DSCF4017-001Whilst I no longer broadcast sport as much as before I still take a very keen interest in what is happening.

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!

Melbourne is rightly the sports capital of the world

Date: July 1, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell

In the words of Kevin Costner, “If you build it, they will come”. In the case of Melbourne nothing could be more accurate. Last weekend I took my ten-year-old sports mad son to the Victorian capital. It was a first for both us – he had never been there before and neither had I in […]

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The AFL has dropped the ball

Date: June 24, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell

It has been an interesting week for North Melbourne – the coach fined, the club fined and the president hit with a wet lettuce. Brad Scott’s ill-conceived attack on the umpires last Friday resulted in the coach being fined $30,000. The club was hit with an additional $50,000 penalty as a result of his indiscretion. […]

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The Sydney Swans are primed for the flag

Date: June 17, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell

Once again many pundits in the pre-season were writing the Sydney Swans’ obituary. Once again, they have been proved wrong. With the mid-season bye approaching the Swans find themselves third on the ladder with the second-best percentage in the competition. Had it not been for the stumble last weekend against GWS the club would be […]

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The day I ‘met’ Ali

Date: June 6, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell

There are seminal moments in one’s life where you always remember where you were when you received news of great import. The death of the great Muhammad Ali will remain as one for me. Bizarrely, but somewhat fittingly, as I pen this I am sitting beside a waterhole in Africa having just been floored by […]

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Russia needs to be banned from Rio

Date: May 27, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell

Russia is making a mockery of international sport. Consider what would happen to an Australian coach if his charges returned nearly 30 positive drug tests over a period of a few years. Chances are such a thing would never get to that stage as Athletics Australia would step in and remove his accreditation before the […]

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Jarryd Hayne has left it too late

Date: May 20, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell

Jarryd Hayne is an exceptional athlete and a driven individual, facts that are beyond dispute. He shocked sports fans when he turned his back on rugby league to pursue his dream of playing American Football. Many thought it was a dream that would never be transformed into reality. Hayne was able to stun his critics […]

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Where to now for Collingwood?

Date: May 13, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell

Collingwood fans do not suffer a lack of success well, the president even less so. No club has won more games in the history of the VFL/AFL – it currently sits three shy of its 1500th victory. Unfortunately for Pies fans and everyone associated with the club 2016 is rapidly descending into an annus horribilis. […]

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Matthew Pavlich has been a giant of the game

Date: May 6, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell

Matthew Pavlich has been a true champion of the AFL. If anyone deserves a premiership it his him but alas that will never happen. This season is Pavlich’s last and after six weeks Fremantle is the only winless club. He has been showered with personal glory during his stellar 17-year career but it is team […]

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The AFL must adopt a send-off rule

Date: April 29, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell

Every level of Australian Football has a send-off rule bar one – the AFL.  The question is why? It makes no sense at all that the peak league in the sport is the only one that does not allow umpires the option to send players from the field for blatant and wilful acts of violence. […]

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What does the future hold for Fremantle?

Date: April 22, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell

The Fremantle Football Club has gone from minor premiers last season to 17th this season with a win-loss record of 0-4. Sunday’s last quarter capitulation at the hands of North Melbourne means the Dockers will have to buck history if they are to contest this season’s finals series. Since the introduction of the top-eight in […]

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