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 Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury had minor hip surgery on Friday, the same operation teammate Dane Swan had a fortnight ago after he missed the last game with a knee injury.
Michael Gleeson Carlton, like the Brisbane Lions, have asked for a priority draft pick. Carlton, like Brisbane, know they won't get it.
Michael Gleeson Brisbane Lions insist they should keep pick two regardless of any Carlton free agency compensation.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Giants star midfielder Adam Treloar has told the club he wants to be traded to is Collingwood.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Giants star midfielder Adam Treloar has told the club he wants to be traded to Collingwood in a deal that could potentially also include the skilful running player Curtly Hampton moving to the...
Michael Gleeson Sydney already understood they needed to find alternative ways to win than with Buddy carrying them over the line. Now that is a reality and not a tactical preference.
Michael Gleeson Sydney are taking a page out of the Hawks’ book and focusing less on Lance Franklin.
Michael Gleeson The greatest certainty of the finals – Fremantle will make changes.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury is closing on a new long-term deal which will almost certainly tie him to the club for the rest of his career.
Michael Gleeson Cameron Ling was only half exaggerating when he suggested during Sunday's game that Melbourne should approach Jesse Hogan now – at half-time if need be – with a new 10-year $15 million...
Michael Gleeson Some games start surprisingly early. Some teams start surprisingly late. Sunday's game started early, Melbourne were late.
Michael Gleeson They only whisper it quietly. Tentatively at first, it is offered almost sheepishly like if it is said too loudly they might jinx the whole thing.
Michael Gleeson The Western Bulldogs would appear likely to be able to play a final at Etihad Stadium if they maintain their form and hold on to fifth or sixth place and earn the right to host a final.
Mark Russell, Jon Pierik, Michael Gleeson Essendon coach James Hird is suing his insurance company for refusing to pay his legal bill of more than $640,000 over the supplements saga.
Michael Gleeson West Coast vice-captain Scott Selwood was far from making a decision on a possible move to Geelong, his manager angrily rejecting claims he had already decided to quit the Eagles.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood made a costly mistake in dropping out-of-form forward Jesse White for what turned out to be a horror loss to Melbourne according to Essendon goalkicker Matthew Lloyd.
Michael Gleeson The Tigers are in the top four after hunting then beating the Hawks
Jake Niall, Michael Gleeson Richmond has expressed interest in Carlton's talented flanker Chris Yarran, who is expected to figure in end of season trade discussions.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood players Lachie Keeffe and Josh Thomas have been issued with infraction notices for alleged breaches of the AFL's anti-doping code.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle All clubs will be free to trade future draft picks in this year's trade period after the AFL commission approved the move at a meeting Tuesday.