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!
Whether it’s AFL or ASADA, Essendon is guaranteed some pain
Date: May 11, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
If ASADA doesn’t come up with some sort of direct sanctions at Essendon, the AFL must. With every day that has passed in the last couple of weeks, the Bombers’ story has become more and more fraught. The latest revelations don’t augur well. But, it may be difficult in the end to prove that Essendon […]Read More →
Should the umpires determine the Brownlow Medal?
Date: May 10, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Ever since the Brownlow Medal was first awarded to Geelong’s Edward ‘Carji’ Greeves in 1924, the umpires have been responsible for awarding the votes. Currently after each home-and-away fixture the three field umpires get together in their change room and decide on the three best players on the ground and award votes on a 3-2-1 […]Read More →
Essendon admit major failures but recommends little
Date: May 7, 2013 / Posted by control
The Essendon Football Club has gone public with the findings of the internally launched Ziggy Switkowski Report into the club’s management and administrative protocols. Citing legal reasons, the club has said the document itself cannot be made public. Club chairman Davis Evans summed up the findings thus – “Problems occurred in selection, recruitment processes, induction […]Read More →
Cricket Australia has more on its mind than just the Ashes
Date: May 3, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Mention the word ‘cricket’ in Australia at present and in next to no time the conversation will turn to the Ashes – will we or won’t we? – win that is. It has been in every cricket fan’s mind seemingly before the summer’s twin home series against Sri Lanka and South Africa, even though the […]Read More →
Should AFL players be open to bans for doping?
Date: April 30, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
On ANZAC Day eve the Essendon Football Club made a public admission that the anti-obesity drug, AOD-9604 had been administered to some of its players last year. A few days earlier WADA had put out a media release clarifying the situation surrounding the said drug. It contained devastating news for Essendon and also potentially the […]Read More →
We can’t stop doping in sport, so why not just give up?
Date: April 26, 2013 / Posted by control
In recent times we have been bombarded with news of doping scandals in sport – both confirmed and alleged. From the contrite and seemingly stage managed confession by Lance Armstrong to the current allegations swirling around the AFL and NRL, the issue of drugs in sport has not been too far from the headlines of […]Read More →
CA selectors have got it right
Date: April 25, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
There is an oft used saying in sport – “we are taking it one week at a time”. In many ways, that adage has become the mantra for the National Selection Panel in its naming of the touring party for the forthcoming Ashes series. The bolter into the 16-man squad is veteran left-handed opener Chris […]Read More →
Australian cricket faces a crisis of leadership
Date: April 24, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Success in any team – whether it be sporting or business – is driven from the top. Of late, that concept has proved an issue for Australian cricket. With just days until the announcement of the squad to take on England for the Ashes, Shane Watson, the vice-captain in situ, fell on his sword and […]Read More →
Psst, did you even know the IPL is on?
Date: April 19, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
It features some of the best players in the world and its television rights were sold in 2008 for a staggering US$1.6 billion over ten years, yet in Australia you would be hard pressed to know that cricket’s Indian Premier League (IPL) is currently under way. For the third successive year the highest profile Twenty20 […]Read More →
James Hird’s future far from clear
Date: April 15, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
There is one thing that is certain with regard to the Essendon drug scandal – James Hird is guilty. Guilty of naivety. Hird has a CV in the sport that reads like few others in the code’s history – 253 games, dual premiership player (once as captain), Brownlow medallist, Norm Smith medallist, Jim Stynes medallist, […]Read More →