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 Bitterly disappointed at losing and exiting the finals in straight sets, Chris Scott took some comfort in the fact that when the team was most challenged, it was his young captain and full-forward...
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne goes into its first preliminary final in seven years supremely confident.
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne advances to its first preliminary final since 2007 after upsetting Geelong by six points.
Michael Gleeson Several years ago Rob Millar at the Kew Rovers Footy Club figured more could be done with the players' boots at the end of the season.
Michael Gleeson Heritier Lumumba’s likely departure from Collingwood was not a product of him reacting to a perceived gay slur, according to his manager.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Collingwood is among the clubs interested in Melbourne forward/ruckman Mitch Clark who is understood to favour a fresh start away from the Demons if he is to make his return to AFL football.
Michael Gleeson The season was a success, the finals a failure, Damien Hardwick soberly, bitterly, opined.
Michael Gleeson Richmond captain Trent Cotchin and coach Damien Hardwick dismissed the significance of the decision to kick into the wind after winning the toss against Port Adelaide.
Michael Gleeson Within 17 minutes this game was over and with it Richmond's thrillingly resurgent season.
Michael Gleeson Nathan Gordon's arrival at the Tigers important to the resurrection late in the season
Michael Gleeson The numbers are now correcting, the ledger changing. Geelong is willing but no longer as able to make good its resolve against Hawthorn.
Caroline Wilson, Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Paul Roos has been the first AFL coach to sound out disgruntled Magpie Heritier Lumumba after it was revealed Collingwood could trade the 27-year-old.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood is likely to part ways with premiership player Hertier Lumumba after he criticised the club for not acting on a homophobic slur and after a series of intense discussions in recent weeks...
Michael Gleeson Chatter about walk-outs at Collingwood swept the Twittersphere on Tuesday.
Michael Gleeson Richmond coach Damien Hardwick said he understood Port Adelaide's frustration in being told it could not wear its traditional strip in Sunday's final against Richmond, but felt it was irrelevant to...
Michael Gleeson Dustin Martin almost a Giant, always a Tiger.
Michael Gleeson It might not have changed anything on the ladder, but David Hale walked away encouraged by Hawthorn's win against Geelong 10 days ago.
Michael Gleeson That Richmond managed to win just three games from its their first 13 matches and did not feast on the coach, the president, the boot-studder, the recruiter, or the prized draft pick was notable.
Michael Gleeson This game that meant little threatened to become a match that meant so much for Hawthorn.
Michael Gleeson Ty Vickery or Ben Griffiths. Tigers face a call for Swans game.