Phil Gould

Phil Gould

Phil Gould is a League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald

League

Referees should be seen and not heard

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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...

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.

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.

League

Australia must lead international league off the field as well

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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.

League

Phil Gould's Set of Six: Best wishes to young Newcastle forward Alex McKinnnon

Phil Gould The terrible injury to Knights forward Alex McKinnon represents one of those heart-stopping moments in sport every person fears.

League

Roosters and Manly clash packed with controversial incidents

Phil Gould There has been plenty of fallout from the Sea Eagles’ 8-0 defeat of the Roosters on Friday night.

Set of Six

Phil Gould's Set of Six: North Queensland Cowboys off to another slow start

Phil Gould After a fast finish to their 2013 season and an unlucky exit from the finals, the Cowboys were handed a very favourable draw for the start of the 2014 competition.

Set of Six

Set of Six: Play to the whistle, boys!

Phil Gould Two weeks in a row now we have witnessed controversial moments in two separate matches with issues relating to half-time and full-time sirens.

League

Hitting fast forward on NRL video refereeing gives pause for thought

Phil Gould Let’s take a sneak peek at the future of rugby league.

SET OF SIX

Touch of skill shown to form partnership

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Phil Gould The NRL and Touch Football Australia launched a historic sporting partnership last week representing the biggest boost to participation and game development in the history of either sport.

SET OF SEVEN

You'd be brave to tip against Storm, but I am

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Phil Gould You would have to be crazy tipping against Melbourne this weekend.

SET OF SIX

Trio's return to yield more tries than semi

Phil Gould The first semi-final clash between the Roosters and Sea Eagles three weeks ago was one of the most gripping and high-intensity games of football I have seen in a long time.

Matter of degree: Sea Eagles compensate for lapses but Bunnies' Jekyll-Hyde routine could end in heartache

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Phil Gould The two better teams won the elimination semi-finals. However, the devil is usually in the detail, so let's dig a little deeper.

League

Dugan owes his fans respect, and Mr Bennett's been busy

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Phil Gould The six salient points Phil Gould noticed from the first week of the 2013 NRL competition.

League

Game's evolution about to take another leap forward

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Phil Gould I get the feeling we could be on the verge of another shift in the style of rugby league being played by a number of teams in the NRL competition.

Set of six

Sonny Bill Williams' return has been awesome

Phil Gould At the start of the season I wrote that Sonny Bill Williams could lift the Roosters into premiership contention.

Set of Six

New interpretations an embarrassment for the game

Phil Gould As predicted, coaches and players have now made a mockery of the new obstruction interpretations.

League

Bad rep: Time’s up for City-Country concept

Phil Gould Every year we answer the same questions about the validity of maintaining tradition and playing the old City-Country fixture.

Set of Six

By Sheck, Roger is some player

Phil Gould Sydney Roosters and New Zealand have a very special talent in young Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

Set of Six

A point of principle: Give golden point the boot

Phil Gould Full marks to Panthers captain Kevin Kingston this week for the professional manner in which he handled his press interviews.