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!
Test cricket exposed at its embarrassing worst
Date: August 26, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
The ICC has had a credibility problem. Over the past week two Test matches have been wiped out by rain. The venues were Kingsmead in Durban and Queen’s Park in Port-of-Spain. Both Tests were scheduled outside the traditional cricket season for both countries. August in Trinidad is the second wettest month of the year, while […]Read More →
Would it really matter if Usain Bolt was a cheat?
Date: August 19, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Usain Bolt is on track for an unprecedented triple – 100m/200m gold medals at three consecutive Olympics. There have been many big names at Rio 2016 – Phelps, Ledecky, Biles to name three – but Bolt has been the one to create the biggest stir. His win in the 100m was effectively a procession. He […]Read More →
Thank God for Mitchell Starc!
Date: August 6, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Australia is on the brink of a humiliating defeat at Galle. If the weather does not intervene the second Test will be over inside three days. After being humbled for 106 in the first innings – its lowest total against Sri Lanka – Australia was set 413 to win. It will start day three at […]Read More →
Galle will determine Australia’s cricket credibility
Date: August 4, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Australia is the world number one ranked Test team but it looked anything but that at Pallekele. After dismissing Sri Lanka for 117 in the first innings and then building an 86-run lead it still managed to lose the opening Test by 106 runs. In the process, Steve Smith’s men handed the hosts just their […]Read More →
Will Richmond improve under Damien Hardiwck?
Date: August 2, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Richmond was a rabble on Sunday. Yes, it was playing the now second-placed GWS but that is hardly an excuse for the inept performance that it put up. An eight goal to nil opening quarter helped lead to a final score of 3.5.23 – the club’s lowest since 1958. Sadly, for the members and supporters […]Read More →
The IOC has proved itself to be a joke
Date: July 25, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
The IOC is guilty of gross double standards and underlined its gutless and rudderless self. It has decided against imposing a blanket ban on Russia with respect to Rio 2016. The rationale behind the decision lacks coherence. It says that it has to be mindful of clean athletes within the Russian team and not to […]Read More →
Is Rio 2016 about to descend into farce?
Date: July 22, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
BREAKING NEWS: There will be myriad drug cheats competing at Rio 2016. Medals will be hung around the necks of doped athletes. Some will be found out, others will not. Some will retain those medals for all time. Others will be exposed in the ensuing years as having collected ill-gotten gains like Russian race walker […]Read More →
Ricky Ponting is spot on regarding smaller bats
Date: July 8, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting is correct in wanting restrictions placed on cricket bats. No sport has been immune to an arms race when it comes to both the changes to, and adoption of, new technology. However, the changes in cricket have been entirely one-sided and slanted completely towards batsmen. Other sports have dovetailed into […]Read More →
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 →