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!
This is looming as Mitchell Starc’s summer
Date: October 16, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Mitchell Starc has swapped the white ball for the red. After devastating four opponents in the Matador Cup the lanky left-armer is in Sydney as part of a two-day camp ahead of the first Test of the summer against New Zealand. Earlier this year Starc was feted as the Player of the Tournament in the […]Read More →
Cricket Australia’s latest idea has been a disaster
Date: October 9, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Cricket Australia thought it would be a good idea to include a team of young men in this season’s Matador Cup. The result has so far proven to be a chastening experience for those thrown into the fire. In its first two matches in this season’s domestic 50-over competition the Cricket Australia XI has been […]Read More →
Could Alastair Clarkson become the best coach of all-time?
Date: October 2, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Come Saturday evening Alastair Clarkson may well be a member of a very select group of men to have coached four VFL/AFL premierships. Through 19 decades just 11 men have notched up four or more flags. Collingwood supremo Jock McHale leads the way with seven, Melbourne great Norm Smith won six while Frank Hughes (Richmond […]Read More →
West Coast on the brink of something special
Date: September 29, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Should the Eagles win the 2015 AFL decider it will be the third best turnaround in history from one season to another. Only Adelaide (from 12th in 1996 to the 1997 premiership) and Geelong (10th in 2006 to the 2007 flag) will have surpassed the Eagles performance from ninth last season should they win on […]Read More →
Fremantle’s maiden premiership looks a fair way off
Date: September 27, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Fremantle’s premiership window has closed. It is not a case of needing to rebuild but the club certainly needs to undergo a serious renovation before it can be again considered a genuine flag threat. Hawthorn last night showed that its loss at Subiaco Oval to West Coast in week one of the finals was an […]Read More →
Adam Goodes’ absence from Grand Final day is a crying shame
Date: September 25, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Only seven men have played more AFL games and just four have won more Brownlow medals. Throw in two premierships; three club best-and-fairest awards; four All-Australian jumpers; three times his club’s leading goal kicker; a Rising Star award; and selection in the Indigenous Team of the Century and you have a career that is right […]Read More →
Victory in Bangladesh is no gimme
Date: September 18, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
A few years ago it was unthinkable that Australia could lose a Test series to Bangladesh. In 2015, the possibility actually looms large. Australia will soon depart our shores for a two-Test series against the sport’s most recent entry to Test cricket. The fifteen strong squad that boards the plane will be one of the […]Read More →
Will it finally be the year of the Lyon and the Docker?
Date: September 11, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Fremantle crow-barred Ross Lyon out of St Kilda with the specific goal of winning a premiership. Lyon headed west for the very same reason. With the Dockers’ 2015 finals campaign kicking off on Saturday both the club and coach have the Holy Grail firmly in their sights. Lyon was still under contract at Moorabbin when […]Read More →
Let’s all give Buddy the space he deserves
Date: September 10, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
As a sufferer of mental illness myself I greatly admire what Buddy Franklin has done. He is the highest paid player in the AFL with a ten-year $10 million contract. His team is in the finals and in contention for the greatest prize of all. He is a hero to thousands of Sydney fans and […]Read More →
Can the WACA survive as a Test venue?
Date: September 4, 2015 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
The famed WACA Ground, as we know it, will soon be no more. The Association’s board will tomorrow announce its future plans for the ground. In a pre-emptive strike WACA President Dennis Lillee announced his resignation yesterday. His parting words would have provided little solace for the members, stating that, “I cannot stand by and […]Read More →