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

Michael Barlow injury adds to Fremantle's woes for grand final rematch

Fremantle midfielder Michael Barlow has suffered a knee injury.

Michael Gleeson The pendulum swung slightly back to the champion in the grand final after a third key Docker was confirmed to miss Friday night's match at the MCG.

AFL

Lions out of hunt for Martin

Sam Lienert and Michael Gleeson Brisbane Lions have joined the list of clubs to rule out recruiting Richmond star Dustin Martin.

AFL

Lance Franklin centrepiece of looming player movements

Lance Franklin.

Michael Gleeson It is highly unlikely Lance Franklin will move as part of a trade rather than as a result of activating his free agency rights.

AFL

Buddy deal has player movement up in air

Taylor Adams

Michael Gleeson The butterfly-effect of Buddy Franklin's move has already begun to affect other trades.

AFL

Hawks secure big man Ben McEvoy from St Kilda

St Kilda's Ben McEvoy, left.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle St Kilda boldly traded ruck Ben McEvoy as part of a move that will see it end up with three draft picks inside the top 20 and recruit another mature ruckman such as Darren Jolly.

AFL

Bombers and Saints keen to entice Longer

Billy Longer

Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Essendon and St Kilda have both met uncommitted and out-of-contract Brisbane ruckman in an attempt to persuade him to return to Melbourne.

AFL

Club-by-club guide to the trade period

Sherrin

Michael Gleeson Memo to AFL players: while holidaying in Bali you now have new teammates.

AFL

Nick Dal Santo set to join North Melbourne

Nick Dal Santo.

Michael Gleeson St Kilda's Nick Dal Santo will join North Melbourne as a free agent after paperwork was completed Friday to confirm Dal Santo as a free agent.

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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.

Perceptions punish Demons, but Dogs are none too rosy

Michael-Gleeson-sport-dinks

Michael Gleeson Melbourne has won one game; the Western Bulldogs have won one game.

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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.

AFL

Watts swayed by Roos appointment

Jack Watts.

Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson Out-of-contract Melbourne utility Jack Watts is expected to stick with the Demons.

AFL

Watts set to stay at Melbourne

Jack Watts

Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson Out-of-contract Melbourne utility expected to stick with Demons.

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AFL

Cold comfort for Dees

Mitch Clark is knocked out.

Michael Gleeson Mark Neeld says short-term pain will result in long-term gain for Demons as Dogs record first win of the season.

A step back for Demon?

Watts' opponent?: St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt at training yesterday in Seaford.

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Jack Watts' next 'class could be as a defender trying to curb Nick Riewoldt.

AFL

Coach not to blame, say Demons players

Melbourne midfielder Nathan Jones

Michael Gleeson and Jon Pierik Melbourne's leaders bewildered by stinging criticism directed towards their coach.

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AFL

Pies see better Dees but Didak shows the strain

Colin Sylvia has a few words with Collingwood's Nathan Brown.

Michael Gleeson Collingwood's victory comes at a cost with dynamic forward Alan Didak reinjuring a groin and, it is feared, likely to miss most if not all of the rest of the season.

Staring down the storm

Mark Neeld

Michael Gleeson Melbourne coach Mark Neeld opens up about the challenges he's faced in his first six months of coaching.