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.
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.
Michael Gleeson So, do you like it? Free agency that is. I suspect most won't care too much at this stage.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall St Kilda will make a bid for Gold Coast's Josh Caddy and West Coast defender Mitch Brown in a effort to turn loss into gain.
Michael Gleeson Essendon and Port Adelaide have brokered a deal to deliver them both a win that by-passed free agency compensation by trading free agent Angus Monfries to Port Adelaide for a draft pick.
Jon Pierik, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Two key dominoes of trade week - Josh Caddy and Kurt Tippett - could take time to fall.