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!
James Hird is still Essendon coach … for now
Date: October 3, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
The football world still wait s to learn what exactly will be James Hird’s fate. Following a special board meeting at the Essendon Football Club’s Tullamarine headquarters this morning Hird emerged saying he was still the coach. A short time later chairman Paul Little saying, “James Hird is the current coach of the Essendon footy […]Read More →
Could Buddy’s left-foot determine the grand final?
Date: September 28, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
It was Goran Ivanisevic, the 2001 winner of the men’s singles championship at Wimbledon, who often referred to himself as two people in one – the good Goran and the bad Goran. As a wildcard entry at the All-England Club in 2001 – the only player to have claimed the title as such – the […]Read More →
James Hird has to go, now
Date: September 20, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
The Essendon Football Club and its coach James Hird pushed all their chips to the centre of the table with their Federal Court challenge of ASADA’s investigation into the club’s controversial conditioning program. That tactic has proved to be an unmitigated disaster. In a brief few minutes earlier today Justice John Middleton ruled against the […]Read More →
Brenton Sanderson the latest in a long line of casualties
Date: September 19, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Once again a contract in the world of elite sport has proven to be worth less than the paper it is written on when it comes to job stability and security. Most in the AFL world shook their head when they heard the news yesterday that Adelaide had given coach, Brenton Sanderson his marching orders. […]Read More →
Fremantle racing time in its quest for maiden AFL premiership
Date: September 12, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
This season marks Fremantle’s 20th in the AFL, with the club still chasing that elusive maiden premiership. It came close last year, falling 15 points short of Hawthorn on grand final day. It is still in the mix for this season’s flag with a home semi-final against Port Adelaide next on the schedule. However, if […]Read More →
Mitch Marsh & Steven O’Keefe selected in Test squad
Date: September 8, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Mitch Marsh’s blistering form in the ODI series in Zimbabwe and Steven O’Keefe’s consistent domestic first-class form has seen both rewarded with berths in the 15-man Test squad to play Pakistan in the UAE next month. Skipper Michael Clarke has been included in the squad pending him proving he is over the hamstring complaint that […]Read More →
Fremantle cut down to size ahead of the finals
Date: September 5, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
There is an adage in the AFL when it comes to a premiership that says to win one, you have to lose one. Whilst it is by no means a guarantee and often not necessarily the path to glory, it is nonetheless a hypothesis that does carry merit. Fremantle was hoping that it would be […]Read More →
Collingwood FC – the historic underachiever
Date: August 29, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Success over time in a competition like the AFL is primarily judged on premierships with a flag the ultimate barometer of a club’s performance. For some clubs aspirations and reality have been poles apart. St Kilda was one of eight clubs that formed the original VFL competition in 1897 and since then it has one […]Read More →
Time to take the onus for the Brownlow Medal off the umpires
Date: August 22, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Since 1924, the Brownlow Medal has been presented to the best and fairest player in the VFL/AFL as voted by the match-day umpires. Up until 1930 just one vote was cast per game before it was modified to the 3-2-1 system that is still in place today (when the VFL introduced the two umpire system […]Read More →
The Essendon saga won’t end anytime soon
Date: August 15, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
It appears that the three-day Federal Court hearing launched by Essendon Football Club and its coach, James Hird against ASADA is merely another battle in a long and protracted war. Hird and the Bombers launched separate legal actions against ASADA with respect to the legality of its joint investigation undertaken with the AFL into its […]Read More →