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 North Melbourne set about its off-season with the determination of a club that sensed it was back in range.
Michael Gleeson The moves of Heath Shaw and Dale Thomas from Collingwood were not the product of personality clashes, says Magpies coach Nathan Buckley.
Compiled by Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson It has taken three weeks but the AFL free agency and trade period has finally ended. Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson examine which clubs 'won' and which didn't.
Michael Gleeson Selfishness had crept into Collingwood this year, which was why the club had acted so aggressively in the off-season with changes that had been made to the list and more broadly about the club, club...
Michael Gleeson Dale Thomas and Heath Shaw yet to officially leave, but indicate just how much of a formality that is.
Michael Gleeson The shuffling of coaches has seen more significant faces move clubs.
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 Almost-forgotten recruit Clinton Young may begin playing in the VFL in the next fortnight.
Michael Gleeson Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson may have to overhaul forward set-up.
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.