Cheap Seats Episode 86: Yes, we forgot Hayne

Ryan O’Connell and I are rapidly losing control of our schedules in Episode 86 of the Cheap Seats podcast.

The biggest #AskTheCheapSeats in yonks takes up more than half the show, with topics including Robbie Farah, Bart Cummings, the shoulder charge, NRC marketing, and Nick Kyrgios.

Even as a still shot, this Shane Watson dismissal is still funny...

Even as a still shot, this Shane Watson dismissal is still funny…

Plus, we tackle last week’s layover question of ranking the top 5 batsmen in the Test cricket history, and attempt to explain how the bloody hell we managed to forget about discussing Jarryd Hayne’s NFL tilt in Ep85. Idiots.

After all that, there’s also just enough time to ponder Who’s This Week’s NRL Premiership Favourite, why AFL runaway leaders Fremantle resting players is much ado about nothing, label a Wallabies selection cynical and laugh at Shane Watson. Plus the weekly wrap up of the Cheap Seats Tipping League, which you can join now for the Rugby World Cup.

Get us on Twitter at @CheapSeatsPod, on Soundcloud, iTunes, and the TuneIn radio app, and get your questions in the Ask The Cheap Seats Episode 87 special using the tag #AskTheCheapSeats. And stay cheap!

Cheap Seats Episode 85: Salary cap relief

Ryan O’Connell and I have been given permission to negotiate with other clubs in Episode 85 of the Cheap Seats podcast.

#AskTheCheapSeats tackles a heavy backlog of cracking questions, on topics including 4-day Tests, Robert Craddock, Wallabies Rugby World Cup selection, and NRL favouritism.

It's been a far from fairytale end to Test cricket for Michael Clarke...

It’s been far from a fairytale end to Test cricket for Michael Clarke…

The major sporting development in the last little bit is the surprise NRL news that Wests Tigers have given favourite son, Robbie Farah, “permission to negotiate with other clubs”, despite having two years to run on a contract. We again ponder Who’s This Week’s Premiership Favourites – but now with double the fanfare.

In other news, we wrap up the ill-fated Ashes series, worry about a lack of Wallabies hookers, and declare the AFL top 8 done and dusted.

Get us on Twitter at @CheapSeatsPod, on Soundcloud, iTunes, and the TuneIn radio app, and get your questions in for next week using the tag #AskTheCheapSeats. And stay cheap!

Cheap Seats Episode 84: the Bledisloe post-mortem edition

Ryan O’Connell and I are nursing sorrow-drowning hangovers in Episode 84 of the Cheap Seats podcast.

#AskTheCheapSeats takes a distinctly Bledisloe flavour, as Wallabies fans still come to grips with the 41-13 loss in Auckland last Saturday.

The Bledisloe Cup is gone for another year, alas, and questions remain as ever as to just what is the first choice Wallabies side, and indeed, the questions about certain players and combinations just will not go away. And the Rugby World Cup is a month away.

News Ltd Godfather Rupert Murdoch at the AFL TV Rights announcement on Tuesday: "We've always preferred Aussie rules and we've always believed this is the premium code in Australia.."

News Ltd Godfather Rupert Murdoch at the AFL TV Rights announcement on Tuesday: “We’ve always preferred Aussie rules and we’ve always believed this is the premium code in Australia..”

The ‘Who’s This Week’s Premiership Favourite?’ question is again becoming difficult to pick, Manly have the football gods smile on them, while the NRL had their massive TV deal trumped by the AFL’s massive TV deal. And copped a spray from Uncle Rupert in the process. And rounding out a big weekend, the Diamonds won the Netball World Cup, and Jason Day took out the PGA Championship golf major. Plus the weekly wrap up of the Cheap Seats Tipping League, which you can join now for the Rugby World Cup.

Get us on Twitter at @CheapSeatsPod, on Soundcloud, iTunes, and the TuneIn radio app, and get your questions in for next week using the tag #AskTheCheapSeats. And stay cheap!

Cheap Seats Episode 82: Coach-sacking week

Ryan O’Connell and I have the full and unwavering support of the board in Episode 82 of the Cheap Seats podcast.

#AskTheCheapSeats questions this week cover young Australian batsmen, more shark-punching, badly run NRL clubs, and a good question on the legality of Richie McCaw’s match-winning try in Johannesburg.

The NRL have a problem on their hands in what to do with the junior referee-abusing Fifita brothers, while the last week in July has popped up as coach-sacking week. One down, one more to come? And what of the Bennett Curse? Plus we again ponder Who’s This Week’s Premiership Favourite?

Lewis Jetta reacts in defence of Adam Goodes to the crowd in Perth over the weekend..

Lewis Jetta reacts in defence of Adam Goodes to the crowd in Perth over the weekend..

In other news, the AFL have a problem on their hands with the Adam Goodes situation, the Wallabies’ win in Argentina sets up a Rugby Championship decider, while the Third Ashes Test looks to be the beginning of the end of a long-serving career.

Plus there’s a wrap up of the Cheap Seats Tipping League, which you can still join which you can still join for The Ashes and The Rugby Championship.

Get us on Twitter at @CheapSeatsPod, on Soundcloud, iTunes, and the TuneIn radio app, and get your questions in for next week using the tag #AskTheCheapSeats. And stay cheap!