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  • Louis N
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    Originally posted by Insider View Post
    Gould has an astonishing knowledge of the players in the game,dont think for a minute he had to read the chookpen to get his information for that article. When Goulds dad passed away a few years ago I attended the funeral service at St Andrews in SW Sydney and Nick was amongst the mourners,they are very close. A few on here sing the praises of Uncle and at the same time deride Gould as some sort of satanic figure who was detrimental to the club and game. Well NP certainly doesn't share your POV for a very good reason,you are simply wrong.
    I appreciate your informative post Insider. I don't think may of us would seriously doubt the football nous of Gus. He has been a great motivator, a father like figure to Freddy and played a wonderful role in the 90's revival of the Roosters. Yet most of that article he wrote, which is a great one for our club, has already been pointed out on this forum. He probably wouldn't need to read it here but plenty of journos check through the club forums for additional information. But it was refreshing to see him write something positive about us as his commentary often leads the other way. It's always puzzled me as to why.

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  • Frozen Chook
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    It is clear that Phil Gould splits people down the middle about how they feel about him.

    Like other posters I am thankful for his service to our club.

    I have always enjoyed listening to Phil thoughts on the game in small audience events (post game talks when he was coaching) and his articles.

    While there were plenty of people advocating the core message in the article on here, Phil developed the case further and took it into the mainstream media to challenge a core Roosters Myth.

    When he switches into the entertainment mode, particularly when he is paired up with Ray Warren who offers so little and is painful to listen to, it doesn’t work for me though.

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  • Mickie Lane
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    Originally posted by milanja View Post
    Gould has left Penrith...........
    I wonder if Anthony Griffin is having a celebration drink.
    The 2 Clearys run Penrith now. I dont think success will come to the Panthers whilst Cleary is the coach.

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  • mattyh
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    he still has a great football brain, but so does robbo, gus problem is personality and ego. he may be useful as a sounding board, but nothing more imo. for what its worth he was probably correct re bennett, cleary is doing nothing and his son is overrated beyond belief, decent firstgrader but not andrew johns.

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  • Kentucky_Fried_Rooster
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    When I saw this article a few days ago my first thought was is Gus about to leave Penrith and come back to East or possibly to the Sharks as I'm sure he lives around the Shire.
    I don't think we need or want him but wouldn't be too upset to see him come home.
    When he calls footy he secretly seems to love us.

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  • milanja
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    Gould has left Penrith...........

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  • Smee
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    Originally posted by mattyh View Post
    we as a club owe gus a lot, pretty grim times the decade before he arrived with a player who as i recall could play a bit.
    His success as a coach in the Origin arena shows he's no mug. I hate it when he goes on and on with the one point during commentary though.

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  • mattyh
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    Originally posted by "gaz" View Post
    Posted in 2015 - Posted to the Telegraph's to Paul Crawley (from me)
    (Phil Gould jumped on my band wagon shortly after)

    http://www.thechookpen.com.au/vb5/fo...lary-cap/page4



    100 % correct but didn't sst play 1 for the warriors ? god how bad is their recruitment letting sst go ?? haha i see canberra have picked up a good one too in nicoll-klostad from them too, absolutely the worst recruitment / retention bar rts

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  • Vasco
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    Originally posted by Horry View Post
    I think someone else wrote it and Gould just did cut and paste!
    Exactly.

    Been happening for years. That someone else supports the tricolours.

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  • "gaz"
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    Posted in 2015 - Posted to the Telegraph's to Paul Crawley (from me)
    (Phil Gould jumped on my band wagon shortly after)

    http://www.thechookpen.com.au/vb5/fo...lary-cap/page4


    Originally posted by "gaz" View Post
    Last week in response to the Crawley files, I posted the following comment.
    It seemed to be quite a popular comment in receiving the most likes (26)
    So I am glad Gus had read them and spoke up on the Roosters defence.

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    Didn't see Roosters snap up Merrin/ DCE/ Foran in the last months bidding wars- this is where the salary cap goes. Roosters don't pay overs for these type of players.

    Gould is now doing it at Penrith, Develop the youngsters and look for smart buys (Like Jamie Soward)

    Looking at the Roosters top squad most of these players made there debuts at the Roosters. No names that the Roosters went into a bidding war for.

    1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck - First Grade Debut Roosters
    2. Daniel Tupou - First Grade Debut Roosters
    3. Michael Jennings - Penrith discard (Contract partially paid by former club)
    4. Blake Ferguson - NRL discard
    5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall - First Grade Debut Roosters
    6. James Maloney - ex Storm/Warriors
    7. Mitchell Pearce - First Grade Debut Roosters
    8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves - 2009 Manly First Grade debut - joined Roosters year after
    9. Jake Friend - First Grade Debut Roosters
    10. Sam Moa - Unheard of from Super League
    11. Boyd Cordner - First Grade Debut Roosters
    12. Aidan Guerra - First Grade Debut Roosters
    13. Isaac Liu - First Grade Debut Roosters

    14. Mitchell Aubusson - First Grade Debut Roosters
    15. Dylan Napa - First Grade Debut Roosters
    16. Kane Evans - First Grade Debut Roosters
    17. Sio Siua Taukeiaho - First Grade Debut Roosters

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  • wayne challis
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    Gus missed Jack Hetherington at the Panthers who played NYC at the Roosters

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  • Insider
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    Gould has an astonishing knowledge of the players in the game,dont think for a minute he had to read the chookpen to get his information for that article. When Goulds dad passed away a few years ago I attended the funeral service at St Andrews in SW Sydney and Nick was amongst the mourners,they are very close. A few on here sing the praises of Uncle and at the same time deride Gould as some sort of satanic figure who was detrimental to the club and game. Well NP certainly doesn't share your POV for a very good reason,you are simply wrong.

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  • Jacks Fur Coat
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    Originally posted by Johnny Tobin View Post

    Gus certainly went to a four-year-old post on here to write his article. Goes without saying.
    Sarcasm alert..

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  • zac
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    Great article from Gus and he'll always be a Roosters hero.
    One of my favourite games was in, I think, 1995, last round v, I think, Norths. Gus's first year as coach. We won the game and if the Gold Coast beat somebody we would have made the semis. Their score came up near the end of the game with the Gold Coast ahead and pretty much the whole crowd was chanting: 'Gold Coast! Gold Coast!' Alas, they couldn't hold on, but the next four years were terrific.

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  • Johnny Tobin
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    Originally posted by Frozen Chook View Post

    Bondi Boy this subject has been discussed in detail on this forum. It is pleasing that Phil Gould has expanded on the subject.

    The latest variation
    • Frozen Chook
      Frozen Chook
      Chookpen Members
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      • Posts: 452

      #6
      10-06-2018, 09:44 PM
      If we look at our current first grade squad and grand final team(in bold) the success of the club is based on a long term succession planning process of players developed at the club, signing key players in the middle ground of the games playing stock, some who are at times on the outer at their club and a very small number of well-established players.

      Even if we look at our Coach, Trent Robinson, he came to us as a relatively untested coach by NRL standards.

      Many current sports journalists (the regurgitators) don’t want to do the research required for their jobs and to quote a former Prime Minister they are like a dog returning to its own vomit which has a vintage from the early 70’s.

      The only continuum throughout the nearly fifty years of this tired old rerun of a story is the son of Greek migrants, Nick Politis, who built a very successful business and football club. Nick saw all of the potential models of how success could be achieved including the super mid 70’s team, the transit lounge era and the game’s Super League misadventure.

      Now we have a model based on developing a core of young players supported by strategic signings of key players to compliment the maturing footballers and a number of signings of mid-range players.

      Nick has always struck me as a fiercely independent person and it doesn’t surprise me that he has found himself at times at odds with the NRL establishment and the media sycophants and hanger ons.

      Over the forty odd years I have followed Easts I have never spoken to Nick until this year when I was by myself in the stand at the Penrith trial and Nick passed by down the steps, when he turned and saw an Easts supporter he came back up said hello and shook by hand to check in on how we would go this year.

      We both agreed on one thing that was to eventuate last week.

      What do they say about football and the 1 percenters?

      Developed at Easts SG BALL – under 20’s – etc. or debuted at Easts

      Bernard Lewis
      Billy Smith
      Joseph Manu
      Brendan Frei
      Lachlan Lam
      Latrell Mitchell
      Sean O'Sullivan
      Boyd Cordner
      Brock Gray
      Dylan Napa
      Eloni Vunakece
      Jake Friend
      Joshua Curran
      Lindsay Collins
      Mitchell Aubusson
      Matt Ikuvalu
      Isaac Liu
      Paul Momirovski
      Poasa Faamausili
      Reuben Porter
      Sitili Tupouniua
      Victor Radley

      Players who were not wanted by their clubs or late-early stage of their careers

      Blake Ferguson
      Daniel Tupou
      Reece Robinson
      Frank-Paul Nuuausala
      Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
      Kurt Baptiste
      Nat Butcher
      Mitchell Cornish
      Ryan Matterson
      Siosiua Taukeiaho
      Zane Tetevano

      Major signing of established and successful NRL first graders-rep players

      Cooper Cronk
      James Tedesco
      Luke Keary
      + More Options
    Gus certainly went to a four-year-old post on here to write his article. Goes without saying.

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