Phil Gould's main issue with the infamous Broncos pokies night was that the players were not together as a team before the biggest game of the season. Six Broncos players came under-fire for playing poker machines until late the night before they were humiliatingly eliminated from the finals in a 58-0 thumping by the Eels. Gould believes the players should have been preparing as a team no matter what the circumstances. “The incident itself from my point of view the only bit I'm concerned about is I would have been happier if the whole team was down there at the pub,” Gould told The Six Tackles with Gus podcast. “I wouldn't even care if they were all on the drink as long as they were all together.
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