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.

Melbourne requests priority draft pick

Michael Gleeson Melbourne lodges an application with the AFL for consideration for a priority pick.

AFL

North's five goals in 10 minutes destroy Demons

Let me through: Todd Goldstein evades an attempted tackle by Demon Lynden Dunn.

Michael Gleeson In a game that spanned two hours it was just 10 minutes of play that was the critical difference. The difference in the contest, in the score and in the class.

AFL

Defender James Frawley puts contract talks with Melbourne Demons on hold

James Frawley.

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Melbourne key defender James Frawley, one of the league's most attractive free agents, has put contract talks on hold until he sees 'the direction of the club' in 2014.

AFL

New coach Paul Roos shocked by Demons' scars

Melbourne Coach Paul Roos.

Michael Gleeson Paul Roos was expecting to find some 'scarring' when he arrived at Melbourne. But he was shocked by what he found.

AFL

Melbourne coach Paul Roos favours a minimum cap for clubs

Paul Roos the coach of the Demons

Michael Gleeson The AFL should cap how little clubs spend on football, not how much, says Paul Roos.

AFL

James Frawley wants Paul Roos to extend his contract at Melbourne

Melbourne Fun Day

Michael Gleeson Defender's stay at Melbourne hinges on how long new coach stays.

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.

Forward yet to find his feet

Ricky Petterd

Michael Gleeson The game was played in the Tigers' forward half but they were not efficient in their use.

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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AFL

Dons forced into changes

Michael Hurley.

Michael Gleeson Essendon forced to make five changes to its undefeated side, but has more critically named full-forward Michael Hurley to take on St Kilda at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

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

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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AFL

Pies, Dogs in mix for Sydney big man Jesse White

Jesse White

Michael Gleeson Sydney forward Jesse White has told the Swans he wants to be traded to a Victorian club.

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Demons ready to play to their strengths

Brent Moloney.

Michael Gleeson Coach Mark Neeld has favoured strong bodies over the ball and winning every contest.

Bruised Saints aim to refocus game plan

Quality target: Rhys Stanley at St Kilda's training session yesterday.

Michael Gleeson When there could be four wins there are just two and so they are losses that shape a season.

A step back for Demon?

Watts' opponent?: St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt at training yesterday in Seaford.

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Jack Watts' next 'class could be as a defender trying to curb Nick Riewoldt.

Football

Beleaguered Watts taps in with Malthouse

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Michael Gleeson Michael Malthouse has become a sounding board for struggling young Demon Jack Watts.

Staring down the storm

Mark Neeld

Michael Gleeson Melbourne coach Mark Neeld opens up about the challenges he's faced in his first six months of coaching.

Birthday boy

Melbourne footballer Jack Watts

Michael Gleeson Jack Watts has taken off since his big-game debut.

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