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 So much is still unknown about Mark Blicavs but what seems certain is he will be a Cat for life.
Michael Gleeson Carlton's next coach will be chosen by a panel including Australia's soccer coach Ange Postecoglou and the club's freshly retired champion Chris Judd.
Michael Gleeson Carlton's Dale Thomas will miss the rest of the season after the Blues announced he will need shoulder surgery.
Michael Gleeson The game was won by one side, lost by another. Someone must be to blame. For every heroic Jack Steven act there had to be a villainous counterpoint.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood was a better team than the one that was in the identical position twelve months at eight wins and three losses but went on to miss the finals, Magpies coach Nathan Buckley said.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood have confirmed their place in the AFL's top four by crushing an injury-ravaged GWS Giants by 42 points at the MCG.
Michael Gleeson The AFL is pleased the game has opened up this year but is surprised and disappointed it has yet to result in higher scoring.
Michael Gleeson Nick Riewoldt and his cousin Jack helped keep Nick's sister Maddie alive. The players were among five family members who were blood matches for Maddie and regularly had their white cells harvested in...
Michael Gleeson Mark Thompson said he did not support the idea of Essendon recruiting older players such as Adam Cooney and James Gwilt as short-term remedies for loss of draft picks.
Michael Gleeson Brent Harvey's amusing trickery to draw a 50-metre penalty should also see him reported for staging.
Michael Gleeson A week after being pillloried as disgusting by their coach North Melbourne replied with a performance caretaker coach Darren Crocker described as super and the platform for the second half of the...
Michael Gleeson Resurgent North Melbourne hangs tough to claim a crucial 10-point victory over West Coast.
Michael Gleeson David Frost knew what it was to have a namesake. The double-take and giggle when you mentioned your name. The upside was it robbed friends of one of the nickname choices.
Michael Gleeson This was something Mick Malthouse would not have done. Which is perhaps why it was done.
Michael Gleeson AFL clubs have urged the league to extend the right to trade future draft picks to all clubs, and not just some through the academy and father-son picks.
Michael Gleeson Dane Swan is a study in bemused insouciance to the noise around football but he still heard the queries and the doubts that he could still be the player he had been and he resolved to prove them...
Michael Gleeson Collingwood produced a remarkable second-half revival to power over the top of North Melbourne and win their AFL match by 17 points at the MCG on Sunday.
Michael Gleeson A day after Carlton sacks a coach and sits miserably at the bottom of the ladder. Where do you go?
Michael Gleeson Adelaide has slammed sacked Carlton coach Mick Malthouse's incendiary claims that the club struck an illegal early deal with recruit Eddie Betts, claiming they were an outrageous slur on the club and...
Michael Gleeson It's hard to be under-rated when you were chosen as the best player of your year. But Brett Deledio is.