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 Seemingly innocuous kick to ankle forces Magpie into second round of surgery.
Michael Gleeson Defender's run one of the pieces that has fallen neatly into place for Mick Malthouse
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 As Essendon celebrated finally overcoming Collingwood on Anzac Day and breaking a seven-game winless record against the Magpies, Collingwood acting captain Scott Pendlebury lashed his fellow...
Michael Gleeson Following in his father's footsteps, Shane Tuck will contest his 10th AFL season this year.
Michael Gleeson Hawthorn captain still building his training after rehabilitation from injury.
Michael Gleeson The pain of injury and loss has haunted Brent Macaffer, writes Michael Gleeson.
Michael Gleeson Gary March wants return of state of origin as a means to overhaul the draw.
Michael Gleeson For Nathan Buckley, it was a year that was almost good enough, but ultimately amounted to nothing.
Michael Gleeson They have made the finals just twice in the last 30 years but Richmond has posted its greatest ever financial profit, making more than $3million this year.
Michael Gleeson St Kilda has sacked Jason Gram after the defender was arrested and charged by police.
Michael Gleeson Brendon Goddard was a Saint but he's not a saviour.
Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Hawthorn feels the brunt of the AFL's first free agency period, losing Clinton Young.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Richmond's bid to emerge as a legitimate finals aspirant has gained momentum, with the Tigers adding depth and dash through the midfield and almost certainly a key defender on the first day of free...
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Gumbleton has not had excessive interest from other clubs and may yet stay at Windy Hill.
Michael Gleeson This Collingwood-West Coast game was imbued with more significance than leaving a team one win from a grand final. It was a win with significance for people as well as club.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood's losing preliminary final was a corollary of its season, according to Nathan Buckley.
Michael Gleeson On the 12th attempt, Sydney was finally able to out-Collingwood Collingwood. The Swans stole their game back.
Michael Gleeson Hawthorn may have one change forced upon it with Leon Cameron due to meet with the Power this week.
Michael Gleeson In defeat, Hawthorn took solace in its ability to recover and put a game of football in perspective.