you have on … More Farewell, St Nick.
By Bozza Previous Round Following Round An AFL club will spend over 150,000 seconds on the field of battle in the quest for glory in any one Home and Away season. Unfortunately for St Kilda, after their Round 19 clash against Port Adelaide, it will be a mere 90 that will most likely define their 2017 campaign. It … More Saints Summary: A lot can happen in a ninety seconds.
BY BOZZA Previous Round Following Round Despite four straight victories over St George, Canterbury, Melbourne and Wests, many still questioned the strength of the Eels’ form and expected them to succumb to a Broncos team hoping to strengthen their top four claims. Expectations that would no doubt have been increased after Brisbane raced out to an early 12-0 lead, all the … More Parra Post-Mortem: Eels rope in the Broncos
BY BOZZA Almost two years since former Queensland forward David Shillington was sent off for a last minute head-butt when playing for Canberra against Wests Tigers, events of the weekend have seen questions again raised as to whether the send off still exists in modern Rugby League. Craig Bellamy seemingly speaking for many when describing … More To send-off or not to send-off, that is the question
By Bozza Previous Round The Round 20 clash between the Eels and the Tigers provided Parramatta’s mid-season acquisition Mitchell Moses, his first opportunity to face off against the team he left. Perhaps more importantly though, for the first time the two teams competed for the Stay Kind Cup. Stay Kind Day and the Stay Kind … More Parra Post-Mortem: Eels escape the Tigers’ clutches.
Only a fortnight after expectations were raised in the wake of their electrifying display against the Tigers, their season lies on life support after yet again succumbing to the pressure of the resurgent Swans. … More Saints Summary: Finals hopes begin to dim