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 A quarter can turn a game and a season. The third quarter last week was as bad as Richmond could play, they lost the game and their season was listing.
Larissa Nicholson and Michael Gleeson The World Anti-Doping Agency's decision to appeal against the verdict rendered by the AFL tribunal on the Essendon 2012 supplements program did not in any way affect Essendon's performance against...
Michael Gleeson Another Essendon loss but another with a question mark.
Michael Gleeson The Richardsons agree. Nick Riewoldt is an excellent forward, but he might be better off not playing there. Well, not always.
Michael Gleeson The WADA decision to appeal the Essendon case would provide "a couple of days' noise" before the focus returned to the field according to league boss Gill McLachlan.
Michael Gleeson Pop quiz. Who said it?
Michael Gleeson Geelong captain Joel Selwood has not broken his hand with scans confirming the best outcome for the tough onballer who now expects to be fit to take o he Swans this week.
Michael Gleeson Pleased for small mercies Melbourne coach Paul Roos was encouraged that his side avoided a 100 point loss with a second half rally that suggested his team was "miles better" than in last week's...
Michael Gleeson On a day of upsets the only upset Melbourne could manage was to dismay their fans that they could not go where the Saints and Giants encouraged them to follow.
Michael Gleeson Young Cats and old, the pieces fell into place for Geelong. Cory Gregson, champion national gymnast turned goal sneak.
Larissa Nicholson, Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson To throw punches on the football field is cowardly, but to "fly the flag" for a teammate was "crap", North Melbourne coach Brad Scott said on Wednesday.
Michael Gleeson Brisbane Lions coach Justin Leppitsch has been involved in a physical clash with a young player at a seconds game at the weekend.
Michael Gleeson After the party comes the hangover. The festival of the Malthouse ended on Friday night in the most unedifying manner: a side not playing for the coach on the night of his veneration.
Michael Gleeson Essendon have held off an outstanding challenge from St Kilda to win their pulsating AFL match by two points.
Michael Gleeson Michael Malthouse's record-breaking game was also one of his worst describing his side's belting by Collingwood was as disappointing as any in his time at Carlton.
Michael Gleeson This was a memorable game for Michael Malthouse, for his family for Collingwood and for football.
Michael Gleeson Tyrone Vickery will most likely be picked to play for Richmond this week. He kicked four in the VFL last week and Ben Griffiths is out injured.
Claire Siracusa and Michael Gleeson In a blow for Gold Coast, club leaders David Swallow and Nick Malceski will be sidelined for weeks through injury.
Michael Gleeson Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge is keenly aware the helter-skelter pace his hard-working Bulldogs are playing at the moment is unlikely to be sustainable through the whole season and they need...
Michael Gleeson Aaron Vandenberg is a large, strong Melbourne midfielder. He has played four games now, but before Friday night you probably had not heard of him.