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.

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Nathan Buckley praises umpiring of AFL's first pre-season game

Michael Gleeson Collingwood coach heartened by relaxed umpiring approach in the year's first match.

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GWS may not have its cost-of-living allowance cut by the AFL

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Michael Gleeson AFL gives strongest indication yet that it will cut Swans' contentious cost-of-living allowance.

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Top detective Gerry Ryan's appointment to AFL integrity role was 'proactive'

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Michael Gleeson The move to appoint a highly ranked detective to lead integrity investigations was not a response to fresh threats to the game from overseas bookmakers or new doping discoveries, the AFL has said.

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AFL community in mourning for Troy Clarke

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

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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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AFL runners put on notice as commission signals a change

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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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Fiery dwarf jape AFL's latest sorry episode

Sorry: St Kilda?s Clinton Jones has been fined $3000, which will go to charity.

Michael Gleeson Do not fall into Andrew Demetriou's error and presume this is a joke.

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AFL pushes the friendship

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Michael Gleeson AFL message meant to clarify issue of contact in marking contests only serves to further muddy the issue.

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Self-reporting on drugs saved lives: AFL boss

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Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Players Association president Luke Ball insists voluntary illicit-drugs policy has helped players.

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AFL will be negligent if system not reviewed

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Michael Gleeson Lance Franklin was stupid, clumsy and deserves a match ban.

Essendon lodges Goddard paperwork with AFL

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Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Football's brave new world of free agency has begun with a bang with Saint Brendon Goddard lodging the paperwork for Essendon's four-year offer with the AFL.

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AFL was told of peptides inquiry

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Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson The AFL was informed last year that an Essendon official had made inquiries about peptides - the substances at the centre of the club's scandal - at a sports medicine conference 12 months ago,...

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Club leaders urge AFL to buy Etihad Stadium

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Michael Gleeson Etihad Stadium should be bought immediately with money from the AFL's Future Fund to solve the structural problems that are crippling the less financial clubs through onerous stadium deals, an...

AFL considers 'friends register' for players

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Michael Gleeson Gillon McLachlan suggests Victoria Police-style register as part of the league's integrity crackdown.

AFL seeks club input on bumps

Painful meeting: The clash between Lindsay Thomas and Ben Reid.

Michael Gleeson New football operations manager seeks opinions as part of his meet and greet with clubs.

Can you name the best player in the AFL?

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Michael Gleeson Adelaide's Patrick Dangerfield has joined the elite group of players.

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Video technology: AFL's mixed reviews

The choice to review the footage is the umpires'.

Michael Gleeson and Ashley Porter It wasn't a video nasty, but coaches gave mixed reports about the new referral system.

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AFL boss slams indigenous 'risk'

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Michael Gleeson and Martin Blake AFL challenges suggestions of change in attitude to recruiting indigenous players.

AFL club 'prefers white parents'

Liam Jurrah in Alice Springs yesterday after he was granted bail.

Michael Gleeson Recruiter for an AFL club privately admits to the league that his club would be unlikely to draft an indigenous player unless at least one parent were white.

AFL race row: Crows' recruiter resigns

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Michael Gleeson The Adelaide Crows' Matthew Rendell was the recruiter who told the AFL he would be unlikely to draft an indigenous player unless they had a white parent.