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.

Rubbery situations in last round of season 2014

Michael Gleeson Collingwood seldom defeats Hawthorn with strong teams and this team is anything but strong.


Power forwards in great demand

Recovery session

Michael Gleeson Richmond desperately needs an elite tall forward. This is not a new statement, nor is it an outdated one.

Cats grab trio from rivals in departure from club policy

Hamish McIntosh

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Geelong has already set itself the goal of reaching the top four in 2013.

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Saints hold out hope on late trade for Brown

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Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall St Kilda is still hopeful that a deal can be struck for Mitch Brown.

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Richmond ready for final step, says Tuck

Richmond's Shane Tuck.

Michael Gleeson Following in his father's footsteps, Shane Tuck will contest his 10th AFL season this year.


North's first win may be costly

North's Drew Petrie marks from Brisbane's Daniel Merrett.

Michael Gleeson Key forward Drew Petrie reported for a bump on Brisbane's Rohan Bewick


Mirror, mirror on the wall

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15:  Andrew Swallow of the Kangaroos is tackled by Shannon Byrnes of the Cats during the round three AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Geelong Cats at Etihad Stadium on April 15, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

Michael Gleeson The Kangaroos defeated the Cats by 'out-Geelonging' Geelong at the weekend.

North holds off another late surge

Flying Kangaroo: North's Drew Petrie takes a big grab over the pack yesterday.

Michael Gleeson North Melbourne withstands late push from Brisbane Lions for 16-point win.

North faces fears to end match in cheers

Fight night: St Kilda's Brendon Goddard and North's Leigh Adams get physical.

Michael Gleeson North Melbourne's year has to a large extent been unpredictable and uncertain even to themselves.