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!
We can’t stop doping in sport, so why not just give up?
Date: April 26, 2013 / Posted by control
In recent times we have been bombarded with news of doping scandals in sport – both confirmed and alleged. From the contrite and seemingly stage managed confession by Lance Armstrong to the current allegations swirling around the AFL and NRL, the issue of drugs in sport has not been too far from the headlines of […]Read More →
CA selectors have got it right
Date: April 25, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
There is an oft used saying in sport – “we are taking it one week at a time”. In many ways, that adage has become the mantra for the National Selection Panel in its naming of the touring party for the forthcoming Ashes series. The bolter into the 16-man squad is veteran left-handed opener Chris […]Read More →
Australian cricket faces a crisis of leadership
Date: April 24, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Success in any team – whether it be sporting or business – is driven from the top. Of late, that concept has proved an issue for Australian cricket. With just days until the announcement of the squad to take on England for the Ashes, Shane Watson, the vice-captain in situ, fell on his sword and […]Read More →
Psst, did you even know the IPL is on?
Date: April 19, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
It features some of the best players in the world and its television rights were sold in 2008 for a staggering US$1.6 billion over ten years, yet in Australia you would be hard pressed to know that cricket’s Indian Premier League (IPL) is currently under way. For the third successive year the highest profile Twenty20 […]Read More →
James Hird’s future far from clear
Date: April 15, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
There is one thing that is certain with regard to the Essendon drug scandal – James Hird is guilty. Guilty of naivety. Hird has a CV in the sport that reads like few others in the code’s history – 253 games, dual premiership player (once as captain), Brownlow medallist, Norm Smith medallist, Jim Stynes medallist, […]Read More →
Why won’t the AFL fall in line and adopt a send-off rule?
Date: April 12, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
There are few sporting leagues in the world that do not have a send-off rule and the AFL is one of them. Soccer, rugby, rugby league, hockey, water polo, basketball … you name it, it is hard to find a code that does not have some form of send-off or ejection rule that is enforceable […]Read More →
Will we see the Olympics on our TV screens?
Date: April 10, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Each of the three major free-to-air television networks in Australia – Seven, Nine and Ten – has decided it is not interested in bidding for the latest Olympic rights package. Up for grabs at present are the broadcast rights for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi and 2016 Summer Games in Rio. The Seven Network […]Read More →
CA’s contract list and Inverarity’s comments an eye to the Ashes
Date: April 5, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Cricket Australia’s latest list of centrally contracted players for 2013-14 has increased in number by three from last year’s list, but the newly anointed group of 20 has some interesting omissions. Missing from the list is a quartet of players who all have claims to an Ashes berth in the forthcoming twin home-and-away series – […]Read More →
Fawad Ahmed: from refugee to baggy green?
Date: March 29, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Australian cricket has had few positive news stories in the past few weeks on the back of a disastrous tour of India, both on and off the field. But while the Michael Clarke led outfit was struggling in the sub-continent an Ashes aspirant with a far from conventional background was plying his trade in the […]Read More →
Time for action, not words from Australian cricket
Date: March 27, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
There is no way to sugar coat it – Australia’s tour of India was an unmitigated disaster. For the first time in over 40 years Australia suffered a 4-nil series defeat. Not even the most ardent Aussie fan would have seriously entertained a series victory when Michael Clarke’s side left for the sub-continent. But neither […]Read More →