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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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Canberra Rugby League Referees Correct In Strike Action Following Abuse

The Mad Chatter - Friday, August 12, 2011

Canberra Rugby League RefereesCongratulations to the Canberra District Rugby League Referees Association (CDRLRA) for saying enough is enough and threatening strike action. The CDRLRA had to take this extraordinary and correct step following an outbreak of on field violence, abuse both on and off the field and it culminated in a 15-year-old female touch judge being called a "f#cking cheat" by a grown man. What a hero he must be!! Read more

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

Brisbane Bombers - Good or Bad?

The Mad Chatter - Thursday, July 14, 2011

Five State of Origin Facts for Game III (3) in 2011

The Mad Chatter - Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Darren LockyerThere is no doubt that the deciding Game III match of the 2011 State of Origin series is the most important since it began in 1980. With all the hype of potentially a record breaking sixth series wins for the Maroons, and a fitting farewell win for Queensland champion Darren Lockyer on offer, I thought I'd provide some quick State of Origin facts to help you with the conversations around the water cooler or at the pub tomorrow. 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

Collingwood Sex Scandal - Ban The Booze and The Boys

The Mad Chatter - Monday, October 04, 2010