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 Scott Gumbleton's career as a Docker has begun much the way of his tormented career at Essendon.
Michael Gleeson Paul Roos was expecting to find some 'scarring' when he arrived at Melbourne. But he was shocked by what he found.
Michael Gleeson St Kilda chief executive Michael Nettlefold has quit the club after a four year tenure.
Michael Gleeson This final was a must win for this team, which had tasted the bitterness of defeat last year.
Michael Gleeson The idea of Geelong playing a home final seems not just possible but probable.
Michael Gleeson Only two top-eight sides – Carlton and Fremantle – are in the top-eight sides for winning clearances.
Michael Gleeson Brendon Goddard was a Saint but he's not a saviour.
Michael Gleeson Expect bolder play and high-scoring shootouts as a new offensive strategy kicks in, based on last year's grand final.
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 Time in possession is the latest statistic to get coaches' juices flowing.
Michael Gleeson Immediate signs of a new look at St Kilda under the new coach.
Michael Gleeson Michael Gleeson has a look at some of the highs and lows during week two.