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 AFL message meant to clarify issue of contact in marking contests only serves to further muddy the issue.
Michael Gleeson New football operations manager seeks opinions as part of his meet and greet with clubs.
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 Can you persist with a misfiring forward line going into the finals and hope it rediscovers its mojo?
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.
Michael Gleeson Magpies v Eagles at the MCG could be a preview of the grand final.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood is confronting a poser: how do you fit eight defenders into six spots?
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.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood was not only humbled by its arch foe, but its premiership ambitions were jolted.
Michael Gleeson and Matt Murnane They should be among the most potent forward lines, but this year the Tigers have been toothless.
Michael Gleeson Travis Cloke is this year's Tom Scully. Will he? Won't he? How many hearts will be broken if he does?
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Brownlow medallist strains a hamstring and All-Australian defender forced out of the game.