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...

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League

Manly bounce back from ambush to maul Cronulla

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 Six

Phil Gould: Grand finalists back on track

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.

League

Right on Ricky: decks needed clearing

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Phil Gould There are two ways to run a professional football club.

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Last man standing

Rabbits and Roosters justify the hype

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 23: The Rabbitohs celebrate a try by John Sutton during the round 15 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium on June 23, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

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.

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.

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League

Thirteen for '13: My team of the year

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Phil Gould It's awards time. Here is Gus' Team of the Year for the 2013 NRL season. Talent galore right across the park.

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SET OF SIX

Trio's return to yield more tries than semi

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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.

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Manly show their best is frighteningly good

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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.

Amazing Inglis No.1 in every facet of the game

Greg Inglis

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...

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Queensland's system has NSW searching

Origin

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.

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Sea Eagles opt for rest over feast of easy points

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Phil Gould Manly gave us a taste of the good, the bad and the ugly in their win over Parramatta yesterday.

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