Norman upbeat over Eels partnership

01 March 2018 03:35:05 EST

Corey Norman is confident Parramatta will provide entertainment and plenty of attack in the new NRL season.

The Eels will go into the campaign hoping to end their 32-year wait for a title, with Norman again linking up in the halves with Mitchell Moses.

In his five seasons with the club, Norman's had 10 playmaking partners including the likes of Kieran Foran, Chris Sandow and Brad Takairangi.

After Moses arrived from Wests Tigers in mid-season last time, he and Norman played together 13 times.

We get to understand each other's game more and start to know what each other's going to do.

Corey Norman

They've had a full pre-season to hone their combination, and Norman says there's a genuine belief they will "do something big" this season.

"It was an encouraging finish to the back end (of 2017), I think Mitch played some of his best football then and that made my job a lot easier," he added.

"Now with a full pre-season, we get to understand each other's game more and start to know what each other's going to do.

"We'll have to wait and see of course; it's a long year but Mitch and I are both confident players and there's a big belief in this team."

The Eels attack ranked eighth last season and Norman feels the way coach Brad Arthur has set the team up - with the likes of Bevan French, Michael Jennings and Jarryd Hayne - they are sure to play attacking football.

There have been reports of tensions between Arthur and the star playmaker, but Norman says their relationship is healthy.

"Sometimes I disagree with him and sometimes he disagrees with me but that's good, that's healthy and it's a strong relationship," he added.

Parramatta are 5000/1 to win the Grand Final. The Eels are 1212/1 to finish in the top eight.

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