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

Magpies take a look at newcomers, Cats pick one new face

Michael Gleeson Geelong and Collingwood name their squads for the first NAB Challenge match on Wednesday night.

AFL

Nathan Buckley praises umpiring of AFL's first pre-season game

Umpiring.

Michael Gleeson Collingwood coach heartened by relaxed umpiring approach in the year's first match.

AFL

Nick Maxwell optimistic that Collingwood will challenge for flag

Nick Maxwell.

Michael Gleeson Nick Maxwell declares Collingwood would not drop away this season and would contend for the flag.

AFL

Magpies hope on Ball scan

Collingwood's Luke Ball grimaces as he handballs away from Eagle Will Schofield at the MCG on Friday.

Michael Gleeson Acting football manager Rodney Eade confident issue no worse than tightness.

AFL

Magpies all fit and fired up

Nathan Brown

Michael Gleeson Collingwood end last game bullish it has dodged a bullet and is instead left with a selection headache.

Magpie close to call-up

Clinton Young.

Michael Gleeson Almost-forgotten recruit Clinton Young may begin playing in the VFL in the next fortnight.

Ball tip for Geelong clash

Luke Ball.

Michael Gleeson After more than a year out, Collingwood premiership midfielder expected to play.

High hopes but free agents failing to make their mark

Recovery session

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

AFL

Lukewarm Pies feeling the heat

Nathan Buckley

Michael Gleeson Injuries are forcing Collingwood to re-model its team, writes Michael Gleeson.

AFL

Mission possible for Pies

Anthony Rocca

Michael Gleeson Ten years ago to the game, Collingwood travelled to Adelaide as a rank outsider.

Pies expect Dawes to play despite injury

Chris Dawes

Michael Gleeson, Ashley Porter Chris Dawes is expected to play in Friday night's preliminary final against Sydney, despite hobbling through the last quarter of Saturday night's game with what appeared to be a serious knee injury.

AFL

Lake to help Hawks shore up defence

Switching clubs: Brian Lake (right) is a Hawk.

Michael Gleeson Western Bulldogs fullback will be traded to Hawthorn for a first round draft pick.

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Magpie heads home to Perth

Sharrod Wellingham

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

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AFL

Giles rejects Adelaide to stay with the Giants

Jonathan Giles

Michael Gleeson The market of tall forwards who can ruck has become even thinner with GWS re-signing Jonathan Giles.

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Dawes becomes a Demon

Melbourne's Mitch Clark battles Collingwood's Chris Dawes.

Michael Gleeson Magpies receive picks 20 and 45 from Melbourne in exchange for Chris Dawes and pick 58.

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AFL

Dawes now a $2 million Demon

Chris Dawes

Michael Gleeson Collingwood forward will play for Melbourne for the next four years.

AFL

Hawks star joins Magpies

Clinton Young

Michael Gleeson Clinton Young has quit the Hawks and will play for Collingwood next year.

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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.

AFL

Clubs unhappy with free agent compo picks

Hawthorn's Clinton Young in action in July.

Michael Gleeson The compensation pick a club receives for losing a free agent should not be tied to that club's finishing position, some AFL clubs say.

Buckley's 'almost' Magpies

Nathan Buckley.

Michael Gleeson For Nathan Buckley, it was a year that was almost good enough, but ultimately amounted to nothing.