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Glenn Mitchell

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Glenn spent over 20 years as a sports broadcaster on both radio and television with the ABC, commentating at four Olympic, four Commonwealth and two Paralympic Games. He called nearly 200 international cricket matches (covering 13 overseas tours) and commentated over 900 games of AFL & WAFL football, along with myriad other sports. Since mid-2011, Glenn has been freelancing in both the electronic and written media. He is an advocate for mental health in Western Australia, and tweets from @mitchellglenn. He can also be found on his website -

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Collingwood: The historic underachiever

Collingwood: The historic underachiever

5 days ago

Success over time in a competition like the AFL is primarily judged on premierships, with a flag the ultimate barometer of a club’s performance. For some clubs, aspirations and reality have been poles apart. St Kilda was one of eight clubs that formed the original VFL competition in 1897 and since then they have won […]

Time to take the onus for the Brownlow Medal off the umpires

Time to take the onus for the Brownlow Medal off the umpires

21 Aug 2014

Since 1924, the Brownlow Medal has been presented to the best and fairest player in the VFL/AFL as voted by the match-day umpires. Up until 1930 just one vote was cast per game before it was modified to the 3-2-1 system that is still in place today. (When the VFL introduced the two-umpire system in […]

The Essendon saga won’t end anytime soon

The Essendon saga won't end anytime soon

14 Aug 2014

It appears that the three-day Federal Court hearing launched by Essendon Football Club and coach James Hird against ASADA is merely another battle in a long and protracted war. Hird and the Bombers launched separate legal actions against ASADA with respect to the legality of its joint investigation undertaken with the AFL into its drugs […]

We need Nathan Fyfe to win the Brownlow Medal

We need Nathan Fyfe to win the Brownlow Medal

7 Aug 2014

If Fremantle’s Nathan Fyfe finishes atop the Brownlow Medal count on 22 September, it will be a bittersweet moment. He will have finished ahead of his peers as the best player for the 2014 season in the eyes of the umpires, however he won’t be eligible to collect the sport’s most coveted individual honour, because […]

Hawthorn are already the team of the year

Hawthorn are already the team of the year

31 Jul 2014

To date, without doubt, Hawthorn has been the AFL’s most impressive performer this year. Prior to the season getting underway the general consensus from the experts around the country was that Fremantle and Sydney were the likely grand finalists. Hawthorn was on the third line of betting with many. One of the big question marks […]

Will Steve Smith follow Michael Clarke as Test captain?

Will Steve Smith follow Michael Clarke as Test captain?

24 Jul 2014

In the last two decades Australian Test cricket has been blessed with strong on-field leadership. Each time a longstanding captain has departed the scene another long term, readymade replacement has taken up the running. The next passing of the baton will likely be different. When Allan Border’s 93-match tenure at the helm ended in March […]

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