Phil Gould

Phil Gould

Phil Gould is a League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald

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The big issues league must conquer in order to reach the promised land

Phil Gould What are the key areas our game needs to address over the next two years?

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James Tedesco affair highlights many youth development issues facing NRL

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Phil Gould The James Tedesco affair has highlighted a number of problems in our game.

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Time to talk about league's real issues

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Phil Gould OK footy fans, it's feedback time again.

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Who would be a coach in this dog eat dog era of NRL?

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Phil Gould What do you make of the whole Mick Potter/ Wests Tigers saga? Actually, it’s more than just the Tigers and Potter. This stuff is happening everywhere. The world has gone crazy.

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League

Anthony Griffin's response to his sacking by Brisbane has class stamped all over it

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Phil Gould The way Anthony Griffin has dealt with his sacking by the Broncos stamped this man as all class.

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League

State of Origin: Why the Blues need to win game three

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Phil Gould 1. Never get tired of winning, Blues

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NRL's ludicrous and unfair second-tier salary cap holding back young players

Phil Gould The Canberra Raiders travel to Queensland today to play the Gold Coast Titans, having lost seven of their past eight matches.

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Predicting the NRL top eight is tough, so buckle up for the run to the finals

Phil Gould With the rounds of matches affected so significantly by Origin now finally behind us, we can at last settle back and enjoy the final third of the season.

League

Referees should be seen and not heard

Phil Gould Please get the microphones and the television cameras off the referees. I haven’t raised this subject for a number of years, but in light of recent events, I would like to reaffirm my objection...

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NSW finally get Origin ... and they get the series

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Phil Gould Blues! Blues! Blues! Blues! We finally get it. The players get it! The crowd gets it! The State of NSW gets it!

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NRL desperately needs a summit to sort out junior development

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Phil Gould Player development is a hot topic in rugby league at the moment. The recent situations involving young players like James Tedesco and Anthony Milford, where one club spends time and money developing...

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SET OF SIX

Why I cheered when Peter Sharp chose to walk away from the Shire

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Phil Gould Peter Sharp is a good man. Humble, always polite, always helpful.

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League

Star power: The game’s good guys are making a difference away from spotlight

Phil Gould “Panthers on the Prowl” is the Community arm of the Penrith Panthers. The purpose of the “Prowl” programs is to enhance opportunities for our young people and their families...

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League

Benji Marshall and Daniel Mortimer show they can be the real deal

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Phil Gould Both the Gold Coast Titans and the St George Illawarra Dragons came into Sunday's clash down on their luck.

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League

Give representative rugby league the respect it deserves

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Phil Gould If we stop respecting International football, if kids stop dreaming of playing for their country, then why play the game at all?

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Set of Six

Set of Six: Players are making fools of the referees and the game

Phil Gould We’ve now come full circle on the obstruction dilemma.

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League

Australia must lead international league off the field as well

Phil Gould We urgently need a summit on all aspects of representative football. We have had to put up with ridiculous scheduling for far too long.

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League

Parramatta Eels put horror season behind them

Phil Gould Congratulations to the Parramatta Eels and coach Brad Arthur. Their victory on Monday night was their fifth this season.

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Leaders show their form as NRL season picks up pace

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Phil Gould We are now halfway through round of the NRL premiership race and the State of Origin period looms large.

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NSW Blues need a long-term plan to stop Queensland's State of Origin dominance

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Phil Gould I don't think I can ever remember a period of such intense speculation and comment leading into the selection of a NSW Origin team.

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