Most of those comments by the media and sporting identities were about his calling of the grand final, I doubt any of those identities would have listened or would have been aware of Gould's pre match podcast,
Listening to that podcast it is obvious that Gould is no fan of Storm. At one point he said if a Queensland team met Storm in the GF he would have no problem with the game being played at Suncorp stadium in Brisbane, but not at the MCG in front of 90,000 . What is his point , on one hand it is ok in Brisbane but not in Melbourne ?
The crowd capacity at the MCG is far greater than Suncorp so where is his logic ?
It is already proven they get more at any sporting event in Melbourne than any where else in Australia
The largest ever crowd of 91,513 at a state of origin game was at the MCG, in Melbourne, the only time a SOG has been played there.