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 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.
Michael Gleeson Several years ago Rob Millar at the Kew Rovers Footy Club figured more could be done with the players' boots at the end of the season.
Michael Gleeson Heritier Lumumba’s likely departure from Collingwood was not a product of him reacting to a perceived gay slur, according to his manager.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Collingwood is among the clubs interested in Melbourne forward/ruckman Mitch Clark who is understood to favour a fresh start away from the Demons if he is to make his return to AFL football.
Michael Gleeson The season was a success, the finals a failure, Damien Hardwick soberly, bitterly, opined.
Michael Gleeson Richmond captain Trent Cotchin and coach Damien Hardwick dismissed the significance of the decision to kick into the wind after winning the toss against Port Adelaide.
Michael Gleeson Within 17 minutes this game was over and with it Richmond's thrillingly resurgent season.
Michael Gleeson Nathan Gordon's arrival at the Tigers important to the resurrection late in the season
Michael Gleeson The numbers are now correcting, the ledger changing. Geelong is willing but no longer as able to make good its resolve against Hawthorn.
Caroline Wilson, Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Paul Roos has been the first AFL coach to sound out disgruntled Magpie Heritier Lumumba after it was revealed Collingwood could trade the 27-year-old.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood is likely to part ways with premiership player Hertier Lumumba after he criticised the club for not acting on a homophobic slur and after a series of intense discussions in recent weeks...
Michael Gleeson Chatter about walk-outs at Collingwood swept the Twittersphere on Tuesday.