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!
Investigations take time so let’s cut ASADA some slack
Date: June 20, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Those bemoaning the 16 months it took ASADA to investigate and subsequently issue show cause notices to players at the Essendon Football Club need to spend some time looking at other high-profile overseas doping cases before getting too up in arms. In the past 15-odd years we have seen a dramatic change with respect to […]Read More →
Essendon comes out swinging at ASADA
Date: June 14, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
The slogan for Essendon’s 2013 campaign was “Whatever it Takes”. It is now the club’s mantra as it attempts to clear its and its name in regard to ASADA’s allegation that 34 of its players were administered a banned substance in 2012. Essendon president Paul Little stated this afternoon that the club has launched a […]Read More →
My faith in sport has been restored by an eight-year-old
Date: June 13, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Sometimes it takes a child to restore your faith in things. In the past 24 hours I have had that very thing happen with respect to the world of elite sport. While the sporting headlines of late have been filled with FIFA’s corruption, the standard of umpiring in the AFL and match-fixing in cricket, my […]Read More →
It’s time to leave the laws of Australian Football alone
Date: June 7, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Is the current brand of AFL football a bad advertisement for our indigenous code? Former West Coast Eagles premiership coach John Worsfold tends to believe it is hence his suggestion to trial a radical new law. Many bemoan the congested style of play that is now part and parcel of every coach’s game plan with […]Read More →
My five best indigenous Australian football players of all-time
Date: May 30, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
This weekend’s fixtures in the AFL will be played under the banner of the ‘Indigenous Round’. It is a time to celebrate the incredible impact that indigenous Australians have had on our national game – both past and present. So, with that in mind, I have chosen my top-five indigenous players of all-time. It is […]Read More →
What can be done about the AFL’s compromised draw?
Date: May 23, 2014 / Posted by control
The AFL’s annual fixture is totally compromised. We know as much because the outgoing CEO Andrew Demetriou said so in the strongest possible terms in September 2011 when he stated that it was “unashamedly compromised”. Mind you, none of us needed Demetriou to draw attention to the issue as we have long understood it to […]Read More →
Sir Jack Brabham – a trailbazer and a champion
Date: May 20, 2014 / Posted by control
The world of motor sport has lost one of its greatest with the passing of Sir Jack Brabham at the age of 88. In terms of what he contributed to the sport of Formula I he was a nonpareil. From humble beginnings racing on the speedway cinder tracks of Sydney he went on to become […]Read More →
Which has been the most successful club of the AFL era?
Date: May 16, 2014 / Posted by control
This year marks the 25th season since the VFL morphed into the AFL which begs the question as to which club has been the greatest in that quarter century. With this season less than half over let’s just restrict ourselves to the performances across the preceding 24 years. Sadly, for some clubs the change to […]Read More →
ASADA – from best practice to basket case
Date: May 14, 2014 / Posted by control
It was not that long ago the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority was seen by many as representing world’s best practice in the fight against performance enhancing substances in sport. It has now become a flagship model for how not to undertake such battles. With reports doing the rounds that ‘show cause’ letters are imminent with […]Read More →
Are the Gold Coast Suns finals bound?
Date: May 10, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
In the words of Australian songwriter Paul Kelly, “from little things big things grow”. It could well be the mantra of the Gold Coast Suns. In its fourth season in the AFL it is well on track for a maiden finals appearance. The Suns currently sit in fifth position on the ladder ahead of their […]Read More →