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

The Witt of Buckley

Still learning: Magpie ruckman Jarrod Witts is from a rugby background.

Michael Gleeson Collingwood has tall players who play well as small men and small men who are big men in little bodies.

AFL

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

Jack Frost tangles with Dom Tyson of Melbourne.

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

Magpies take a look at newcomers, Cats pick one new face

Collingwood's Clinton Young.

Michael Gleeson Geelong and Collingwood name their squads for the first NAB Challenge match on Wednesday night.

Collingwood to give Tom Langdon his debut

Tom Langdon.

Michael Gleeson and Jon Pierik Collingwood is almost certain to include first-gamer Tom Langdon for the opening round.

AFL

Nathan Buckley concedes Collingwood were 'slaughtered'

Nathan Buckley

Michael Gleeson Nathan Buckley offers no excuses for Collingwood’s equal poorest goal-kicking since 2007.

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

Pies, Dogs in mix for Sydney big man Jesse White

Jesse White

Michael Gleeson Sydney forward Jesse White has told the Swans he wants to be traded to a Victorian club.

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Saints' Cripps wants to go home to Perth

Fremantle's Stephen Hill strides away from St Kilda's Jamie Cripps in April.

Michael Gleeson PROMISING young St Kilda player Jamie Cripps has told the club he wants to return to Perth in a trade to West Coast.

Essendon lodges Goddard paperwork with AFL

Brendon Goddard at training

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Football's brave new world of free agency has begun with a bang with Saint Brendon Goddard lodging the paperwork for Essendon's four-year offer with the AFL.

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Knights joins Tigers, Chaplin close behind

Chris Knights.

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Richmond's bid to emerge as a legitimate finals aspirant has gained momentum, with the Tigers adding depth and dash through the midfield and almost certainly a key defender on the first day of free...

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AFL

Query over Dawes as Pies welcome Lynch

Nathan Buckley and Chris Dawes

Michael Gleeson Chris Dawes will talk with Nathan Buckley to discuss the ramifications for him of the club’s decision to sign West Coast free agent Quinten Lynch.

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AFL

Cats set to pounce on Demon, Roo

AFL, Football,Round 10. North Melbourne V Brisbane Lions at Etihad Stadium.North's Hamish McIntosh in action.
May 30 2009.THE AGE SPORT.  Picture by SEBASTIAN COSTANZO

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Geelong has emerged as a major off-season player, it's eye on Rivers and McIntosh.

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AFL

Dees ready to grab Dawes

Chris Dawes.

Michael Gleeson Magpie forward Chris Dawes has told the club he will explore options for a trade.

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AFL

Dawes now a $2 million Demon

Chris Dawes

Michael Gleeson Collingwood forward will play for Melbourne for the next four years.

AFL

Hawks star joins Magpies

Clinton Young

Michael Gleeson Clinton Young has quit the Hawks and will play for Collingwood next year.

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Hawthorn unhappy at compensation

Clinton Young

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Hawthorn feels the brunt of the AFL's first free agency period, losing Clinton Young.

Pies clear decks for Witts

Collingwood's Cameron Wood

Michael Gleeson COLLINGWOOD has opened a path for promising young ruckman Jarrod Witts after cutting two ruck rivals yesterday.

Pies shed their ruck stocks

Michael Gleeson Collingwood has cut two ruckmen from its list and is not committed to recruiting a back-up, keen to put faith in Darren Jolly supported by versatile recruit Quinten Lynch and a promising but untried...

Buckley's 'almost' Magpies

Nathan Buckley.

Michael Gleeson For Nathan Buckley, it was a year that was almost good enough, but ultimately amounted to nothing.