NRL ready to silence Grant Goldman By Dean Ritchie | September 12, http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/sport/nrl/story/0,26799,24333131-5006066,00.html MANLY'S ground announcer, radio personality Grant Goldman, has been ordered to tone down his parochialism or face the indignity of being replaced mid-match in Saturday night's semi-final against St George Illawarra at Brookvale. The NRL will take its own ground announcer to Brookvale and will immediately replace Goldman if he starts to encourage and cheer for the Sea Eagles. Although the match is at Brookvale, all finals are deemed neutral and are administered by the NRL. Goldman, who works the breakfast shift on 2SM, said he owns the electrical equipment that runs the Brookvale sound system and, if replaced, would leave the ground and take the gear with him. "If this isn't sticking it to a bloke who has done it for 27 years, then I don't know what is," Goldman said last night. "They are treating me like an absolute idiot. "I know when I am supposed to be even-handed. They are saying I have no ability to handle the situation. I'm very dirty. They are underestimating me. "If they think they can put someone else in the box and listen to every word and say, 'You be careful', then I won't even start. "I'll go home. And I'll take all the equipment too. There's no sound system at Brookvale so I take my own. I'll take it with me." Dragons chief executive Peter Doust added: "The ground announcer at Manly has a certain reputation. The NRL goes to great lengths to ensure neutrality apart from location and that is the way it should be." Manly chief executive Grant Mayer is hoping there will be no dramas, saying: "He could be the first ground announcer in 100 years of rugby league hooked mid-game. From what I'm hearing the NRL is serious about this."