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.

Judd planned to retire five months ago

Chris Judd.

Greg Baum, Michael Gleeson and Matt Murnane Carlton star Chris Judd has revealed he made up his mind “four or five months ago” that he would retire at the end of this season.

AFL

Collingwood gets the better of Carlton before a tiny crowd

Carlton's Mitch Robinson handballs as he is grabbed by Collingwood's Steele Sidebottom.

Michael Gleeson This was a Carlton-Collingwood game, but not as you know it.

Carlton's Dylan Buckley to have surgery on hand injury

Dylan Buckley.

Michael Gleeson Carlton's Dylan Buckley out for six weeks with hand injury

AFL

Murphy looks beyond the blue horizon

Carlton captain Marc Murphy

Michael Gleeson Captaincy has not affected Marc Murphy's game, as some critics believe, but it has focused his mindset.

AFL

New Blue up and running

Dale Thomas tackles Jason Porplyzia of the Crows during Monday night's match at Etihad Stadium.

Michael Gleeson Just as his team will play better games, Dale Thomas will play better games for his new club Carlton.

AFL

Carlton duo full of surprises

Carlton's Chris Judd, Chris Yarran and Zach Tuohy leave the ground after beating Richmond at the MCG.

Michael Gleeson Carlton comes up with stunning elimination final win over Richmond at the MCG.

AFL

Cometh the hour

Luke Hodge

Michael Gleeson The weekend's finals proved there is no substitute for experience in big games.

AFL

Blues want Betts 'at the right price'

Eddie Betts.

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Goalsneak can pursue significant offers from Adelaide and North Melbourne.

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AFL

Praise for one without equal

Gary Ablett with his partner Jordan Papalia after winning the Brownlow Medal.

Michael Gleeson The conversation with Gary Ablett has always been more about others than about him.

AFL

Campbell Brown, a shortage of smarts

Michael Gleeson

Michael Gleeson If Mel Brooks was still making Get Smart in Hollywood, he would make a character out of Campbell Brown.

Football

Malthouse challenges Gibbs

Carlton's first traing session under new coach Mick Malthouse.

Michael Gleeson On his first day in the job, Michael Malthouse has thrown a challenge to the as yet unfulfilled talent of Bryce Gibbs to become a genuine midfielder next season.

Football

Buddy puts Hawks in 'dangerous territory'

Lance Franklin

Michael Gleeson Hawthorn chief executive Stuart Fox worried about an unsigned Lance Franklin in 2013.

Fairytale for Blue unlikely

Carlton's Sam Rowe

Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson Troy Chaplin only newcomer certain to play for Richmond against the Blues.

AFL

Elliott leads the dance

Arm in arm: Carlton’s Chris Judd nabs Dane Swan.

Michael Gleeson Spirited Pies ensure their former coach Mick Malthouse stays winless in 2013.

AFL

Murphy's jaw for Blues as skipper felled

Marc Murphy.

Michael Gleeson Carlton captain Marc Murphy was taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw that could sideline him for more than a month.

History is looking unkindly on Blues coach

Carlton coach Brett Ratten.

Michael Gleeson Robert Walls was two years from holding up a Carlton premiership cup when he was sacked as coach.

AFL

Bulldogs and Carlton count cost of serious injuries

Jermemy Laidler lies on the ground ans Lachlan Henderson calls for assistance.

Michael Gleeson Bulldog Tom Williams and Carlton's Jeremy Laidler seriously injured in pre-season clash.

AFL

Selwood's loophole

Geelong captain Joel Selwood

Michael Gleeson Joel Selwood says his uncanny ability to draw head-high free kicks is a legitimate evasive technique and he will continue to do it while the rules are in his favour.

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Stop press: the tagger's back

Tagger Ryan Crowley.

Michael Gleeson They never really went away. Not really. Not in a flick pass, drop kick kind of way.

Can you name the best player in the AFL?

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Michael Gleeson Adelaide's Patrick Dangerfield has joined the elite group of players.