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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This time, it's Cats left cursing as the Hawks break through

Sore point: Lance Franklin leaves the field.

Michael Gleeson Hawthorn is no longer the Daryl Cullinan to Geelong's Shane Warne.

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Tigers face losing Martin

Dustin Martin.

Michael Gleeson and Jon Pierik Richmond confronts the unpalatable prospect of losing Dustin Martin for nothing.

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Former Hawk stars feel a change in the air

Brian Lake, Cyril Rioli and Brent Guerra

Michael Gleeson Dermott Brereton and Peter Schwab agree that Hawthorn can do it this time.

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'No excuses' vows Hawk

Alastair Clarkson.

Michael Gleeson Hawthorn not interested in talk of rivalry or curses, it is simply sick of being beaten by Geelong.

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Blues want Betts 'at the right price'

Eddie Betts.

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Goalsneak can pursue significant offers from Adelaide and North Melbourne.

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Bump may be costly for Cats

Happy Chappy: Paul Chapman after a goal at the MCG on Friday night.

Michael Gleeson Geelong's victory may have come at a cost, with Paul Chapman reported.

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Hawks in box seat, says Scott

Michael Gleeson Geelong coach says Hawthorn in box seat to break "curse" that has hung over team.

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Coffee has Staker in frame for Blues

Brent Staker.

Michael Gleeson Brent Staker, a veteran of 154 games was shown through the Blues' Visy Park facilities.

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Not so Shaw

Heath Shaw.

Michael Gleeson The premiership defender will meet with coaches again in the next month about his future at the club.

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Brent Staker to join Carlton?

Brent Staker.

Michael Gleeson Out-of-contract Brisbane Lions tall utility Brent Staker toured through Carlton on Thursday fuelling speculation of a possible move for the former Eagles key position player.

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Watts swayed by Roos appointment

Jack Watts.

Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson Out-of-contract Melbourne utility Jack Watts is expected to stick with the Demons.

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Watts set to stay at Melbourne

Jack Watts

Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson Out-of-contract Melbourne utility expected to stick with Demons.

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Magpie denies Bucks war

Collingwood's Scott Pendlebury

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Scott Pendlebury admits Pies "just a middle-of-the-rung side", but denies they need a rebuild.

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Alan Didak, Andrew Krakouer head six Collingwood delistings

Andrew Krakouer

Michael Gleeson, Jon Pierik UPDATE: Andrew Krakouer will look to shift to a new club after he was dumped by Collingwood.

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Cometh the hour

Luke Hodge

Michael Gleeson The weekend's finals proved there is no substitute for experience in big games.

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Carlton duo full of surprises

Carlton's Chris Judd, Chris Yarran and Zach Tuohy leave the ground after beating Richmond at the MCG.

Michael Gleeson Carlton comes up with stunning elimination final win over Richmond at the MCG.

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What makes the Magpies work?

Jamie Elliott

Michael Gleeson The Magpies are back on the same page, with some fresh (albeit) faces.

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Hawks, with lots in reserve

Hawthorn's Luke Hodge is tackled by Lewis Jetta.

Michael Gleeson Hawthorn takes a big step towards going one better than last year with a 54-point win over Sydney.

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Hawks much better placed than last year, says Clarkson

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson shows his appreciation of Luke Hodge after the Hawks' big win over Sydney.

Michael Gleeson and Greg Baum Hawthorn coach says club learnt lessons from last year's grand final defeat.

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Fiery dwarf jape AFL's latest sorry episode

Sorry: St Kilda?s Clinton Jones has been fined $3000, which will go to charity.

Michael Gleeson Do not fall into Andrew Demetriou's error and presume this is a joke.