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 Paul Seedsman refused to go out the night David Zaharakis pulled the rug from Collingwood's Anzac Day. He was due to go to a party with friends, but rang them to say he was staying home.
Michael Gleeson Can you persist with a misfiring forward line going into the finals and hope it rediscovers its mojo?
Michael Gleeson Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell may miss do-or-die semi-final next week.
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, Jake Niall Geelong has emerged as a major off-season player, it's eye on Rivers and McIntosh.
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 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 The tension that simmered beneath the surface of the Mick Malthouse succession plan at Collingwood took just three weeks of the new coach's reign to erupt into open hostility.
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 Several big names are back for the Collingwood-Geelong blockbuster.
Michael Gleeson Magpies v Eagles at the MCG could be a preview of the grand final.