You will be able to find my thoughts on myriad issues in sport here on a regular basis with both written & video blogs.
And, from time to time, they may just move away from the realm of sport and delve into other areas of society.
I hope you enjoy reading and viewing the following blogs …. no matter the topic!
My Australian XI for Cardiff
Date: July 8, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
It’s always good fun to play selector, so here we go. With the first Ashes Test at Cardiff to get underway tomorrow night here is my Australian XI. There is no doubt that David Warner will be one half of the opening combination. His last series against West Indies (98 runs at 24) ended the […]Read More →
Sport can provide beauty when it is least expected
Date: July 5, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Trying to understand life is sometimes a futile pursuit. Yesterday provided another instance. The country awoke to the horrific news that Adelaide Crows coach Phillip Walsh was dead. Many a mind would have immediately recalled the death of another Phillip – Phillip Hughes – in November. Hughes died at the hands of the sport he […]Read More →
It’s time Nick Kyrgios took a does of humility
Date: July 3, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
“I play the sport the way I play it. I’m not going to change.” So said Nick Kyrgios in the wake of his bizarre outburst during his opening round match at Wimbledon. He stated to the assembled media following his straight-sets win over Argentine Diego Schwartzman that when he uttered on court the words, “dirty […]Read More →
Australia will face an abrasive England in the Ashes
Date: June 26, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
The traditional war of words is well and truly underway ahead of next month’s Ashes series. Graeme Swann thinks Steve Smith’s technique will expose him; in turn Smith says England will not come close to Australia; and former Aussie quick, and current Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie says Australia’s team is old and tired. As always, […]Read More →
Chris Rogers must play in the opening Test
Date: June 19, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Darren Lehmann has said Chris Rogers is not guaranteed a spot in the first Ashes Test at Cardiff on 8 July. Commenting in Jamaica earlier in the week before the team departed for its Ashes campaign, Lehmann said, “There’s no guarantee with anything at the moment”. That may well be the case but the absence […]Read More →
Ryan Crowley, what the hell were you thinking?
Date: June 13, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Let’s get one thing straight right off the top – Ryan Crowley is a goose. Yes, he has played 188 AFL games for Fremantle; four International Rules games; won a club best fairest; and is one of the pre-eminent taggers in the game. He is 31 years of age and been in the AFL system […]Read More →
Rogers’ omission is an eye to the future, but not as you’d expect
Date: June 12, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
For Chris Rogers, the current tour of the Caribbean has been a waste of time. He was struck on the helmet by a local net bowler two days before the opening Test in Dominica and was ruled out of the match. Yesterday he was ruled out of the second and final Test in Jamaica. The […]Read More →
Blatter soon to be gone, but hopefully never forgotten
Date: June 5, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
In March 1997, a year before being elected president of FIFA, an odd thing happened to Sepp Blatter. At that time he was FIFA’s secretary-general, the second most powerful man in the most powerful sport in the world, when an unusual piece of correspondence came across his desk. It was a bribe to the tune […]Read More →
Will the big nations boycott Russia 2018?
Date: June 3, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Football’s World Cup is the biggest show on earth. Over 3.4 million people attended last year’s staging in Brazil with a total of 11 million ticket applications received. Billions of people across 214 nations watched the tournament on television. Since 1930 the World Cup is where legends have been made or consolidated … names like […]Read More →
Will captain Cook be England’s Achilles heel?
Date: June 1, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
In its pomp the West Indies made targeting the opposition captain an art form. More than any other batsman in the opposing line-up it was the skipper who felt the physical might of the Windies pace attack. Other teams have certainly followed suit with the psychology of the exercise well founded. Getting the opposition captain […]Read More →