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!
ANZAC Day a reminder of the hyperbole in sport
Date: April 25, 2014 / Posted by control
Prior to many sporting events this long weekend teams and officials will gather together, and along with spectators, will stand in silence and reflect on the ultimate sacrifice paid by those who gave their life for this country in various conflicts. Each of those one-minute silences will be bracketed by the eerie and stirring lone […]Read More →
It’s time for the Olympics to give football the boot
Date: April 18, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
The Olympic Summer Games is seen as the pinnacle for most of the 28 sports that take part. For the vast majority of participants an Olympic gold medal proudly stands as the highest accolade of all in their sport. There are of course some exceptions but none more glaring than football. The sport was introduced […]Read More →
Is sexual orientation an issue in sport?
Date: April 11, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Much was made yesterday of what was dubbed a historic moment in sport when the major professional codes in Australia signed an “Anti-Homophobic Framework”. The parties to the document were Cricket Australia, Football Federation Australia, Australian Football League, Australian Rugby Union and the National Rugby League. It marked the first time anywhere in the world […]Read More →
Who would you prefer in your team: Ablett Senior or Junior?
Date: April 4, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
The combined careers of Gary Ablett Senior and Junior reads like no other father-son combination in the history of Australian Football. Between them they have won every major accolade there is at the highest level of the sport. But, what if you had to choose between them and select the one you would have most […]Read More →
It’s time for Essendon to cut James Hird adrift
Date: March 27, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
One of the cornerstones of team sport is the fact that no individual is greater than the team. That applied to James Hird when he was a player at the Essendon Football Club and it should still apply today as a coach on full pay whilst he awaits the end of an AFL-imposed 12-month suspension […]Read More →
What’s more important: the Shield Final or T20 World Cup?
Date: March 14, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
For Australian cricket fans there will shortly be a clash of events – one a time honoured staple on the domestic calendar, the other a brash new kid on the international block. On the 21st of this month, at a venue yet to be determined, the Sheffield Shield final will get underway. Two days later, […]Read More →
My choice of replacement for Andrew Demetriou
Date: March 12, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
The King is dead, long live the King. But who will be the new monarch of Australian Football? It appears that the incumbent’s deputy, Gillon McLachlan is the favourite to ascend to the top job. However, is more of the same necessarily a good thing for the code? Andrew Demetriou, who is to step down […]Read More →
Australian cricket’s summer of content
Date: March 7, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Late on the fifth day of the Cape Town Test no doubt many Australian fans feared a repeat of Cardiff 2009 and Adelaide 2012. From a position of power heading into the final day, as the hours and overs ebbed by the heartbreaking realization that all the hard work could still end in a draw […]Read More →
Andrew Demetriou’s rollercoaster ride comes to an end
Date: March 4, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Two days before the official launch of the 2014 AFL season and 11 days before the premiership season gets underway the AFL’s CEO has announced this season will be his last. At a media conference convened at AFL House, commission chairman Mike Fitzpatrick announced that Demetriou’s tenure as the code’s day-to-day supremo will end after […]Read More →
Warner lets his bat do the talking
Date: March 3, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
David Warner’s comments in the lead-in to the final Test got under the South African’s skins but when the match got underway it was his blade that caused the Proteas angst. After winning the toss and batting Australia’s innings was highlighted by a gem of a knock by Warner. He stroked his way to 50 […]Read More →