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

Roos and Dees a love match

Michael Gleeson It was only a summer glimpse, but a palpably different Melbourne side took the field on Friday night.

AFL

Jack Riewoldt out of Richmond's clash against Collingwood

Jack Riewoldt.

Michael Gleeson Jack Riewoldt is resting a minor quad complaint that will force him to again miss Richmond's Nab Challenge match.

AFL

Mature-aged rookie Matt Thomas set to debut for Richmond

Matt Thomas

Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson Mature-aged recruit Matt Thomas is almost assured of joining former Blue Shaun Hampson in making his debut for Richmond in the round-one clash on the Gold Coast on Saturday night.

AFL

Exposing the Tigers' underbelly

Recovery session

Michael Gleeson Five wins and six losses since round 19 last year: that is where Richmond is at. Just another mid-table side that needs things going right.

AFL

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.

AFL

Cometh the hour

Luke Hodge

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

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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AFL

Tigers keep marching on

Richmond's Trent Cotchin gets the ball out from St.Kilda's Nick Dal Santo, Lenny Hayes and David Armaitage at the MCG

Michael Gleeson Richmond key forward stars with seven goals as Tigers hold off St Kilda in second-round clash.

AFL

Tigers undermanned after losing ruckmen: Hardwick

Michael Gleeson Richmond was initially rattled and ultimately left undermanned and over-run after losing its two ruckmen within minutes of one another, Tigers coach Damien Hardwick said after the 44 point loss to...

Cats find winning gear

James Kelly

Michael Gleeson Geelong overwhelms Richmond in a game that was more or less even until half-time.

Ruck pair could still take field

Michael Gleeson Richmond has yet to rule out ruck pair Ty Vickery and Ivan Maric for Port clash.

Johnson fit for Cats, Smedts out

Geelong's Billie Smedts is brought down by Collingwood's Jarryd Blair at the MCG on Saturday.

Michael Gleeson Dynamic Geelong playmaker likely to return to the side this week.

AFL

Bulldogs drop Cross after loss to Suns

Daniel Cross.

Michael Gleeson Western Bulldogs veteran Daniel Cross dropped as club responds to sobering loss to Gold Coast.

Tigers lift intensity against Hawks

Michael Gleeson The Tigers were the equal of the Hawks for pressure at the ball and the man.

Football

Tigers scout for the best to rebuild

Richmond's Shaun Grigg.

Michael Gleeson Richmond is following the Sydney model to create a winning combination.

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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.

We have the belief: Hardwick

Tigers

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall After beating St Kilda for the first time in nine years and in so doing defeating a second tough finals-credentialled opponent in two weeks, Richmond now had the belief it belonged among the best...