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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Leg gash keeps St Kilda's David Armitage in hospital

Michael Gleeson St Kilda midfielder David Armitage remains in hospital four days after slashing his knee open in the weekend's loss to Adelaide.

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Adelaide smashes St Kilda

Scott Thompson of the Crows handballs during the match against St Kilda.

Michael Gleeson St Kilda suffers the sort of loss that had been forecast to be its lot this year.

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St Kilda considers Luke Dunstan and Jack Billings for debuts against Melbourne

St Kilda.

Michael Gleeson In the match between the team with no midfield the team with no tall forwards, St Kilda will debut at least one if not two midfielders in the season opener against Melbourne.

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St Kilda cuts to shortlist for new coach

Mark Williams

Michael Gleeson St Kilda will interview the final two candidates for the senior coaching job over the next two days.

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St Kilda CEO Michael Nettlefold quits

Michael Nettlefold

Michael Gleeson St Kilda chief executive Michael Nettlefold has quit the club after a four year tenure.

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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.

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St Kilda's turn to go shopping

Josh Caddy.

Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall St Kilda will make a bid for Gold Coast's Josh Caddy and West Coast defender Mitch Brown in a effort to turn loss into gain.

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Leave taggers alone, says former Saint

Nathan Buckley at Collingwood training on Tuesday. He criticised

Michael Gleeson The idea that umpires could effectively crack down on taggers was futile and given all teams had a tagger, critics should stop whingeing, according to one of the more provocative and effective...

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AIS specialists asked for second opinion on Chris Dawes calf injury

Chris Dawes has been frustrated at his inability to be out on the field.

Michael Gleeson Melbourne forward Chris Dawes has flown to Canberra to be assessed by Australian Institute of Sport specialists for a second opinion on the problems with his calf muscles

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Injured Saints look to the long term

Lenny Hayes.

Michael Gleeson St Kilda's self-administered short-term pain for long-term gain is confronting a sobering early season test with the regenerated side entering its early bellwether matches with a further depleted...

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New coach Paul Roos shocked by Demons' scars

Melbourne Coach Paul Roos.

Michael Gleeson Paul Roos was expecting to find some 'scarring' when he arrived at Melbourne. But he was shocked by what he found.

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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.

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Defender James Frawley puts contract talks with Melbourne Demons on hold

James Frawley.

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Melbourne key defender James Frawley, one of the league's most attractive free agents, has put contract talks on hold until he sees 'the direction of the club' in 2014.

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Rival AFL clubs ready to pounce on hesitant Melbourne defender James Frawley

James Frawley.

Michael Gleeson James Frawley has had seven coaches in eight seasons at Melbourne. Three sacked, three picked up the pieces, now one has arrived to put an end to that nonsense.

AFL

Saint Sam Gilbert has foot surgery

St Kilda's Sam Gilbert

Michael Gleeson St Kilda defender Sam Gilbert faces a delayed start to the AFL season after sustaining a foot injury in pre-season training.

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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.

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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.

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How the Sydney clubs fared in the free agency and trade period

AFL trade period wrap (Thumbnail)

Compiled by Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson It has taken three weeks but the AFL free agency and trade period has finally ended.

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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.

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Coach goes 'to avert exodus'

Scott Watters

Michael Gleeson When AFL coaches are sacked, the mathematics of why is typically straightforward: compare the wins column to the losses and the outcome is clear.

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