Posted: 27 May, 2016

Crownbet's Matty Campbell Joins The Hot Breakfast

All the weekend's action previewed

Crownbet's Matty Campbell joins The Hot Breakfast team to give a comprehensive preview of the weekend's AFL and state of origin.

Get all the latest odds and best bets for the weekend.

For Crownbet, the game just changed.

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Posted: 27 May, 2016

Peter Hitchener Dropped The C-Bomb On The Channel 9 News


The plague of ‘old campaigner’ tongue slips has spread to the doyen of Melbourne news Peter Hitchener.

Last night Hitch inadvertently dropped what can only be described as a “C-Bomb” after Tony Jones crossed back to him.

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“I had a heart attack this morning. Here I am at the golf club about to tee off and someone came racing out and said ‘do you know what you said last night. You dropped a bomb!,” Hitchener told the Hot Breakfast team this morning.

“My coach said they must have recorded last weeks lesson!,” Hitch joked.

“I’m shocked. My career is over. I suppose when you get to my age I suppose you’ve got to expect something like this to happen and it finally did.”

Mick Molloy wasn’t overly forgiving of the tongue slip…

“We love you Peter but we’ve made sure you’re on delay,” Molloy joked.

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Posted: 27 May, 2016

It Just Got A Hell Of A Lot Harder To Hit The Montague Street Bridge

The reign could be over!

It just got a hell of a lot harder to hit the Montague Street Bridge!

A gantry was installed overnight to warn overheight vehicles of the undisputed heavyweight champion of Melbourne.

Thanks to listener Jake for sending us the pics...


Image: Jake/Triple M

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Tags: Montague Street Bridge

Posted: 26 May, 2016

Massive Changes To Public Transport Fines

Fine overhaul.

Image: Facebook

On-the-spot penalty fares for public transport users caught without a valid myki are to be abolished.

Under the current system users without a valid Myki were able to pay a $75 fine up front, or face a $223 fine in the mail.

The Age report that the Andrews government will give ticket inspectors the power to issue warnings instead of automatically handing out fines.

An ombudsman report released this morning details the issues with the current system.

Ombudsman Deborah Glass said the theory of on-the-spot fines creating an efficient transport fines system had not played out.

“Without appropriate use of discretion however, the drift net catches large numbers of unsuspecting tourists, students, homeless people and numerous other ‘one-off’ evaders,many of whom are left baffled, distressed and almost invariably poorer,” she writes.

The new system will take effect on January 1.


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Tags: Melbourne

Posted: 26 May, 2016

Luke Darcy Goes Into Bat For Nick Riewoldt

‘This is one of the best people I have ever met in my life’

Luke Darcy has defended Nick Riewoldt following reports that the Saints skipper had to apologise for an “unpleasant exchange” with the Saints marketing and operations manager Kelley Musster.

The Herald Sun report that a frustrated Riewoldt ‘disrespected’ Musster when she asked him to fulfil post game commitments on Sunday which included taking selfies with fans.

The report says that Musster raised the incident with her superior, chief commercial officer Christine Finnegan, which resulted in Riewoldt calling Saints CEO Matt Finnis to explain his actions.  

"(Riewoldt) is one of the best people I have ever met in my life. They won by 46-points over Essendon and part of the marketing program from what I am reading was to go and take selfies," Luke Darcy said on the Triple M's Hot Breakfast.

"I know for a fact that Nick Riewoldt went and took all the selfies but I would have been exactly the same, when you have a win and you’re a club trying to build and you are out there looking like you’ve won the Grand Final."

"As the captain you go 'Ai, get off the ground boys. Enough. Let’s get in. Let’s sing the song. We’ve got a massive game next week. At the moment we look like it's Hollywood time," Darcy said.

"You might have used a few expletives along the way because that’s what you do because it's football."


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Tags: Luke Darcy, Nick Riewoldt, Hot Breakfast

Posted: 25 May, 2016

Eddie Vs. Darce: Suggested Bets


There is a Civil War going on amongst the Hot Breakfast team with Luke Darcy’s Bulldogs The Dogs taking on Eddie’s Pies on Sunday at the MCG.

“There is a bit in this and it’s going to effect how things are going to role out here the following week,” Mick Molloy said on the Hot Breakfast.

“I’m Boutros Boutros-Ghali over here. I don’t have a dog in the fight. I’m just happy to see either way. I just want you to conduct yourself with a bit of dignity over the next week.”


  • If the Bulldogs win: Eddie has got to wear trackies and a hoodie next week.
  • If the Magpies win: Luke Darcy has to wear a t-shirt saying ‘I am a flog’
  • If the Bulldogs win: Eddie has to wear a Sydney guernsey for the week.
  • If the Bulldogs win: Eddie has to drink house wine.
  • If the Bulldogs win: Eddie has to do a Collingwood style nude selfie in Matt Preston’s cowhide boots.
  • If Collingwood win: Eddie to pop on Collingwood mascot’s outfit and dance in the change rooms post match
  • If the Bulldogs win: Ed to have some teeth extracted to look like a proper Collingwood supporter
  • If the Bulldogs win: Luke Darcy not allowed to travel by helicopter for 12 months
  • The loser has to do a five-minute set at Gala For Gilbo.


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Tags: Eddie McGuire, Lule Darcy

Posted: 24 May, 2016

"We Didn't Even Know If The Kids Inside Were Still Alive"

Terrifying home invasion in Point Cook

(Image: Channel Nine)

A party in Point Cook over the weekend turned violent as dozens of youths descended on a house that refused to let them in.

Police were called to scene but were forced to retreat.

Maddy, a neighbour of the house, called The Hot Breakfast this morning to tell of the terrifying ordeal.

"The police couldn't do anything because they were so outnumbered," she said.

"After they left everyone starting bashing in the front of the house.

"Meanwhile, we didn't even know if the kids inside were still alive."

Mick asked whether Maddy thought the police could have done more, and she said that they should have stayed for longer.

"In the end they sent the SWAT team, but they took too long to get here. No one felt safe.

"(My mum told me and my siblings) to make sure we all had our jackets and shoes on because we might have to run at any minute."

Listen to the full chat here:

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Posted: 24 May, 2016

Thieves Used Sledgehammers To Smash Into Collins St Stores

Thieves target luxury Melbourne CBD shops.

Image: Michael Scanlan

Thieves using sledgehammers have broken through the front windows of two luxury Melbourne boutiques to steal handbags.

Prada and Gucci on Collins Street in Melbourne's CBD were targeted by the four thieves, who used metal bars and sledgehammers to smash their way into the stores early on Tuesday, police say.

A number of expensive handbags are believed to have been stolen from both stores before the thieves drove off in a dark coloured hatchback.





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Tags: AAP, Melbourne, CBD

Posted: 23 May, 2016

Mick Molloy’s Plan For A Kittens Tribute Album

'It’s an attack on our way of life'

Mick Molloy has revealed his plans to make a tribute CD for the perennial shooting target that is the Kittens Strip Club in South Melbourne.

“It’s an attack on our way of life. Kittens has been shot up again. Fourth time. This one in broad daylight," Mick said on the Hot Breakfast. 

“Where does it end. The public has to rally. We need a focal point and that’s going to be our Kittens Tribute CD.”


While he works out how to dub discs and get the permissions, Mick would love you all to tools down and turn this Spotify playlist up loud (a couple of the selections need a 'kids in the car' warning)


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Tags: Mick Molloy, The Hot Breakfast

Posted: 20 May, 2016

Luke Darcy Breaks Carpark Boom Gate

'I know how I can get out'

Luke Darcy has described the moments that led to him breaking a boom gate in South Melbourne.

The Hot Breakfast host was leaving the Triple M Offices on Thursday morning when his swipe pass failed to lift the car park gantry.

“I left here in a hurry. I had to meet with the bank yesterday. You don’t want to leave the bankers waiting,” Darcy said on the Hot Breakfast.

“I’m looking around for the button to press so you can speak to the person in the booth. There’s a button but there but nobody is answering.

“So I get out of the car. In the meantime there is five cars backed up behind me. People are looking going ‘Just pay your ticket dickhead’,” Darcy said.

The former Western Bulldogs ruckman said it was at this moment that he decided to take matters into his own hands.

“I’m looking at this boom gate and I’m going ‘Well I know how I can get out. I’m going to lift the boom gate up’,” Darcy said.

“I’m thinking I’m now in a Montague St Bridge scenario because I’m wondering if I’ve lifted it high enough to get under the boom gate to get out.”

“The lady (that was) three cars back, she came over and goes ‘I’ll hold it for you while you drive out’.”

“I think that boom gate was up permanently for a little while,” Darcy said.


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Tags: Luke Darcy, Boom Gate

Posted: 19 May, 2016

Stubbsy Back For Gilbo

King of Triple M Breakfast radio, Richard 'Stubbsy' Stubbs, joined the Hot Breakfast this morning as we get ready for Gala 4 Gilbo.

Stubbsy, Ed and Mick reminisced about the golden, or 'wild west', days of Triple M in the early 90s and also about their great mate Russell Gilbert:

"He's just endearing, a great bloke - loves his comedy, he's mad about it, knows everything about it" Stubbsy began as one of the reasons he's thrilled to be performing at the July 17 event.

Gilbo has had a horror trot in the last year, dealing with having a brain aneurysm and subsequent stroke while also coming to terms with the death of his long-term partner. All profits will help to provide for his rehabilitation and ongoing care, and to help him get back on his feet.

Mick Molloy is hosting Gala 4 Gilbo, Stubbsy will be joined by Dave Hughes, Wil Anderson, Judith Lucy, Glenn Robbins, Denise Scott, Shaun Micallef, Shane Bourne, Brian Nankervis, Lehmo, Lawrence Mooney, Trevor Marmalade, Colin Lane and Peter Rowsthorn.

Tickets are on sale Monday 23rd May at 9am, buy them here

And enjoy from the vault a television ad for the former breakky show:

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Tags: Gilbo, Stubbsy, Comedy, Melbourne, Gala 4 Gilbo

Posted: 19 May, 2016

AFL Shot Clock Gets A Major Shake Up

This didn't take long...

The AFL will keep the controversial set shot countdown clock for the rest of the season but a major change.

AFL football operations manager Mark Evans confirmed on Triple M this morning that the shot clock would not be displayed in the final two minutes of each quarter.

“We didn’t like the way it played out at the end of that game a couple of weeks ago (Kangaroo Vs St Kilda). The shot clock is responsibly inoffensive for most of the time but when it’s apparent that the player is just staring at the clock and hasn’t yet got into his goal kicking routine, it didn’t look right,” Evans said.

“If the umpires see that they’ll whistle it on and we’ll remove it from the screen for the last couple of minutes of each quarter.”

St Kilda star Leigh Montagna said on the Hot Breakfast this morning that he thinks the shot clock is unnecessary.

“A lot of rules, a lot of things coming in that probably aren’t necessary and weren’t broken in my opinion. I think the way you leave it up to the umpire. Once a player is at the top of his mark, and you let him know to start his run in. And now the shot clock has caused some trouble,” Montagna said.

“I probably thought it didn’t need changing in the first place but to do this now is interesting.”


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Tags: Shot Clock