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.

Melbourne coach Paul Roos sounds out disgruntled Magpie Heritier Lumumba

Caroline Wilson, Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Paul Roos has been the first AFL coach to sound out disgruntled Magpie Heritier Lumumba after it was revealed Collingwood could trade the 27-year-old.

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Carlton holds out Adelaide for narrow win

Eddie Betts celebrates a fourth-quarter goal.

Michael Gleeson Carlton has withstood a late flourish from former Blue Eddie Betts to record a tense five-point win over Adelaide at the MCG.

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Carlton ruckman Matthew Kreuzer set for surprise early return from injury

Matthew Kreuzer.

Michael Gleeson Carlton ruckman likely to be a surprise inclusion for the club's next NAB Challenge game.

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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.

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Malthouse not bothered by Carlton's loss to Adelaide

Blues coach Mick Malthouse gives instructions to Levi Casboult during a break in the game at Etihad Stadium.

Michael Gleeson Carlton coach says he wanted players returning from injury to come through unscathed.

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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.

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Port makes last quarter all its own

Dale Thomas

Michael Gleeson Port Adelaide hits a purple patch in the final quarter to defeat Carlton by 33 points.

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Carlton's window of opportunity anything but clear

Carlton players leave the field after losing to Port Adelaide on Sunday.

Michael Gleeson Losing to Port could not be the sound of a premiership window closing when it hadn't yet opened.

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Eddie Betts heads to Crows in $2m deal

Eddie Betts

Michael Gleeson Carlton free agent Eddie Betts has told the Blues today he wants to leave and will be moving to Adelaide.

Departing Pies miss award night

Michael Gleeson Selfishness had crept into Collingwood this year, which was why the club had acted so aggressively in the off-season with changes that had been made to the list and more broadly about the club, club...

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Departing Pies miss award night

On the way out: Dale Thomas and Heath Shaw.

Michael Gleeson Dale Thomas and Heath Shaw yet to officially leave, but indicate just how much of a formality that is.

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Leader of the pack content at Magpies as cohorts take flight

Collingwood's Dane Swan.

Michael Gleeson Working on the theory you kill a snake by cutting off its head, Dane Swan insists his coach Nathan Buckley had no problem with Collingwood's ''rat pack'' of players this year or else Swan would have...

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I'll miss rat pack: sad Swan

Dane Swan.

Michael Gleeson Midfielder insists Nathan Buckley had no problem with "rat pack" this year.

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Sewell on the market

Brad Sewell with coach Alastair Clarkson following the Hawks' grand final victory.

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Hawthorn open to offers for premiership midfielder, with club exploring ways to create additional salary cap space and generate opportunities for its young onballers.

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Franklin officially a Swan: McVeigh backed Buddy deal

Lance Franklin

Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Club says Swans captain approved the blockbuster signing in July.

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McVeigh backed Buddy deal

Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Club says Swans captain approved the blockbuster signing in July.

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Club-by-club guide to the trade period

Sherrin

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

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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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Saints aggressive in effort to rebuild

Chris Pelchen.

Michael Gleeson St Kilda defends its aggressive dealing through trade period, saying it had to be bold to fight for access to quality draft picks.

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Push for changes to free agency

Lance Franklin

Michael Gleeson Club list managers say free agency should not be linked to team's position on ladder.