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's search for a ruckman has seen it pursue talks with Giants big man Tom Downie.
Michael Gleeson The Cats are interested in St Kilda ruck/forward Rhys Stanley
Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Carlton was confident of finalising a deal for Kristian Jaksch on Monday, with the trade hinging on a decision from his GWS midfielder Mark Whiley on whether to make the move with him.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Peter Gordon calls Tony Shepherd for deal on Tom Boyd to become a Dog
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Magpie Dayne Beams will become a Brisbane Lions player by the end of the week with the complicated five-club deal the most likely to land the player in Queensland.
Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Essendon and Port Adelaide must restart negotiations over Paddy Ryder, who could still make it to the Power without having to take his club to the AFL's grievance tribunal.
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle No deal on Dayne Beams but Jack Trengove may be a Tiger.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Brendan McCartney’s sacking does not alter Ryan Griffen’s decision to want to quit the Dogs and be traded to Greater Western Sydney next year.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood has told Brisbane that further talks are pointless if there is no shift towards involving players in discussions of a possible trade for Dayne Beams
Jake Niall, Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson Carlton and the Western Bulldogs have had discussions about a potential trade involving Brownlow Medallist Adam Cooney.
Michael Gleeson Geelong premiership player Travis Varcoe could join the Pies, by becoming the missing link in a three-way trade with Melbourne and Geelong.
Michael Gleeson Out-of-contract North Melbourne player Levi Greenwood advises the club he is seeking a move to Collingwood.
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne secured Shaun Higgins but is now waiting to learn if it will be able to hold onto onballer Levi Greenwood who is weighing up whether to move to Collingwood or the Western Bulldogs.
Michael Gleeson Sydney premiership star Nick Malceski has quit the Swans to join the Gold Coast Suns.
Michael Gleeson Former No.2 draft pick Jono O'Rourke has told the Giants he wants to return home to Victoria.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood defender Heritier Lumumba has nominated Melbourne as the club he wants to be traded to.
Michael Gleeson Ordinarily when players are coming back from injury trying to make a grand final, it is the coach who needs convincing. Not at Hawthorn. Not with Cyril.
Michael Gleeson With Adelaide looking for a new coach and Gold Coast appearing likely to be in need of a new coach the man who took over Hawthorn during Alastair Clarkson’s illness said he was keen to talk to...
Michael Gleeson Hawthorn full-back Brian Lake wants to play on again next year to end his career with a three-peat to rival the Brisbane Lions.
Michael Gleeson The danger in buying millionaires is that the team tries to play like one.