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.

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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 This is not a new statement, nor is it an outdated one.

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Blues' second term blows Saints away

Carlton and St Kilda players get up close and personal during Monday night's game.

Michael Gleeson Carlton's eight-goal second quarter earns it a gritty 32-point win against St Kilda.

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Time for Tom Lee to make his mark

Recovery session

Michael Gleeson One of the bright lights to emerge in the grim end to last season, the key forward has been desperately needed in a one-dimensional forward line, but has not been sighted.

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Collingwood takes third spot with big win over St Kilda

Steele Sidebottom of the Magpies handballs as he tackled by Josh Bruce of the Saints.

Michael Gleeson Travis Cloke found form, Nick Maxwell hurt his calf and Steele Sidebottom was reported as Collingwood climbed back into the AFL's top four with a 86-point win over St Kilda.

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Adelaide smashes St Kilda

Scott Thompson of the Crows handballs during the match against St Kilda.

Michael Gleeson St Kilda suffers the sort of loss that had been forecast to be its lot this year.

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Star Saints 'untouchable'

Nick Riewoldt and Nick Dal Santo

Michael Gleeson St Kilda has warned clubs to keep their hands off revered stars such as Riewoldt and Montagna.

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Saints reassure Watters after sacking 'joke'

St Kilda coach Scott Watters.

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson St Kilda forced to reassure coach his job was safe after claim by former long-serving Saints president.

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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.

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Tigers keep marching on

Richmond's Trent Cotchin gets the ball out from St.Kilda's Nick Dal Santo, Lenny Hayes and David Armaitage at the MCG

Michael Gleeson Richmond key forward stars with seven goals as Tigers hold off St Kilda in second-round clash.

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.

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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.

Persistence pays off for Saints

St Kilda's coach Scott Watters says the reward for persisting and winning will be significant for his young group.

Michael Gleeson St Kilda coach Scott Watters says reward for persisting and winning will be significant.

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Nothing to rue this week

Brent Harvey.

Michael Gleeson Brent Harvey celebrates his 350th game with a four-goal haul in North Melbourne's 68-point win over St Kilda.

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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.

A step back for Demon?

Watts' opponent?: St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt at training yesterday in Seaford.

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Jack Watts' next 'class could be as a defender trying to curb Nick Riewoldt.

Exciting Saints give Carlton blues

What he Saad: Saints players celebrate a goal with rookie Ahmed Saad, centre, in the win over Carlton last night.

Michael Gleeson When it was a good side, playing and not quite winning grand finals, St Kilda never looked this good. The Saints were effective but they never looked quite like this.

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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