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!
The AFL charges relating to Essendon are damning
Date: August 22, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
We finally know what charges the Essendon Football Club and four of its key employees – coach James Hird, his senior assistant Mark Thompson, football manager Danny Corcoran and club doctor Bruce Reid – are facing. The AFL publicly released the 15-point charge sheet (which summarises 135 points pertaining to the club’s conduct) at AFL […]Read More →
A letter to Stephen Dank
Date: August 17, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Dear Stephen, I trust this correspondence finds you well. I can only imagine how hectic life must have been lately. Fear not though, I left the ABC a few years back and I am not writing to try and line up an interview – I’m sure you feel you have given enough of them already […]Read More →
Essendon knows what it faces, we now await the outcome
Date: August 15, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
In the past six months, Essendon coach James Hird has morphed into the AFL’s version of Tutankhamen – ‘The King of Denial’. As late as yesterday morning, Hird responded to questions from journalists who door-stopped him at his house by saying that he would be “staggered and shocked” if the AFL laid charges as a […]Read More →
How should Essendon treat any AFL imposed bans?
Date: August 13, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
It appears D-Day is just around the corner for the beleaguered Essendon Football Club. The Bombers have been under the microscope all season with respect to ASADA’s investigation into the alleged use of banned substances at the club in 2011 and 2012. From all reports, the AFL is going to come down strongly against the […]Read More →
Bombers players may be safe, the club isn’t
Date: August 9, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Not long after Essendon put its hand up and admitted concerns to both the AFL and ASADA about its medical protocols during 2011 and 2012, the club commissioned its own investigation into the organization’s internal governance. The man charged with running the inquiry was former Telstra CEO, Ziggy Switkowski. His brief was not to ascertain […]Read More →
The ASADA report is in, so what now?
Date: August 4, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
After six months, over 130 witness interviews and with 13,000 supporting documents, ASADA has furnished the AFL with a 400-page interim report into the Essendon Football Club’s 2011 and 2012 medical protocols. The League’s general counsel, Andrew Dillon held a media conference at AFL headquarters yesterday evening to notify all and sundry that arguably the […]Read More →
What lessons can be learned from the Essendon saga?
Date: August 2, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
I have a seven-year-old son and given he has grown up in a household that loves sport and his parents have turned their passion into careers, he too has become besotted with sport. He loves all kinds of sport and takes part in the modified versions of cricket and Australian Football and is a member […]Read More →
Australia must hold firm with top order for third Test
Date: July 30, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
After tantalising at Trent Bridge and being swept aside at Lord’s, Australia must now focus on the third Test at Old Trafford, starting on Thursday. After back-to-back Tests the tourists’ batsmen have had a chance to try and find some form in a three-day outing against Sussex at Hove. On a benign pitch, many of […]Read More →
Never hand over the sole right to invoke DRS to the umpires
Date: July 26, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
One of the biggest talking points of the current Ashes series has been the DRS – its use, its accuracy, its relevance. There have been some puzzling results come out of the third umpire’s cavern thus far with the off-field umpires in the first two Tests – Marais Erasmus and Tony Hill – both creating […]Read More →
Is the Big Bash League to blame for Test plight?
Date: July 25, 2013 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Timing is everything in cricket and the big wigs at Cricket Australia have displayed that theirs is no better than their stuttering top order. As if to try and deflect from the current ineptitude of our Test team, CA decided to come out all guns blazing and announce to the cricket world in the wake […]Read More →