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

Bombers relent as Stewart Crameri is finally traded to the Western Bulldogs

Michael Gleeson Reluctantly submitting to the inevitable Essendon finally relented and accepted that pick 26 was good as it was going to get for losing Stewart Crameri to the Western Bulldogs.

AFL

Bulldogs drop Cross after loss to Suns

Daniel Cross.

Michael Gleeson Western Bulldogs veteran Daniel Cross dropped as club responds to sobering loss to Gold Coast.

Cordy proves ace forward for Bulldogs

Too powerful: Bulldog Ayce Cordy stops Port Adelaide's Darren Pfeiffer in his tracks.

Michael Gleeson Western Bulldogs show poor marksmanship but still down Port by 38 points.

AFL

Bulldogs and Carlton count cost of serious injuries

Jermemy Laidler lies on the ground ans Lachlan Henderson calls for assistance.

Michael Gleeson Bulldog Tom Williams and Carlton's Jeremy Laidler seriously injured in pre-season clash.

AFL

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’.

AFL

Griffen in line for Dogs return

Running again: Bulldogs captain  Ryan Griffen.

Michael Gleeson Western Bulldogs captain Ryan Griffen is a chance to finally lead the club on the field.

AFL

Mature-aged rookie Matt Thomas set to debut for Richmond

Matt Thomas

Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson Mature-aged recruit Matt Thomas is almost assured of joining former Blue Shaun Hampson in making his debut for Richmond in the round-one clash on the Gold Coast on Saturday night.

AFL

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.

AFL

Carlton ruckman Matthew Kreuzer set for surprise early return from injury

Matthew Kreuzer.

Michael Gleeson Carlton ruckman likely to be a surprise inclusion for the club's next NAB Challenge game.

AFL

Gumbleton out with hamstring injury

Scott Gumbleton receives treatment for an injured hamstring.

Michael Gleeson Scott Gumbleton's career as a Docker has begun much the way of his tormented career at Essendon.

AFL

Next gen shows for Dogs

Got it: Matthew Pavlich marks for Fremantle.

Michael Gleeson Fremantle shows great improvement, downing the Bulldogs by 28 points.

AFL

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.

AFL

Former Swan Andrejs Everitt backs Sydney's cost of living allowance

Andrejs Everitt.

Michael Gleeson Sydney received qualified support for the retention of the contentious cost of living allowance from former Swan Andrejs Everitt, now back domiciled in Melbourne.

AFL

Club-by-club guide to the trade period

Sherrin

Michael Gleeson Memo to AFL players: while holidaying in Bali you now have new teammates.

AFL

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.

AFL

How the Sydney clubs fared in the free agency and trade period

AFL trade period wrap (Thumbnail)

Compiled by Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson It has taken three weeks but the AFL free agency and trade period has finally ended.

AFL

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.

AFL

Coach goes 'to avert exodus'

Scott Watters

Michael Gleeson When AFL coaches are sacked, the mathematics of why is typically straightforward: compare the wins column to the losses and the outcome is clear.

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AFL

St Kilda cuts to shortlist for new coach

Mark Williams

Michael Gleeson St Kilda will interview the final two candidates for the senior coaching job over the next two days.

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