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.

Essendon lodges Goddard paperwork with AFL

Brendon Goddard at training

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Football's brave new world of free agency has begun with a bang with Saint Brendon Goddard lodging the paperwork for Essendon's four-year offer with the AFL.

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AFL

St Kilda's turn to go shopping

Josh Caddy.

Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall St Kilda will make a bid for Gold Coast's Josh Caddy and West Coast defender Mitch Brown in a effort to turn loss into gain.

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Russell to Collingwood, Young to Bulldogs as trade period heats up

Carlton's Jordan Russell

Michael Gleeson Collingwood will pass on the draft pick they secured for defender Tom Young to Carlton for Jordan Russell.

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Saints hold out hope on late trade for Brown

St Kilda logo

Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall St Kilda is still hopeful that a deal can be struck for Mitch Brown.

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Pies shed their ruck stocks

Michael Gleeson Collingwood has cut two ruckmen from its list and is not committed to recruiting a back-up, keen to put faith in Darren Jolly supported by versatile recruit Quinten Lynch and a promising but untried...

Buckley's 'almost' Magpies

Nathan Buckley.

Michael Gleeson For Nathan Buckley, it was a year that was almost good enough, but ultimately amounted to nothing.

Hawk passes for a Magpie

Clinton Young.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Ex-Hawk Clinton Young moved well on a wing, starting on Shaun Higgins.

AFL

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.

Magpies wait for Williams

Marley Williams

Michael Gleeson As Collingwood contemplates how to stop the freedom with which better sides open it up, the first consideration was how to restructure its back line.

AFL

Alan Didak, Andrew Krakouer head six Collingwood delistings

Andrew Krakouer

Michael Gleeson, Jon Pierik UPDATE: Andrew Krakouer will look to shift to a new club after he was dumped by Collingwood.

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AFL

Magpie denies Bucks war

Collingwood's Scott Pendlebury

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Scott Pendlebury admits Pies "just a middle-of-the-rung side", but denies they need a rebuild.

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History is looking unkindly on Blues coach

Carlton coach Brett Ratten.

Michael Gleeson Robert Walls was two years from holding up a Carlton premiership cup when he was sacked as coach.