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 […]Read More →
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. […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
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. […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
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. […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →