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

Bump may be costly for Cats

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

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.

AFL

Cats skipper eyes recovery for first round

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

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

Rubbery situations in last round of season 2014

Michael Gleeson dinkus Dinkus

Michael Gleeson Collingwood seldom defeats Hawthorn with strong teams and this team is anything but strong.

Hawks emerge from the fog to down Geelong

Jordan Lewis

Michael Gleeson Were you unaware of the history of these teams the transformation from one half of the game to the other would have seemed fanciful.

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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AFL

Geelong hangs on for win against Essendon

Essendon's Paul Chapman grabs hold of his fomer teammate, Cat Joel Selwood, during the round 15 game at Etihad Stadium on Friday.

Michael Gleeson Steven Motlop's brilliance proved the difference as Geelong rallied in the last term for a pulsating nine-point win over Essendon.

AFL

Carlton laments what might have been against Geelong

Blues' captain Marc Murphy ponders his side's narrow defeat

Michael Gleeson Two weeks in a row Carlton has walked darkly from defeat feeling jilted. Feeling denied and abused and like someone else was to blame.

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.

Eddie McGuire blasts Geelong president Colin Carter as a 'Hall of Fame hypocrite'

Geelong president Colin Carter.

Michael Gleeson Collingwood president Eddie McGuire calls Geelong president Colin Carter a hall of fame hypocrite over equalisation.