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

Sliding Dawes: Demon was nearly a Bulldog

Chris Dawes

Michael Gleeson Had things turned out only slightly differently, Chris Dawes would have been running out this week against Melbourne, not for the Demons.

AFL

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.

AFL

A result beside the point

Sherrin football

Michael Gleeson Collingwood suffers 11-point defeat and injuries to two key players as North Melbourne wins.

Saint Stanley out for up to a month

Tough day: St Kilda's Rhys Stanley and Sydney's Andrejs Everitt battle for possession.

Michael Gleeson Luckless Saint Rhys Stanley injures his left knee after being switched to defence.

Steeled Pies hold off Saints

On the run: St Kilda's Arryn Siposs is chased by Magpie Nathan Brown.

Michael Gleeson Collingwood fights off a valiant St Kilda in a tight clash, prevailing by 26 points.

AFL

Riewoldt ignites Saints

Eyes have it: St Kilda's Jack Steven battles for the ball with Carlton's David Ellard.

Michael Gleeson Of the improbable things that can happen in football, this was among the more implausible.

Interchange law eased

Sherrin

Michael Gleeson Fines for players who step fractionally outside the interchange gates.

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Hurt Kosi pays rotation price

Justin Koschitzke

Michael Gleeson and Peter Hanlon Justin Koschitzke suffers a suspected calf injury in the stifling heat of the Saints' first hitout.

Saints rest big names - and still win

Honours even: Clint Jones fires off his handball in St Kilda's win over Geelong last night.

Michael Gleeson The Saints were not clean and it was a very young Geelong side.

Learning curve

Orren Stephenson wins a hit-out for the Cats.

Michael Gleeson Michael Gleeson has a look at some of the highs and lows during week two.

Lyon gets Dockers to fire

Dean Polo handballs away from Fremantle's Michael Barlow.

Michael Gleeson This was football as St Kilda knew it, as Ross Lyon plays it. It is often not attractive, but it has its uses.

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.

North faces fears to end match in cheers

Fight night: St Kilda's Brendon Goddard and North's Leigh Adams get physical.

Michael Gleeson North Melbourne's year has to a large extent been unpredictable and uncertain even to themselves.