You’ll be able to find my thoughts on myriad issues in sport here on a regular basis with both written blogs and podcasts.
And, from time to time, they may move away from the realm of sport and delve into other areas of society.
I hope you enjoy reading and listening …. no matter the topic!
Favourites? There are no favourites in Twenty20 cricket
Date: March 18, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Ahead of the T20 World Cup India was installed as favourite and for good reason. It holds the world number one ranking; it would be playing on home soil; it entered the tournament on the back of a seven-match winning streak and it had lost just once in its previous ten T20 internationals. M S […]Read More →
Sharapova should be banned for four years
Date: March 11, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Maria Sharapova did what few athletes accused of doping do – she admitted guilt. In a well-crafted media conference on Monday she made all the right utterances. She was sorry, profoundly so, with her apology directed to the fans and the sport itself. Such was her contrition she informed the anti-doping authorities there was no need […]Read More →
It’s getting hard to follow our Test team
Date: March 4, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
If you are a fan of the Australian cricket team life is about to get tough. As highlighted on The Roar yesterday at this point of time no contract has been inked to telecast in Australia the upcoming T20 World Cup out of India. Neither a commercial free-to-air network nor Foxtel have agreed to the […]Read More →
The Pope doesn’t umpire sport
Date: February 19, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Why in the hell is it that fans get so wrapped up in umpiring decisions? Seemingly, no matter the code, fans tend to believe that umpires and referees should possess Papal like infallibility. For some reason many spectators simply cannot tolerate incorrect umpiring decisions. Why umpires are judged in this light lacks common sense, although […]Read More →
We are going to see more all-rounders in cricket
Date: February 12, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Shane Watson inked a $1.98m deal last weekend to play in the Indian Premier League in May, making him the highest paid player at this year’s auction. With the Rajasthan Royals suspended this year following a match fixing investigation, Watson will turn out for the Bangalore-based, Royal Challengers. During his stint with the Royals he […]Read More →
Selectors should not be commentators
Date: February 5, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
According to Mark Waugh in one of his commentary stints during the BBL final Usman Khawaja is currently batting better than Brian Lara. It was Khawaja’s sublime man-of-the-match winning and title securing innings of 70 off 57 balls in the BBL finale that had Waugh digging for superlatives – what he came up with was […]Read More →
Do players even care about Twenty20 internationals?
Date: January 29, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Steve Smith’s dismissal at the Adelaide Oval the other night sent social media into overdrive. It was neither the shot selection nor the quality of the bowling that had people’s fingers tapping furiously on miniature keyboards. The thing the audience found irksome was the fact that Smith was wired up with a Channel Nine microphone […]Read More →
The AFL must not abandon the WADA Code
Date: January 15, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
In the wake of the Essendon bans the AFL Players’ Association has called for the AFL to break away from WADA. At this point, AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan has said that is not on the commission’s radar. The AFLPA has been vehement in its view that the ‘Essendon 34’ received an unjust result. The Association’s […]Read More →
Essendon let them down, but players only have themselves to blame
Date: January 13, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Let the floodgates open. Following the decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport to ban the ‘Essendon 34′ for 12 months, we can expect a raft of legal actions against the club. CAS found there was sufficient evidence to indicate the players were administered the banned substance, Thymosin Beta-4. The reaction on social media […]Read More →
Steve Smith has shocked us all
Date: January 8, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Steve Smith has been a revelation and I wonder how many people picked it. Just two years ago he was pottering around in Sheffield ranks with New South Wales. And his record at the time showed that is where he belonged. Heading towards the end of the 2012-13 Shield season he was carrying a batting […]Read More →