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 Collingwood coach heartened by relaxed umpiring approach in the year's first match.
Michael Gleeson After almost a year out with a stress fracture in his foot, Alex Fasolo is likely to return.
Michael Gleeson and Jon Pierik Collingwood is almost certain to include first-gamer Tom Langdon for the opening round.
Michael Gleeson Players to wear bespoke jumpers tailored by not only body size, but position.
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 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 As Collingwood contemplates how to stop the freedom with which better sides open it up, the first consideration was how to restructure its back line.
Michael Gleeson Seemingly innocuous kick to ankle forces Magpie into second round of surgery in six months.
Michael Gleeson Injuries are forcing Collingwood to re-model its team, writes Michael Gleeson.
Michael Gleeson Luke Breust or Lindsay Thomas, Ben McGlynn or Eddie Betts. Small forwards. At one point or another all have turned Collingwood around and opened it up.
Michael Gleeson Both Ben Reid and Ryan Schoenmakers have had six months to labour with odious memories.
Michael Gleeson STAR Collingwood midfielder Scott Pendlebury is unlikely to be fit for this week's critical clash with West Coast.
Michael Gleeson Star Collingwood midfielder unlikely to be fit for this week's clash with West Coast.