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 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
Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Carlton was confident of finalising a deal for Kristian Jaksch on Monday, with the trade hinging on a decision from his GWS midfielder Mark Whiley on whether to make the move with him.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Peter Gordon calls Tony Shepherd for deal on Tom Boyd to become a Dog
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Magpie Dayne Beams will become a Brisbane Lions player by the end of the week with the complicated five-club deal the most likely to land the player in Queensland.
Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Essendon and Port Adelaide must restart negotiations over Paddy Ryder, who could still make it to the Power without having to take his club to the AFL's grievance tribunal.
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle No deal on Dayne Beams but Jack Trengove may be a Tiger.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Brendan McCartney’s sacking does not alter Ryan Griffen’s decision to want to quit the Dogs and be traded to Greater Western Sydney next year.