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

I'll miss rat pack: sad Swan

Michael Gleeson Midfielder insists Nathan Buckley had no problem with "rat pack" this year.

AFL

Departing Pies miss award night

On the way out: Dale Thomas and Heath Shaw.

Michael Gleeson Dale Thomas and Heath Shaw yet to officially leave, but indicate just how much of a formality that is.

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Departing Pies miss award night

Michael Gleeson Selfishness had crept into Collingwood this year, which was why the club had acted so aggressively in the off-season with changes that had been made to the list and more broadly about the club, club...

AFL

Saints reassure Watters after sacking 'joke'

St Kilda coach Scott Watters.

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson St Kilda forced to reassure coach his job was safe after claim by former long-serving Saints president.

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AFL

Eddie Betts heads to Crows in $2m deal

Eddie Betts

Michael Gleeson Carlton free agent Eddie Betts has told the Blues today he wants to leave and will be moving to Adelaide.

AFL

Buddy deal has player movement up in air

Taylor Adams

Michael Gleeson The butterfly-effect of Buddy Franklin's move has already begun to affect other trades.

AFL

Star Saints 'untouchable'

Nick Riewoldt and Nick Dal Santo

Michael Gleeson St Kilda has warned clubs to keep their hands off revered stars such as Riewoldt and Montagna.

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Buddy bonanza

Lance Franklin

Michael Gleeson Lance Franklin will be paid a relatively low amount in his first years at Sydney while Kurt Tippett's sizeable contract tapers down.

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Lance Franklin's sting in the tail

Michael Gleeson dinkus

Michael Gleeson UPDATE Amazingly the Giants have been outbid ... and outflanked. Lance Franklin has chosen Bondi over Rooty Hill.

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Matt White to leave Richmond

Matt White

Michael Gleeson A day after re-signing Dustin Martin, Richmond has lost free agent forward and midfielder Matthew White, who has told the Tigers that he wants to leave the club.

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Shaw weighs up several options to fly Magpie nest

Heath Shaw

Michael Gleeson Heath Shaw will meet at least six other clubs at both ends of the ladder as he considers vastly different financial offers and vastly different futures.

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Dustin Martin re-signs with Richmond

Dustin Martin.

Michael Gleeson Tigers midfielder Dustin Martin has re-signed with Richmond, extending his contract by two years.

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Lance Franklin centrepiece of looming player movements

Lance Franklin.

Michael Gleeson It is highly unlikely Lance Franklin will move as part of a trade rather than as a result of activating his free agency rights.

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Lions out of hunt for Martin

Sam Lienert and Michael Gleeson Brisbane Lions have joined the list of clubs to rule out recruiting Richmond star Dustin Martin.

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The building of a machine

Michael Gleeson dinkus

Michael Gleeson Mark Evans wandered smiling onto the MCG, not quite sure where to put himself.

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Where now for Buddy?

Michael Gleeson

Michael Gleeson This final was a must win for this team, which had tasted the bitterness of defeat last year.

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St Kilda CEO Michael Nettlefold quits

Michael Nettlefold

Michael Gleeson St Kilda chief executive Michael Nettlefold has quit the club after a four year tenure.

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Pies, Dogs in mix for Sydney big man Jesse White

Jesse White

Michael Gleeson Sydney forward Jesse White has told the Swans he wants to be traded to a Victorian club.

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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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