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.

St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt to sign on for two more years

Set for two more years at the Saints: Nick Riewoldt.

Michael Gleeson St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt appears certain to play for two more seasons after committing to a new contract.

Richmond signs Taylor Hunt, Joel Hamling heads to Bulldogs

The paperwork to finalise the Taylor Hunt deal was lodged with the AFL on Sunday.

Michael Gleeson and Matt Murnane Richmond has signed former Geelong midfielder Taylor Hunt as a delisted free agent with young Cat Joel Hamling heading to the Bulldogs

Mark Thompson's AFL life membership could be at risk

Mark Thompson has not yet notified the league whether he has paid the fine levied on him by the AFL Commission.

Michael Gleeson Mark Thompson could lose AFL life membership privileges and hamper his chances of being able to be employed in the AFL again after he appeared to make good on his threat not to pay his $30,000 fine...

Mark Neeld joins Bombers as development coach

Mark Neeld.

Michael Gleeson Former Melbourne coach Mark Neeld has joined Essendon as its new development coach.

Eddie McGuire pushes for compensation as Rodney Eade heads to Suns

Eddie McGuire

Caroline Wilson and Michael Gleeson Collingwood president Eddie McGuire has demanded financial compensation for the loss of its contracted football boss Rodney Eade, who on Tuesday accepted a three-year deal to coach the Gold Coast.

Rodney Eade confirmed as Gold Coast coach

Rodney Eade

Michael Gleeson Rodney Eade is the new coach of the Gold Coast Suns.

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James Hird trumpets Mark Harvey's loyalty to Essendon as coaching key

Essendon coach James Hird.

Michael Gleeson Essendon coach James Hird welcomes a great club person and says he's still hopeful Mark Thompson will stay at the club.

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Levi Greenwood and North Melbourne 'miles apart' on contract

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley (second from right) with new recruits (from left) Travis Varcoe, Levi Greenwood and Jack Crisp.

Michael Gleeson Levi Greenwood this year got a taste of two things. One was regular football, the other was playing big games with the surge of adrenalin that only the baying crowd can provide.

Nathan Buckley bullish new Magpies will fly

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley with new recruits Travis Varcoe, Levi Greenwood and Jack Crisp.

Michael Gleeson Any external pessimism about Collingwood after the exits of Beams and Lumumba is misplaced, says Nathan Buckley.

Carlton's Robinson likely to be a Lion

Mick Malthouse and Mitch Robinson at a match this year.

Michael Gleeson Carlton hard nut Mitch Robinson appears most likely to end up in Brisbane with the Lions as a delisted free agent.

Dogs throw pigeon among the Cats with Tom Boyd

Proven quantity: Tom Hawkins has the goals on the board.

Michael Gleeson Consider for a moment you are Geelong. You have Tom Hawkins out of contract at the end of next year ... and he is a free agent when his contract expires.

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Essendon survives draft loss and Paddy Ryder trade

Michael Gleeson dinkus Dinkus

Michael Gleeson Surprisingly, given the year that has been, Essendon did not end up in court. In the end Essendon did the deal.

AFL trade news: Paddy Ryder standoff to continue into final day

Fresh negotiations: Paddy Ryder.

Emma Quayle, Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson The Patrick Ryder impasse remained unresolved on Wednesday night, after a mediation session failed to result in a deal between Essendon and Port Adelaide.

Tom Boyd backflip: Dogs to tip in nearly $1m towards Ryan Griffen's Giant deal

Tom Boyd.

Jake Niall, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle In the most dramatic day of action in the history of the draft and trading system Tom Boyd has become a Bulldog on unprecedented terms in exchange for the Dogs captain Ryan Griffen.

Blockbuster deal for Tom Boyd and Ryan Griffen done

The Giants are refusing to release Tom Boyd.

Jake Niall, Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson A blockbuster deal in which Western Bulldogs captain Ryan Griffen would be traded for Greater Western Sydney's Tom Boyd is looking increasingly likely.

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Give Bob the job: The top Dog has to be Bob Murphy

Top dog: Bob Murphy.

Michael Gleeson Bob is a good dog. Loyal, smart, a little old but young enough to learn a new trick. He's a good dog is Bob. He might be the best Dog. The top dog.

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Kristian Jaksch, Mark Whiley join Carlton in trade from GWS

Kristian Jaksch.

Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle, Jake Niall The sudden burst of trading action on Wednesday has continued with Carlton lodging its trade deal to secure the Giants' Kristian Jaksch.

Giants and Bulldogs dig in on Tom Boyd-Ryan Griffen trade

The Giants are refusing to release Tom Boyd.

Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall The Western Bulldogs and Greater Western Sydney continued their staring competition on Tuesday, with the Giants adamant Tom Boyd would not be traded despite his manager's claim that he would leave in...

Crows chase Giants big man Tom Downie

Kyle Cheney playing in the VFL.

Michael Gleeson Adelaide's search for a ruckman has seen it pursue talks with Giants big man Tom Downie.

AFL trade news: Saints and Cats talk on Rhys Stanley

Saint Rhys Stanley may be the right fit at Geelong.

Michael Gleeson The Cats are interested in St Kilda ruck/forward Rhys Stanley