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 Dustin Martin almost a Giant, always a Tiger.
Michael Gleeson When football came to town, so did the people. Unfortunately when the AFL teams left the town, the people did not.
Michael Gleeson Ty Vickery or Ben Griffiths. Tigers face a call for Swans game.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood is likely to welcome back Brownlow medallist Dane Swan as one of several changes to the team this week.
Michael Gleeson In the most extraordinary scenes at the MCG, Collingwood's Tony Armstrong has been required to play two games in a day, after the Magpies lost captain Scott Pendlebury and Ben Reid to injuries...
Michael Gleeson Tony Armstrong played two games for Collingwood in the one day on a bizarre night for the Magpies.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley could not recall a night as cursed as the miserable one he endured in the team’s loss to the Lions.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood devastated by injuries barely before the game begins then get mauled by Lions at the MCG
Michael Gleeson The clubs in the northern states should be allowed to sign drafted players to minimum three or four-year contracts to overcome the homesickness go-home factor of early seasons according to Brisbane...
Michael Gleeson The most galling thing of Melbourne's limp 10-goal defeat by Greater Western Sydney on Sunday was they were actually trying to win. That has not always been able to be said.
Michael Gleeson Cyril Rioli was 13 when he first wore footy boots. It was after he was picked to play for the Northern Territory in Canberra.
Michael Gleeson Melbourne lodges an application with the AFL for consideration for a priority pick.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood could make at least seven changes for the GWS match
Michael Gleeson When big AFL clubs are successful they appear even bigger again. When those clubs are not winning they somehow still seem to appear almost as big and interesting.
Michael Gleeson Only minutes before Friday night’s AFL game was to start, commence the Carlton players were hastily changing shorts in the race under the stand at Etihad Stadium.
Michael Gleeson The first stage of Paul Roos' reconstruction of Melbourne was to ensure the Demons were never out of games. This he has achieved in part. The next stage is to get the side into games.
Michael Gleeson Chris Dawes and Jack Frost had never met. They shared a link and suddenly a place on the MCG, but they did not know one another.
Michael Gleeson AFL director of umpiring Wayne Campbell says uncontested play, not poor umpiring, was the reason for the low number of free kicks during the tedious Queen's Birthday match between Collingwood and...
Michael Gleeson Jacques Merkus was pilloried when the outsider assumed control of a new Colonial Stadium and condescendingly warned football fans they had to learn to do things differently.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood has tall players who play well as small men and small men who are big men in little bodies.