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 Hawthorn full-back Brian Lake wants to play on again next year to end his career with a three-peat to rival the Brisbane Lions.
Michael Gleeson The danger in buying millionaires is that the team tries to play like one.
Michael Gleeson They were the decisive match-ups of the Hawthorn-Sydney grand final.
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne goes into its first preliminary final in seven years supremely confident.
Michael Gleeson This game that meant little threatened to become a match that meant so much for Hawthorn.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood seldom defeats Hawthorn with strong teams and this team is anything but strong.
Michael Gleeson Richmond desperately needs an elite tall forward. This is not a new statement, nor is it an outdated one.
Michael Gleeson Lance Franklin flexed his muscles and Sydney did the same in an eventful 50-point victory over Essendon.
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Talented young Sydney forward quits the club for cross-town rival Greater Western Sydney.
Michael Gleeson Rivals call for ''archaic'' salary cap concession for Sydney clubs to be scrapped.
Jon Pierik, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Two key dominoes of trade week - Josh Caddy and Kurt Tippett - could take time to fall.
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Collingwood finalises deal to move Sharrod Wellingham home to Perth.
Michael Gleeson The market of tall forwards who can ruck has become even thinner with GWS re-signing Jonathan Giles.
Michael Gleeson Magpies receive picks 20 and 45 from Melbourne in exchange for Chris Dawes and pick 58.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood forward will play for Melbourne for the next four years.
Michael Gleeson St Kilda and West Coast spoke late last week for the first time in days. It was a short conversation.
Michael Gleeson If Cale Hooker nodded his head, Mitch Brown might now be a St Kilda player.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Greater Western Sydney is planning to meet Kurt Tippett next week, as the club explores the possibility of moving some of Israel Folau's marketing millions over to the controversial former Adelaide...
Michael Gleeson GREATER Western Sydney are planning to meet Kurt Tippett next week, as the club explores the possibility of moving some of Israel Folau's marketing millions over to the controversial former Adelaide...
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Greater Western Sydney explores possibility of recruiting Kurt Tippett.