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!
Australia’s first Test selections show promising intent
Date: July 12, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
It was a selection that not many saw coming – well not for the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge at least. At 19 years of age and with a mere ten first-class matches behind him, left-arm finger spinner Ashton Agar was handed his baggy green by Glenn McGrath an hour before the start of […]Read More →
Australia can regain the Ashes if …
Date: July 9, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Australia will start as a significant underdog when the Ashes series gets underway at Trent Bridge on Wednesday. However, like Allan Border’s surprise tourists in 1989, Australia is not without a total hope. To regain the Ashes the team must play smart, disciplined cricket and there are several key areas and individuals that will dictate […]Read More →
My Australian XI for the first Ashes Test
Date: July 5, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Well here goes. This is my Australian XI for the opening encounter of the Ashes series at Nottingham next Wednesday. May I say in my preamble that I am making these prognostications with two days remaining in Australia’s final first-class warm-up match. We know that the openers are cast in stone because coach Darren Lehmann […]Read More →
How can the AFL allow Jobe Watson to play tonight?
Date: June 28, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
It is ridiculous to think that Jobe Watson will run out onto Patersons Stadium in Perth tonight at the captain of the Essendon Football Club. The AFL has abrogated its responsibility in allowing the Brownlow medallist to continue playing. On Fox Footy’s On The Couch program on Monday night Watson admitted to one of the […]Read More →
Jobe Watson’s admission guarantees sanction for Essendon and its players
Date: June 26, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
For the first time in the Essendon doping saga a player has come forward and confirmed that he was administered the banned drug AOD-9604. And it is not just any player. Reigning Brownlow medallist, club captain and son of a Bombers’ legend, Jobe Watson made the stunning admission on Fox Footy’s On The Couch last […]Read More →
Australia must get Ric Charlesworth in wake of Arthur sacking
Date: June 25, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Australian cricket continues to lurch from bad to worse. The axing of national coach Mickey Arthur just a fortnight out from the first Ashes Test is the latest in a string of controversies to beset the Australian team. After a competitive home summer where Australia pushed the world number one South Africa before conceding the […]Read More →
Can Australian cricket turn things around in three weeks?
Date: June 21, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Australia entered the Champions Trophy as the titleholder and bowed out without a whimper. It now has three weeks ahead of the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge on 10 July to try and turn around the nation’s cricketing fortunes. It is a Sisyphean task and recent history does not augur well. There are two […]Read More →
Warner should be on his way home
Date: June 15, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
David Warner is a man with issues – serious ones. His off-field behaviour of late has been fraught with immature acts and senseless shenanigans – behaviour that has effectively ruled him out of the opening Ashes Test at Trent Bridge on 10 July. Twice in the space of three weeks he has been called upon […]Read More →
CA’s new broadcast deal moves us closer to day-night Tests
Date: June 14, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
One of the key tenets of any business is to grow your client base. The same principal should automatically apply to elite level sport. With that in mind, Cricket Australia – and more particularly its CEO James Sutherland – has been leading the charge towards day-night Test cricket. The recent signing of a $500 million […]Read More →
The fast-tracking of Ahmed is a concern
Date: June 8, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Pakistan-born leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed’s qualification to represent Australia has been a mini version of that which surrounded Zimbabwean-born Graeme Hick’s qualification to represent his adopted England in 1991. Hick, of course, had a far more imposing first-class record than Ahmed’s by the time he debuted. And, unlike Ahmed’s situation, there was a finite countdown to […]Read More →