The Agenda

The Agenda

The Agenda is the official podcast of The Alternative Commentary Collective and the home of sporting nonsense and claptrap! Featuring all the major talking points from the world of sports, urban dictionary and more. Your #2 favourite sports podcast! Brought to you by Export Ultra - The Beer For Here! The ACC - The Alternative Commentary Collective.

Episodes

June 21, 2024 30 mins

Karl Tily from the TAB joins Manaia & G Lane to pore over the weekend's odds, opportunities and omens. From 'Around The Grounds' (00:00) to 'Grab A Pen' (19:55) and 'Stats To Impress The Ladies' (24:26).

Plus, the latest ThreeWay Punt (26:31)

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ACC Head G Lane joins Manaia Stewart fresh off the Radio Hauraki Bender Reveal Party to pitch a half-baked idea to claim the $80K Megamind reward and break down the Mbappe mask (0:00).

Then the fellas are joined by 2003 Super Rugby Champion Steve Devine to preview the Super Rugby Final between the Blues & Chiefs (16:47).

Finally, the team get to your feedback on 'Yours Please' (27:58).

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June 19, 2024 41 mins

Matt Heath joins Manaia Stewart on the 30th Anniversary of the Bain murders to discuss the upcoming pregame ahead of the All Blacks game in Dunedin (0:00) whether the ACC is responsible for Sail GP pulling out of Christchurch (8:07) and Patrick Tuipolotu's miraculous recovery (13:12).

Then, in light of David Nyika's upcoming fight, the fellas discuss who you'd like to see in a celebrity boxing match (18:08) the French swimm...

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June 19, 2024 42 mins

ACC Head G Lane joins Manaia Stewart aboard the ACC's $35 Million private jet to discuss Rory McIlroy taking a few weeks away after shitting the bed at the US Open (3:21) before reacting to the latest stories from the world of Rugby Union (9:46).

Then the fellas react to the most boring NBA finals in recent memories and if the Celtics threw Game 4 (15:34) before breaking down the ramifications of Kane Williamson refusing a ...

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Black Caps Great Kyle Mills joins ACC Head G Lane & Manaia Stewart live from Hallensteins on Queen Street to rake over the coals of a disappointing T20 World Cup including where it all went wrong and who we should get in behind now that our team is out (0:00).

Plus Kyle shares a couple of war stories from his playing time including Shane Bond's biggest regret and an ill-fated hunting trip on Heath Streak's farm (25:54)....

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June 17, 2024 41 mins

ACC Head G Lane joins Manaia Stewart fresh off a sickening medical event to recap a massive weekend on and off the field including the Chiefs' massive semi (0:00) the Blues' soft semi (8:20) and how you can still win a trip to Munich with The ACC (15:53).

Then the fellas break down the Black Caps' historic win over Uganda (17:31) and gloss over the Warriors' loss before sounding the 'NRL Off-Field Scandal Alarm' (24:10).

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June 14, 2024 31 mins

Karl Tily from the TAB joins Manaia to pore over the weekend's odds, opportunities and omens. From 'Around The Grounds' (00:00) to 'Grab A Pen' (16:15) and 'Stats To Impress The Ladies' (19:28).

Plus, the latest ThreeWay Punt (28:05)

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ACC Head G Lane joins Manaia Stewart to answer the question - what percentage of men propose solely to stop people wounding them about when they will propose (0:00) before reconvening the Black Caps Supporters Support Group for the second time this week (6:00)...

Next, the fellas discover that if the Chiefs and Brumbies make the final it will be in Canberra - could this break the G Lane Curse? (16:31) Then debate whether Luk...

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June 12, 2024 41 mins

ACC Head G Lane joins Manaia Stewart to recap their trip to the Fieldays (0:00) and discuss who the real victims are in Rory McIlroy's failed divorce (1:44) and what Carter Gordon's rugby league defection means for union (7:37).

Then the fellas unleash a new segment looking back at the last time these Super Rugby teams faced each other in the Semi-Finals - Throwback Thursday (13:15).

Finally, they get to your feedba...

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June 12, 2024 33 mins

Chip aficionado Leigh Hart joins ACC Head G Lane & Manaia Stewart for a Special Edition of The Agenda Live From Fieldays!

In this episode, Joey Chestnut has been banned from the World Hot Dog eating contest for having a vegan sponsor (11:21) then the fellas recap last night's games from the T20 World Cup (15:20) before finally getting Leigh on the show to answer the essential question... Does vinegar curdle breast milk (24:30)...

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June 10, 2024 39 mins

In this episode, G Lane joins Manaia Stewart to get him up to speed on the sporting world after a strangely butt-focussed trip to Bali (0:00) beginning with the whirlwind opening to the T20 Cricket World Cup (7:10).

Then the fellas discuss the latest in the NBA Finals (13:00) why the Warriors' headache is not a headache (18:30) and what Super Rugby could learn from AC Milan (22:00).

Finally, the team hatch a plan to...

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Matt Heath joins ACC Head G Lane to rake over the coals of the horrific start to the T20 World Cup by the Black Caps as they get embarrassed by Afghanistan (3:22).

Then review the massive weekend of Super Rugby Pacific (8:30), the Warriors smashing the Reverse Cowboys and that insane DWZ Try Assist (12:00)!

Plus, some absolute humiliation as a race walker celebrates early and loses! 

Finally, we get to all your 'Yours Ple...

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June 7, 2024 16 mins

Karl Tily from the TAB joins G Lane & Manaia to pore over the weekend's odds, opportunities and omens. From 'Around The Grounds' (00:00) to 'Grab A Pen' (7:29) and 'Stats To Impress The Ladies' (10:03).

Plus, the latest 3-Way Punt (13:47)

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June 7, 2024 24 mins

ACC Head G Lane is joined by Matt Heath to rake over the coals of the NZ Radio & Podcast Awards (0:00)...

Then the fellas look ahead to a huge weekend of Quarter-Finals in Super Rugby Pacific (10.32) before asking questions about why there were so many extras in USA's win over Pakistan in theT20 World Cup (13:26) and then get to the Warriors vs the Reverse Cowgirls and try and figure out why the Wahs are the underdogs (19:38).

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June 6, 2024 37 mins

Matt Heath joins ACC Head G Lane to share "war stories" about their Colonoscopy evacuations (0:00)...

Then the fellas discuss the murder of Reece Walsh in last night's Origin and if "the game's gone soft" (07:23) before getting into rugby now being the latest sport to receive the "Saudi Suitcase" (13:08) and the latest from the T20 Cricket World Cup (18:02).

Finally, the team gets to your feedback on 'Yours Please' (25:23).

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Matt Heath joins ACC Head G Lane to line up the huge weekend ahead in Super Rugby as we finally hit the Quarter Finals (0:00).

Then the fellas share a huge announcement that the ACC will be commentating the T20 World Cup just as the USA start the tourney with a win over Canada (13:00), head to the Motorsport Desk as Scott Dixon wins the Detroit Gran Prix 22:20 before getting to your feedback on 'Yours Please' (24:24)

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May 31, 2024 26 mins

Karl Tily from the TAB joins G Lane & Manaia to pore over the weekend's odds, opportunities and omens. From 'Around The Grounds' (00:00) to 'Grab A Pen' (16:58) and 'Stats To Impress The Ladies' (21:41).

Plus, the latest 3-Way Punt (24:40)

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May 30, 2024 32 mins

Matt Heath joins ACC Head G Lane to discuss the launch night of the TAB's new "Hunchland" and the hunch that few people got Lane's R18 jokes (0:00).

Then the fellas announce the "decision" from Auckland Council on the stadium debacle (9:55), Ryan Fox gets off to a hot start in the Canadian Open (20:02) and pour one out for the Melbourne Rebels who have been axed from Super Rugby, ironically after making the Finals for the first ti...

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May 30, 2024 35 mins

ACC Head G Lane joins Manaia Stewart to cast their bets for a monumental day for New Zealand sport including the settling of the Stadium debate (4:20) and the NZ Rugby Civil War (6:00).

Then the fellas discuss the Crusaders resting their star players for a do-or-die match this weekend (8:41) Charlie Hull ripping cigs on the LPGA (12:18) and the list of banned number plates (15:27).

Finally, the team gets to your fee...

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May 28, 2024 35 mins

ACC Head G Lane joins Manaia Stewart to discuss the price tag fetched by Imperatriz and describe the ins and outs of the horse breeding trade in horrifying detail (0:00) before crapping on about the new stadium again (10:34)...

Then the fellas sound the 'NRL Off Field Scandal Alarm' to address the latest news from across the ditch (15:45) and blast out another 'Half Baked Sports Idea' (20:25).

Finally, they get to yo...

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