Cheap Seats Episode 87: The #AskTheCheapSeats Special. And a bombshell…

Ryan O’Connell and I are toying with unlucky numbers in Episode 87 of the Cheap Seats podcast.

Do events in Canberra last night put Mike Hussey's PMs XI Captaincy in question? Will Brad Haddin mount a challenge to the leadership?

Do events in Canberra last night put Mike Hussey’s PMs XI Captaincy in question? Will Brad Haddin mount a challenge to the leadership?

With such a milestone episode upon us, the boys have again opened up the show to the listeners, answering #AskTheCheapSeats questions that came in thick and fast over the last ten days.

Topic were wide and ranging, and included – among others – Leadership spills, Wallabies playmaking, Sightseeing on the tour of Bangladesh, NFL, Roger Federer, Usman Khawaja, Elysse Perry, injury-prone bowlers, the Roosters whinging, generational change in the Australian cricket team, kids eating cat food, day/night Test cricket, NRC and ITM Cup teams playing each other, Sam Burgess, Aussies killing it in the US, the NBL and the NBA, and Robbie Farah.

And there’s a bombshell about the podcast itself, which we won’t spoil, but will just say thanks.

As always, you can get us on Twitter at @CheapSeatsPod, on Soundcloud, iTunes, and the TuneIn radio app. And stay cheap!

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!