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 AFL clubs have urged the league to extend the right to trade future draft picks to all clubs, and not just some through the academy and father-son picks.
Michael Gleeson Dane Swan is a study in bemused insouciance to the noise around football but he still heard the queries and the doubts that he could still be the player he had been and he resolved to prove them...
Michael Gleeson Collingwood produced a remarkable second-half revival to power over the top of North Melbourne and win their AFL match by 17 points at the MCG on Sunday.
Michael Gleeson A day after Carlton sacks a coach and sits miserably at the bottom of the ladder. Where do you go?
Michael Gleeson Adelaide has slammed sacked Carlton coach Mick Malthouse's incendiary claims that the club struck an illegal early deal with recruit Eddie Betts, claiming they were an outrageous slur on the club and...
Michael Gleeson It's hard to be under-rated when you were chosen as the best player of your year. But Brett Deledio is.
Michael Gleeson and Jesse Hogan Reigning premiership coach Alastair Clarkson believes his Carlton counterpart Mick Malthouse is having to coach within a "really toxic and difficult environment" at Carlton, ahead of the beleaguered...
Michael Gleeson Melbourne have returned to the AFL winners list in impressive fashion, downing the Western Bulldogs by 39 points at the MCG.
Michael Gleeson Criticism of Michael Malthouse as a coach were "rude and disgusting" according to ruckman Cameron Wood in a spirited defence of the coach who brought him to Carlton.
Caroline Wilson and Michael Gleeson The AFL is considering softening the rules surrounding father-son picks.
Michael Gleeson The World Anti-Doping Agency has requested the appeal case against the Essendon players be held in Switzerland.
Michael Gleeson Ryan Crowley unwittingly took methadone given to him for back pain when he failed his drug test.
Michael Gleeson In the elimination final of 2009 Essendon crossed the border without a ruckman. Injuries and suspensions left them without a tall bloke to touch the ball first.
Michael Gleeson Cats midfielder Mitch Duncan will be out for three months after scans revealed he broke his foot in Saturday night's loss.
Michael Gleeson A quarter can turn a game and a season. The third quarter last week was as bad as Richmond could play, they lost the game and their season was listing.
Larissa Nicholson and Michael Gleeson The World Anti-Doping Agency's decision to appeal against the verdict rendered by the AFL tribunal on the Essendon 2012 supplements program did not in any way affect Essendon's performance against...
Michael Gleeson Another Essendon loss but another with a question mark.
Michael Gleeson The Richardsons agree. Nick Riewoldt is an excellent forward, but he might be better off not playing there. Well, not always.
Michael Gleeson The WADA decision to appeal the Essendon case would provide "a couple of days' noise" before the focus returned to the field according to league boss Gill McLachlan.
Michael Gleeson Pop quiz. Who said it?