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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Swans face tough path from injury

Michael Gleeson and Andrew Wu Reigning premier Sydney emerges the major loser from the penultimate round.

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Small Pies, big trouble for Swans

Andrew Krakouer.

Michael Gleeson and Andrew Wu Collingwood small forward Andrew Krakouer says an increase in intensity was responsible for an improved showing last week as the Swans promise to pay close attention to the Pies' in-form small...

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12th time lucky, Swans outdo Pies at own game

Jude Bolton celebrates the Swans' victory over Collingwood.

Michael Gleeson On the 12th attempt, Sydney was finally able to out-Collingwood Collingwood. The Swans stole their game back.

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Former Swan Andrejs Everitt backs Sydney's cost of living allowance

Andrejs Everitt.

Michael Gleeson Sydney received qualified support for the retention of the contentious cost of living allowance from former Swan Andrejs Everitt, now back domiciled in Melbourne.

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GWS may not have its cost-of-living allowance cut by the AFL

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Michael Gleeson AFL gives strongest indication yet that it will cut Swans' contentious cost-of-living allowance.

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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.

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Club-by-club guide to the trade period

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Michael Gleeson Memo to AFL players: while holidaying in Bali you now have new teammates.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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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 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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Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson parts with manager Liam Pickering

Alastair Clarkson.

Michael Gleeson Hawthorn premiership coach parts ways with Liam Pickering in the wake of the Lance Franklin move from the Hawks.

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Hawks much better placed than last year, says Clarkson

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson shows his appreciation of Luke Hodge after the Hawks' big win over Sydney.

Michael Gleeson and Greg Baum Hawthorn coach says club learnt lessons from last year's grand final defeat.

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Franklin officially a Swan: McVeigh backed Buddy deal

Lance Franklin

Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Club says Swans captain approved the blockbuster signing in July.

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McVeigh backed Buddy deal

Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Club says Swans captain approved the blockbuster signing in July.

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Demons will be patient in search for Roos' successor

Paul Roos.

Michael Gleeson Melbourne might wait for 12 months to appoint Paul Roos' successor as senior coach.

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Shaw set to take some Giant strides

Heath Shaw.

Michael Gleeson Collingwood premiership star nominates Greater Western Sydney as the club he wants to be traded to.

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Watts swayed by Roos appointment

Jack Watts.

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