Phil Gould

Phil Gould

Phil Gould is a League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Anthony Minichiello will be remembered as one of Roosters' great servants

Phil Gould The announcement on Monday that 2014 will be Anthony Minichiello’s final season in the NRL should give the Roosters further incentive to win back-to-back titles and send out their popular...

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Roosters Mitchell Pearce and James Maloney miss chance to shine with Storm on back foot

Flattering: The scoreboard didn't tell the whole story on Sunday.

Phil Gould The discarded Origin duo did little to enhance their prospects of a recall.

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Roosters on the cusp of greatness

Phil Gould It could well be the first time since 1993 that the defending champions go back-to-back and win consecutive premierships.

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Roosters and Manly clash packed with controversial incidents

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

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Distracted Roosters forgot about game at hand

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Phil Gould Attitude is everything. In sport, we use terms such as ''focus on the process'', ''stay in the moment'', '' don't dwell on the past'', ''don't get your head too far into the future''.

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Solid foundation: Rabbitohs and Roosters to party like it's 1908

Phil Gould Does your team have a realistic shot at the title in 2013? I like the Rabbits and Roosters.

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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.

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Late gift from courageous Knights gives reason for Roosters to soar

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Phil Gould The Knights weren't that far away from beating the Roosters on Sunday.

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Geoff Toovey is right: minor premiership should carry a major reward

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Phil Gould Manly coach Geoff Toovey is 100 per cent correct in his criticism concerning the lack of reward given to teams who win the minor premiership.

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Scrappy Sea Eagles down on form but remain in pole position

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Phil Gould Maybe the Sea Eagles are just timing their run and don’t want to peak too early.

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Rabbitohs show their premiership hand with Knights demolition

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Phil Gould South Sydney Rabbitohs 50 Newcastle Knights 10. I was not expecting that kind of a scoreline.

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Knights to remember: How Newcastle recorded a win for the ages

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Phil Gould Well, one thing we learned on Friday night is that there is definitely no “give-up” in the Newcastle Knights.

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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.

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Forwards in backs a step in wrong direction

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Phil Gould I don’t think I’ve ever seen as many matches as I have seen this year in which coaches have selected players out of position to fill holes caused by injuries and suspensions.

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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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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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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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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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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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NRL desperately needs a summit to sort out junior development

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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