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 Working on the theory you kill a snake by cutting off its head, Dane Swan insists his coach Nathan Buckley had no problem with Collingwood's ''rat pack'' of players this year or else Swan would have...
Michael Gleeson Midfielder insists Nathan Buckley had no problem with "rat pack" this year.
Michael Gleeson, Jon Pierik UPDATE: Andrew Krakouer will look to shift to a new club after he was dumped by Collingwood.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Scott Pendlebury admits Pies "just a middle-of-the-rung side", but denies they need a rebuild.
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 Nathan Buckley's purported problem with the group, uncreatively named the Rat Pack - or Brat Pack depending on your age - is that the monastic former teammate's disciplinary ways were too onerous and...
Michael Gleeson Injuries are forcing Collingwood to re-model its team, writes Michael Gleeson.
Michael Gleeson Essendon forced to make five changes to its undefeated side, but has more critically named full-forward Michael Hurley to take on St Kilda at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
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 Collingwood forward will play for Melbourne for the next four years.
Michael Gleeson Apart from providing a lot of run and effective disposal — not always pretty but always left-footed — Ben Johnson has played a key role in helping shape members of Collingwood's 'rat pack'.
Michael Gleeson and Martin Blake Collingwood has decided to suspend premiership midfielder Sharrod Wellingham.
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne's mature-aged rookie Sam Gibson has waited most of his 25 years to play football.
Michael Gleeson The Buckley years have begun without obvious punctuation. At least little punctuation.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood was not only humbled by its arch foe, but its premiership ambitions were jolted.
Michael Gleeson Several big names are back for the Collingwood-Geelong blockbuster.