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

St Kilda considers Luke Dunstan and Jack Billings for debuts against Melbourne

Michael Gleeson In the match between the team with no midfield the team with no tall forwards, St Kilda will debut at least one if not two midfielders in the season opener against Melbourne.

AFL

Injured Saints look to the long term

Lenny Hayes.

Michael Gleeson St Kilda's self-administered short-term pain for long-term gain is confronting a sobering early season test with the regenerated side entering its early bellwether matches with a further depleted...

AFL

Bulldogs drop Cross after loss to Suns

Daniel Cross.

Michael Gleeson Western Bulldogs veteran Daniel Cross dropped as club responds to sobering loss to Gold Coast.

Headed for tragedy

Sam Mitchell.

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Matthew Lloyd fears players risk becoming quadriplegics unless the AFL takes immediate action.

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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.

Standing still

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Michael Gleeson Tagged, injured, reported, Brendon Goddard now has a holiday for a fortnight.

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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.

Watters gives Saints a tweak

Welcome return:  Lenny Hayes, in his comeback game after injury, tackles Swan Mitch Morton last night at Etihad Stadium.

Michael Gleeson Immediate signs of a new look at St Kilda under the new coach.