Cool-hand Thommo to take heat off Arthur
Parramatta are chasing highly respected Bulldogs official Alan Thompson to take on the vital general manager of football role. The Eels have been combing the NRL for a man to run their football operations and have targeted the experienced Thompson to take some of the pressure off coach Brad Arthur to help the Eels get back on their feet after the disasters of 2016. Thompson is a former Australian Olympic swimming coach with vast experience in sports administration. He has guided the Bulldogs through some tough times in recent years and his recruitment would be a coup for the Eels.