Tag: Phil Gould

Could this magical Cleary reunion at the Panthers simply be about dollars and cents?

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis There are some rugby league sayings that never leave you. “Nobody is bigger than the club” and “never assume” come to mind. Oh how they ring true right now as we watch the bitter dispute unfold between Wests Tigers and the Penrith Panthers for the ”services” of coach Ivan Cleary. On […]

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Wests Tigers say they won’t be bullied by Phil Gould’s Panthers

Wests Tigers and their CEO Justin Pascoe have come out swinging against the Penrith Panthers strongly denying any chance of Penrith stealing away Wests coach Ivan Cleary. Here is the full transcript of Pascoe’s interview on weststigers.com.au: Q. Justin, it has been a big 24 hours in NRL coaching circles. Can you give us an […]

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Penrith’s all-time power play to keep Nathan Cleary at the Panthers is desperate and ingenious

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis In what looks like one of the most remarkable power plays for a current star in rugby league history – the Penrith Panthers have reportedly offered former coach Ivan Cleary a four-year contract to return to the club that sacked him in 2015. Panthers current halfback is Nathan Cleary and is […]

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Panthers didn’t believe Anthony Griffin had what it took to win a premiership

BY CURTIS WOODWARD & A.J NASH Penrith Panthers General Manager Phil Gould says the club sacked coach Anthony Griffin because they didn’t believe he could bring them a premiership. Under Griffin, the Panthers have finished 6th, 7th and currently sit on 5th. The man that also axed Ivan Cleary because he “looked tired”, confirmed Penrith […]

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Reaction to potential Cleary reunion says plenty about Wests Tigers and their fans

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Wests Tigers went into last Friday night’s game against the battling Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs as hot favourites. They were walking on sunshine after beating top four teams St George Illawarra and South Sydney in respective weeks. What could possibly go wrong? Go wrong? With Wests Tigers? Just the usual. You could see […]

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Nathan can go play under dad at Wests Tigers if he wants to: Phil Gould

Penrith Panthers General Manager Phil Gould has made the startling revelation he has an agreement in place with Panthers star halfback Nathan Cleary that would allow him to leave the club to play under his father – current Wests Tigers Ivan Cleary. Gould has admitted he will not stand in the State of Origin halfback’s […]

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Peter Wallace announces immediate retirement

Penrith Panthers captain Peter Wallace has announced his immediate retirement from the NRL. Panthers General Manager Phil Gould released the following statement: “Peter Wallace has informed the club and his teammates of his decision to retire, effective immediately. “It’s an incredibly selfless act from Peter. He always had great faith in the young players coming […]

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Queensland fans won’t show up for a dead rubber in Brisbane: Matthew Johns

Veteran forward and former NSW Blue Luke Lewis believes under siege captain Boyd Corner will prove detracter Phil Gould wrong after the one-time Blues coach questioned Cordner’s selection. Lewis went one step further, predicting Cordner will receive the man of the match award. “100 per cent he (Cordner) will prove him (Gould) wrong,” Lewis told Fox […]

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