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 trades 2015: Carlton's Blue October

Michael Gleeson This was Blue October. This was the trade period that might have been dominated by the best player leaving his club. But it wasn't.

AFL trades: talk of Andrejs Everitt trade to Gold Coast

Andrejs Everitt

Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle, Jake Niall Carlton and Gold Coast are involved in 11th-hour talks over a possible move of Andrejs Everitt to the Suns.

Chris Yarran and James Aish in limbo

Collingwood and Brisbane have been unable to agree a deal for James Aish.

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Two major deals remained in a stalemate heading into the final day of trades, with Richmond and Carlton in a stand-off over Chris Yarran and Collingwood scrambling to find a deal to satisfy Brisbane...

AFL trade period: Adam Treloar deal done, Giant is finally a Pie

Adam Treloar in Collingwood colours.

Jake Niall, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle The most prolonged and acrimonious deal of the trade period has been completed with Adam Treloar finally becoming a Magpie.

AFL trades 2015: Carlton's big day out

Former Blue Lachie Henderson.

Jake Niall, Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Carlton have broken new ground by trading the future draft pick they received for Lachie Henderson for pick eight in this year's draft.

AFL Trades: Port ruck Matthew Lobbe unlikely to be a Bulldog

Matthew Lobbe of the Power.

Michael Gleeson Port Adelaide and Western Bulldogs have discussed a trade for ruckman Matthew Lobbe to join the Dogs but it would appear unlikely to progress beyond those initial discussions.

AFL trades 2015: North Melbourne deal leaves Collingwood scrambling on James Aish

Popular: Lions midfielder James Aish.

Jake Niall, Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle Collingwood are scrambling to find a future draft pick to satisfy Brisbane for James Aish after the Lions have all but finalised a separate deal with North Melbourne for Ryan Bastinac.

Jake Carlisle gets to St Kilda, with Craig Bird's help

Craig Bird moves from the Swans to Essendon.

Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Essendon will take two top five picks to the national draft for the first time in since 1996, after Jake Carlisle's move to St Kilda was finalised on Wednesday.

2015 trade period: Melbourne make bold plunge into 2015 draft


Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Melbourne has made a bold plunge into this year's draft, gambling on their improvement in 2016 by using their future first round pick to secure two top 10 selections this year.

AFL trades 2015: Richmond, Carlton in standoff over Chris Yarran

Charlie Dixon

Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Richmond's intervention in the deal that saw Charlie Dixon move from Gold Coast to Port Adelaide on Tuesday may not be enough to secure Carlton utility Chris Yarran.

AFL trades 2015: Adelaide swoop for Carlton's Troy Menzel

Troy Menzel celebrates a goal.

Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Carlton are prepared to sacrifice classy forward Troy Menzel to Adelaide so they can bring in five new players and safeguard their early draft picks, as part of the aggressive rebuild of their...

AFL trade period 2015: Carlton pick unlocks Treloar and four-player Giants deal

Tom Bell of the Blues in action.

Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle, Jake Niall Carlton's trade of Tom Bell to Brisbane could unlock the deal that will finally see four Giants players move to the Blues and Adam Treloar transfer to Collingwood.

AFL trade period 2015: Jeremy Howe goes to Collingwood in four-way trade

Jeremy Howe is off to Collingwood.

Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle High flying Melbourne forward Jeremy Howe has finally been traded to Collingwood after a four-way deal was completed Monday.

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AFL trade period 2015: Sydney Swans step into Jake Carlisle trade talks

The Swans' first-round pick has become part of the Jake Carlisle negotiations.

Emma Quayle, Jake Niall, Michael Gleeson  Sydney's first-round pick has become the latest bargaining chip in negotiations between Essendon and St Kilda over Jake Carlisle.

AFL trade period 2015: Nathan Freeman to join St Kilda by Tuesday morning

Nathan Freeman has turned his back on the Pies.

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle  Collingwood midfielder Nathan Freeman is set to join the Saints in a deal for St Kilda's second round pick next year.

AFL trade period: Gold Coast's Charlie Dixon tied into Jake Carlisle trade talks

Charlie Dixon.

Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle, Jake Niall Port Adelaide's bid to secure Gold Coast forward Charlie Dixon has been raised as potential three way trade that could help break the deadlock between Essendon and St Kilda over Jake...

Police investigating second Hawthorn player over alleged sexual assault

A second Hawthorn player is under investigation.

Michael Gleeson A second Hawthorn player is being investigated in connection with an alleged sexual assault.

AFL trading 2015: Pick 26 the key to James Aish deal

Wants to move: James Aish

Emma Quayle, Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson Collingwood's pick 26 is at the centre of the deal that will see Brisbane relinquish James Aish to the Magpies

AFL trades 2015: Collingwood close to securing trio in complex deal

Eyes up: James Aish toured Collingwood’s facilities on Friday.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Collingwood are closing in on deals to secure Adam Treloar, Jeremy Howe and James Aish.

AFL trade period 2015: Jeremy Howe accepts offer to join Collingwood

High flyer: Jeremy Howe is set to join the Magpies

Michael Gleeson Melbourne forward Jeremy Howe wants to play for Collingwood next year.