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Eels Pre-Season Training – January 18 & 20, 2020: You Want Footy, You Got It!
Eels Pre-Season Training – January 18 & 20, 2020: You Want Footy, You Got It!

Eels Pre-Season Training – January 18 & 20, 2020: You Want Footy, You Got It!

Is too much footy ever enough? No doubt all teams are warming into the season with an increase in opposed work. For a regular at Eels training like myself, it’s almost as good as being at the footy. And the…

Eels Pre-Season Training – January 17, 2020: Precipitation And Exhortations
Eels Pre-Season Training – January 17, 2020: Precipitation And Exhortations

Eels Pre-Season Training – January 17, 2020: Precipitation And Exhortations

There was probably a time, long ago in most people’s lives, when sport wasn’t called off because of a little rain. If you’re like me, playing footy on a drenched track as a kid was one of life’s great joys.…

Eels Pre-Season Training – January 13, 2020: The Battle Heats Up!
Eels Pre-Season Training – January 13, 2020: The Battle Heats Up!

Eels Pre-Season Training – January 13, 2020: The Battle Heats Up!

Mick Cronin’s toe-poke!  Just when you thought you could lock in the Eels bench spots for their Top 17, the action heated up at this morning’s training. In what was, for me, an unexpected opposed session, Stefano Utoikamanu and Kane…

Eels Pre-Season Training – January 10, 2020: The Prince, The King And The Immortal
Eels Pre-Season Training – January 10, 2020: The Prince, The King And The Immortal

Eels Pre-Season Training – January 10, 2020: The Prince, The King And The Immortal

How would it be possible to top what was on show in Wednesday’s opposed session? The contact had been just below NRL match intensity, so there were undoubtedly aches, pains and sore limbs recovering on Thursday. More of the same would…

Eels Pre-Season Training – January 6, 2020: Welcome To The New Year
Eels Pre-Season Training – January 6, 2020: Welcome To The New Year

Eels Pre-Season Training – January 6, 2020: Welcome To The New Year

After a two week sabbatical for the Eels squad and staff, today marked Day One for the second half of this most important pre-season. Judging from the two hours plus on the field this morning, there was no easing into…

Finalising The Eels Roster – Who Fills The Remaining Top 30 Places?
Finalising The Eels Roster – Who Fills The Remaining Top 30 Places?

Finalising The Eels Roster – Who Fills The Remaining Top 30 Places?

Don’t bother speculating about the Eels Round 1 team. There might be an abundance of NRL team previews on offer over the coming months, but the pundits will vary little in their crystal ball prognostications. Assuming that Waqa Blake is…