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Why The Poker Machine Proposal Is Stupid

The Mad Chatter - Monday, September 26, 2011

Queen of the NileIt's probably no surprise after reading the title of this blog that I am not in favour of the proposed changes to poker machine laws in Australia. I'll outline my reasons below but before I get stuck into it, I will acknowledge that problem gamblers do create problems, but I don't believe controlling those in control in the answer.

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GPS Technology For Forward Passes In The NRL - Yes or No - You Decide

The Mad Chatter - Friday, August 05, 2011

GPS Satellite NRL Forward PassIt was revealed today that the National Rugby League (NRL) and more specifically the NRL Referees are considering introducing GPS Satellite technology to help officials judge forward passes. I personally think this is a bloody ridiculous idea but I'm very impressed with the technology. Read more

Johnathan Thurston - Referee Contact - Should JT Have Been Charged?

The Mad Chatter - Monday, June 20, 2011

Big news in the rugby league world tonight as Queensland play maker Johnathan Thurston has been charged by the NRL Match Review Committee with Grade 2 contrary conduct after he made contact with referee Matt Cecchin in the match against the New Zealand Warriors on Saturday night (18/6/2011). Read more

Ricky Stuart - Has He Lost The Plot After Selections for Origin 2 Team

The Mad Chatter - Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Bon Jovi and the NRL - What Has Been The Best Theme Song For Rugby League

The Mad Chatter - Friday, February 11, 2011

2010 Memorable Sporting Moments

The Mad Chatter - Monday, January 03, 2011

While I was sipping on my tenth beer on New Year’s Eve I started to think about 2010 and what were the biggest sporting controversies of the year. There were plenty to choose from so here are my top sporting controversies and moments of 2010. Read more

Ground Zero - Australian FIFA World Cup Bid for 2018 or 2022

The Mad Chatter - Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Australia is bidding for the FIFA World CupWhat could derail Australia’s chance to host the 2018 or 2022 FIFA World Cup? Read more

South Sydney Give Jason Taylor The Boot

The Mad Chatter - Wednesday, September 16, 2009

South's Coach Jason Taylor has been sacked. Was it fair?Jason Taylor, one of the greatest goal kickers in rugby league history, has been given the boot from his coaching role after an incident at South Sydney’s end of season function.  Former first grade coach John Lang has been appointed to take over in 2010. Read more

Brett Seymour Sacked - Breaking Glass is Bad Luck

The Mad Chatter - Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Brett Seymour was sacked by Cronulla Sharks after being found guiltyThree strikes and you’re out! That’s the message National Rugby League (NRL) team the Cronulla Sharks have given Brett Seymour and the 24-year-old has discovered that breaking glass does bring bad luck. Read more

I Now Doubt Benefit Of The Doubt - Jarryd Hayne No Try Decision

The Mad Chatter - Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Jarry Hayne in State of Origin 1 - Should this have been a try?A crucial decision in the opening State of Origin match has cast a doubt on whether the ‘benefit of the doubt’ rule favouring the attacking team in rugby league should continue or be scrapped. Read more