Firstly, I would would like to thank the moderators of this fanatical site for allowing my previous comment that basically said that the Daily Telegragph reporters can smoke on my big one until our proud club is proven guilty of any gross misdemour. We are clean skins since 1947! Smoke on that! .... And an impressive and envious trophy cabinet to boot! Gambling sponsorship: Is a blight on our game! David Gallop and all other current administrators are responsible for bending over to betting agency sponsors and and allowing this heinous activity to enter our various codes. World wide administrators in different codes have prostituted themselves with idly sitting by and allowing organised crime to filter into the fibre of our codes. Exotic bets! What on earth were the game administrators thinking when they entered into partnership arrangements. The real story here is all about whether CEO's sold their soul to the gambling devil. As I prepare my household to watch a Manly away game on the tele, the last thing I want to see when we are all settled on a Fright night is what the betting market thinks. I curse the ads my children see and I think and hope that my kids understand that you should love your code for what it is. Love your code and team and betting is a curse on the game! Alcohol sponsorship: Many people, mostly men, have forgone sharing their wallet with primary family needs for the sake of a drink at the pub. Alcohol, whist a soft drug enjoyed in controlled moderation, can also be an insidious drug. Codes should have no association whatsoever with a drug that just about creates all domestic violence. I don't want to have a financial partnership with a drug that had anything to do with a parent deciding to have a drink over paying for child rearing needs. Cigarette sponsorship: State and federal politicians are a pack of hypocrites! Understand, they will gladly accept the tobacco tax dollar and call it a legal product whilst they repackage and increase revenue. If getting revenue from tobacco is good enough for them, should be good enough for all codes. Yes, I am sure that many Manly faithful have lost loves ones to the evil tobacco,. However, I think it's also correct to say that smokers will puff away to their hearts delight without grossly jeopardising the family household budget. The real story here is that the games administrators have chosen the wrong of three evils. Cigarette sponsorship should exists as long as it is a legal product. Alcohol sponsorship should continue to be banned from anything to do with sporting codes. The real story here is that gambling should never have been allowed to enter the realm of a love for a sporting code!