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.

Kangaroos pip Cats by six points to enter preliminary final

Michael Gleeson North Melbourne advances to its first preliminary final since 2007 after upsetting Geelong by six points.

Young Cats make mark in disappointing finals exit

A dejected Tom Hawkins after the narrow loss to North Melbourne.

Michael Gleeson Bitterly disappointed at losing and exiting the finals in straight sets, Chris Scott took some comfort in the fact that when the team was most challenged, it was his young captain and full-forward...

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

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, it's Cats left cursing as the Hawks break through

Sore point: Lance Franklin leaves the field.

Michael Gleeson Hawthorn is no longer the Daryl Cullinan to Geelong's Shane Warne.

Cats grab trio from rivals in departure from club policy

Hamish McIntosh

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Geelong has already set itself the goal of reaching the top four in 2013.

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Relief for Cats over Stokes

Geelong's Mathew Stokes is carried off with a leg injury during the game against West Coast on Saturday.

Michael Gleeson Geelong forward escapes serious damage to his ankle from injury in NAB Cup match.

Cats find winning gear

James Kelly

Michael Gleeson Geelong overwhelms Richmond in a game that was more or less even until half-time.

'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.

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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Johnson fit for Cats, Smedts out

Geelong's Billie Smedts is brought down by Collingwood's Jarryd Blair at the MCG on Saturday.

Michael Gleeson Dynamic Geelong playmaker likely to return to the side this week.

AFL

Bump may be costly for Cats

Happy Chappy: Paul Chapman after a goal at the MCG on Friday night.

Michael Gleeson Geelong's victory may have come at a cost, with Paul Chapman reported.

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.

Cats overcome Swan pressure

Under pressure: Joel Selwood gets his kick away despite Ben McGlynn's efforts.

Michael Gleeson The Swans are a perennial for the eight for myriad reasons, none the least of which being they don't play easy games - they are hard to beat.

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.

Free agent James Frawley fields big offers

Likely to move: James Frawley.

Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Sought-after Melbourne free agent James Frawley has spent the weekend in Perth meeting the Dockers.

North Melbourne goes into preliminary final brimming with confidence

Brent Harvey grapples with Geelong's Joel Selwood during Friday night's semi-final.

Michael Gleeson North Melbourne goes into its first preliminary final in seven years supremely confident.

Hawthorn shows class, while Geelong left to lick its wounds

Hawthorn's Sam Mitchell tries to handball as he is held down by Geelong's George Horlin-Smith.

Michael Gleeson The numbers are now correcting, the ledger changing. Geelong is willing but no longer as able to make good its resolve against Hawthorn.

Hawthorn's David Hale confident of repeat winning performance against Geelong

David Hale:

Michael Gleeson It might not have changed anything on the ladder, but David Hale walked away encouraged by Hawthorn's win against Geelong 10 days ago.

At home or away, the umpire pays no favours

Free to celebrate: Joy for Geelong after a thrilling win against Fremantle at the weekend.

Michael Gleeson Loud, boisterous, braying parochial home crowds in most cases do not influence an umpire’s decisions, according to umpires director Wayne Campbell.

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