Michael Gleeson

Michael Gleeson

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.

AFL

Shifting tides as Dockers and Hawks get ready to clash in grand final rematch

Michael Gleeson Hawthorn in round two fielded a team with just 14 premiership players from last year. Fremantle had 20 of its grand finalists.

AFL

Shifting tides as Dockers hold ranks

Recovery session

Michael Gleeson Hawthorn in round two fielded a team with just 14 premiership players from last year. Fremantle had 20 of its grand finalists.

AFL

The building of a machine

Michael Gleeson dinkus

Michael Gleeson Mark Evans wandered smiling onto the MCG, not quite sure where to put himself.

Anderson set to win a grand final recall

Jed Anderson of the Box Hill Hawks marks over the top of Jackson Sheringham of the Cats during the VFL grand final match on Saturday.

Michael Gleeson, Jon Pierik and Brent Diamond As Hawthorn seeks grand final redemption, at least one player will get a reprieve.

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Hawthorn flags its intentions

Winged Hawk: Brent Guerra on crutches after the game last night.

Michael Gleeson Flag favourite and the best team of the year is also the team that has claimed the minor premiership.

AFL

Mission possible for Pies

Anthony Rocca

Michael Gleeson Ten years ago to the game, Collingwood travelled to Adelaide as a rank outsider.

Pies expect Dawes to play despite injury

Chris Dawes

Michael Gleeson, Ashley Porter Chris Dawes is expected to play in Friday night's preliminary final against Sydney, despite hobbling through the last quarter of Saturday night's game with what appeared to be a serious knee injury.

Franklin caught out on a wing

Michael Gleeson Lance Franklin played on a wing and was more involved but less influential.

AFL

Leading question

Joel Selwood leads his team out.

Michael Gleeson Joel Selwood knows leadership lies in the asking.

Bone-jarring collision could sideline Hawk

Luke Breust

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...