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 and Jon Pierik Collingwood is almost certain to include first-gamer Tom Langdon for the opening round.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood has re-signed its coach Nathan Buckley for a further two years.
Michael Gleeson After almost a year out with a stress fracture in his foot, Alex Fasolo is likely to return.
Michael Gleeson Jack Riewoldt is resting a minor quad complaint that will force him to again miss Richmond's Nab Challenge match.
Michael Gleeson Sydney forward Jesse White has told the Swans he wants to be traded to a Victorian club.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Brisbane Lions and St Kilda shape as major factors on the final day of the trading period.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood suffers 11-point defeat and injuries to two key players as North Melbourne wins.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood end last game bullish it has dodged a bullet and is instead left with a selection headache.
Michael Gleeson New football operations manager seeks opinions as part of his meet and greet with clubs.
Michael Gleeson AFL message meant to clarify issue of contact in marking contests only serves to further muddy the issue.
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 Can you persist with a misfiring forward line going into the finals and hope it rediscovers its mojo?
Michael Gleeson and Ashley Porter As a footballer, John McCarthy made those he played with smile easily and often.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood players in deep shock and mourning for popular former teammate.
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 This Collingwood-West Coast game was imbued with more significance than leaving a team one win from a grand final. It was a win with significance for people as well as club.
Michael Gleeson Statistics say Gibson should have been All-Australian.
Michael Gleeson Both Ben Reid and Ryan Schoenmakers have had six months to labour with odious memories.
Michael Gleeson The Buckley years have begun without obvious punctuation. At least little punctuation.