NRL Offseason News – Gutherson Keeps Parramatta Eels Hopes Alive
The Parramatta Eels look set to having a great 2023 and a real hope to breaking their NRL premiership drought. With 13 wins and nine losses, they just missed out on being 2022 premiers. Finishing 2nd on the ladder with moments of looking like they were going to win the premiership.
After getting into the grand finals the Eels lost. They faced the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs. The experts were critical of the Eels in 2022 due to the lack of consistency and a high number of mistakes. Defense and discipline are needed to win a premiership and it just was not there in 2022.
Gutherson Responds To 2022 Grand-Final Loss
” I still haven’t washed it back and probably won’t. To be honest. But look, it just motivates you more”. I think the window has been closed for the last 15 years so we don’t really pay too much attention to what other people say we trust that the club and Brad and the staff are putting the squad together that they think they can win”.
Gutherson Key To 2023 Eels Success
Clinton Gutherson is one of Australia’s best fullbacks, he is competitive and does not like to lose. This is a key ingredient in any player who is world-class. Hopefully, he will stay injury free in 2023 as it looks like the Eels will be depending on him heavily.
We believe he will be instrumental in 2023, but the team needs to start playing like a team. The coaching staff needs to start cracking down on training and install a bit more discipline in the team. Dropped balls and missed tackles need to be reduced heavily for the Eels to win in 2023.
Mitchell Moses and Dylan Brown have been hot topics of discussion. Both of these players are key players for 2023. There were rumors that the Eels may be losing both of these players that have not yet been confirmed or denied, and for now, are just rumors.
Toafofoa Sipley is looking forward to a great season in 2023 he is injury free and reportedly looking great in pre-season training.
Gutherson will be leading the team in 2023 giving the Eels a real chance in 2023, we hope to see a better-drilled team, that can stand up to pressure. The defense needs to be improved and we believe Gutherson can be instrumental and add balance and calmness to the team when it is put under pressure.
Gutherson again is a player who cares about one thing and that is winning. Players like this can lift a team even if they aren’t performing well.
2022 Was A Good Year For The Eels
2022 was a good season for the Eels, three players left the team. Reed Mahoney, Marata Niokure, and Isaiah Papali’i.
There was some criticism of the coach after the loss in 2022. Like the legend, he is Gutherson stood up for the coach and praised him highly as one of the best coaches he has played under. This confirms the true leader Gutherson is.