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Ryan O’Connell and Brett McKay are joined by fellow Roar Expert Cam Rose in a Victorian-flavoured episode of The Cheap Seats Podcast.

Despite having two thirds of the Taylor Swift Appreciation Society in his midst, Brett does his best to keep things on the straight and narrow, and well away from pop music.

Episode 7 talking points:
• Cam’s thoughts on why the AFL top four is essentially set, and the rise and rise of the Gold Coast Suns;
• Australia’s start to the forgettable ICC Champions Trophy, and Australia A’s thumping of Scotland;
• The continued fallout from State of Origin’s biff, and the Victorian perspective;
• The latest on the British and Irish Lions Tour;
• And everyone’s favourite segment, the Splash and Dash, this week featuring Craig Gower and Clyde Rathbone.

Simply press the play button below.

Stay cheap peeps.

Cheap Seats Podcast: episode seven

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Ryan O'Connell

Ryan is an ex-representative basketballer who shot too much, and a (very) medium pace bowler. He's been with The Roar as an expert since February 2011, has written for the Seven Network, and been a regular on ABC radio. Ryan tweets from @RyanOak.

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  • June 12th 2013 @ 9:00am
    sledgeross said | June 12th 2013 @ 9:00am | ! Report

    Swiftly….. Pure gold Cam!
    Keep it going boys, really enjoying it. Chad Sayers appreciates it as well! Apparently he’s waiting for Ryan to create an online groundswell of support ala Khawaja!
    Really want to hear Brettles talk about the NBA finals though!

    • Columnist

      June 12th 2013 @ 9:13am
      Ryan O'Connell said | June 12th 2013 @ 9:13am | ! Report

      Yes, I think we should have an NBA Finals segment soon too! The Cheap Seats has the bye next week, but perhaps the week after we’ll add it to the mix.

      Cheers Sledgeross

      • Roar Guru

        June 12th 2013 @ 9:55am
        DingoGray said | June 12th 2013 @ 9:55am | ! Report

        What about a bit Tebow magic with his recent signing with the Pats! Really broaden the horizons of the Cheap Seats!

        • Columnist

          June 12th 2013 @ 10:14am
          Brett McKay said | June 12th 2013 @ 10:14am | ! Report

          what’s a Pat? 😕

          • Roar Guru

            June 12th 2013 @ 10:18am
            DingoGray said | June 12th 2013 @ 10:18am | ! Report

            I feel more silence coming along! Just a Hint Chris Rogers & Chad Sayers are not Pats!

            • Columnist

              June 12th 2013 @ 11:02am
              Brett McKay said | June 12th 2013 @ 11:02am | ! Report

              writing that down now….

        • Columnist

          June 12th 2013 @ 12:18pm
          Ryan O'Connell said | June 12th 2013 @ 12:18pm | ! Report

          There’s only one Golden Boy, Tebow . . .

    • Columnist

      June 12th 2013 @ 9:19am
      Brett McKay said | June 12th 2013 @ 9:19am | ! Report

      Sledgie it couldn’t be any worse than the full three seconds of silence I had to cut out, in trying to think of Chris Rogers’ name!!

  • Roar Guru

    June 12th 2013 @ 9:15am
    DingoGray said | June 12th 2013 @ 9:15am | ! Report

    The Growing Support of Taylor Swift makes me SICK!

    Apart from that keep up the good work!

    • Columnist

      June 12th 2013 @ 9:18am
      Brett McKay said | June 12th 2013 @ 9:18am | ! Report

      Let me assure you you’re not alone, Dingo…. 😥

      • Columnist

        June 12th 2013 @ 10:16am
        Cameron Rose said | June 12th 2013 @ 10:16am | ! Report

        Brett, I assume that was a typo from Dingo above. He wrote “makes me SICK!”, but actually meant “is AWESOME!”

        • Columnist

          June 12th 2013 @ 12:05pm
          Brett McKay said | June 12th 2013 @ 12:05pm | ! Report

          somehow I doubt that very much, Mr Rose….

          • June 12th 2013 @ 12:32pm
            Ryan O'Connell said | June 12th 2013 @ 12:32pm | ! Report

            Yeah, but you’re probably drunk.

            • Columnist

              June 12th 2013 @ 12:41pm
              Brett McKay said | June 12th 2013 @ 12:41pm | ! Report

              will you quit this!!

            • Roar Guru

              June 12th 2013 @ 12:46pm
              DingoGray said | June 12th 2013 @ 12:46pm | ! Report

              Surely Brett, you’d rather much be accused of being drunk then listening to Taylor Shift strangle her cat!

            • Columnist

              June 12th 2013 @ 12:57pm
              Brett McKay said | June 12th 2013 @ 12:57pm | ! Report

              to be completely honest, Dingo, both are grating me equally!!

            • Columnist

              June 12th 2013 @ 1:00pm
              Ryan O'Connell said | June 12th 2013 @ 1:00pm | ! Report

              Settle down, grumpy!

  • Columnist

    June 12th 2013 @ 9:22am
    Brett McKay said | June 12th 2013 @ 9:22am | ! Report

    A big shout out and thanks to Cam for joining us for Episode 7, it went really well and we finally managed to have a decent chat about AFL for a change. Fair to say we’ll be making that a semi-regular thing..

    And I should add, that when I said at the end “join us again next week..” what I actually mean is in two weeks’ time. Turns out one half of the Cheap Seats has scored an invite to some swanky dinner on the designated recording night next week. 😉

    • Columnist

      June 12th 2013 @ 10:17am
      Cameron Rose said | June 12th 2013 @ 10:17am | ! Report

      It was great to be a part of Brett, good fun and great to have a chat. Thanks for the invitation!

  • June 12th 2013 @ 10:49am
    sledgeross said | June 12th 2013 @ 10:49am | ! Report

    Yeah Cam, not a massive AFL fan, but I can use your points on the podcast so I sound like I know what Im talking about around the watercooler (we have a few Mexicans at work lol)

    • Columnist

      June 12th 2013 @ 11:41am
      Brett McKay said | June 12th 2013 @ 11:41am | ! Report

      you won’t be alone Sledgie. If there’s any even slightly-informed AFL statements on future Cheap Seats eps, you’ll be able to trace them back to Cam in this episode..

      • Columnist

        June 12th 2013 @ 12:17pm
        Ryan O'Connell said | June 12th 2013 @ 12:17pm | ! Report

        Speak for yourself, McKay. I actually watch – and enjoy – quite a bit of AFL.

  • June 12th 2013 @ 12:08pm
    sledgeross said | June 12th 2013 @ 12:08pm | ! Report

    Yeah, Mark Neeld is in big trouble fo sho!

  • Columnist

    June 12th 2013 @ 1:35pm
    Geoff Parkes said | June 12th 2013 @ 1:35pm | ! Report

    Thanks guys, I think the threesome worked out quite well.

    (Maybe i could have phrased that a little better…)

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