Sandow free to leave Eels

Chris Sandow has been told that he is free to leave Parramatta Eels immediately, according to a report Down Under.

Sandow publicly challenged Eels coach Brad Arthur about his strategy and tactics this week, after playing in Parra’s defeat to North Queensland.

Parra squandered a 24-point lead in that game, and Sandow appeared to blame Arthur for not allowing to properly express himself.

“If he lets me play how I want to play, we’ll win more games,” Sandow said, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

“It’s tough because last year I played my own footy under Brad. Something must have changed his mind about how he should play me.

“I just want to play my own footy. I think it’s something people come to watch.”

Sandow is struggling to understand why his form has changed so much this season, a campaign in which he has played for feeder side Wentworthville.

“It’s tough, I got Parramatta’s players’ player, last year and I was just playing on the back of the forwards and doing what I do best,” he added.

“I don’t know, Brad must have changed his coaching. I’m not bagging him, he’s a great coach and I’ve got to adapt to whatever he says, he’s the driver of the team.

“I’ve got to back him 100 per cent for what works for the team.

“I need to speak to Brad about how he wants me to play because Normy [halves partner Corey Norman] is really direct, he’s the director of the team.

“I like to sit out the back and chime in when I want. But I’ve got to speak to Brad about that.

“If he lets me play how I want to play, we’ll win more games.

“That’s just me personally, I’m always thinking like that. I just want to play my own footy. I think it’s something people come to watch.”

Whether any Super League teams decide to make an offer to tempt Sandow across to Europe remains to be seen.

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