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

Slow Tigers under the pump

Michael Gleeson Slow and stilted run, schoolboy errors and the absence of three of its most critical players were behind not only Richmond's belting by Hawthorn on Sunday but its slide from a team that challenged...

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

Tigers teeter on the brink

Getting physical: Steven Morris and Mathew Stokes.

Michael Gleeson Richmond was encouraged by a change in its attack on the game but was still frustrated to have to content itself with the fact it had lost again – its fifth in seven games as its finals hopes slide.

AFL

For Saints and Tigers it's Riewoldt or bust

Recovery session

Michael Gleeson We need to talk about Riewoldt. Either one, take your pick it doesn't matter which cousin you choose the issue is roughly the same.

AFL

Ninth, again, an issue for the Tigers

Tigers coach Damien Hardwick

Michael Gleeson The suddenly available finals spot creates issues of its own for Richmond.

AFL

Tigers keep marching on

Richmond's Trent Cotchin gets the ball out from St.Kilda's Nick Dal Santo, Lenny Hayes and David Armaitage at the MCG

Michael Gleeson Richmond key forward stars with seven goals as Tigers hold off St Kilda in second-round clash.

AFL

Test for Hawkish Tigers

Pressure: Bulldog Koby Stevens is snared by Tigers Steve Morris and Troy Chaplin.

Michael Gleeson More than 80,000 people will be at the MCG on Saturday. It will have about it the feel of a final.

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Test for hawkish Tigers

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Michael Gleeson More than 80,000 people will be at the MCG on Saturday. It will have about it the feel of a final.

Tigers secure Chaplin under free agency

Troy Chaplin

Michael Gleeson Richmond has signed its second free agent with Port Adelaide defender Troy Chaplin this afternoon informing his club he had signed with the Tigers.

Tigers must review standing orders

Bachar Houli

Michael Gleeson Richmond's inability to close out tight games is not a rogue issue but a common theme.

Knights joins Tigers, Chaplin close behind

Chris Knights.

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Richmond's bid to emerge as a legitimate finals aspirant has gained momentum, with the Tigers adding depth and dash through the midfield and almost certainly a key defender on the first day of free...

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Tigers undermanned after losing ruckmen: Hardwick

Michael Gleeson Richmond was initially rattled and ultimately left undermanned and over-run after losing its two ruckmen within minutes of one another, Tigers coach Damien Hardwick said after the 44 point loss to...

Tigers ugly 'but still within reach'

Burning bright: Former Kangaroo Aaron Edwards has been named in the Richmond squad for Monday's game.

Michael Gleeson Until last week at least, Richmond was still winning ugly. Then it just got ugly.

Tigers in Giant hunt for Williams

Mark Williams

Michael Gleeson Richmond seeks to entice former Port Adelaide premiership coach from GWS.

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Tigers claw in the cash

Richmond Tigers

Michael Gleeson They have made the finals just twice in the last 30 years but Richmond has posted its greatest ever financial profit, making more than $3million this year.

Tigers lift intensity against Hawks

Michael Gleeson The Tigers were the equal of the Hawks for pressure at the ball and the man.

Tigers go tall up forward

Richmond's Shaun Grigg climbs over North's Levi Greenwood.

Michael Gleeson The Tigers used three talls on the forward line - Tom Derickx, Jack Riewoldt and Brad Miller.

Tigers show early promise

Eyes up: Lance Franklin (left) and Alex Rance go for the ball.

Michael Gleeson and Peter Hanlon They were only abbreviated pre-season games, but Richmond had reason to cheer.

AFL

Toothless Tigers

Richmond

Michael Gleeson and Matt Murnane They should be among the most potent forward lines, but this year the Tigers have been toothless.

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Tigers' season starts now, says Hardwick

Jack Riewoldt wears the look of defeat.

Michael Gleeson Playing well and losing has left Richmond with only one win from five attempts.

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