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 Statistics say Gibson should have been All-Australian.
Michael Gleeson, Ashley Porter Chris Dawes is expected to play in Friday night's preliminary final against Sydney, despite hobbling through the last quarter of Saturday night's game with what appeared to be a serious knee injury.
Michael Gleeson This Collingwood-West Coast game was imbued with more significance than leaving a team one win from a grand final. It was a win with significance for people as well as club.
Michael Gleeson Apart from providing a lot of run and effective disposal — not always pretty but always left-footed — Ben Johnson has played a key role in helping shape members of Collingwood's 'rat pack'.
Michael Gleeson Nick Maxwell forced to accept unpalatable truth that he was reckless when he blocked Paul Puopolo.
Michael Gleeson Pies hope normalising routine might help players who are struggling most.
Michael Gleeson and Ashley Porter As a footballer, John McCarthy made those he played with smile easily and often.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood players in deep shock and mourning for popular former teammate.
Michael Gleeson Hawthorn president Andrew Newbold says club more focused on being in preliminary final.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell may miss do-or-die semi-final next week.
Michael Gleeson Ten years ago to the game, Collingwood travelled to Adelaide as a rank outsider.
Michael Gleeson Players to wear bespoke jumpers tailored by not only body size, but position.
Michael Gleeson Liam Jurrah still wants to play football because he knows what it means for his people, and it makes him happy.
Michael Gleeson Controversial Melbourne forward Liam Jurrah has stunningly quit the Demons in the hope he can continue his football career with one of the Adelaide clubs.
Michael Gleeson The result Collingwood needed last night was more about the man than the team.
Michael Gleeson Flag favourite and the best team of the year is also the team that has claimed the minor premiership.
Michael Gleeson Richmond seeks to entice former Port Adelaide premiership coach from GWS.
Michael Gleeson Can you persist with a misfiring forward line going into the finals and hope it rediscovers its mojo?
Michael Gleeson Robert Walls was two years from holding up a Carlton premiership cup when he was sacked as coach.
Michael Gleeson Hawks piled on goals against hapless GWS, knowing that the chance for a percentage spike could be season-defining with a logjam of sides trying to squeeze into the top four.