Phil Gould

Phil Gould

Phil Gould is a League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald

Gold Coast Titans take out Canterbury Bulldogs in heart-warming display of courage

Phil Gould Where no game existed, suddenly a golden-point thriller emerged. The match between the Gold Coast and Canterbury yesterday afternoon started out as one of those round-26 matches where little hinged...

NRL clash between St George Illawarra Dragons and Gold Coast Titans one to forget

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Phil Gould I love my Sunday football. I look forward to it every weekend. But I have to be honest in saying the match played between the St George Illawarra and Gold Coast was extremely hard to watch.

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Gold Coast Titans spring an ambush in Wests Tigers' lair

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Phil Gould When the Gold Coast Titans arrived at Leichardt Oval yesterday afternoon there would have been plenty of things going through their minds.

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Panthers let themselves down; Titans seize chance

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Phil Gould The final score shows Gold Coast Titans 28, Panthers 10.

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While Titans linger in finals race, Tigers look like minds are elsewhere

Phil Gould For Gold Coast, this match represented the win they just had to have. Four losses in a row over the past month had them heading in the wrong direction on the ladder.

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Players make up for circus of hangers-on

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Phil Gould Thank God for the players! If not for them, rugby league would be an absolute circus.

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

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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First-up success can last but there’s a long way to go

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Phil Gould First impressions can be misleading. They can also lead to lasting impressions that in time prove to be surprisingly accurate.

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Topsy-turvy NRL gives fans of all teams reason for optimism

Phil Gould Much has been written about the upsets we’ve seen through the first five rounds of this NRL 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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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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