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 Jake Carlisle, one of the emerging stars of the competition this year, has been forced out of the side to play Greater Western Sydney with an ankle injury suffered on Anzac Day.
Michael Gleeson Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson may have to overhaul forward set-up.
Michael Gleeson Almost-forgotten recruit Clinton Young may begin playing in the VFL in the next fortnight.
Michael Gleeson Having lost its own football manager to the AFL on the eve of the season, Hawthorn has responded by poaching the Western Bulldogs' football boss two rounds into the new year.
Michael Gleeson Carlton is winless, Geelong yet to lose, yet little divides them.
Michael Gleeson Bombers enter opener against Adelaide with almost a full line-up from which to choose.
Michael Gleeson Luckless Saint Rhys Stanley injures his left knee after being switched to defence.
Michael Gleeson Hawthorn captain still building his training after rehabilitation from injury.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood forward says if he can't wear a glove he will have to chop off his finger.
Michael Gleeson COLLINGWOOD forward Quinten Lynch is seeking a medical exemption from the AFL's ban on players wearing gloves, saying if he can't wear a glove he will have to chop off his finger.
Michael Gleeson THE summer of headlines were about history at the club and did not impact on the Melbourne players of the present, Demons coach Mark Neeld said after his side played its first games following an...
Michael Gleeson The game was played in the Tigers' forward half but they were not efficient in their use.
Michael Gleeson A loophole allowing AFL players to avoid a drug strike by self-reporting is likely to be closed on Wednesday with the AFL also expected to consider a push to significantly increase hair testing of...
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.
Jesse Hogan and Michael Gleeson Brent Prismall retains a glimmer of hope of earning at least a fifth season at Essendon.
Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson Mindful of the burden on the ageing shoulders of veteran premiership ruck Darren Jolly, Collingwood has shown interest in out of contract Giant Jonathan Giles.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Geelong has emerged as a major off-season player, it's eye on Rivers and McIntosh.
Michael Gleeson and Matt Murnane They should be among the most potent forward lines, but this year the Tigers have been toothless.
Michael Gleeson Ivan Maric doesn't say much, but the hard at it ruckman is a cult hero at Richmond.