Journo Joel Gould banned from Broncos HQ for 6 weeks

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The most debated topic among rugby league journalists this week has been the treatment of Brisbane based NRL.com reporter Joel Gould and what his case means for the industry.

Can and should NRL clubs control who reports on them?

It is understood Gould has been banned from Broncos headquarters for six weeks.

He can’t attend press conferences or training.

He is the first reporter in Broncos history to be banned from the club.

Former The Courier Mail senior journalist Steve Ricketts was banned from interviewing Wayne Bennett for around three years but that was Bennett’s personal decision.

Ricketts still interviewed players and attended training.

It is understood Gould has been banned from Broncos headquarters for six weeks.
It is understood Gould has been banned from Broncos headquarters for six weeks.Image: Twitter/Joel Gould
Who ordered Gould’s exile depends on who you talk to.

Whether it’s justifiable also depends on who you talk to.

Gould, an accurate and veteran reporter, sent a text message disparaging Broncos' coach Anthony Seibold, suggesting he lied about player recruitment.

He sent the text to Seibold.

Not ideal.

Seibold was understandably unhappy and has every right to brush Gould.

The Broncos referred the matter to Gould’s employer, the NRL, who initially stood him down for a week, then reinstated him only to ban him from attending the Broncos.

Gould is allowed to cover all non-Bronco aspects of the NRL.

Very proud of the club for doing this. It's been a long time coming for cockhead journalists getting whacked for the stupid shit they say and write.
 

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Very proud of the club for doing this. It's been a long time coming for cockhead journalists getting whacked for the stupid shit they say and write.
Except it's nothing he published, just a fuckup on his part.


Has anyone ever done that? Sent a disparaging text to the person they were talking about and not the intended recipient? I never have, but I have heard of others doing it. It's a monumental fuckup and quite hilarious imo.
 

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Except it's nothing he published, just a fuckup on his part.


Has anyone ever done that? Sent a disparaging text to the person they were talking about and not the intended recipient? I never have, but I have heard of others doing it. It's a monumental fuckup and quite hilarious imo.
I accidentally pocket-called my boss (professor) one night while I was on the piss and was bagging her out pretty badly to my best mate who also worked under her. Nothing was ever said, but I’ll never forget to lock my phone again.
 
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Very proud of the club for doing this. It's been a long time coming for cockhead journalists getting whacked for the stupid shit they say and write.
I loved reading the bit "journalists have been ACCUSED of lying" hahahahahahaha
.... Caught, found out, obviously, repetitively. The list is endless for words that would have been more appropriate to use there. Delusional lying wankers the lot of them. Good on the broncos, this story made me incredibly happy
 
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Bit of a shame.

Joel Gould has been a pretty good source for Broncos articles. If they are on NRL.com, 99% of them are from him.

Not many others seem to report on the Broncos as much as him.

I would like to know what the text said. I know he accused Seibold of lying, but it must have been pretty bad for Seibold to react to it the way he did.
 

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Except it's nothing he published, just a fuckup on his part.


Has anyone ever done that? Sent a disparaging text to the person they were talking about and not the intended recipient? I never have, but I have heard of others doing it. It's a monumental fuckup and quite hilarious imo.
Many, MANY times.

Sometimes to the girl I'm seeing complaining about her. Oh I've been in the doghouse quite a bit.
 

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Bit of a shame.

Joel Gould has been a pretty good source for Broncos articles. If they are on NRL.com, 99% of them are from him.

Not many others seem to report on the Broncos as much as him.

I would like to know what the text said. I know he accused Seibold of lying, but it must have been pretty bad for Seibold to react to it the way he did.
I thought it was said somewhere that it was about AS reassuring Niko that he was wanted as the halfback in preseason and that he lied about his recruitment decisions.
 

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Best one I've heard was this guy nobody in my circle liked, we gave him the name "Mr Burns" unbeknownst to him. It was a name we used behind his back.

A mate accidently sent a text to him instead of his GF warning her that Mr Burns would be at the party that night and complaining about him. That's how he learned his nickname lol.
 

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I thought it was said somewhere that it was about AS reassuring Niko that he was wanted as the halfback in preseason and that he lied about his recruitment decisions.
Nah it was about Seibs saying the Cody talk was all shit and all the gutter trash came out and defended the reporter because he spoke to Cody's manager... who would never lie about who spoke to him/ who they called to see if there was interest
 

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I think Joel is a good jouranlist. Couldn't care less if he called Seibold a lying shitbag and swore at him or whatever. A good journalist should be sceptical. I haven't seen any shit reporting from Joel in any of the articles I've read from him.

We should ban Badel and Weidler if he comes near the joint.
 

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I think Joel is a good jouranlist. Couldn't care less if he called Seibold a lying shitbag and swore at him or whatever. A good journalist should be sceptical. I haven't seen any shit reporting from Joel in any of the articles I've read from him.

We should ban Badel and Weidler if he comes near the joint.
Badel gets interviewed on the big screen at Suncorp now. I don't get why we'd give any of these blokes any attention at all
 

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I accidentally pocket-called my boss (professor) one night while I was on the piss and was bagging her out pretty badly to my best mate who also worked under her. Nothing was ever said, but I’ll never forget to lock my phone again.
Yeah, one time my boss called my mobile and I ignored it and then went on a rant to my mate about how annoying he is...only to realise I accidentally returned his call and left it as a voice mail.
 

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Yeah, one time my boss called my mobile and I ignored it and then went on a rant to my mate about how annoying he is...only to realise I accidentally returned his call and left it as a voice mail.
How did that play out? Would have been pretty awkward conversation.
 

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