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!
Australia v Proteas: the tale of the tape
Date: November 3, 2012 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Next Friday the eagerly awaited Australia-South Africa Test series gets underway in Brisbane. Should Australia be victorious over the three Test series it will replace the Proteas as world number one. Strangely, the two teams are playing simply for a sponsor named trophy as no official trophy has ever been struck for series between two […]Read More →
It’s another double fault for Australian tennis
Date: October 31, 2012 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
As of today, Australia’s highest ranked male tennis player is Marinko Matosevic who has moved to number 47 in the world, two places ahead of Bernard Tomic. With no disrespect to Matosevic, it represents the continuing decline of Australian men’s tennis. A once proud tennis nation has little to hang its hat on nowadays. With […]Read More →
A new day, a new dawn for cycling?
Date: October 26, 2012 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Once again cycling finds itself reeling from a new drug scandal. Mind you, this one usurps anything that the sport has had to contend with in the past. The outing of Lance Armstrong as an out-and-out drug cheat and the resultant stripping of his record seven Tour de France titles has largely nullified an entire […]Read More →
Another Day, Another Humiliation
Date: January 13, 2012 / Posted by control
Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin drew the ire of the Indian team leading into the Perth Test when he said the tourists, “break quicker than any team in the world” when things go against them out in the middle. India may have responded verbally to the barb but when it mattered it was a case of […]Read More →
Time to Make a Stand
Date: January 12, 2012 / Posted by control
The last time India turned out in whites at the WACA Ground it was in the aftermath of the ugly “Monkeygate” affair at the SCG. The Sydney Test of 2008 was one of the most acrimonious played on Australian soil with both camps trying to claim the morale high ground after some bitter onfield tête-à-têtes. […]Read More →
Turning the Tide
Date: January 7, 2012 / Posted by control
Finally, Michael Clarke has won over the Australian public who now see him as the right man for the job, a job often referred to by cricket fans as the second most important job in Australia – captain of the nation’s Test team. Whilst the worm may have been turning in his favour ahead of […]Read More →
A Tale of Two Cities
Date: January 3, 2012 / Posted by control
The weather was about the only similarity between the opening day’s play in the SCG and Newlands Tests. The way the two matches unfolded again highlighted the wonderful vagaries that enchant those who love the game’s most traditional format. It was a day that produced a dichotomy in performance – in Sydney the ball was […]Read More →
The Mental Game
Date: January 2, 2012 / Posted by control
Former England skipper and all-rounder, Andy Flintoff is the latest player to come out and speak about his battle with depression. In an interview with the Daily Mail, he has spoken of the personal battles he faced while leading England to a 5-nil loss in the 2006-07 Ashes series. Flintoff’s plight, where he admits to […]Read More →
Back to the Future
Date: January 1, 2012 / Posted by control
Lyricist Irving Mills once penned, “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing”. I doubt the American jazz genius had even heard of cricket when he put pen to paper in 1931 to create one of the genre’s standards. But in some ways those words have become somewhat of a mantra for […]Read More →
Time To End The Farce
Date: December 26, 2011 / Posted by control
It was only going to be a matter of time. And in the end, it has taken less than a day in this Border-Gavaskar duel between Australia and India to raise howls about the refusal of one of the combatants to allow the utilization of the DRS technology. At a seemingly comfortable 3/205, the home […]Read More →