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.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Players Association president Luke Ball insists voluntary illicit-drugs policy has helped players.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Players must understand that any contact to the head is likely to result in suspension.
Michael Gleeson It was a knee reconstruction that stopped Luke Ball from playing last year.
Michael Gleeson St Kilda coach Scott Watters says reward for persisting and winning will be significant.
Michael Gleeson Melbourne has won one game; the Western Bulldogs have won one game.
Michael Gleeson After more than a year out, Collingwood premiership midfielder expected to play.
Michael Gleeson Of the improbable things that can happen in football, this was among the more implausible.
Michael Gleeson Sydney and Hawthorn square up on Saturday night, but will the stats add up to a win this time?
Michael Gleeson Geelong coach admits his side has been lucky at times in its undefeated start to the season.
Michael Gleeson AFL message meant to clarify issue of contact in marking contests only serves to further muddy the issue.
Michael Gleeson Richmond has yet to rule out ruck pair Ty Vickery and Ivan Maric for Port clash.
Michael Gleeson Only two top-eight sides – Carlton and Fremantle – are in the top-eight sides for winning clearances.
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...
Michael Gleeson Geelong overwhelms Richmond in a game that was more or less even until half-time.
Michael Gleeson St Kilda's Sam Gilbert will have surgery on the knee he hyper-extended in Friday night's loss to Collingwood and will miss up to 12 weeks.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood fights off a valiant St Kilda in a tight clash, prevailing by 26 points.
Michael Gleeson Jake Carlisle, one of the emerging stars of the competition this year, has been forced out of the side to play Greater Western Sydney with an ankle injury suffered on Anzac Day.
Michael Gleeson As Collingwood contemplates how to stop the freedom with which better sides open it up, the first consideration was how to restructure its back line.
Michael Gleeson Cats have won more games decided by a kick or less than any other team since 2009.
Michael Gleeson Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson may have to overhaul forward set-up.