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!
Adam Goodes’ absence from Grand Final day is a crying shame
Date: September 25, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Only seven men have played more AFL games and just four have won more Brownlow medals. Throw in two premierships; three club best-and-fairest awards; four All-Australian jumpers; three times his club’s leading goal kicker; a Rising Star award; and selection in the Indigenous Team of the Century and you have a career that is right […]Read More →
Victory in Bangladesh is no gimme
Date: September 18, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
A few years ago it was unthinkable that Australia could lose a Test series to Bangladesh. In 2015, the possibility actually looms large. Australia will soon depart our shores for a two-Test series against the sport’s most recent entry to Test cricket. The fifteen strong squad that boards the plane will be one of the […]Read More →
Will it finally be the year of the Lyon and the Docker?
Date: September 11, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Fremantle crow-barred Ross Lyon out of St Kilda with the specific goal of winning a premiership. Lyon headed west for the very same reason. With the Dockers’ 2015 finals campaign kicking off on Saturday both the club and coach have the Holy Grail firmly in their sights. Lyon was still under contract at Moorabbin when […]Read More →
Let’s all give Buddy the space he deserves
Date: September 10, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
As a sufferer of mental illness myself I greatly admire what Buddy Franklin has done. He is the highest paid player in the AFL with a ten-year $10 million contract. His team is in the finals and in contention for the greatest prize of all. He is a hero to thousands of Sydney fans and […]Read More →
Can the WACA survive as a Test venue?
Date: September 4, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
The famed WACA Ground, as we know it, will soon be no more. The Association’s board will tomorrow announce its future plans for the ground. In a pre-emptive strike WACA President Dennis Lillee announced his resignation yesterday. His parting words would have provided little solace for the members, stating that, “I cannot stand by and […]Read More →
Is Nathan Lyon destined for 400 Test wickets?
Date: August 28, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Following Shane Warne’s retirement at the end of the 2006-07 Ashes series Australian cricket was desperate to find a regular spin bowler. Replacing Warne was always going to be an impossible task as he was a once in a multi-generation player. While everyone understood that there was a belief that an ongoing, viable option could […]Read More →
How much does Mitchell Johnson got left in the tank?
Date: August 21, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
“I was sitting there, thinking, ‘I could die here in the f***ing Gabbattoir.” That was what England batsman Kevin Pietersen wrote in his autobiography which was released late last year. The thoughts entered his mind as he was watching Mitchell Johnson’s frightening assault on England number three, Jonathan Trott on the second day of the […]Read More →
Michael Clarke: a man who divided and conquered
Date: August 9, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Michael Clarke was not everyone’s cup of tea but there is no arguing that he leaves Australian cricket having made an indelible impression. The Oval Test – his 115th – will mark the end of his Test career. Just days after bristling at suggestions that his career was about to end he completed a 180-degree […]Read More →
What a disaster: There goes the Ashes!
Date: August 8, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
It took less than 100 minutes to disassemble Australia’s batting line-up on day one at Trent Bridge. Like a modern day Midas, Stuart Broad claimed an incredible 8-15 off 9.3 overs. It was a good thing that Nottingham specialist James Anderson was injured. Australia’s humiliation lasted just 111 deliveries – the quickest dismissal of any […]Read More →
For Shaun Marsh, it’s now or never
Date: August 7, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Time is running out for Shaun Marsh to claim a permanent spot in the Australian Test side. He is in the frame for a recall tonight at the expense of his state captain, Adam Voges. Although, given Voges has played many seasons for Northamptonshire whose home ground of Trent Bridge is the venue for the […]Read More →