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

Carlton's window of opportunity anything but clear

Michael Gleeson Losing to Port could not be the sound of a premiership window closing when it hadn't yet opened.

AFL

Lack of match fitness reason for loss, says Malthouse

Mick Malthouse with his team at quarter-time.

Michael Gleeson Lack of match fitness a reason, not an excuse, for Carlton's "very dismal" final-quarter blowout.

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Port makes last quarter all its own

Dale Thomas

Michael Gleeson Port Adelaide hits a purple patch in the final quarter to defeat Carlton by 33 points.

AFL

Nathan Buckley concedes Collingwood were 'slaughtered'

Nathan Buckley

Michael Gleeson Nathan Buckley offers no excuses for Collingwood’s equal poorest goal-kicking since 2007.

AFL

Pies docked and decked in first round

Got you: Collingwood’s Brent Macaffer wraps up Docker big man Aaron Sandilands.

Michael Gleeson Despite some big talk from the Collingwood chief Gary Pert, the Pies were simply not up to the task, losing by a whopping 70 points.

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Peter Moore hopes son goes to old club Collingwood

Collingwood legend: Peter Moore.

Michael Gleeson Former Collingwood captain and dual Brownlow medallist Peter Moore is hopeful his talented son Darcy follows his footsteps and is taken by his old club.

Collingwood to give Tom Langdon his debut

Tom Langdon.

Michael Gleeson and Jon Pierik Collingwood is almost certain to include first-gamer Tom Langdon for the opening round.

AFL

St Kilda considers Luke Dunstan and Jack Billings for debuts against Melbourne

St Kilda.

Michael Gleeson In the match between the team with no midfield the team with no tall forwards, St Kilda will debut at least one if not two midfielders in the season opener against Melbourne.

AFL

Mature-aged rookie Matt Thomas set to debut for Richmond

Matt Thomas

Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson Mature-aged recruit Matt Thomas is almost assured of joining former Blue Shaun Hampson in making his debut for Richmond in the round-one clash on the Gold Coast on Saturday night.

AFL

Murphy looks beyond the blue horizon

Carlton captain Marc Murphy

Michael Gleeson Captaincy has not affected Marc Murphy's game, as some critics believe, but it has focused his mindset.

AFL

Blues midfielder Bryce Gibbs will wear a hand brace in round one

First Elimination Final.Richmond v Carlton. Richmond's Alex Rance chases Carlton's Bryce Gibbs at the MCG.8th September 2013.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Michael Gleeson Gibbs will wear a brace on a hand in the opening round after sustaining an injury last week.

AFL

North Melbourne's Robbie Tarrant to miss opening rounds

Robbie Tarrant

Michael Gleeson North Melbourne forward Robbie Tarrant will miss the opening games of the season.

AFL

Legacy not affected by drug issue

AFL press conference with Andrew Demetriou.

Michael Gleeson Andrew Demetriou has brushed aside suggestions his legacy would be affected by the supplements scandal.

AFL

Injured Saints look to the long term

Lenny Hayes.

Michael Gleeson St Kilda's self-administered short-term pain for long-term gain is confronting a sobering early season test with the regenerated side entering its early bellwether matches with a further depleted...

AFL

Buckley re-signs for two years

Magpies coach Nathan Buckley

Michael Gleeson Collingwood has re-signed its coach Nathan Buckley for a further two years.

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AFL

Andrew Demetriou denies supplements saga behind his decision to quit after 2014

The AGE NEWS Andrew Demetriou at his press conference at AFL House announcing his resignation as AFL CEO.

Michael Gleeson Andrew Demetriou will step away as chief executive confident his legacy will be unaffected by AFL's handling of the Essendon supplements scandal.

AFL

Players' union hits naming of Dons over drug use

CEO of the AFL Players Association Matt Finnis.

Michael Gleeson The AFL players' union has bitterly condemned the identification of present and former Essendon players who are alleged to have admitted telling investigators they had been injected with peptides.

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Hawthorn stands behind Dayle Garlett

Dayle Garlett looks ahead during a Hawthorn Hawks training session at Box Hill City Oval.

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Hawthorn's players were doing what they could to help teammate Dayle Garlett as he shelves plans to play AFL for the foreseeable future.

Dons' new Big Fish

Joe Daniher

Michael Gleeson To ruck or not to ruck? That's one of the questions for Joe Daniher, who is already drawing comparisons with a Bomber great.

AFL

Stressed Garlett to take break

Michael Gleeson Hawthorn recruit Dayle Garlett will not play football for the foreseeable future after telling the club that he is struggling with the demands of life as an AFL footballer and the adjustment to...