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

Geelong hangs on for win against Essendon

Michael Gleeson Steven Motlop's brilliance proved the difference as Geelong rallied in the last term for a pulsating nine-point win over Essendon.

AFL

Magpies take a look at newcomers, Cats pick one new face

Collingwood's Clinton Young.

Michael Gleeson Geelong and Collingwood name their squads for the first NAB Challenge match on Wednesday night.

AFL

Lake to help Hawks shore up defence

Switching clubs: Brian Lake (right) is a Hawk.

Michael Gleeson Western Bulldogs fullback will be traded to Hawthorn for a first round draft pick.

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AFL

Dees meet Gumbleton

Scott Gumbleton

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Gumbleton has not had excessive interest from other clubs and may yet stay at Windy Hill.

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AFL

Giles rejects Adelaide to stay with the Giants

Jonathan Giles

Michael Gleeson The market of tall forwards who can ruck has become even thinner with GWS re-signing Jonathan Giles.

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AFL

Dawes now a $2 million Demon

Chris Dawes

Michael Gleeson Collingwood forward will play for Melbourne for the next four years.

Cats grab trio from rivals in departure from club policy

Hamish McIntosh

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Geelong has already set itself the goal of reaching the top four in 2013.

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Hawthorn unhappy at compensation

Clinton Young

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Hawthorn feels the brunt of the AFL's first free agency period, losing Clinton Young.

Football

Eagles, Saints won't budge

Mitch Brown

Michael Gleeson St Kilda and West Coast spoke late last week for the first time in days. It was a short conversation.

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.

Bombers could redraft Prismall

Bombers midfielder Brent Prismall.

Jesse Hogan and Michael Gleeson Brent Prismall retains a glimmer of hope of earning at least a fifth season at Essendon.

Relief for Cats over Stokes

Geelong's Mathew Stokes is carried off with a leg injury during the game against West Coast on Saturday.

Michael Gleeson Geelong forward escapes serious damage to his ankle from injury in NAB Cup match.

AFL

Sylvia free to leave Melbourne

Colin Sylvia

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Colin Sylvia could leave, with Melbourne losing the right to match any rival bid.

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

One wrong step puts Crows on the back foot

Taylor Walker

Michael Gleeson Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson may have to overhaul forward set-up.

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.

AFL

Emerging Bomber out with sore ankle

Jake Carlisle.

Michael Gleeson Jake Carlisle, one of the emerging stars of the competition this year, has been forced out of the side to play Greater Western Sydney with an ankle injury suffered on Anzac Day.

High hopes but free agents failing to make their mark

Recovery session

Michael Gleeson Free agency was the tool introduced for clubs to ratchet themselves up the ladder.

AFL

Bump may be costly for Cats

Happy Chappy: Paul Chapman after a goal at the MCG on Friday night.

Michael Gleeson Geelong's victory may have come at a cost, with Paul Chapman reported.

AFL

Hawks in box seat, says Scott

Michael Gleeson Geelong coach says Hawthorn in box seat to break "curse" that has hung over team.