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.

The convoy of the true believers

Michael Gleeson That Richmond managed to win just three games from its their first 13 matches and did not feast on the coach, the president, the boot-studder, the recruiter, or the prized draft pick was notable.


Power forwards in great demand

Recovery session

Michael Gleeson Richmond desperately needs an elite tall forward. This is not a new statement, nor is it an outdated one.


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.


For Saints and Tigers it's Riewoldt or bust

Recovery session

Michael Gleeson We need to talk about Riewoldt. Either one, take your pick it doesn't matter which cousin you choose the issue is roughly the same.


Little Libba is already standing tall among the midfielders

Michael Gleeson In the last five rounds Tom Liberatore has equalled Gary Ablett for effectiveness.

Tuck's time

Richmond's Shane Tuck.

Michael Gleeson Shane Tuck is a Tigers favourite and son of a famous Hawk of unprecedented longevity in the big time, but he has already survived – twice – when he thought his AFL career was over.


Jamison's run: a bright spot in Blues' defence

Recovery session

Michael Gleeson Defender's run one of the pieces that has fallen neatly into place for Mick Malthouse

Hawthorn flags its intentions

Winged Hawk: Brent Guerra on crutches after the game last night.

Michael Gleeson Flag favourite and the best team of the year is also the team that has claimed the minor premiership.

Boyd less than buoyed by sloppy kicking

Flagging pace: Dog Matthew Boyd, chasing Eagle Luke Shuey, at Etihad Stadium yesterday, suffered fatigue and cramping.

Michael Gleeson Bulldogs captain admits he has more work to do yet after being off target.

How Kennedy broke in his foot

Josh Kennedy

Michael Gleeson Eagle boots seven less than a month after breaking his foot.

RIP: The press


Michael Gleeson Expect bolder play and high-scoring shootouts as a new offensive strategy kicks in, based on last year's grand final.

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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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Big problem for Collingwood; times two


Michael Gleeson Magpies v Eagles at the MCG could be a preview of the grand final.

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No backing down for Magpies

Bird battle: Eagle Ashton Hams and Magpie Heath Shaw fight for the ball.

Michael Gleeson Collingwood is confronting a poser: how do you fit eight defenders into six spots?

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