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.

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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.

AFL

Nathan Buckley denies personality clashes with departed stars

Nathan Buckley.

Michael Gleeson The moves of Heath Shaw and Dale Thomas from Collingwood were not the product of personality clashes, says Magpies coach Nathan Buckley.

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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.

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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.

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What makes the Magpies work?

Jamie Elliott

Michael Gleeson The Magpies are back on the same page, with some fresh (albeit) faces.

AFL

Alan Didak, Andrew Krakouer head six Collingwood delistings

Andrew Krakouer

Michael Gleeson, Jon Pierik UPDATE: Andrew Krakouer will look to shift to a new club after he was dumped by Collingwood.

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Magpie denies Bucks war

Collingwood's Scott Pendlebury

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Scott Pendlebury admits Pies "just a middle-of-the-rung side", but denies they need a rebuild.

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Not so Shaw

Heath Shaw.

Michael Gleeson The premiership defender will meet with coaches again in the next month about his future at the club.

Goodes reports fan abuse

Too classy: Sydney champion Adam Goodes' brilliant night on the field was spoilt late in the game.

Michael Gleeson Female Collingwood fan escorted from MCG after altercation with Adam Goodes.

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Shaw on the market

Heath Shaw and Nathan Buckley.

Michael Gleeson Collingwood and Heath Shaw are prepared to part ways, with the defender exploring options for a move to a new club.

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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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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.

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No losers as McEvoy takes flight to Hawks

Michael Gleeson

Michael Gleeson Ruckmen are a bit like wicketkeepers. When you have a good side, you want Adam Gilchrist - the man who could do everything.

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Franklin has the domino effect

Lance

Michael Gleeson During every trade period the movement of the biggest fish sends ripples through the rest of the pool.

O'Brien battles back into the light

Michael Gleeson Harry O'Brien didn't want to be a leader last year. He didn't know what he wanted to do, he was in a dark place.

Magpie close to call-up

Clinton Young.

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

Steeled Pies hold off Saints

On the run: St Kilda's Arryn Siposs is chased by Magpie Nathan Brown.

Michael Gleeson Collingwood fights off a valiant St Kilda in a tight clash, prevailing by 26 points.

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Small Pies, big trouble for Swans

Andrew Krakouer.

Michael Gleeson and Andrew Wu Collingwood small forward Andrew Krakouer says an increase in intensity was responsible for an improved showing last week as the Swans promise to pay close attention to the Pies' in-form small...

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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.