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 That Richmond managed to win just three games from its their first 13 matches and did not feast on the coach, the president, the boot-studder, the recruiter, or the prized draft pick was notable.
Michael Gleeson Richmond desperately needs an elite tall forward. This is not a new statement, nor is it an outdated one.
Michael Gleeson In the first term Melbourne failed to get a centre hit out, they failed to get a centre clearance. they failed to get a goal.
Michael Gleeson We need to talk about Riewoldt. Either one, take your pick it doesn't matter which cousin you choose the issue is roughly the same.
Michael Gleeson In the last five rounds Tom Liberatore has equalled Gary Ablett for effectiveness.
Michael Gleeson Shane Tuck is a Tigers favourite and son of a famous Hawk of unprecedented longevity in the big time, but he has already survived – twice – when he thought his AFL career was over.
Michael Gleeson Defender's run one of the pieces that has fallen neatly into place for Mick Malthouse
Michael Gleeson Flag favourite and the best team of the year is also the team that has claimed the minor premiership.
Michael Gleeson Bulldogs captain admits he has more work to do yet after being off target.
Michael Gleeson Eagle boots seven less than a month after breaking his foot.
Michael Gleeson Expect bolder play and high-scoring shootouts as a new offensive strategy kicks in, based on last year's grand final.
Michael Gleeson Richmond is following the Sydney model to create a winning combination.
Michael Gleeson Magpies v Eagles at the MCG could be a preview of the grand final.