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!
Will the BBL hijack the summer of cricket?
Date: November 18, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
So far this summer Test crowds in Australia have been poor. Just 12,000 turned out for the opening day of the first Test at the WACA Ground, while the match attendance over the five days was under 50,000. Day one at Hobart saw just over 7,000 in attendance. The third day was bolstered by the […]Read More →
What has happened to Australia’s batting stocks?
Date: November 12, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Sadly, Australia’s batting stocks are continuing their steady decline. In recent years, we have stopped seeing batsmen produce the big seasons that they used to. As a result, there is little pressure being brought to bear on Test incumbents. In the past seven Sheffield Shield seasons, only twice have we seen a batsman score over […]Read More →
David Warner is the key for Australia
Date: November 4, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Australia is set to face Test cricket’s best current day fast bowling arsenal. South Africa boasts a depth in its pace attack that is presently unmatched. It is led by a man who could well end his career as the greatest quick of all time. Dale Steyn has terrorised batsmen around the world over the […]Read More →
Mitch Marsh needs to go
Date: October 28, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Mitch Marsh’s position is currently the most problematic in the Australia team. All the other contenders for a place in the top-six have made a case to be considered. David Warner and Steve Smith are the two definites who demand selection. Even still, they have shown form in the current round of Sheffield Shield fixtures […]Read More →
Khawaja and Burns must play in the first Test
Date: October 21, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Two weeks from today Australia will embark on what shapes as a very tough summer of Test cricket. South Africa has arrived in the country on the back of a 5-nil sweep of Australia in the recent ODI series. The Proteas, somewhat bizarrely, are ranked number five in the world. They are a better side […]Read More →
The Phillip Hughes inquest became something it shouldn’t have
Date: October 15, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Sadly, the Phillip Hughes coronial inquest has become something it was never meant to be. It should have been simply about safety levels in cricket. Unfortunately, it descended into an inquest about Phillip Hughes. As a result, there has been angst, anger and unnecessary comments aired. Hughes’ death resulted from a freak accident. That was […]Read More →
Jobe, about the Brownlow …
Date: October 14, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Hawthorn’s Sam Mitchell is in the news at present. He will back in the headlines again next month. His footballing life is about to go through a massive change with a proposed move to West Coast and the likely being awarded a Brownlow Medal. Along with Richmond skipper Trent Cotchin, the pair are likely to […]Read More →
Maxwell, not Head, should have been selected for South Africa
Date: October 8, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
A month ago Glenn Maxwell scored 145no off 65 balls in a T20 match against Sri Lanka. That innings at Pallekele has been surpassed by only one Australian player – Aaron Finch’s 156 versus England at Southampton in August 2013. In the second and final T20 last month against Sri Lanka at Colombo, Maxwell made […]Read More →
It’s the white collar Swans versus the blue collar Bulldogs for AFL’s grandest prize
Date: October 1, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
In 2005, the Sydney Swans ended the longest premiership drought in the history of the VFL/AFL. Its four-point win over West Coast brought to a close a 72-year run without a flag. On Saturday, the Western Bulldogs will be hoping to snap the longest current premiership drought of the existing 18 clubs. Footscray’s only triumph […]Read More →
The Western Bulldogs have been the story of the year
Date: September 23, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
The Western Bulldogs are one win from a grand final berth, their first since 1961. To reach the season’s finale they must beat a side that has never played in a grand final. Much has been written about the quantum leap in performance this season by Greater Western Sydney, the most recent club to enter […]Read More →