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

Demons in massive loss to Eagles

Michael Gleeson In the first term Melbourne failed to get a centre hit out, they failed to get a centre clearance. they failed to get a goal.

Eagles-Saints impasse

Mitch Brown.

Michael Gleeson West Coast refuses to include defender Mitch Brown in a deal for young Saints forward.

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Football

Eagles, Saints won't budge

Mitch Brown

Michael Gleeson St Kilda and West Coast spoke late last week for the first time in days. It was a short conversation.

How Eagles dare

Adam Selwood.

Michael Gleeson Laws find it hard to protect players' heads when players must be protected from themselves.

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Pendlebury unlikely to return against Eagles

Collingwood's Scott Pendlebury.

Michael Gleeson STAR Collingwood midfielder Scott Pendlebury is unlikely to be fit for this week's critical clash with West Coast.

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

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

Paul Roos savages Melbourne players for shocking errors

Demons coach Paul Roos watches his players being outplayed by the Eagles.

Michael Gleeson Paul Roos has begun compiling a dossier of the Melbourne players who can't perform the non-negotiables of football as he forecast savage changes to the team over the coming weeks following their...

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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

Watts set to stay at Melbourne

Jack Watts

Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson Out-of-contract Melbourne utility expected to stick with Demons.

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AFL

Brent Staker to join Carlton?

Brent Staker.

Michael Gleeson Out-of-contract Brisbane Lions tall utility Brent Staker toured through Carlton on Thursday fuelling speculation of a possible move for the former Eagles key position player.

AFL

Dockers keeping Gumbleton waiting

Scott Gumbleton.

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Fremantle works through Essendon forward's medical assessment.

AFL

Bombers and Saints keen to entice Longer

Billy Longer

Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Essendon and St Kilda have both met uncommitted and out-of-contract Brisbane ruckman in an attempt to persuade him to return to 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

Lamb chops Sydney, joins Giants as Pies snare White

Jed Lamb.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Talented young Sydney forward quits the club for cross-town rival Greater Western Sydney.

AFL

Jared Polec to Port Adelaide in complicated three-way trade

Jared Polec

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Jared Polec will play for Port Adelaide next year, with the Power, Brisbane and Greater Western Sydney finalising a complicated three-way swap of draft picks.

AFL

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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AFL

Hawks take a chance on Dayle Garlett

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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Saints' Cripps wants to go home to Perth

Fremantle's Stephen Hill strides away from St Kilda's Jamie Cripps in April.

Michael Gleeson PROMISING young St Kilda player Jamie Cripps has told the club he wants to return to Perth in a trade to West Coast.

Essendon lodges Goddard paperwork with AFL

Brendon Goddard at training

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Football's brave new world of free agency has begun with a bang with Saint Brendon Goddard lodging the paperwork for Essendon's four-year offer with the AFL.

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