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.

High hopes but free agents failing to make their mark

Michael Gleeson Free agency was the tool introduced for clubs to ratchet themselves up the ladder.

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.

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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Tigers secure Chaplin under free agency

Troy Chaplin

Michael Gleeson Richmond has signed its second free agent with Port Adelaide defender Troy Chaplin this afternoon informing his club he had signed with the Tigers.

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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Knights joins Tigers, Chaplin close behind

Chris Knights.

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Richmond's bid to emerge as a legitimate finals aspirant has gained momentum, with the Tigers adding depth and dash through the midfield and almost certainly a key defender on the first day of free...

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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.

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.