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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Eddie Betts heads to Crows in $2m deal

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

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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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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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Adelaide smashes St Kilda

Scott Thompson of the Crows handballs during the match against St Kilda.

Michael Gleeson St Kilda suffers the sort of loss that had been forecast to be its lot this year.

Collingwood and Carlton serve up half-baked blockbuster

Michael Gleeson Carlton and Collingwood had all the ingredients, but as a dish it failed to rise.

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Pies rise as Blues and game fall flat

Carlton's Heath Scotland finds himself under pressure.

Michael Gleeson Carlton and Collingwood had all the ingredients, but as a dish it failed to rise.

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Carlton duo full of surprises

Carlton's Chris Judd, Chris Yarran and Zach Tuohy leave the ground after beating Richmond at the MCG.

Michael Gleeson Carlton comes up with stunning elimination final win over Richmond at the MCG.

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Cometh the hour

Luke Hodge

Michael Gleeson The weekend's finals proved there is no substitute for experience in big games.

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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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Blues want Betts 'at the right price'

Eddie Betts.

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Goalsneak can pursue significant offers from Adelaide and North Melbourne.

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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.

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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.

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Club-by-club guide to the trade period

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

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Roos looking good, especially to Robin Nahas

Michael Gleeson

Michael Gleeson North Melbourne set about its off-season with the determination of a club that sensed it was back in range.

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How your club fared in the free agency and trade period

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Compiled by Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson It has taken three weeks but the AFL free agency and trade period has finally ended. Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson examine which clubs 'won' and which didn't.

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Elliott leads the dance

Arm in arm: Carlton’s Chris Judd nabs Dane Swan.

Michael Gleeson Spirited Pies ensure their former coach Mick Malthouse stays winless in 2013.

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Riewoldt ignites Saints

Eyes have it: St Kilda's Jack Steven battles for the ball with Carlton's David Ellard.

Michael Gleeson Of the improbable things that can happen in football, this was among the more implausible.

Persistence pays off for Saints

St Kilda's coach Scott Watters says the reward for persisting and winning will be significant for his young group.

Michael Gleeson St Kilda coach Scott Watters says reward for persisting and winning will be significant.

Short answer to small problem

Recovery session

Michael Gleeson Luke Breust or Lindsay Thomas, Ben McGlynn or Eddie Betts. Small forwards. At one point or another all have turned Collingwood around and opened it up.

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Betts puts contract talks on hold at Blues

Eddie Betts

Michael Gleeson Carlton forward Eddie Betts has put off contract talks until the end of the season.