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!
What’s more important: the Shield Final or T20 World Cup?
Date: March 14, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
For Australian cricket fans there will shortly be a clash of events – one a time honoured staple on the domestic calendar, the other a brash new kid on the international block. On the 21st of this month, at a venue yet to be determined, the Sheffield Shield final will get underway. Two days later, […]Read More →
My choice of replacement for Andrew Demetriou
Date: March 12, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
The King is dead, long live the King. But who will be the new monarch of Australian Football? It appears that the incumbent’s deputy, Gillon McLachlan is the favourite to ascend to the top job. However, is more of the same necessarily a good thing for the code? Andrew Demetriou, who is to step down […]Read More →
Australian cricket’s summer of content
Date: March 7, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Late on the fifth day of the Cape Town Test no doubt many Australian fans feared a repeat of Cardiff 2009 and Adelaide 2012. From a position of power heading into the final day, as the hours and overs ebbed by the heartbreaking realization that all the hard work could still end in a draw […]Read More →
Andrew Demetriou’s rollercoaster ride comes to an end
Date: March 4, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Two days before the official launch of the 2014 AFL season and 11 days before the premiership season gets underway the AFL’s CEO has announced this season will be his last. At a media conference convened at AFL House, commission chairman Mike Fitzpatrick announced that Demetriou’s tenure as the code’s day-to-day supremo will end after […]Read More →
Warner lets his bat do the talking
Date: March 3, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
David Warner’s comments in the lead-in to the final Test got under the South African’s skins but when the match got underway it was his blade that caused the Proteas angst. After winning the toss and batting Australia’s innings was highlighted by a gem of a knock by Warner. He stroked his way to 50 […]Read More →
Why can’t the Aussie bowlers master reverse swing?
Date: February 28, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Once again Australia has been undone by high-quality reverse swing. This time it was principally South African paceman Dale Steyn who wreaked havoc as Australia lost nine wickets in a session to surrender the second Test at Port Elizabeth by 231 runs. On a benign pitch that provided little to the quick men in terms […]Read More →
Australia’s greatest post-warTest team
Date: February 20, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
The Australian Test team is on the rise with some stunning results over the past four months. With that in mind it’s interesting to reflect on the top-shelf players we have produced down through the years. I have taken on the task of choosing the best Australian Test XI since the Second World War. To […]Read More →
Mitchell Johnson – Test cricket’s MVP
Date: February 17, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
In the space four months Mitchell Johnson has gone from a derisive selection in the Australian Test team to the most valuable player in the longest form of the sport. In the space of six Test matches he has been the major catalyst in Australia’s cricketing resurgence, claiming man-of-the-match honours in four of those encounters. […]Read More →
Brad Hogg: cricket’s Energizer bunny soldiers on
Date: February 14, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Brad Hogg is on track to become the oldest man to play a Twenty20 international after being named yesterday in Australia’s 15-man squad for the ICC World T20 in Bangladesh next month. It has been a big week for the left-arm Chinaman and googly bowler. Last Thursday he turned 43, the following day he won […]Read More →
Australia takes the opening round at Centurion
Date: / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
South African skipper Graeme Smith pushed his chips to the middle of the table on the opening day of the series but his gamble did not pay off. After the coin fell in his favour he inserted the tourists. When asked at the toss what he would have done had he won it, Michael Clarke […]Read More →