Reaction to Eels scandal

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT PARRAMATTA SALARY CAP RORTING AND SANCTIONS

“The preliminary findings are not only disappointing but a stain on our game.” – NRL CEO TODD GREENBERG.

“If Parramatta wins every game under the salary cap I will be very happy.” – GREENBERG

“I think the Parramatta Eels over the past couple of months have continued to do what they have done, which is to continue to deny that there are issues inside their club.” – GREENBERG

“12 from 15. We still have hope.” #blueandgold – Parramatta club puts on a brave face through their Twitter account.

“We haven’t given up hope. At the start of the year, we wanted to be playing finals football but nothing’s changed. We’re really committed to making sure that can still happen.” – Eels coach BRAD ARTHUR.

“I think that would be very very difficult and it probably wouldn’t be good for the overall game if Parramatta did make the finals series.” Former Parramatta chief executive DENIS FITZGERALD.

“I find it difficult to understand how they (Parramatta) can continue to play for points,” – former Melbourne Storm CEO BRIAN WALDRON.

“This is a side that is capable. They’ve got such quality and depth there and such motivation now. Leicester just won the EPL they were 5000-1, so it might be that kind of day.” – Eels legend PETER STERLING.

“I’m gutted for the players, I’m gutted for the coaching staff in particular Brad Arthur, but most of all I suppose the fans as well.” – Eels great NATHAN HINDMARSH.

“Players & coaches work their arses off to build a campaign & it’s disgusting that bad governance resulted in deduction.” – ex-Eels player ERIC GROTHE Jnr.

“No way it’s fair, the current team and officials have nothing to do with this debacle” – Eels great ERIC GROTHE Snr.

“Thoughts go to sponsors, members, support staff and coaching staff innocently affected by the Eels decision. It’s hard. It will get better” – Former Wests Tigers and Manly CEO GRANT MAYER.

“Stay strong! Your test will become your test-imony, your mess will become your mess-age.” – 2009 Parramatta grand final player JOE GALUVAO retweeting an Athletes for God tweet.

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