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

Kevin Sheedy says the answer to AFL problems may be in the wings

Worth trying: Kevin Sheedy.

Michael Gleeson AFL legend and lateral thinker Kevin Sheedy has proposed the AFL borrow from the old VFA style and abandon the wings to play with 16 men on the ground.

AFL

Nathan Buckley defends the good, bad and ugly

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley.

Michael Gleeson Football has ever been thus, Nathan Buckley contends. Good games, bad games, ugly games, pretty games.

Dons' new Big Fish

Joe Daniher

Michael Gleeson To ruck or not to ruck? That's one of the questions for Joe Daniher, who is already drawing comparisons with a Bomber great.

Top gong for son of a gun

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Michael Gleeson Jobe Watson steps emphatically out of the shadow of his father to do one of the few things that famous and awarded player had not: win the Brownlow Medal.

AFL

A Giant move for Cameron?

Leon Cameron.

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Leon Cameron is in Sydney today meeting with the Giants about a vacancy there.

The Bloc

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Michael Gleeson They all came, those who could, armed with an appetite for Chinese food and a fight. Club by club they walked through Silks restaurant at Crown and into a private dining room at the back.

No conflict, says ASADA chairman

Sherrin

Michael Gleeson Brian Ward says no conflict of interest in his role with the sports drug investigator.

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.

AFL

Messiah or pariah?

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Michael Gleeson When he was 10, James Hird's father asked him what he wanted to do with his life. The blond boy looked up at his dad and very clearly stated: "I want to captain Essendon to a premiership, marry a...

Tigers in Giant hunt for Williams

Mark Williams

Michael Gleeson Richmond seeks to entice former Port Adelaide premiership coach from GWS.

Rendell quits over race row

Nicky Winmar

Michael Gleeson Adelaide recruiter quits over statement he would be unlikely to draft an Aboriginal player unless he had a white parent.

Working class mullet

The Mullet: Ivan Maric and his hairstyle are loved by crowds, coaches and players alike.

Michael Gleeson Ivan Maric doesn't say much, but the hard at it ruckman is a cult hero at Richmond.

AFL

Ruthless Hawks play the numbers game

Lance Franklin.

Michael Gleeson Hawks piled on goals against hapless GWS, knowing that the chance for a percentage spike could be season-defining with a logjam of sides trying to squeeze into the top four.

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