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

Leave taggers alone, says former Saint

Michael Gleeson The idea that umpires could effectively crack down on taggers was futile and given all teams had a tagger, critics should stop whingeing, according to one of the more provocative and effective...

AFL

Departing Pies miss award night

On the way out: Dale Thomas and Heath Shaw.

Michael Gleeson Dale Thomas and Heath Shaw yet to officially leave, but indicate just how much of a formality that is.

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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.

Steeled Pies hold off Saints

On the run: St Kilda's Arryn Siposs is chased by Magpie Nathan Brown.

Michael Gleeson Collingwood fights off a valiant St Kilda in a tight clash, prevailing by 26 points.

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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Pies players mourn loss of 'J-Mac'

Midfielder John McCarthy playing for Collingwood against Melbourne in round 12 last year.

Michael Gleeson Collingwood players in deep shock and mourning for popular former teammate.

Magpies toast win and absent mate

Sharrod Wellingham (right) talks to Pies coach Nathan Buckley.

Michael Gleeson This Collingwood-West Coast game was imbued with more significance than leaving a team one win from a grand final. It was a win with significance for people as well as club.

Hawk passes for a Magpie

Clinton Young.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Ex-Hawk Clinton Young moved well on a wing, starting on Shaun Higgins.

Fear factor

Brent McAffer

Michael Gleeson The pain of injury and loss has haunted Brent Macaffer, writes Michael Gleeson.

Friday on their mind

Magpie Dale Thomas

Michael Gleeson Several big names are back for the Collingwood-Geelong blockbuster.

Football

Pies ban Wellingham for two matches

Collingwood AFL training at Goschs Paddock in Melbourne  - Sharrod Wellingham
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Wednesday the 29th of February 2012

Michael Gleeson and Martin Blake Collingwood has decided to suspend premiership midfielder Sharrod Wellingham.

Football

Fright night for Pies

Carlton

Michael Gleeson Collingwood was not only humbled by its arch foe, but its premiership ambitions were jolted.

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