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.

AFL

Lack of match fitness reason for loss, says Malthouse

Michael Gleeson Lack of match fitness a reason, not an excuse, for Carlton's "very dismal" final-quarter blowout.

AFL

Port makes last quarter all its own

Dale Thomas

Michael Gleeson Port Adelaide hits a purple patch in the final quarter to defeat Carlton by 33 points.

Essendon lodges Goddard paperwork with AFL

Brendon Goddard at training

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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Free agency gets off to a clean, efficient start

Danyle Pearce, with (inset, top) Brendon Goddard and (inset, bottom) Chris Knights.

Michael Gleeson So, do you like it? Free agency that is. I suspect most won't care too much at this stage.

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AFL

St Kilda's turn to go shopping

Josh Caddy.

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.

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Monfries trade a win-win deal for Bombers, Power

Angus Monfries.

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.

Tough talk on Caddy and Tippett

The Crows' Kurt Tippett (above) and the Suns' Josh Caddy (below):  Trade dominoes that could take time to fall.

Jon Pierik, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Two key dominoes of trade week - Josh Caddy and Kurt Tippett - could take time to fall.