RAY Price has joined fellow Parramatta great Eric Grothe in a looming boardroom showdown against Eels CEO and long-time nemesis Denis Fitzgerald next month. Several other former Eels stars are also being sounded out to add their names to a ticket to replace the current football club board, with the ultimate aim of overthrowing Fitzgerald. The football club AGM is on December 14, with final nominations due next Friday. All seven incumbent directors are up for re-election, and the rival ticket needs to win at least four seats to gain control of the football club. Grothe announced he was willing and ready to challenge for "the good of the club" after he and Brett Kenny were denied interviews for coaching roles in the wake of Michael Hagan's premature retirement. It has also emerged that Price - a former premiership-winning teammate of Grothe's - has been convinced to throw his hat into the ring, along with local lawyer John Chidiac. But with seven spots available, a full ticket is being sought before the nomination is submitted. Kenny has also been sounded out, but confirmed work commitments would prevent him from running. "I can't do it but I've told them that I'm willing to do anything to help bring passion and emotion back to Parramatta," he said.