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, Jake Niall Hawthorn's players were doing what they could to help teammate Dayle Garlett as he shelves plans to play AFL for the foreseeable future.
Michael Gleeson Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson may have to overhaul forward set-up.
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 Western Bulldogs fullback will be traded to Hawthorn for a first round draft pick.
Michael Gleeson Both Ben Reid and Ryan Schoenmakers have had six months to labour with odious memories.
Jesse Hogan, Michael Gleeson Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson is relieved that a week's rest is likely to be the worst-case outcome for Luke Breust after the brutal body clash he endured late in the Hawks' 56-point thumping of...
Michael Gleeson The fact that this was the sort of game Hawthorn wanted was measured by the game not played at the MCG but by the one at Docklands yesterday.
Michael Gleeson Jack Gunston was brought in to play a lead-up role for Hawthorn.
Michael Gleeson Lance Franklin played on a wing and was more involved but less influential.
Michael Gleeson and Peter Hanlon They were only abbreviated pre-season games, but Richmond had reason to cheer.