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 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.
Michael Gleeson They were the decisive match-ups of the Hawthorn-Sydney grand final.
Michael Gleeson Ben Stratton - classical guitarist, surfer, Spanish speaker, moustache twirler, footballer. He is many things Ben Stratton, Hawthorn premiership defender is one of them.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Collingwood wants to keep star midfielder Dayne Beams, who has asked to be traded back to Queensland to be with his ill father.
Michael Gleeson Jack Gunston has learnt to deal with the expectation of being the (second) straightest shooter.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall It was the talk before the trades with all but two AFL clubs gathering at the Westpac Centre on Tuesday to informally begin discussions on the month ahead.
Jon Pierik, Michael Gleeson and Caroline Wilson Essendon has lost the support of the other 17 AFL clubs over its ongoing handling of its drugs investigation.
Michael Gleeson Hawthorn hurt by space and run. Does Brad Sewell come in against the bigger bodied Sydney Swans? What about Ben McEvoy for Jon Ceglar?
Michael Gleeson Cyril Rioli and Brad Sewell could yet play in the grand final if the Hawks make it, Alastair Clarkson said.
Michael Gleeson When North Melbourne chose to be Kangaroos known for shinbones not white shoes, who lived in Arden Street not Carrara they made a decision in the knowledge they would be a smaller club.
Michael Gleeson This is the team that plays no-one that represents everyone, and so pleases no-one and everyone.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Sought-after Melbourne free agent James Frawley has spent the weekend in Perth meeting the Dockers.
Michael Gleeson Guy McKenna's future will be part of the Gold Coast's review of the season.
Michael Gleeson Brent Harvey has been done by the Little Aussie Bleeder Joel Selwood.
Michael Gleeson Robbie Gray was overpaid when he signed his last contract. That was the feeling anyway. It was only by a little, but it was 2012 and the Power had to pay someone.
Michael Gleeson Bitterly disappointed at losing and exiting the finals in straight sets, Chris Scott took some comfort in the fact that when the team was most challenged, it was his young captain and full-forward...
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne goes into its first preliminary final in seven years supremely confident.
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne advances to its first preliminary final since 2007 after upsetting Geelong by six points.