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.
Michael Gleeson Adelaide has slammed sacked Carlton coach Mick Malthouse's incendiary claims that the club struck an illegal early deal with recruit Eddie Betts, claiming they were an outrageous slur on the club and...
Michael Gleeson It's hard to be under-rated when you were chosen as the best player of your year. But Brett Deledio is.
Michael Gleeson and Jesse Hogan Reigning premiership coach Alastair Clarkson believes his Carlton counterpart Mick Malthouse is having to coach within a "really toxic and difficult environment" at Carlton, ahead of the beleaguered...
Michael Gleeson Melbourne have returned to the AFL winners list in impressive fashion, downing the Western Bulldogs by 39 points at the MCG.
Michael Gleeson Criticism of Michael Malthouse as a coach were "rude and disgusting" according to ruckman Cameron Wood in a spirited defence of the coach who brought him to Carlton.
Caroline Wilson and Michael Gleeson The AFL is considering softening the rules surrounding father-son picks.
Michael Gleeson The World Anti-Doping Agency has requested the appeal case against the Essendon players be held in Switzerland.
Michael Gleeson Ryan Crowley unwittingly took methadone given to him for back pain when he failed his drug test.
Michael Gleeson In the elimination final of 2009 Essendon crossed the border without a ruckman. Injuries and suspensions left them without a tall bloke to touch the ball first.
Michael Gleeson Cats midfielder Mitch Duncan will be out for three months after scans revealed he broke his foot in Saturday night's loss.
Michael Gleeson A quarter can turn a game and a season. The third quarter last week was as bad as Richmond could play, they lost the game and their season was listing.
Larissa Nicholson and Michael Gleeson The World Anti-Doping Agency's decision to appeal against the verdict rendered by the AFL tribunal on the Essendon 2012 supplements program did not in any way affect Essendon's performance against...
Michael Gleeson Another Essendon loss but another with a question mark.
Michael Gleeson The Richardsons agree. Nick Riewoldt is an excellent forward, but he might be better off not playing there. Well, not always.
Michael Gleeson The WADA decision to appeal the Essendon case would provide "a couple of days' noise" before the focus returned to the field according to league boss Gill McLachlan.
Michael Gleeson Pop quiz. Who said it?
Michael Gleeson Geelong captain Joel Selwood has not broken his hand with scans confirming the best outcome for the tough onballer who now expects to be fit to take o he Swans this week.
Michael Gleeson Pleased for small mercies Melbourne coach Paul Roos was encouraged that his side avoided a 100 point loss with a second half rally that suggested his team was "miles better" than in last week's...
Michael Gleeson On a day of upsets the only upset Melbourne could manage was to dismay their fans that they could not go where the Saints and Giants encouraged them to follow.
Michael Gleeson Young Cats and old, the pieces fell into place for Geelong. Cory Gregson, champion national gymnast turned goal sneak.