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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Blues midfielder Bryce Gibbs will wear a hand brace in round one

First Elimination Final.Richmond v Carlton. Richmond's Alex Rance chases Carlton's Bryce Gibbs at the MCG.8th September 2013.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Michael Gleeson Gibbs will wear a brace on a hand in the opening round after sustaining an injury last week.

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Coffee has Staker in frame for Blues

Brent Staker.

Michael Gleeson Brent Staker, a veteran of 154 games was shown through the Blues' Visy Park facilities.

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Blues want Betts 'at the right price'

Eddie Betts.

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Goalsneak can pursue significant offers from Adelaide and North Melbourne.

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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

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Murphy's jaw for Blues as skipper felled

Marc Murphy.

Michael Gleeson Carlton captain Marc Murphy was taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw that could sideline him for more than a month.

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Betts puts contract talks on hold at Blues

Eddie Betts

Michael Gleeson Carlton forward Eddie Betts has put off contract talks until the end of the season.

History is looking unkindly on Blues coach

Carlton coach Brett Ratten.

Michael Gleeson Robert Walls was two years from holding up a Carlton premiership cup when he was sacked as coach.

Scotland bolsters mix for Blues

Helping hand: New Blue Dylan Buckley gets a pat on the back from Heath Scotland.

Michael Gleeson Carlton is winless, Geelong yet to lose, yet little divides them.

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.

Besieged Blues feeling squeeze

Crowing: Kurt Tippett is congratulated by teammates after a goal, while Carlton's Matthew Kreuzer gets to his feet.

Michael Gleeson After a bright start, Carlton suffers a big loss at home to an energetic Adelaide Crows outfit.

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Blues put it all on the line

Carlton coach Brett Ratten

Michael Gleeson and Chloe Saltau Carlton's faltering season could revive or fall tonight in a game its rival, Hawthorn, is expecting to be fought with finals intensity.

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Bryce Gibbs: should he stay or go?

Bryce Gibbs

Michael Gleeson Bryce Gibbs was once a coveted urgent re-signing, but Carlton should now pause to consider.

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’.

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Port makes last quarter all its own

Dale Thomas

Michael Gleeson Port Adelaide hits a purple patch in the final quarter to defeat Carlton by 33 points.

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New Blue up and running

Dale Thomas tackles Jason Porplyzia of the Crows during Monday night's match at Etihad Stadium.

Michael Gleeson Just as his team will play better games, Dale Thomas will play better games for his new club Carlton.

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Malthouse not bothered by Carlton's loss to Adelaide

Blues coach Mick Malthouse gives instructions to Levi Casboult during a break in the game at Etihad Stadium.

Michael Gleeson Carlton coach says he wanted players returning from injury to come through unscathed.

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Hot or cold?

Seeking an edge: North Melbourne in Utah.

Michael Gleeson The choice appeared simple: go high; get hot; or go nowhere to go somewhere.

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West to head north as Lions restore some pride

Trent West.

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Brisbane Lions and St Kilda shape as major factors on the final day of the trading period.

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Saints aggressive in effort to rebuild

Chris Pelchen.

Michael Gleeson St Kilda defends its aggressive dealing through trade period, saying it had to be bold to fight for access to quality draft picks.

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How your club fared in the free agency and trade period

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Compiled by Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson It has taken three weeks but the AFL free agency and trade period has finally ended. Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson examine which clubs 'won' and which didn't.

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