Cheap Seats podcast: the Grand Final special edition

Ryan O’Connell and I made a surprise return to the studio this month, for the Grand Final Special edition of the Cheap Seats podcast.

All the Grand Final hot takes are ready, interlaced with #AskTheCheapSeats questions, as the boys work their way through both the AFL and NRL Grand Finals this weekend.

Topics covered include:

  • Swans supporters v the rest of Australia
  • The very different roads Sydney and the Western Bulldogs took to reach the GF
  • How the Bulldogs saved GF Week – and especially the parade
  • My anguish tip, and why I’m not sure if I should feel dirty
  • Why Ryan hates Cronulla
  • Why everyone else hates Melbourne
  • The very different roads the Storm and Sharks took to reach the GF
  • A couple of much less-anguished tips
  • A token mention of the Wallabies and the NRC, and
  • An even more token mention of a cricket series that may or may not be about to begin in South Africa.

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!

Cheap Seats podcast: the Footy Finals special edition

Ryan O’Connell and I have conveniently missed the Bledisloe Cup build-up, and have now climbed aboard the September bandwagon for the Footy Finals Special edition of the Cheap Seats podcast.

All the footy finals hot takes are ready, interlaced with #AskTheCheapSeats questions from the regulars, who perhaps sent questions in out of curiosity to see if the new episode rumours were true.

Topics covered include Wayne Bennett’s whinging, the Canberra Raiders as competition darlings, the Wests Tigers/Robbie Farah debacle, the Jack Wighton/Michael Ennis shoulder charge debacle, the Cowboys timing their run, Penrith’s home game on the other side of the world, Thursday night AFL finals, the Geelong-Hawthorn blockbuster, the AFL’s seminal Sydney moment, things to get ugly in Adelaide, the Wallabies ongoing woes, and the worst Australian bowling line-up every set to South Africa, comprising three blokes whose names we can’t actually remember.

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!

Cheap Seats podcast: the State of Origin special edition

NSW coach Laurie Daley got the team he wanted for SOO1; it feels like everyone is holding fire, waiting to see if his loyalty will be rewarded. Image: ABC Grandstand

Ryan O’Connell and I have missed the Jarryd Hayne bandwagon, but have climbed aboard the ‘state against state’ gravy train for the State of Origin Special edition of the Cheap Seats podcast.

The podcast’s regulars have come through in style, flooding the boys with #AskTheCheapSeats questions and avoiding serious threats of half an hour of unscripted insight.

Topics covered include #KickOffBingo; the key players not named Thurston; all the contentious NSW selections, and how Laurie Daley has essentially made his bed; just how fit Josh Dugan was, and the effectiveness of his post-selection medical; Cooper Cronk’s ankle and Queensland’s annual round of manufactured drama; what New South Welshman should do if they happen to work in Queensland; what Queenslanders can get away with if they happen to work in NSW; Origin to the highest bidder; standalone weekends and finally, the boys lay down some bold predictions for a winner in Game 1.

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!

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!