People have jumped on a statement I made during the week when I said, "I'm not sure sacking John Grant will solve the issue", as me being supportive of his recent actions and suggesting I think he should stay on as Australian Rugby League Commission chairman.
Phil Gould is a League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald
Certain members of the Australian Rugby League Commission and key individuals within NRL management have no respect for the NRL clubs. They haven't for some time.
"Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it's a small price to pay for living a dream."
Let's start by getting the result out of the way. The Sharks will win.
Sharks versus Cowboys
James Maloney's man-of-the-match performance on Friday night not only lifted Cronulla into the grand final, but it placed him personally into a very select group.
Before a ball was kicked in the 2016 season, I selected the Cronulla Sharks to win this year's premiership. I see no reason to change my opinion at this time.
Well, North Queensland and Brisbane have done it again.
Attacking play and scintillating historical clashes will distinguish the knockout semis at the weekend.
With the NRL blinded by technology and speeding down the road towards remote-control officiating, Friday night's Bunker shambles was a car crash waiting to happen.