Phil Gould is a League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald
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
Phil Gould After disappointing displays last week, last year's grand finalists bounced back in impressive fashion. Manly had a gutsy win against Souths, while the Roosters were all class against the Eels.
Phil Gould The Sea Eagles versus Cronulla clash at Brookvale Oval can be summed up pretty briefly. The Manly boys were great in the first half and led 20-0 at the break.
SET OF SEVEN
Phil Gould You would have to be crazy tipping against Melbourne this weekend.
Phil Gould It's awards time. Here is Gus' Team of the Year for the 2013 NRL season. Talent galore right across the park.
SET OF SIX
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.
Phil Gould There are two ways to run a professional football club.
Last man standing
Phil Gould The State of Origin period will be over in 10 days time. The run to the finals for the 16 NRL clubs will then begin.
Phil Gould A sunny, August Sunday afternoon at their Brookvale home base, hosting the in-form Knights, provided the perfect platform for Manly to make a statement about their 2012 intentions.
Phil Gould Modern-day coaches say that having a great fullback is like having an extra man on the field. Conversely, if you don't have a great fullback, you are giving away a lot of start to the rest of the...
Phil Gould It was a gripping State of Origin series. The result was still in the balance right up until the final play in the decider.