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!
Maxwell, not Head, should have been selected for South Africa
Date: October 8, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
A month ago Glenn Maxwell scored 145no off 65 balls in a T20 match against Sri Lanka. That innings at Pallekele has been surpassed by only one Australian player – Aaron Finch’s 156 versus England at Southampton in August 2013. In the second and final T20 last month against Sri Lanka at Colombo, Maxwell made […]Read More →
It’s the white collar Swans versus the blue collar Bulldogs for AFL’s grandest prize
Date: October 1, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
In 2005, the Sydney Swans ended the longest premiership drought in the history of the VFL/AFL. Its four-point win over West Coast brought to a close a 72-year run without a flag. On Saturday, the Western Bulldogs will be hoping to snap the longest current premiership drought of the existing 18 clubs. Footscray’s only triumph […]Read More →
The Western Bulldogs have been the story of the year
Date: September 23, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
The Western Bulldogs are one win from a grand final berth, their first since 1961. To reach the season’s finale they must beat a side that has never played in a grand final. Much has been written about the quantum leap in performance this season by Greater Western Sydney, the most recent club to enter […]Read More →
Anthony Morabito shows again that will and skill is not always enough
Date: September 9, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
It is often said that sport is a microcosm of life and life, as we know, is not always fair. Never has that tenet been given greater voice than in the case of Anthony Morabito this week. After years of being cruelled by injury he was told by Fremantle that his services were no longer […]Read More →
Soak it up Australia, arguably greatest fast bowler of all time is coming down under
Date: September 2, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Modern day cricket is more of a batsman’s game than ever before. Shortened boundaries, massive bats and regularly benign pitches have seen batting averages greatly boosted in recent times. In the 139-year history of Test cricket only 43 batsmen have played over 20 innings and averaged more than 50. Twenty of those – or 46.5 […]Read More →
Test cricket exposed at its embarrassing worst
Date: August 26, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
The ICC has had a credibility problem. Over the past week two Test matches have been wiped out by rain. The venues were Kingsmead in Durban and Queen’s Park in Port-of-Spain. Both Tests were scheduled outside the traditional cricket season for both countries. August in Trinidad is the second wettest month of the year, while […]Read More →
Would it really matter if Usain Bolt was a cheat?
Date: August 19, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Usain Bolt is on track for an unprecedented triple – 100m/200m gold medals at three consecutive Olympics. There have been many big names at Rio 2016 – Phelps, Ledecky, Biles to name three – but Bolt has been the one to create the biggest stir. His win in the 100m was effectively a procession. He […]Read More →
Thank God for Mitchell Starc!
Date: August 6, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Australia is on the brink of a humiliating defeat at Galle. If the weather does not intervene the second Test will be over inside three days. After being humbled for 106 in the first innings – its lowest total against Sri Lanka – Australia was set 413 to win. It will start day three at […]Read More →
Galle will determine Australia’s cricket credibility
Date: August 4, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Australia is the world number one ranked Test team but it looked anything but that at Pallekele. After dismissing Sri Lanka for 117 in the first innings and then building an 86-run lead it still managed to lose the opening Test by 106 runs. In the process, Steve Smith’s men handed the hosts just their […]Read More →
Will Richmond improve under Damien Hardiwck?
Date: August 2, 2016 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Richmond was a rabble on Sunday. Yes, it was playing the now second-placed GWS but that is hardly an excuse for the inept performance that it put up. An eight goal to nil opening quarter helped lead to a final score of 3.5.23 – the club’s lowest since 1958. Sadly, for the members and supporters […]Read More →