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

Lions out of hunt for Martin

Sam Lienert and Michael Gleeson Brisbane Lions have joined the list of clubs to rule out recruiting Richmond star Dustin Martin.

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

Lions snare McGuane

Luke McGuane.

Michael Gleeson Lions finally welcome enthusiastic homecomer and former Tiger Luke McGuane.

AFL

Power forwards in great demand

Recovery session

Michael Gleeson Richmond desperately needs an elite tall forward. This is not a new statement, nor is it an outdated one.

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

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

Exposing the Tigers' underbelly

Recovery session

Michael Gleeson Five wins and six losses since round 19 last year: that is where Richmond is at. Just another mid-table side that needs things going right.

AFL

Buddy deal has player movement up in air

Taylor Adams

Michael Gleeson The butterfly-effect of Buddy Franklin's move has already begun to affect other trades.

AFL

Eddie Betts heads to Crows in $2m deal

Eddie Betts

Michael Gleeson Carlton free agent Eddie Betts has told the Blues today he wants to leave and will be moving to Adelaide.

AFL

Sewell on the market

Brad Sewell with coach Alastair Clarkson following the Hawks' grand final victory.

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Hawthorn open to offers for premiership midfielder, with club exploring ways to create additional salary cap space and generate opportunities for its young onballers.

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AFL

Hawks secure big man Ben McEvoy from St Kilda

St Kilda's Ben McEvoy, left.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle St Kilda boldly traded ruck Ben McEvoy as part of a move that will see it end up with three draft picks inside the top 20 and recruit another mature ruckman such as Darren Jolly.

AFL

No losers as McEvoy takes flight to Hawks

Michael Gleeson

Michael Gleeson Ruckmen are a bit like wicketkeepers. When you have a good side, you want Adam Gilchrist - the man who could do everything.

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

Nick Dal Santo set to join North Melbourne

Nick Dal Santo.

Michael Gleeson St Kilda's Nick Dal Santo will join North Melbourne as a free agent after paperwork was completed Friday to confirm Dal Santo as a free agent.

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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

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

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.