Parra’s five seasons of drama and despair

WHAT’S BEEN THE MATTER AT PARRAMATTA?

2012:

July 19 – Coach Steve Kearney sacked after nine wins in one-and-a-half seasons, as Brad Arthur takes over in interim.

July 26 – Ricky Stuart announced as 2013 coach on a three-year-deal.

September 2 – Horror season comes to a close, winning just six games and claiming their first wooden sppon since 1972.

October 21 – Ken Edwards named as club’s new chief executive, taking over from Bob Bentley who remained as Eels Group CEO.

2013:

May 11 – Steve Sharp wins the Parramatta board election, taking power from chairman Roy Spagnolo.

June 5 – 12 players have their name written on a whiteboard and told their services are no longer required in a team meeting.

July 16 – CEO Edwards leaves the club by mutual consent, Matt Phelan takes over in interim capacity.

July 28 – Bentley sacked as Eels Group CEO over “alleged misconduct”.

September 8 – Eels collect second consecutive wooden spoon, winning just five games all season.

September 11 – Stuart quits as coach to take up a deal with Canberra.

September 23 – Scott Seward appointed as chief executive.

October 16 – Arthur appointed coach for 2014 on a three-year deal.

2014:

September 6 – Eels narrowly miss the finals when they lose 33-20 to Ricky Stuart-coached Canberra. Finish 10th.

September 11 – Former chairman Spagnolo and ex-CEO Bentley are accused of tampering with membership records in the lead up to the 2013 board elections.

October 14 – Superstar fullback Jarryd Hayne quits the NRL to pursue a dream of playing in the NFL.

2015:

March 16 – Eels confirm the signing of Kieran Foran, however his contract is soon in doubt after a clause stipulates he can walk in the case of boardroom dramas.

May 10 – Sharp retains power of the Parramatta board, with his ticket winning all seven seats.

May 13 – Kenny Edwards stood down for nine months after he took a urine test for teammate Kaysa Pritchard.

May 21 – Club fined $465,000 for breaching the main and second-tier salary caps for both their NRL and under-20 teams. NRL threaten loss of four points for 2016.

June 15 – Seward quits as CEO.

September 6 – Eels miss finals for a sixth consecutive year, finishing 12th on the ladder.

2016:

* Jan 17 – John Boulos appointed as full-time chief executive.

* March 2 – Club avoids four-point penalty over earlier salary-cap breaches after making core governance changes

* March 9 – Reports start to emerge of leaked documents alleging the club manipulated third-party player deals, prompting the NRL to investigate.

* April 29 – Foran checks into a rehabilitation clinic after a reported drug overdose following his relationship breakdown.

* May 3 – NRL provisionally deducts 12 competition points, strips Auckland Nines title, suspends five senior officials and imposes $1.25 million fine for systematic salary cap breaches.

* May 12 – The club unloads Nathan Peats to get back under the cap while Anthony Watmough is forced into retirement.

* May 20 – Corey Norman is allegedly caught in possession of illegal drugs and charged by police hours after he and Junior Paulo are photographed dining with known criminals. He and Paulo subsequently receive consorting warnings from police.

* May 29 – Paulo is granted an immediate release, freeing him to join Canberra.

* June 29 – Semi Radradra under investigation for alleged assault on ex-partner, and fails to turn up to training as he deliberates over a move to French rugby.

* July 8 – Foran reportedly requests a release from the club, struggling with personal issues and out for the season with a shoulder injury.

* July 9 – The NRL announces its preliminary punishments from the salary cap scandal will stand.

* July 13 – Norman pleads guilty to drug charges and is stood down by the club as reports reveal he shared videos which appear to show an elderly man taking drugs at a party he attended.

* July 19 – Parramatta’s Leagues Club board replaced with an administrator following NSW State Government intervention.

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