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.

Andrew Gowers replaces Jason Dunstall as Hawthorn football director

Andrew Gowers.

Michael Gleeson Former Hawthorn premiership player Andrew Gowers will replace Jason Dunstall on the club's board.

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Brown suspended during probe

Aggression comes naturally to Campbell Brown.

Michael Gleeson Campbell Brown suspended while he is being investigated for punching teammate Steven May.

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Suns player thought he'd been hit by Rihanna's bodyguard, not Campbell Brown

Rihanna and Campbell Brown

Michael Gleeson Gold Coast player Steven May is understood to have thought he had been hit by one of pop star Rihanna's bodyguards outside a Los Angeles night club before being told by teammates that it had been...

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Campbell Brown, a shortage of smarts

Michael Gleeson

Michael Gleeson If Mel Brooks was still making Get Smart in Hollywood, he would make a character out of Campbell Brown.

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Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson parts with manager Liam Pickering

Alastair Clarkson.

Michael Gleeson Hawthorn premiership coach parts ways with Liam Pickering in the wake of the Lance Franklin move from the Hawks.

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Record membership drives Collingwood to $5.2m profit

Collingwood.

Michael Gleeson As the AFL examines more ways to enrich its poorest clubs to further equalise the competition, one of its richest, Collingwood, has announced an operating profit of more than $5 million.

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The other side of the draft: the man who said no to Collingwood

Jarrad Dalton.

Michael Gleeson When the clubs came knocking, Jarrod Dalton had to make a hard choice.

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AFL runners put on notice as commission signals a change

Collingwood runner

Michael Gleeson The AFL has sent a clear message that the days of runners taking messages to players on the ground are numbered.

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Hawks chance their arm, as GWS feast on more talent

Dayle Garlett

Michael Gleeson Hawthorn took the biggest gamble of Thursday night's draft giving the enormously talented yet troubled small forward Dayle Garlett the chance he had sought but was denied last year.

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Hawks take a chance on Dayle Garlett

Michael Gleeson Hawthorn took the biggest gamble of the draft giving the enormously talented, yet troubled, small forward Dayle Garlett the chance he was denied in last year’s draft.

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Nathan Buckley denies personality clashes with departed stars

Nathan Buckley.

Michael Gleeson The moves of Heath Shaw and Dale Thomas from Collingwood were not the product of personality clashes, says Magpies coach Nathan Buckley.

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AFL signs sports drinks deal to promote club equality

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Michael Gleeson Richest clubs will 'shout' the poorer ones with a centralised sports drinks deal forming part of the league's new equalisation measures for next year.

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Saints may make Power play

Alan Richardson.

Caroline Wilson and Michael Gleeson St Kilda could make a renewed push to interview respected senior assistant Alan Richardson despite the Port Adelaide deputy declaring he had "no interest" in the top job.

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St Kilda cuts to shortlist for new coach

Mark Williams

Michael Gleeson St Kilda will interview the final two candidates for the senior coaching job over the next two days.

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Roos looking good, especially to Robin Nahas

Michael Gleeson

Michael Gleeson North Melbourne set about its off-season with the determination of a club that sensed it was back in range.

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Ratten in Saints' sights to take on coaching job

Brett Ratten.

Michael Gleeson St Kilda expected to approach former Carlton coach as part of its search for senior coach.

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Lions snare McGuane

Luke McGuane.

Michael Gleeson Lions finally welcome enthusiastic homecomer and former Tiger Luke McGuane.

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Saints on right track: Summers

Not seeing eye to eye: Peter Summers and Scott Watters.

Michael Gleeson Scandals at St Kilda have hurt club, but they are overstated, Saints president says.

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Coach goes 'to avert exodus'

Scott Watters

Michael Gleeson When AFL coaches are sacked, the mathematics of why is typically straightforward: compare the wins column to the losses and the outcome is clear.

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AFL community in mourning for Troy Clarke

Sherrin

Michael Gleeson Former Brisbane Bears player and AFL state development manager for Queensland dead.