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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Magpies take a look at newcomers, Cats pick one new face

Michael Gleeson Geelong and Collingwood name their squads for the first NAB Challenge match on Wednesday night.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.
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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 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 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.

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Selwood signs 5-year deal with Cats

Joel Selwood

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

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Shifting tides as Dockers and Hawks get ready to clash in grand final rematch

Michael Gleeson Hawthorn in round two fielded a team with just 14 premiership players from last year. Fremantle had 20 of its grand finalists.

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Shifting tides as Dockers hold ranks

Recovery session

Michael Gleeson Hawthorn in round two fielded a team with just 14 premiership players from last year. Fremantle had 20 of its grand finalists.

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Bombers ponder Buddy-less Hawks

Essendon's Jake Carlisle shake with Hawthorn's Lance Franklin after the round 18 game between the teams in season 2013.  Franklin kicked eight goals in the Hawks' 143-87 win.

Michael Gleeson Ordinarily in weeks such as these, Essendon's match committee has sat down, looked at the Hawthorn team on the white board and said, ''Oh dear, not again. Franklin, what do we do this time?''

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Ratten in Saints' sights to take on coaching job

Brett Ratten.

Michael Gleeson St Kilda expected to approach former Carlton coach as part of its search for senior coach.

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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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Hawks chance their arm, as GWS feast on more talent

Dayle Garlett

Michael Gleeson Hawthorn took the biggest gamble of Thursday night's draft giving the enormously talented yet troubled small forward Dayle Garlett the chance he had sought but was denied last year.

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Hawks take a chance on Dayle Garlett

Michael Gleeson Hawthorn took the biggest gamble of the draft giving the enormously talented, yet troubled, small forward Dayle Garlett the chance he was denied in last year’s draft.

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