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 Hawthorn captain still building his training after rehabilitation from injury.
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 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.
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 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 Collingwood could make at least seven changes for the GWS match
Michael Gleeson Collingwood is likely to welcome back Brownlow medallist Dane Swan as one of several changes to the team this week.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood has tall players who play well as small men and small men who are big men in little bodies.
Michael Gleeson In the best news out of Melbourne since Paul Roos signed on and the club started winning games, exciting young power forward Jesse Hogan has returned to running and more importantly is poised to sign...
Michael Gleeson The idea that umpires could effectively crack down on taggers was futile and given all teams had a tagger, critics should stop whingeing, according to one of the more provocative and effective...
Michael Gleeson Melbourne's Jack Trengove is out for the rest of the season after scans on his left foot revealed a crack on his navicular bone.
Michael Gleeson Raff had a blue wrist band, he was a forward. Xander had a yellow one, he was playing in the midfield. Harry? He got the red wrist band and shuffled down to the backline.
Michael Gleeson Marley Williams appears certain to return to playing football this week, through the VFL with a probable return to the senior side after the team's bye.
Michael Gleeson Nathan Buckley harbours concerns about the emotional state of Marley Williams, who is set to play in the VFL on Saturday.
Michael Gleeson Slow and stilted run, schoolboy errors and the absence of three of its most critical players were behind not only Richmond's belting by Hawthorn on Sunday but its slide from a team that challenged...