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 Mark Evans wandered smiling onto the MCG, not quite sure where to put himself.
Michael Gleeson They were small moments, as they all are, but they were big in the telling of the game.
Michael Gleeson Hawthorn takes a big step towards going one better than last year with a 54-point win over Sydney.
Michael Gleeson Twenty minutes into the second quarter and Hawthorn flooded. Not its forward line, mind you, its back line.
Michael Gleeson Jobe Watson steps emphatically out of the shadow of his father to do one of the few things that famous and awarded player had not: win the Brownlow Medal.
Michael Gleeson The Tigers were the equal of the Hawks for pressure at the ball and the man.
Michael Gleeson Jack Gunston was brought in to play a lead-up role for Hawthorn.
Michael Gleeson Hawthorn moves to eliminate off-field distractions that could sabotage premiership plans.
Michael Gleeson The Buckley years have begun without obvious punctuation. At least little punctuation.