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 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 This is not a new statement, nor is it an outdated one.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 Hawthorn takes a big step towards going one better than last year with a 54-point win over Sydney.
Michael Gleeson Lance Franklin will be paid a relatively low amount in his first years at Sydney while Kurt Tippett's sizeable contract tapers down.
Michael Gleeson UPDATE Amazingly the Giants have been outbid ... and outflanked. Lance Franklin has chosen Bondi over Rooty Hill.
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Talented young Sydney forward quits the club for cross-town rival Greater Western Sydney.
Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson Mindful of the burden on the ageing shoulders of veteran premiership ruck Darren Jolly, Collingwood has shown interest in out of contract Giant Jonathan Giles.
Michael Gleeson Adelaide came to the MCG intent to shock and determined to mock expectations that it was the undeserving easybeat finalist. That the Crows came so close left the players in despair.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall St Kilda will make a bid for Gold Coast's Josh Caddy and West Coast defender Mitch Brown in a effort to turn loss into gain.
Michael Gleeson Chris Dawes will talk with Nathan Buckley to discuss the ramifications for him of the club’s decision to sign West Coast free agent Quinten Lynch.
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.