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

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

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.

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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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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Russell to Collingwood, Young to Bulldogs as trade period heats up

Carlton's Jordan Russell

Michael Gleeson Collingwood will pass on the draft pick they secured for defender Tom Young to Carlton for Jordan Russell.

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Saints hold out hope on late trade for Brown

St Kilda logo

Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall St Kilda is still hopeful that a deal can be struck for Mitch Brown.

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Brown to stay in west, Saints trade Cripps

Essendon's Cale Hooker.

Michael Gleeson If Cale Hooker nodded his head, Mitch Brown might now be a St Kilda player.

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Dees now more the team of Neeld's making

Michael-Gleeson-sport-dinks

Michael Gleeson An overhaul has injected new talent and hope.

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Demons push past drama

Melbourne coach Mark Neeld.

Michael Gleeson THE summer of headlines were about history at the club and did not impact on the Melbourne players of the present, Demons coach Mark Neeld said after his side played its first games following an...

AFL

Only a few to work with, and cupboard looks bare

Recovery session

Michael Gleeson Melbourne, it seems, is like Baghdad: in a permanent state of rebuilding.

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