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 Bitterly disappointed at losing and exiting the finals in straight sets, Chris Scott took some comfort in the fact that when the team was most challenged, it was his young captain and full-forward...
Michael Gleeson The season was a success, the finals a failure, Damien Hardwick soberly, bitterly, opined.
Michael Gleeson St Kilda can mimic Port Adelaide and rapidly regenerate and resurrect from the ladder lower reaches in sharp time, according to Leigh Montagna.
Michael Gleeson Seemingly innocuous kick to ankle forces Magpie into second round of surgery in six months.
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 North Melbourne advances to its first preliminary final since 2007 after upsetting Geelong by six points.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Sought-after Melbourne free agent James Frawley has spent the weekend in Perth meeting the Dockers.
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne goes into its first preliminary final in seven years supremely confident.
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 Ty Vickery or Ben Griffiths. Tigers face a call for Swans game.
Michael Gleeson This game that meant little threatened to become a match that meant so much for Hawthorn.
Michael Gleeson It might not have changed anything on the ladder, but David Hale walked away encouraged by Hawthorn's win against Geelong 10 days ago.
Michael Gleeson That Richmond managed to win just three games from its their first 13 matches and did not feast on the coach, the president, the boot-studder, the recruiter, or the prized draft pick was notable.
Michael Gleeson Richmond coach Damien Hardwick said he understood Port Adelaide's frustration in being told it could not wear its traditional strip in Sunday's final against Richmond, but felt it was irrelevant to...
Michael Gleeson The numbers are now correcting, the ledger changing. Geelong is willing but no longer as able to make good its resolve against Hawthorn.
Michael Gleeson Within 17 minutes this game was over and with it Richmond's thrillingly resurgent season.
Michael Gleeson Melbourne lodges an application with the AFL for consideration for a priority pick.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood seldom defeats Hawthorn with strong teams and this team is anything but strong.