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 Essendon forced to make five changes to its undefeated side, but has more critically named full-forward Michael Hurley to take on St Kilda at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Michael Gleeson Melbourne, it seems, is like Baghdad: in a permanent state of rebuilding.
Michael Gleeson The game was played in the Tigers' forward half but they were not efficient in their use.
Michael Gleeson Michael Malthouse has become a sounding board for struggling young Demon Jack Watts.
Michael Gleeson Melbourne coach Mark Neeld opens up about the challenges he's faced in his first six months of coaching.
Michael Gleeson Coach Mark Neeld has favoured strong bodies over the ball and winning every contest.
Michael Gleeson When there could be four wins there are just two and so they are losses that shape a season.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Jack Watts' next 'class could be as a defender trying to curb Nick Riewoldt.