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.

Forward woes more than Pie in the sky

Michael Gleeson Can you persist with a misfiring forward line going into the finals and hope it rediscovers its mojo?

Magpies consider young Giant for ruck role

Jonathan Giles

Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson Mindful of the burden on the ageing shoulders of veteran premiership ruck Darren Jolly, Collingwood has shown interest in out of contract Giant Jonathan Giles.

AFL

Travis Cloke re-signs with Magpies

Travis Cloke.

Michael Gleeson Travis Cloke will not renew acquaintance with Michael Malthouse and nor will he dock in Fremantle. The Collingwood forward will remain a Magpie for five years.

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Pies clear decks for Witts

Collingwood's Cameron Wood

Michael Gleeson COLLINGWOOD has opened a path for promising young ruckman Jarrod Witts after cutting two ruck rivals yesterday.

Pies shed their ruck stocks

Michael Gleeson Collingwood has cut two ruckmen from its list and is not committed to recruiting a back-up, keen to put faith in Darren Jolly supported by versatile recruit Quinten Lynch and a promising but untried...

Big problem for Collingwood; times two

Michael-Gleeson-sport-dinks

Michael Gleeson Magpies v Eagles at the MCG could be a preview of the grand final.

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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.

Kangaroo's wait may be over

Sam Gibson

Michael Gleeson North Melbourne's mature-aged rookie Sam Gibson has waited most of his 25 years to play football.