“The other thing that was very smelly about the whole lot was when I saw in the paper and there’s a betting market, a $1.18 he’s going to be found guilty, $4.25 he will be found innocent. That’s a fair spread in a two-horse race bookmakers and betting agencies, they don’t guess. They’ve got good information, take that as you may, but as soon as I saw that on Wednesday morning I didn’t want to put disappointment on Cameron (but) he was thousands.” – Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy, 2008, in response to Cameron Smith being suspended for the grand final after a grapple tackle.
* $20,000 – “I think I might send (NRL head of football) Todd Greenberg a breach notice. In fact, I will. I want to send them a breach notice for misrepresentation.” – Canterbury coach Des Hasler, 2015, after the Bulldogs lost to Newcastle.
* $15,000 – “No it wasn’t one of those games … (NRL head of football) Toddy Greenberg, he was at the game tonight and I just really hope he saw what I saw. It’s a lot healthier for our club if we don’t go any further into this press conference. I have respect for all the media – it’s got nothing to do with you, but it’s just a lot healthier if I don’t continue. Thanks.” – Canberra coach Ricky Stuart, 2015.
* $15,000 – “To keep my job, I don’t communicate with Daniel Anderson because I don’t agree with what he’s doing.” – Stuart, this time in 2013, on accusing referees of being harsher on Parramatta than other clubs.
* $10,000 – “Paragraph 31 sub clause two says that `comment on’ means you can’t say anything nice about them, you can’t say anything positive about them, you can’t say anything about the Voldemorts.” – Hasler, 2015, on the NRL bringing in rules prohibiting coaches from talking about referees.
* $10,000 – “That’s ridiculous. There’s got to be an investigation into this. Someone has to be accountable for this.” – Geoff Toovey, 2013, in one of the best NRL post-match rants.