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.

AFL

Shaw on the market

Heath Shaw and Nathan Buckley.

Michael Gleeson Collingwood and Heath Shaw are prepared to part ways, with the defender exploring options for a move to a new club.

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Giants eye Pie to Shaw up gap in experience

Heath Shaw

Michael Gleeson, Andrew Wu Greater Western Sydney are shaping as a potential new home for Heath Shaw after the defender and Collingwood agreed the player could look elsewhere next year.

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Praise for one without equal

Gary Ablett with his partner Jordan Papalia after winning the Brownlow Medal.

Michael Gleeson The conversation with Gary Ablett has always been more about others than about him.

AFL

Burgoyne's little wins are just what are needed on big stage

Hawthorn's Shaun Burgoyne kicks the goal that finally put the Hawks ahead late in the final quarter.

Michael Gleeson They were small moments, as they all are, but they were big in the telling of the game.

Anderson set to win a grand final recall

Jed Anderson of the Box Hill Hawks marks over the top of Jackson Sheringham of the Cats during the VFL grand final match on Saturday.

Michael Gleeson, Jon Pierik and Brent Diamond As Hawthorn seeks grand final redemption, at least one player will get a reprieve.

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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.

AFL

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.

AFL

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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'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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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.

AFL

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.

AFL

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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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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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.