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 Heath Shaw will meet at least six other clubs at both ends of the ladder as he considers vastly different financial offers and vastly different futures.
Michael Gleeson Dale Thomas and Heath Shaw yet to officially leave, but indicate just how much of a formality that is.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood end last game bullish it has dodged a bullet and is instead left with a selection headache.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood suffers 11-point defeat and injuries to two key players as North Melbourne wins.
Michael Gleeson Injuries are forcing Collingwood to re-model its team, writes Michael Gleeson.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood fights off a valiant St Kilda in a tight clash, prevailing by 26 points.
Michael Gleeson Harry O'Brien didn't want to be a leader last year. He didn't know what he wanted to do, he was in a dark place.
Michael Gleeson The pain of injury and loss has haunted Brent Macaffer, writes Michael Gleeson.
Michael Gleeson On the 12th attempt, Sydney was finally able to out-Collingwood Collingwood. The Swans stole their game back.
Michael Gleeson and Ashley Porter As a footballer, John McCarthy made those he played with smile easily and often.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood players in deep shock and mourning for popular former teammate.
Michael Gleeson This Collingwood-West Coast game was imbued with more significance than leaving a team one win from a grand final. It was a win with significance for people as well as club.
Michael Gleeson Can you persist with a misfiring forward line going into the finals and hope it rediscovers its mojo?
Michael Gleeson and Martin Blake Collingwood has decided to suspend premiership midfielder Sharrod Wellingham.
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne's mature-aged rookie Sam Gibson has waited most of his 25 years to play football.
Michael Gleeson Both Ben Reid and Ryan Schoenmakers have had six months to labour with odious memories.
Michael Gleeson The Buckley years have begun without obvious punctuation. At least little punctuation.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood was not only humbled by its arch foe, but its premiership ambitions were jolted.
Michael Gleeson Travis Cloke is this year's Tom Scully. Will he? Won't he? How many hearts will be broken if he does?
Michael Gleeson Several big names are back for the Collingwood-Geelong blockbuster.