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 It might not have changed anything on the ladder, but David Hale walked away encouraged by Hawthorn's win against Geelong 10 days ago.
Michael Gleeson That Richmond managed to win just three games from its their first 13 matches and did not feast on the coach, the president, the boot-studder, the recruiter, or the prized draft pick was notable.
Michael Gleeson This game that meant little threatened to become a match that meant so much for Hawthorn.
Michael Gleeson Ty Vickery or Ben Griffiths. Tigers face a call for Swans game.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood seldom defeats Hawthorn with strong teams and this team is anything but strong.
Michael Gleeson Were you unaware of the history of these teams the transformation from one half of the game to the other would have seemed fanciful.
Michael Gleeson When football came to town, so did the people. Unfortunately when the AFL teams left the town, the people did not.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood could make at least seven changes for the GWS match
Michael Gleeson Melbourne lodges an application with the AFL for consideration for a priority pick.
Michael Gleeson The most galling thing of Melbourne's limp 10-goal defeat by Greater Western Sydney on Sunday was they were actually trying to win. That has not always been able to be said.
Michael Gleeson The clubs in the northern states should be allowed to sign drafted players to minimum three or four-year contracts to overcome the homesickness go-home factor of early seasons according to Brisbane...
Michael Gleeson Cyril Rioli was 13 when he first wore footy boots. It was after he was picked to play for the Northern Territory in Canberra.
Michael Gleeson Tony Armstrong played two games for Collingwood in the one day on a bizarre night for the Magpies.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley could not recall a night as cursed as the miserable one he endured in the team’s loss to the Lions.
Michael Gleeson In the most extraordinary scenes at the MCG, Collingwood's Tony Armstrong has been required to play two games in a day, after the Magpies lost captain Scott Pendlebury and Ben Reid to injuries...
Michael Gleeson Collingwood devastated by injuries barely before the game begins then get mauled by Lions at the MCG
Michael Gleeson More than 10,000 indigenous kids in remote and disadvantaged communities across Australia will be given a pair of donated boots to play sport after the Fairfax Media Boots for Kids campaign has been...
Michael Gleeson Loud, boisterous, braying parochial home crowds in most cases do not influence an umpire’s decisions, according to umpires director Wayne Campbell.
Michael Gleeson Essendon veteran Dustin Fletcher will not play again this year after agreeing to finger surgery. Whether he plays again is yet to be decided.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood is likely to welcome back Brownlow medallist Dane Swan as one of several changes to the team this week.