Cheap Seats podcast: the ANZAC Day footy weekend special edition

Ryan O’Connell and I have made a sporadic return to the studio for a ANZAC Day footy edition of the Cheap Seats podcast.

The number of ANZAC Day fixtures this weekend feels about right..

The number of ANZAC Day fixtures this weekend feels about right..

The podcast’s regulars have come through in style, flooding us with #AskTheCheapSeats questions and avoiding any prospect of awkward small talk.

Topics covered include ANZAC Day footy, and an evident lack thereof in Super Rugby, the state of the Australian teams, podcast scarcity, the strength of the Kiwis, the new format, neutral referees, penalty tries in the NRL, the location of the GF, the new stadium deals in Sydney, Olympic uniforms, and just how ridiculous Kobe Bryant’s farewell NBA game became.

As always, you can get us on Twitter at @CheapSeatsPod, on Soundcloud, iTunes, and the TuneIn radio app. And stay cheap – you never know when we’ll be back!

Thumped 3: the final chat of the summer with @TestMatchSofa

The Aussies celebrate yet another England wicket for the summer. And there's been a few.. Image: Cricket Australia via Twitter

The Aussies celebrate yet another England wicket for the summer, this one at the traditional cricket stronghold of Stadium Australia at Homebush. Image: Cricket Australia via Twitter

Test Match Sofa: The actual result of the 3rd T20 International in Sydney was almost an afterthought – England were thumped, again, for the record – as the last chat of the summer with Test Match Sofa took over, and the last ever chat with outgoing Sofa frontman, Daniel Norcross, who in a lovely parting gesture, grouped me in with such Australians as Clive James, Germaine Greer, and Gideon Haigh!

I’ve said it all before, but the Close of Play chats with the Sofa gang has been thoroughly enjoyable for me, and it must’ve been ‘good for them’, too, because they kept calling me back each day of the summer. They really were waiting for me to unload on them in the gloating department, but in truth, I was having too much fun to do that.

And so it was in this last chat, too. So you can just hear it in all its glory.

 

Many thanks again to Test Match Sofa for having me. And farewell, England, it’s been fun…