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!
VIDEO: My thoughts on the Australian squad named for South Africa
Date: January 20, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
The Australian selectors have named their 15-man squad for next month’s three Test tour of South Africa. It looms as a massive challenge for Michael Clarke’s men as they take on the number one Test team in the world in its own backyard.Read More →
Voges the man to replace Bailey
Date: January 17, 2014 / Posted by control
The eleven men who combined through five Test matches to win back the Ashes this summer are no doubt still basking in the glory of what was an outstanding achievement. For ten of those involved they know, injury aside, they will be lining up at Centurion on 12 February when the opening Test of three […]Read More →
FIFA is a laughing stock
Date: January 16, 2014 / Posted by control
Soccer in Australia is going ahead in leaps and bounds. After decades of disunity and dysfunction the current authorities in this country have given the world game a proper place in the sporting fabric of the nation. Praise must be given to FFA chairman Frank Lowy and the equally adept and competent men who now […]Read More →
Is Australia a realistic chance in South Africa?
Date: January 10, 2014 / Posted by control
After vanquishing England 5-0 next on the agenda for the Australian Test team is the world number one, South Africa. The three-Test series kicks off at Centurion on 12 February followed by matches at Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Watching England disintegrate was painful, akin to observing an autopsy on a man who is still […]Read More →
Date: January 9, 2014 / Posted by control
Since the inception of the Ashes 45 five-Test series have been contested. Only three of them have been swept 5-nil and each time it has been by Australia: 1920-21, 2006-07 and this season. The ’20-21 squad featured named like Warwick Armstrong, Warren Bardsley, Charlie McCartney, Jack Ryder and Bert Oldfield – all stars of the […]Read More →
VIDEO: Wrapping up the fifth Ashes Test at the SCG
Date: January 5, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Australia continued on its merry way at the SCG with a 281-run win. In the process it recorded just the third 5-0 sweep in Ashes history.Read More →
Kerry O’Keeffe – one out of left field
Date: January 3, 2014 / Posted by control
After 13 summers entertaining, informing and educating ABC Grandstand’s cricket audience, Kerry O’Keeffe will be saying farewell at the end of the SCG Test. While his longevity in the commentary box pales in comparison to the likes of Alan McGilvray and Jim Maxwell, Kerry’s presence has nonetheless been profound. Before going any further I should […]Read More →
VIDEO: Previewing the fifth Ashes Test at the SCG
Date: January 1, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
With the Ashes well and truly secured, Michael Clarke and his side head to the SCG intent on a 5-nil series sweep. England so far on this tour has shown little to suggest a whitewash is not coming its way.Read More →
England is officially a rabble
Date: December 30, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
England has plummeted to a depth that would make the world’s greatest speleologist proud. Incredibly, after successive losses to the tune of 381, 218 and 150 runs in this series, England found a way to perform still worse. For the only time in this campaign the tourists were in front at the halfway point – […]Read More →
VIDEO: Wrapping up the fourth Ashes Test at the MCG
Date: December 29, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Australia’s dominance of the current Ashes series shows no signs of abating with fourth consecutive crushing defeat of England. The eight-wicket victory keeps Australia on track for a historic 5-nil series sweep.Read More →