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 suffers 11-point defeat and injuries to two key players as North Melbourne wins.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood fights off a valiant St Kilda in a tight clash, prevailing by 26 points.
Michael Gleeson Of the improbable things that can happen in football, this was among the more implausible.
Michael Gleeson Luckless Saint Rhys Stanley injures his left knee after being switched to defence.
Michael Gleeson This was football as St Kilda knew it, as Ross Lyon plays it. It is often not attractive, but it has its uses.
Michael Gleeson When there could be four wins there are just two and so they are losses that shape a season.
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne's year has to a large extent been unpredictable and uncertain even to themselves.
Michael Gleeson Fines for players who step fractionally outside the interchange gates.
Michael Gleeson and Peter Hanlon Justin Koschitzke suffers a suspected calf injury in the stifling heat of the Saints' first hitout.
Michael Gleeson The Saints were not clean and it was a very young Geelong side.
Michael Gleeson Michael Gleeson has a look at some of the highs and lows during week two.