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.
Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson Mature-aged recruit Matt Thomas is almost assured of joining former Blue Shaun Hampson in making his debut for Richmond in the round-one clash on the Gold Coast on Saturday night.
Michael Gleeson Five wins and six losses since round 19 last year: that is where Richmond is at. Just another mid-table side that needs things going right.
Michael Gleeson It was only a summer glimpse, but a palpably different Melbourne side took the field on Friday night.
Michael Gleeson Jack Riewoldt is resting a minor quad complaint that will force him to again miss Richmond's Nab Challenge match.
Michael Gleeson Carlton comes up with stunning elimination final win over Richmond at the MCG.
Michael Gleeson The weekend's finals proved there is no substitute for experience in big games.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Richmond's bid to emerge as a legitimate finals aspirant has gained momentum, with the Tigers adding depth and dash through the midfield and almost certainly a key defender on the first day of free...
Michael Gleeson Richmond key forward stars with seven goals as Tigers hold off St Kilda in second-round clash.
Michael Gleeson Richmond was initially rattled and ultimately left undermanned and over-run after losing its two ruckmen within minutes of one another, Tigers coach Damien Hardwick said after the 44 point loss to...
Michael Gleeson Geelong overwhelms Richmond in a game that was more or less even until half-time.
Michael Gleeson Richmond has yet to rule out ruck pair Ty Vickery and Ivan Maric for Port clash.
Michael Gleeson Dynamic Geelong playmaker likely to return to the side this week.
Michael Gleeson Western Bulldogs veteran Daniel Cross dropped as club responds to sobering loss to Gold Coast.
Michael Gleeson The Tigers were the equal of the Hawks for pressure at the ball and the man.
Michael Gleeson Richmond is following the Sydney model to create a winning combination.
Michael Gleeson Ivan Maric doesn't say much, but the hard at it ruckman is a cult hero at Richmond.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall After beating St Kilda for the first time in nine years and in so doing defeating a second tough finals-credentialled opponent in two weeks, Richmond now had the belief it belonged among the best...