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.

Collingwood's Beams in bid to go home

Dayne Beams

Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Collingwood wants to keep star midfielder Dayne Beams, who has asked to be traded back to Queensland to be with his ill father.

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Tigers' season no false dawn despite finals fade-out

Michael Gleeson

Michael Gleeson The season was a success, the finals a failure, Damien Hardwick soberly, bitterly, opined.

Should Carlton let Bryce Gibbs go?

Bryce Gibbs.

Michael Gleeson Bryce Gibbs recently asked to sit down with Carlton to discuss its plans for the future so he could better decide his own plans. Carlton’s prospectus has since changed. So too has Gibbs’.

AFL

Nathan Buckley defends the good, bad and ugly

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley.

Michael Gleeson Football has ever been thus, Nathan Buckley contends. Good games, bad games, ugly games, pretty games.

AFL

AFL ruckmen: overrated players, or overrated position?

The big men fly ... Aaron Sandilands is high on the rankings.

Michael Gleeson Aaron Sandilands might be the most overrated player in football. Or he might just play in the most overrated position.

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AFL

The benefit of losing Buddy

Hawks Lance Franklin, Jack Gunston and Paul Puopolo celebrate their 2013 grand final win.

Michael Gleeson Who would they have lost? Would it have been Cyril? What about Jack Gunston?

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AFL

Bryce Gibbs: should he stay or go?

Bryce Gibbs

Michael Gleeson Bryce Gibbs was once a coveted urgent re-signing, but Carlton should now pause to consider.

AFL

Club-by-club guide to the trade period

Sherrin

Michael Gleeson Memo to AFL players: while holidaying in Bali you now have new teammates.

AFL

Defender James Frawley puts contract talks with Melbourne Demons on hold

James Frawley.

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Melbourne key defender James Frawley, one of the league's most attractive free agents, has put contract talks on hold until he sees 'the direction of the club' in 2014.

AFL

Lamb chops Sydney, joins Giants as Pies snare White

Jed Lamb.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Talented young Sydney forward quits the club for cross-town rival Greater Western Sydney.

AFL

West to head north as Lions restore some pride

Trent West.

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Brisbane Lions and St Kilda shape as major factors on the final day of the trading period.

AFL

Push for changes to free agency

Lance Franklin

Michael Gleeson Club list managers say free agency should not be linked to team's position on ladder.

AFL

Rival AFL clubs ready to pounce on hesitant Melbourne defender James Frawley

James Frawley.

Michael Gleeson James Frawley has had seven coaches in eight seasons at Melbourne. Three sacked, three picked up the pieces, now one has arrived to put an end to that nonsense.

AFL

Former Swan Andrejs Everitt backs Sydney's cost of living allowance

Andrejs Everitt.

Michael Gleeson Sydney received qualified support for the retention of the contentious cost of living allowance from former Swan Andrejs Everitt, now back domiciled in Melbourne.

AFL

Sewell on the market

Brad Sewell with coach Alastair Clarkson following the Hawks' grand final victory.

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Hawthorn open to offers for premiership midfielder, with club exploring ways to create additional salary cap space and generate opportunities for its young onballers.

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AFL

Franklin officially a Swan: McVeigh backed Buddy deal

Lance Franklin

Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Club says Swans captain approved the blockbuster signing in July.

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McVeigh backed Buddy deal

Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Club says Swans captain approved the blockbuster signing in July.

AFL

Dees ready to grab Dawes

Chris Dawes.

Michael Gleeson Magpie forward Chris Dawes has told the club he will explore options for a trade.

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AFL

Dawes now a $2 million Demon

Chris Dawes

Michael Gleeson Collingwood forward will play for Melbourne for the next four years.

AFL

Hawks star joins Magpies

Clinton Young

Michael Gleeson Clinton Young has quit the Hawks and will play for Collingwood next year.

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