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.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Players must understand that any contact to the head is likely to result in suspension.
Michael Gleeson Free agency was the tool introduced for clubs to ratchet themselves up the ladder.
Michael Gleeson Essendon is, plainly, a better side for the fact Brendon Goddard is a Bomber.
Michael Gleeson Bombers enter opener against Adelaide with almost a full line-up from which to choose.
Michael Gleeson The Saint's versatility has earned him an on-ball role, writes Michael Gleeson.
Michael Gleeson Darren Jolly was rested from the second game with a Pies newbie, that young chap Ben Hudson joining in.
Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson The Bombers didn't appear to have implemented any major positional shifts.
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle AFTER 10 days of controversy and distraction, Essendon coach James Hird said it was a relief to get his side back playing football and expressed his pride in the players for the way they have handled...
Michael Gleeson Brendon Goddard was a Saint but he's not a saviour.
Michael Gleeson Clinton Young has quit the Hawks and will play for Collingwood next year.
Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Hawthorn feels the brunt of the AFL's first free agency period, losing Clinton Young.
Michael Gleeson Magpie forward Chris Dawes has told the club he will explore options for a trade.
Michael Gleeson Essendon and Port Adelaide have brokered a deal to deliver them both a win that by-passed free agency compensation by trading free agent Angus Monfries to Port Adelaide for a draft pick.
Jon Pierik, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Two key dominoes of trade week - Josh Caddy and Kurt Tippett - could take time to fall.
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Collingwood finalises deal to move Sharrod Wellingham home to Perth.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood forward will play for Melbourne for the next four years.
Michael Gleeson PROMISING young St Kilda player Jamie Cripps has told the club he wants to return to Perth in a trade to West Coast.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Football's brave new world of free agency has begun with a bang with Saint Brendon Goddard lodging the paperwork for Essendon's four-year offer with the AFL.
Michael Gleeson So, do you like it? Free agency that is. I suspect most won't care too much at this stage.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall St Kilda will make a bid for Gold Coast's Josh Caddy and West Coast defender Mitch Brown in a effort to turn loss into gain.