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 Collingwood has re-signed its coach Nathan Buckley for a further two years.
Michael Gleeson Jack Riewoldt is resting a minor quad complaint that will force him to again miss Richmond's Nab Challenge match.
Michael Gleeson Nick Maxwell declares Collingwood would not drop away this season and would contend for the flag.
Michael Gleeson The conversation with Gary Ablett has always been more about others than about him.
Michael Gleeson Selfishness had crept into Collingwood this year, which was why the club had acted so aggressively in the off-season with changes that had been made to the list and more broadly about the club, club...
Michael Gleeson Dale Thomas and Heath Shaw yet to officially leave, but indicate just how much of a formality that is.
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 Nathan Buckley's purported problem with the group, uncreatively named the Rat Pack - or Brat Pack depending on your age - is that the monastic former teammate's disciplinary ways were too onerous and...
Michael Gleeson Spirited Pies ensure their former coach Mick Malthouse stays winless in 2013.
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 Collingwood has found its level for the inconsistent effort it is displaying at the moment, coach says.
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 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 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.
Michael Gleeson Magpies v Eagles at the MCG could be a preview of the grand final.