Michael Gleeson

Michael Gleeson is a senior AFL football writer and Fairfax Media's athletics writer. He also covers tennis, cricket and other sports. He won the AFL Players Association Grant Hattam Trophy for excellence in journalism for the second time in 2014 and was a finalist in the 2014 Quill Awards for best sports feature writer. He was also a finalist in the 2014 Australian Sports Commission awards for his work on ‘Boots for Kids’. He is a winner of the AFL Media Association award for best news reporter and a two-time winner of Cricket Victoria’s cricket writer of the year award. Michael has covered multiple Olympics, Commonwealth Games and world championships and 15 seasons of AFL, He has also written seven books - five sports books and two true crime books.

Joel Selwood is helped from the field by trainers

Cats skipper knocked out in opening minute

Geelong captain Joel Selwood was knocked out in the first minute of the clash with Fremantle at Kardinia Park. A clash of heads barely 30 seconds into the game left Joel Selwood lying motionless on his back, unconscious.

The Bulldogs leave the ground after their loss to the Demons.

Howling at the moon, the year of the Dogs

Last year the moons needed to align for the seventh-placed Dogs to win the flag. This year it has not taken one big moment but a small shift of those moons to see them now they sit outside the eight.

Brodie Grundy could be All-Australian at season's end and is set to remain a Magpie

Grundy to stay a Magpie, May closing in on Suns deal

Two of the most prominent uncontracted players appear set to recommit to their clubs with ruckman Brodie Grundy poised to re-sign with Collingwood and Gold Coast captain Steven May closing on a new deal with the Suns.