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 In defeat, Hawthorn took solace in its ability to recover and put a game of football in perspective.
Michael Gleeson Ten years ago to the game, Collingwood travelled to Adelaide as a rank outsider.
Michael Gleeson Flag favourite and the best team of the year is also the team that has claimed the minor premiership.
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.
Michael Gleeson Hawks piled on goals against hapless GWS, knowing that the chance for a percentage spike could be season-defining with a logjam of sides trying to squeeze into the top four.
Michael Gleeson and Peter Hanlon They were only abbreviated pre-season games, but Richmond had reason to cheer.
Michael Gleeson Hawthorn moves to eliminate off-field distractions that could sabotage premiership plans.
Jesse Hogan, Michael Gleeson Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson is relieved that a week's rest is likely to be the worst-case outcome for Luke Breust after the brutal body clash he endured late in the Hawks' 56-point thumping of...