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

Jack Frost and Chris Dawes: opponents who embody list overhaul at Collingwood

Michael Gleeson Chris Dawes and Jack Frost had never met. They shared a link and suddenly a place on the MCG, but they did not know one another.

AFL

Williams may get early recall

Marley Williams

Michael Gleeson Collingwood is considering drafting back pocket Marley Williams into the team after just one VFL game as a replacement for the injured Alex Fasolo.

AFL

Jack Riewoldt out of Richmond's clash against Collingwood

Jack Riewoldt.

Michael Gleeson Jack Riewoldt is resting a minor quad complaint that will force him to again miss Richmond's Nab Challenge match.

Should Carlton let Bryce Gibbs go?

Bryce Gibbs.

Michael Gleeson Bryce Gibbs recently asked to sit down with Carlton to discuss its plans for the future so he could better decide his own plans. Carlton’s prospectus has since changed. So too has Gibbs’.

AFL

Leave taggers alone, says former Saint

Nathan Buckley at Collingwood training on Tuesday. He criticised

Michael Gleeson The idea that umpires could effectively crack down on taggers was futile and given all teams had a tagger, critics should stop whingeing, according to one of the more provocative and effective...

AFL

Nathan Buckley's concern over Marley Williams' emotional state

Pitching in: Marley Williams is likely to play in the VFL this week.

Michael Gleeson Marley Williams appears certain to return to playing football this week, through the VFL with a probable return to the senior side after the team's bye.

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.

AFL

Magpies all fit and fired up

Nathan Brown

Michael Gleeson Collingwood end last game bullish it has dodged a bullet and is instead left with a selection headache.

AFL

Shaw weighs up several options to fly Magpie nest

Heath Shaw

Michael Gleeson Heath Shaw will meet at least six other clubs at both ends of the ladder as he considers vastly different financial offers and vastly different futures.

AFL

Departing Pies miss award night

On the way out: Dale Thomas and Heath Shaw.

Michael Gleeson Dale Thomas and Heath Shaw yet to officially leave, but indicate just how much of a formality that is.

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Forward woes more than Pie in the sky

Pies in reserve: Jackson Paine will be in contention for senior selection

Michael Gleeson Can you persist with a misfiring forward line going into the finals and hope it rediscovers its mojo?

Port Adelaide footballer's life cut short in Vegas hotel fall

John McCarthy

Michael Gleeson and Ashley Porter As a footballer, John McCarthy made those he played with smile easily and often.

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Pies players mourn loss of 'J-Mac'

Midfielder John McCarthy playing for Collingwood against Melbourne in round 12 last year.

Michael Gleeson Collingwood players in deep shock and mourning for popular former teammate.

Magpies toast win and absent mate

Sharrod Wellingham (right) talks to Pies coach Nathan Buckley.

Michael Gleeson This Collingwood-West Coast game was imbued with more significance than leaving a team one win from a grand final. It was a win with significance for people as well as club.

12th time lucky, Swans outdo Pies at own game

Jude Bolton celebrates the Swans' victory over Collingwood.

Michael Gleeson On the 12th attempt, Sydney was finally able to out-Collingwood Collingwood. The Swans stole their game back.

Fear factor

Brent McAffer

Michael Gleeson The pain of injury and loss has haunted Brent Macaffer, writes Michael Gleeson.

O'Brien battles back into the light

Michael Gleeson Harry O'Brien didn't want to be a leader last year. He didn't know what he wanted to do, he was in a dark place.

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

Lukewarm Pies feeling the heat

Nathan Buckley

Michael Gleeson Injuries are forcing Collingwood to re-model its team, writes Michael Gleeson.

Football

Pies ban Wellingham for two matches

Collingwood AFL training at Goschs Paddock in Melbourne  - Sharrod Wellingham
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Wednesday the 29th of February 2012

Michael Gleeson and Martin Blake Collingwood has decided to suspend premiership midfielder Sharrod Wellingham.