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 As Collingwood contemplates how to stop the freedom with which better sides open it up, the first consideration was how to restructure its back line.
Michael Gleeson Spirited Pies ensure their former coach Mick Malthouse stays winless in 2013.
Michael Gleeson Jobe Watson steps emphatically out of the shadow of his father to do one of the few things that famous and awarded player had not: win the Brownlow Medal.
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 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 The Buckley years have begun without obvious punctuation. At least little punctuation.
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 and Jake Niall Brownlow medallist strains a hamstring and All-Australian defender forced out of the game.