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.

Dons' new Big Fish

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.

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.

AFL

Nathan Buckley praises umpiring of AFL's first pre-season game

Umpiring.

Michael Gleeson Collingwood coach heartened by relaxed umpiring approach in the year's first match.

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Magpie coach Nathan Buckley pleased with umpiring attitude

Michael Gleeson The relaxed umpiring approach in the opening pre-season game of the year was ''heartening'', said Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley, who urged officials to maintain the more liberal policing of the...

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Cats skipper eyes recovery for first round

Michael Gleeson Joel Selwood had minor surgery in Brisbane last week on a tendon problem.

AFL

This time, a twist in Roos tale

Brent Harvey.

Michael Gleeson The what-if side of football offered another what-if game. It was a what-if game with a twist on those played before them this year.

AFL

Hawks in box seat, says Scott

Michael Gleeson Geelong coach says Hawthorn in box seat to break "curse" that has hung over team.

AFL

Former Hawk stars feel a change in the air

Brian Lake, Cyril Rioli and Brent Guerra

Michael Gleeson Dermott Brereton and Peter Schwab agree that Hawthorn can do it this time.

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Jamison's run: a bright spot in Blues' defence

Recovery session

Michael Gleeson Defender's run one of the pieces that has fallen neatly into place for Mick Malthouse

Cats confident on Rivers' injury

Jared Rivers.

Michael Gleeson Jared Rivers' knee looked bad when he started Saturday's game in bandages and worse when he finished it, subbed out with further injury to the knee.

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.

'Lucky' Cats have a long way to go: Scott

Geelong's coach Chris Scott during a break.

Michael Gleeson Geelong coach admits his side has been lucky at times in its undefeated start to the season.

Where have all the goalkickers gone?

Jack Riewoldt.

Michael Gleeson Tom Hawkins leads the race for the Coleman Medal. He has 24 goals.

Cats make early move on resurgent Hawkins

Michael Gleeson Geelong begins moves to re-sign the man who helped secure third flag in five years.

AFL

Selwood signs 5-year deal with Cats

Joel Selwood

Michael Gleeson Geelong cements relationship with Joel Selwood further with a long-term contract extension.

AFL

A humbled Pie to flick the flop

Humbled Pie: Ben Reid.

Michael Gleeson Both Ben Reid and Ryan Schoenmakers have had six months to labour with odious memories.

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New names but mostly the same old Pies

Poor defence: Dejected Collingwood players leave the ground after leaking 20 goals to Hawthorn.

Michael Gleeson The Buckley years have begun without obvious punctuation. At least little punctuation.

Hawks get the game they wanted

Lance Franklin

Michael Gleeson The fact that this was the sort of game Hawthorn wanted was measured by the game not played at the MCG but by the one at Docklands yesterday.