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 St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt appears certain to play for two more seasons after committing to a new contract.
Michael Gleeson and Matt Murnane Richmond has signed former Geelong midfielder Taylor Hunt as a delisted free agent with young Cat Joel Hamling heading to the Bulldogs
Michael Gleeson Mark Thompson could lose AFL life membership privileges and hamper his chances of being able to be employed in the AFL again after he appeared to make good on his threat not to pay his $30,000 fine...
Michael Gleeson Former Melbourne coach Mark Neeld has joined Essendon as its new development coach.
Caroline Wilson and Michael Gleeson Collingwood president Eddie McGuire has demanded financial compensation for the loss of its contracted football boss Rodney Eade, who on Tuesday accepted a three-year deal to coach the Gold Coast.
Michael Gleeson Rodney Eade is the new coach of the Gold Coast Suns.
Michael Gleeson Essendon coach James Hird welcomes a great club person and says he's still hopeful Mark Thompson will stay at the club.
Michael Gleeson Levi Greenwood this year got a taste of two things. One was regular football, the other was playing big games with the surge of adrenalin that only the baying crowd can provide.
Michael Gleeson Any external pessimism about Collingwood after the exits of Beams and Lumumba is misplaced, says Nathan Buckley.
Michael Gleeson Carlton hard nut Mitch Robinson appears most likely to end up in Brisbane with the Lions as a delisted free agent.
Michael Gleeson Consider for a moment you are Geelong. You have Tom Hawkins out of contract at the end of next year ... and he is a free agent when his contract expires.
Michael Gleeson Surprisingly, given the year that has been, Essendon did not end up in court. In the end Essendon did the deal.
Emma Quayle, Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson The Patrick Ryder impasse remained unresolved on Wednesday night, after a mediation session failed to result in a deal between Essendon and Port Adelaide.
Jake Niall, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle In the most dramatic day of action in the history of the draft and trading system Tom Boyd has become a Bulldog on unprecedented terms in exchange for the Dogs captain Ryan Griffen.
Jake Niall, Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson A blockbuster deal in which Western Bulldogs captain Ryan Griffen would be traded for Greater Western Sydney's Tom Boyd is looking increasingly likely.
Michael Gleeson Bob is a good dog. Loyal, smart, a little old but young enough to learn a new trick. He's a good dog is Bob. He might be the best Dog. The top dog.
Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle, Jake Niall The sudden burst of trading action on Wednesday has continued with Carlton lodging its trade deal to secure the Giants' Kristian Jaksch.
Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall The Western Bulldogs and Greater Western Sydney continued their staring competition on Tuesday, with the Giants adamant Tom Boyd would not be traded despite his manager's claim that he would leave in...
Michael Gleeson Adelaide's search for a ruckman has seen it pursue talks with Giants big man Tom Downie.
Michael Gleeson The Cats are interested in St Kilda ruck/forward Rhys Stanley