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!
It’s More Than a Game
Date: December 18, 2011 / Posted by control
“The problem is this. How is it possible to describe the meaning of what we enjoy, whether it be Mozart, Cezanne or sport?” Those words were uttered by the legendary Sir Roger Bannister, who in May 1954, became the first man to achieve a sub-four-minute mile. And like he was on that fateful day at Oxford, he […]Read More →
Silence is Golden
Date: December 17, 2011 / Posted by control
Australia’s new-look five-man selection panel has only been in place for a few weeks but already some alarm bells are ringing. There was always going to be a perceived conflict of interest with the inclusion of both captain and coach to sit alongside Rod Marsh, Andy Bichel and new chairman, John Inverarity. Following Australia’s capitulation […]Read More →
The Underrated Superstar
Date: December 15, 2011 / Posted by control
The words ‘champion, legend and great’ are so often thrown around in the world of sport nowadays it is easy to forget their true meanings. However, there is no doubt at all that you can assign those words, with their dictionary meaning, to South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis for he epitomizes each of them perfectly. […]Read More →
The Human Hurricane
Date: December 14, 2011 / Posted by control
Sachin Tendulkar may be short but he casts a disproportionately long shadow. With the exception of Brian Lara, and at times Ricky Ponting, nobody has really threatened to challenge his long-standing prowess. Rahul Dravid and Jacques Kallis have accumulated mountains of runs yet have never captured the public imagination like the Little Maestro from Mumbai. […]Read More →
Time to Act!
Date: December 13, 2011 / Posted by control
“The country needs, the country demands, bold, persistent experimentation. Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But, above all, try something.” Franklin D Roosevelt uttered those words on the campaign trail in May 1932 enroute to his unprecedented four-terms in the White House. They could be aptly […]Read More →
A New Man for a New Generation
Date: December 6, 2011 / Posted by control
Michael Clarke’s ascension to Test captain was always going to be a tough sell for many of the game’s traditionalists. Many aging Test cricket followers weren’t quite ready for a man of Clarke’s looks and personality. But to borrow from legendary lyricist, Bob Dylan, ‘The times they are a changin’”, and cricket was never going to […]Read More →
Farewell Smokin’ Joe
Date: November 8, 2011 / Posted by control
The sporting world has lost one of its true warriors with the passing of Smokin’ Joe Frazier. The 67-year-old who, along with Muhammad Ali, staged three of boxing’s most epic bouts died of liver cancer. Born of humble beginnings in South Carolina, before fighting out of Philadelphia, he first reached world prominence at the 1964 […]Read More →
Match Fixing – Cricket’s Titanic
Date: November 5, 2011 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Scientists believe around 90 per cent of most icebergs are beneath the ocean’s surface. The International Cricket Council (ICC) will be hoping that the latest spot-fixing case played out in a British court is not the sport’s metaphorical iceberg. The jail sentences handed down to former Pakistan captain Salman Butt (30 months) and fast bowlers […]Read More →