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 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.

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Fit Alex Fasolo set to return for Collingwood

On way back: Injured Alex Fasolo.

Michael Gleeson After almost a year out with a stress fracture in his foot, Alex Fasolo is likely to return.

AFL

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

Umpiring.

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

AFL

Pendlebury lashes Collingwood midfielders

David Zaharakis after the game.

Michael Gleeson As Essendon celebrated finally overcoming Collingwood on Anzac Day and breaking a seven-game winless record against the Magpies, Collingwood acting captain Scott Pendlebury lashed his fellow...

Magpie close to call-up

Clinton Young.

Michael Gleeson Almost-forgotten recruit Clinton Young may begin playing in the VFL in the next fortnight.

AFL

One wrong step puts Crows on the back foot

Taylor Walker

Michael Gleeson Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson may have to overhaul forward set-up.

Magpies wait for Williams

Marley Williams

Michael Gleeson As Collingwood contemplates how to stop the freedom with which better sides open it up, the first consideration was how to restructure its back line.

AFL

Surgery for Thomas in finals bid

On the table: Dale Thomas is going back under the knife.

Michael Gleeson Seemingly innocuous kick to ankle forces Magpie into second round of surgery in six months.

AFL

Lukewarm Pies feeling the heat

Nathan Buckley

Michael Gleeson Injuries are forcing Collingwood to re-model its team, writes Michael Gleeson.

Short answer to small problem

Recovery session

Michael Gleeson Luke Breust or Lindsay Thomas, Ben McGlynn or Eddie Betts. Small forwards. At one point or another all have turned Collingwood around and opened it up.

Pies' deal on jumpers a great fit

Collingwood logo

Michael Gleeson Players to wear bespoke jumpers tailored by not only body size, but position.

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Pendlebury unlikely to return against Eagles

Collingwood's Scott Pendlebury.

Michael Gleeson STAR Collingwood midfielder Scott Pendlebury is unlikely to be fit for this week's critical clash with West Coast.

Pendlebury to miss crucial clash as Magpie defenders return

Scott Pendlebury.

Michael Gleeson Star Collingwood midfielder unlikely to be fit for this week's clash with West Coast.

AFL

No backing down for Magpies

Bird battle: Eagle Ashton Hams and Magpie Heath Shaw fight for the ball.

Michael Gleeson Collingwood is confronting a poser: how do you fit eight defenders into six spots?

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A humbled Pie to flick the flop

Humbled Pie: Ben Reid.

Michael Gleeson Both Ben Reid and Ryan Schoenmakers have had six months to labour with odious memories.

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