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!
Jacques Kallis: second only to Bradman?
Date: November 13, 2012 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
In the lead-up to the opening Test in Brisbane, Mickey Arthur, the coach of the Australian team said he believed that Jacques Kallis was second only to Sir Donald Bradman when it comes to the greatest players to have graced the field. A huge call, but one coming from a man who saw plenty of […]Read More →
There’s a reason Test cricket is spelt with a capital ‘T’
Date: November 10, 2012 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
There is a reason that Test cricket is spelt with a capital ‘T’. Simply, it is because it is the ultimate Test – of character, technique, courage, skill, persistence, stamina and dedication. Test cricket has a set of conundrums that sets it apart from many other ball sports. It is these tenets that make the […]Read More →
Clarke to lead the way against world champion Proteas
Date: November 9, 2012 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Tomorrow’s first Test at the Gabba sees the start of cricket’s world heavyweight championship. Over the next three weeks – in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth – the coveted world number ranking one will be decided. Should the incumbent, South Africa come out on top it will further vindicate its recent dominance of the longer form […]Read More →
Melbourne Cup 2012 – It could’ve been Damien Oliver on Green Moon
Date: November 7, 2012 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
There was a perversely delicious irony when Green Moon passed the winning post to win the 2012 Melbourne Cup. Sitting atop the flying six-year-old stallion was Brett Pebble. Had it not been for an act of mind blowing stupidity, it would have been Damien Oliver who would have piloted Green Moon around Flemington. In 2002, […]Read More →
Quiney exposes lack of Australia’s batting depth
Date: / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
The selection of Rob Quiney in Australia’s squad for the first Test at the Gabba this Friday against South Africa once again calls into focus the depth in Australia’s batting – or, dare I say it, the lack thereof. I have never met Quiney but from the interviews I have heard him give in the […]Read More →
Australia v Proteas: the tale of the tape
Date: November 3, 2012 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Next Friday the eagerly awaited Australia-South Africa Test series gets underway in Brisbane. Should Australia be victorious over the three Test series it will replace the Proteas as world number one. Strangely, the two teams are playing simply for a sponsor named trophy as no official trophy has ever been struck for series between two […]Read More →
It’s another double fault for Australian tennis
Date: October 31, 2012 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
As of today, Australia’s highest ranked male tennis player is Marinko Matosevic who has moved to number 47 in the world, two places ahead of Bernard Tomic. With no disrespect to Matosevic, it represents the continuing decline of Australian men’s tennis. A once proud tennis nation has little to hang its hat on nowadays. With […]Read More →
A new day, a new dawn for cycling?
Date: October 26, 2012 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Once again cycling finds itself reeling from a new drug scandal. Mind you, this one usurps anything that the sport has had to contend with in the past. The outing of Lance Armstrong as an out-and-out drug cheat and the resultant stripping of his record seven Tour de France titles has largely nullified an entire […]Read More →
Another Day, Another Humiliation
Date: January 13, 2012 / Posted by control
Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin drew the ire of the Indian team leading into the Perth Test when he said the tourists, “break quicker than any team in the world” when things go against them out in the middle. India may have responded verbally to the barb but when it mattered it was a case of […]Read More →
Time to Make a Stand
Date: January 12, 2012 / Posted by control
The last time India turned out in whites at the WACA Ground it was in the aftermath of the ugly “Monkeygate” affair at the SCG. The Sydney Test of 2008 was one of the most acrimonious played on Australian soil with both camps trying to claim the morale high ground after some bitter onfield tête-à-têtes. […]Read More →