They were pre-season certainties for the top four according to many NRL experts.
Yet, the Parramatta Eels find themselves bottom of the rung, in last position with a 2-10 record.
Their season effectively over.
Despite the club not having any off-field dramas, they have been unable to click on-field.
Now, Eels coach Brad Arthur has opened up to Triple M Saturday NRL about the extremely tough start to the season his side has experienced this year.
LISTEN to Arthur's comments below: