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.

Tigers face tough call on Tyrone Vickery

Ty Vickery  and Dustin Martin during a fitness test on Tuesday.

Michael Gleeson Ty Vickery or Ben Griffiths. Tigers face a call for Swans game.

AFL

Demons in massive loss to Eagles

Josh Kennedy of the Eagles

Michael Gleeson In the first term Melbourne failed to get a centre hit out, they failed to get a centre clearance. they failed to get a goal.

AFL

AFL ruckmen: overrated players, or overrated position?

The big men fly ... Aaron Sandilands is high on the rankings.

Michael Gleeson Aaron Sandilands might be the most overrated player in football. Or he might just play in the most overrated position.

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AFL

Jamison's run: a bright spot in Blues' defence

Recovery session

Michael Gleeson Defender's run one of the pieces that has fallen neatly into place for Mick Malthouse

Cats confident on Rivers' injury

Jared Rivers.

Michael Gleeson Jared Rivers' knee looked bad when he started Saturday's game in bandages and worse when he finished it, subbed out with further injury to the knee.

Forward woes more than Pie in the sky

Pies in reserve: Jackson Paine will be in contention for senior selection

Michael Gleeson Can you persist with a misfiring forward line going into the finals and hope it rediscovers its mojo?

Hawthorn flags its intentions

Winged Hawk: Brent Guerra on crutches after the game last night.

Michael Gleeson Flag favourite and the best team of the year is also the team that has claimed the minor premiership.

Bone-jarring collision could sideline Hawk

Luke Breust

Jesse Hogan, Michael Gleeson Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson is relieved that a week's rest is likely to be the worst-case outcome for Luke Breust after the brutal body clash he endured late in the Hawks' 56-point thumping of...

Working class mullet

The Mullet: Ivan Maric and his hairstyle are loved by crowds, coaches and players alike.

Michael Gleeson Ivan Maric doesn't say much, but the hard at it ruckman is a cult hero at Richmond.

Big problem for Collingwood; times two

Michael-Gleeson-sport-dinks

Michael Gleeson Magpies v Eagles at the MCG could be a preview of the grand final.

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