Michael Gleeson

Michael Gleeson

Michael Gleeson is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, athletics, cricket and tennis. He has been awarded the Grant Hattam Trophy for outstanding journalism in football, while his cricket writing has been recognised in twice winning the Cricket Victoria cricket writer of the year award.

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Injured Saints look to the long term

Michael Gleeson St Kilda's self-administered short-term pain for long-term gain is confronting a sobering early season test with the regenerated side entering its early bellwether matches with a further depleted...

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Buckley re-signs for two years

Magpies coach Nathan Buckley

Michael Gleeson Collingwood has re-signed its coach Nathan Buckley for a further two years.

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Andrew Demetriou denies supplements saga behind his decision to quit after 2014

The AGE NEWS Andrew Demetriou at his press conference at AFL House announcing his resignation as AFL CEO.

Michael Gleeson Andrew Demetriou will step away as chief executive confident his legacy will be unaffected by AFL's handling of the Essendon supplements scandal.

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Hawthorn stands behind Dayle Garlett

Dayle Garlett looks ahead during a Hawthorn Hawks training session at Box Hill City Oval.

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Hawthorn's players were doing what they could to help teammate Dayle Garlett as he shelves plans to play AFL for the foreseeable future.

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Players' union hits naming of Dons over drug use

CEO of the AFL Players Association Matt Finnis.

Michael Gleeson The AFL players' union has bitterly condemned the identification of present and former Essendon players who are alleged to have admitted telling investigators they had been injected with peptides.

Dons' new Big Fish

Joe Daniher

Michael Gleeson To ruck or not to ruck? That's one of the questions for Joe Daniher, who is already drawing comparisons with a Bomber great.

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Stressed Garlett to take break

Michael Gleeson Hawthorn recruit Dayle Garlett will not play football for the foreseeable future after telling the club that he is struggling with the demands of life as an AFL footballer and the adjustment to...

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Marley Williams set to miss for Collingwood until court date

Marley Williams.

Michael Gleeson Collingwood defender almost certain not to play for club in a practice match as planned this weekend and may not play again before he is sentenced for his assault conviction.

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Next gen shows for Dogs

Got it: Matthew Pavlich marks for Fremantle.

Michael Gleeson Fremantle shows great improvement, downing the Bulldogs by 28 points.

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Gumbleton out with hamstring injury

Scott Gumbleton receives treatment for an injured hamstring.

Michael Gleeson Scott Gumbleton's career as a Docker has begun much the way of his tormented career at Essendon.

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Hawthorn has kept recruit Dayle Garlett on ice until he earns his stripes on and off the field

Patience: Dayle Garlett had to wait a little longer to get drafted by an AFL club.

Michael Gleeson The Hawks are going to some trouble to make sure he is no trouble.

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New Blue up and running

Dale Thomas tackles Jason Porplyzia of the Crows during Monday night's match at Etihad Stadium.

Michael Gleeson Just as his team will play better games, Dale Thomas will play better games for his new club Carlton.

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Malthouse not bothered by Carlton's loss to Adelaide

Blues coach Mick Malthouse gives instructions to Levi Casboult during a break in the game at Etihad Stadium.

Michael Gleeson Carlton coach says he wanted players returning from injury to come through unscathed.

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Jack Riewoldt out of Richmond's clash against Collingwood

Jack Riewoldt.

Michael Gleeson Jack Riewoldt is resting a minor quad complaint that will force him to again miss Richmond's Nab Challenge match.

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Demon Luke Tapscott injures knee

Melbourne's Luke Tapscott

Michael Gleeson Midfielder Luke Tapscott is set to miss Melbourne's AFL pre-season game on February 28 after injuring his right knee in Thursday's intra-club hitout.

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Fit Alex Fasolo set to return for Collingwood

On way back: Injured Alex Fasolo.

Michael Gleeson After almost a year out with a stress fracture in his foot, Alex Fasolo is likely to return.

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Andrew Swallow set to take flight early for North Melbourne

Andrew Swallow

Michael Gleeson North Melbourne captain tracking towards an earlier than expected return from his Achilles injury.

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Carlton ruckman Matthew Kreuzer set for surprise early return from injury

Matthew Kreuzer.

Michael Gleeson Carlton ruckman likely to be a surprise inclusion for the club's next NAB Challenge game.

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GWS may not have its cost-of-living allowance cut by the AFL

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Michael Gleeson AFL gives strongest indication yet that it will cut Swans' contentious cost-of-living allowance.

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James Frawley wants Paul Roos to extend his contract at Melbourne

Melbourne Fun Day

Michael Gleeson Defender's stay at Melbourne hinges on how long new coach stays.