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.

Tigers must review standing orders

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

AFL

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.

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.

Tigers in Giant hunt for Williams

Mark Williams

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

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.

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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AFL

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.

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.

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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AFL

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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Tigers falling short on talls

Tyrone Vickery comes to grips with Carlton's Matthew Kreuzer.

Michael Gleeson Richmond not without injury concerns of their own to tall forwards as they await Sydney.

Football

Tigers scout for the best to rebuild

Richmond's Shaun Grigg.

Michael Gleeson Richmond is following the Sydney model to create a winning combination.

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Tigers on the prowl

Andrew Demetriou.

Michael Gleeson Just 2½ years ago Richmond was ridiculed for its ambitious five-year plan.

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

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.