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, Recovery Session Bob stayed, and surely there should be a reward for the loyal dog, the player who sticks around. There could, unexpectedly, be time yet for Bob to realise football's greatest dream.
Michael Gleeson Long-term injured Collingwood star Ben Reid will come into serious consideration for a return to the senior team this week against Melbourne.
Michael Gleeson St Kilda had now "probably" surpassed internal pre-season expectations after their comprehensive defeat of Melbourne, coach Alan Richardson said after the Saints solid win over Melbourne in the wet...
Michael Gleeson It was not pretty, but it was the cleaner side that won when the Saints downed Melbourne by 37 points in the cold and wet at the MCG.
Jake Niall, Michael Gleeson Adam Treloar looks increasingly likely to depart Greater Western Sydney and join a Melbourne club.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Super quick Sydney premiership player Lewis Jetta is understood be open to a move home to Western Australia at the end of the season.
Michael Gleeson They have lost four games in a row. They have lost their two leading goalkickers – including the injured Travis Cloke. They have lost a place in the eight.
Michael Gleeson When St Kilda started marching home against Richmond on Sunday a few things happened - the main one being that the players rose to the challenge.
Michael Gleeson St Kilda kicked four goals in three quarters, then six in 19 minutes. They lost but were not defeated. Richmond kicked 13 goals in three quarters but none in the last.
Michael Gleeson Brisbane is interested in Hawthorn free agent Matthew Suckling while Fremantle and Adelaide have joined the Lions in pursuing out of contract Gold Coast full forward Charlie Dixon.
Michael Gleeson It's hard to be persuaded by the merit of the New Dockers when it seems the Old Dockers keep turning up and making such a compelling case.
Michael Gleeson GWS has re-signed onballer Stephen Coniglio creating pressure to keep star midfielder Adam Treloar.
Michael Gleeson Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson admitted it was his side's best win of the season in belting ladder-leader Fremantle but was at pains to downplay the significance of the assumptions that will...
Michael Gleeson Hawthorn has not looked this good all season. They were authoritative, purposeful and potent, all things that could not be said of their opponent.
Michael Gleeson Richmond and Carlton have played great games of football. This was not one of them.
Michael Gleeson The good the bad and the ugly of North Melbourne. Brad Scott didn't expressly use the words ''mentally soft'' to describe his team, as others have, but that was the inference.
Michael Gleeson On the eve of his 250th game Dane Swan reflects on a life in footy admitting he would have possibly walked away last year if not contract for this year and beyond.
Michael Gleeson Cyril Rioli's less is more game was a reminder that football is about impact.
Michael Gleeson This is a broken team. This is a team that appears incapable of being fixed by the man in charge, the man who was in charge when they were broken.
Daniel Cherny and Michael Gleeson Despite conceding that the pressure upon him is mounting, a defiant James Hird still believes he is the right man to coach Essendon.