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 Geelong premiership player Travis Varcoe could join the Pies, by becoming the missing link in a three-way trade with Melbourne and Geelong.
Michael Gleeson Out-of-contract North Melbourne player Levi Greenwood advises the club he is seeking a move to Collingwood.
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne secured Shaun Higgins but is now waiting to learn if it will be able to hold onto onballer Levi Greenwood who is weighing up whether to move to Collingwood or the Western Bulldogs.
Michael Gleeson Sydney premiership star Nick Malceski has quit the Swans to join the Gold Coast Suns.
Michael Gleeson Former No.2 draft pick Jono O'Rourke has told the Giants he wants to return home to Victoria.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood defender Heritier Lumumba has nominated Melbourne as the club he wants to be traded to.
Michael Gleeson Ordinarily when players are coming back from injury trying to make a grand final, it is the coach who needs convincing. Not at Hawthorn. Not with Cyril.
Michael Gleeson With Adelaide looking for a new coach and Gold Coast appearing likely to be in need of a new coach the man who took over Hawthorn during Alastair Clarkson’s illness said he was keen to talk to...
Michael Gleeson Hawthorn full-back Brian Lake wants to play on again next year to end his career with a three-peat to rival the Brisbane Lions.
Michael Gleeson The danger in buying millionaires is that the team tries to play like one.
Michael Gleeson They were the decisive match-ups of the Hawthorn-Sydney grand final.
Michael Gleeson Ben Stratton - classical guitarist, surfer, Spanish speaker, moustache twirler, footballer. He is many things Ben Stratton, Hawthorn premiership defender is one of them.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Collingwood wants to keep star midfielder Dayne Beams, who has asked to be traded back to Queensland to be with his ill father.
Michael Gleeson Jack Gunston has learnt to deal with the expectation of being the (second) straightest shooter.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall It was the talk before the trades with all but two AFL clubs gathering at the Westpac Centre on Tuesday to informally begin discussions on the month ahead.
Jon Pierik, Michael Gleeson and Caroline Wilson Essendon has lost the support of the other 17 AFL clubs over its ongoing handling of its drugs investigation.
Michael Gleeson Hawthorn hurt by space and run. Does Brad Sewell come in against the bigger bodied Sydney Swans? What about Ben McEvoy for Jon Ceglar?
Michael Gleeson Cyril Rioli and Brad Sewell could yet play in the grand final if the Hawks make it, Alastair Clarkson said.
Michael Gleeson When North Melbourne chose to be Kangaroos known for shinbones not white shoes, who lived in Arden Street not Carrara they made a decision in the knowledge they would be a smaller club.
Michael Gleeson This is the team that plays no-one that represents everyone, and so pleases no-one and everyone.