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 Collingwood has found its level for the inconsistent effort it is displaying at the moment, coach says.
Michael Gleeson Hawthorn captain still building his training after rehabilitation from injury.
Michael Gleeson Western Bulldogs veteran Daniel Cross dropped as club responds to sobering loss to Gold Coast.
Michael Gleeson and Andrew Wu Collingwood small forward Andrew Krakouer says an increase in intensity was responsible for an improved showing last week as the Swans promise to pay close attention to the Pies' in-form small...
Michael Gleeson Seemingly innocuous kick to ankle forces Magpie into second round of surgery in six months.
Michael Gleeson It was a knee reconstruction that stopped Luke Ball from playing last year.
Michael Gleeson After more than a year out, Collingwood premiership midfielder expected to play.
Michael Gleeson Richmond was initially rattled and ultimately left undermanned and over-run after losing its two ruckmen within minutes of one another, Tigers coach Damien Hardwick said after the 44 point loss to...
Michael Gleeson Richmond has yet to rule out ruck pair Ty Vickery and Ivan Maric for Port clash.
Michael Gleeson Geelong coach admits his side has been lucky at times in its undefeated start to the season.
Michael Gleeson As it searches for a way through its awful start to the season, Melbourne has made a positive step forward, appointing respected football executive Peter Jackson as interim chief executive.
Michael Gleeson Essendon forced to make five changes to its undefeated side, but has more critically named full-forward Michael Hurley to take on St Kilda at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Caroline Wilson and Michael Gleeson AFL chief Andrew Demetriou urged former Essendon boss Peter Jackson to step in and run an uncompromised review of the crisis-ridden Melbourne Football Club.
Michael Gleeson It was 12 months ago to the round last week that Luke Ball did his knee.
Michael Gleeson Jim Sharp was president of Collingwood when he pulled on the boots and ran out to play. No other president had done it before. None has done so since.
Michael Gleeson Almost-forgotten recruit Clinton Young may begin playing in the VFL in the next fortnight.
Michael Gleeson As Collingwood contemplates how to stop the freedom with which better sides open it up, the first consideration was how to restructure its back line.
Michael Gleeson Ordinarily, young footballers arrive at clubs as forwards and become serviceable defenders.
Michael Gleeson Carlton is winless, Geelong yet to lose, yet little divides them.
Michael Gleeson Melbourne, it seems, is like Baghdad: in a permanent state of rebuilding.