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.


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

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.


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.


Clubs call foul over 'archaic' Sydney rule

Kurt Tippett.

Michael Gleeson Rivals call for ''archaic'' salary cap concession for Sydney clubs to be scrapped.

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Adelaide's 'goodwill gesture' costs it draft picks 20 and 54

Adelaide logo

Caroline Wilson and Michael Gleeson Adelaide has taken the extraordinary step of giving up their first two AFL national draft picks as they brace for heavy penalties from the Kurt Tippett saga.

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Jolly's column backed, while KB has his say

Kevin Bartlett

Michael Gleeson Collingwood ruckman receives support from current and former players for his views.

Jackson's rescue mission

Peter Jackson.

Caroline Wilson and Michael Gleeson AFL chief Andrew Demetriou urged former Essendon boss Peter Jackson to step in and run an uncompromised review of the crisis-ridden Melbourne Football Club.

A Majak moment

Majak Daw

Michael Gleeson Majak Daw's first brief appearance at the senior level thrills the crowd.

Self-reporting on drugs saved lives: AFL boss

Andrew Demetriou

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

Bump far from dead, says Ball

Melbourne's Luke Tapscott was reported for this bump on Carlton's Kade Simpson in round 6.

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Players must understand that any contact to the head is likely to result in suspension.


Geelong home final gains support

Simonds Stadium.

Michael Gleeson The idea of Geelong playing a home final seems not just possible but probable.


Dockers tactic under scrutiny

Nathan Fyfe

Michael Gleeson League investigating ways to prevent teams resting a third of their side in games.


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.

Port Adelaide footballer's life cut short in Vegas hotel fall

John McCarthy

Michael Gleeson and Ashley Porter As a footballer, John McCarthy made those he played with smile easily and often.

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McGlynn in supporting role, but left off stage

Ben McGlynn and Adam Goodes.

Michael Gleeson When the spectre of a drawn grand final was a distinct possibility there was at least one person outside of Andrew Demetriou who would have reasonably enjoyed the idea - Ben McGlynn.

AFL boss slams indigenous 'risk'

Liam Jurrah

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

Rendell quits over race row

Nicky Winmar

Michael Gleeson Adelaide recruiter quits over statement he would be unlikely to draft an Aboriginal player unless he had a white parent.


Mifsud to take Rendell racism furore to television

Jason Mifsud

Michael Gleeson Jason Mifsud has addressed the fallout from Matt Rendell's exit from the Adelaide Crows.

Slap, not the sack, is right


Michael Gleeson It has all been about black and white, but none of it has been black and white.

Headed for tragedy

Sam Mitchell.

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Matthew Lloyd fears players risk becoming quadriplegics unless the AFL takes immediate action.

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Tigers on the prowl

Andrew Demetriou.

Michael Gleeson Just 2½ years ago Richmond was ridiculed for its ambitious five-year plan.