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 North Melbourne advances to its first preliminary final since 2007 after upsetting Geelong by six points.
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne goes into its first preliminary final in seven years supremely confident.
Michael Gleeson In a game that spanned two hours it was just 10 minutes of play that was the critical difference. The difference in the contest, in the score and in the class.
Michael Gleeson Carlton free agent Eddie Betts has told the Blues today he wants to leave and will be moving to Adelaide.
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne set about its off-season with the determination of a club that sensed it was back in range.
Michael Gleeson Matt Campbell is not the first person to go to the casino and lose.
Michael Gleeson Round one produces rogue results. But the case of Melbourne may be different.
Michael Gleeson New football operations manager seeks opinions as part of his meet and greet with clubs.
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne breaks its duck for season 2013 in fine style.
Michael Gleeson Majak Daw's first brief appearance at the senior level thrills the crowd.
Michael Gleeson Luke Breust or Lindsay Thomas, Ben McGlynn or Eddie Betts. Small forwards. At one point or another all have turned Collingwood around and opened it up.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood suffers 11-point defeat and injuries to two key players as North Melbourne wins.
Michael Gleeson Lance Franklin played on a wing and was more involved but less influential.
Michael Gleeson Players now more likely to begin sliding head-first into contests instead of going to their knees.
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne withstands late push from Brisbane Lions for 16-point win.
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne's year has to a large extent been unpredictable and uncertain even to themselves.