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 Of the improbable things that can happen in football, this was among the more implausible.
Michael Gleeson AFL message meant to clarify issue of contact in marking contests only serves to further muddy the issue.
Michael Gleeson Geelong overwhelms Richmond in a game that was more or less even until half-time.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood fights off a valiant St Kilda in a tight clash, prevailing by 26 points.
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne breaks its duck for season 2013 in fine style.
Michael Gleeson Richmond key forward stars with seven goals as Tigers hold off St Kilda in second-round clash.
Michael Gleeson Spirited Pies ensure their former coach Mick Malthouse stays winless in 2013.
Michael Gleeson Luckless Saint Rhys Stanley injures his left knee after being switched to defence.
Michael Gleeson The game was played in the Tigers' forward half but they were not efficient in their use.
Michael Gleeson AFL acts to try to tidy the look of the game with a clutch of changes.
Michael Gleeson Jobe Watson steps emphatically out of the shadow of his father to do one of the few things that famous and awarded player had not: win the Brownlow Medal.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell may miss do-or-die semi-final next week.
Michael Gleeson The result Collingwood needed last night was more about the man than the team.
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne withstands late push from Brisbane Lions for 16-point win.
Michael Gleeson Suburban footballer who criticised a female umpire on social media is being investigated by his league for inappropriate treatment of women.
Michael Gleeson After a bright start, Carlton suffers a big loss at home to an energetic Adelaide Crows outfit.
Michael Gleeson Gary Ablett had more disposals than any other player has had in a game since Greg Williams amassed that number in 1989.
Michael Gleeson Western Bulldogs show poor marksmanship but still down Port by 38 points.
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne's year has to a large extent been unpredictable and uncertain even to themselves.
Michael Gleeson Lance Franklin was given an early rest as Hawthorn cruised to a near-record 162-point win over Greater Western Sydney at the MCG.