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.

Magpie heads home to Perth

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Collingwood finalises deal to move Sharrod Wellingham home to Perth.

Cats grab trio from rivals in departure from club policy

Hamish McIntosh

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Geelong has already set itself the goal of reaching the top four in 2013.

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Hawthorn unhappy at compensation

Clinton Young

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Hawthorn feels the brunt of the AFL's first free agency period, losing Clinton Young.

Brown to stay in west, Saints trade Cripps

Essendon's Cale Hooker.

Michael Gleeson If Cale Hooker nodded his head, Mitch Brown might now be a St Kilda player.

AFL

Sylvia free to leave Melbourne

Colin Sylvia

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Colin Sylvia could leave, with Melbourne losing the right to match any rival bid.

AFL

Moloney left Demons after 'snub' over captaincy

Brent Moloney.

Michael Gleeson Former Melbourne vice-captain Brent Moloney left the club because he was upset at not being named captain.

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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Green sad he's not skipper, happy to be Demon

Dumped Melbourne captain Brad Green

Michael Gleeson Brad Green surprised at being removed from the club's leadership group.

Demons ready to play to their strengths

Brent Moloney.

Michael Gleeson Coach Mark Neeld has favoured strong bodies over the ball and winning every contest.