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 Carlton has withstood a late flourish from former Blue Eddie Betts to record a tense five-point win over Adelaide at the MCG.
Michael Gleeson St Kilda suffers the sort of loss that had been forecast to be its lot this year.
Michael Gleeson Five wins and six losses since round 19 last year: that is where Richmond is at. Just another mid-table side that needs things going right.
Michael Gleeson The what-if side of football offered another what-if game. It was a what-if game with a twist on those played before them this year.
Michael Gleeson Which team from outside the top four will be able to take it up to top sides in the finals?
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Goalsneak can pursue significant offers from Adelaide and North Melbourne.
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 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 Saint's versatility has earned him an on-ball role, writes Michael Gleeson.
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne breaks its duck for season 2013 in fine style.
Michael Gleeson Key forward Drew Petrie reported for a bump on Brisbane's Rohan Bewick
Michael Gleeson AFL message meant to clarify issue of contact in marking contests only serves to further muddy the issue.
Michael Gleeson Brent Harvey celebrates his 350th game with a four-goal haul in North Melbourne's 68-point win over St Kilda.
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 Ivan Maric doesn't say much, but the hard at it ruckman is a cult hero at Richmond.
Michael Gleeson After a bright start, Carlton suffers a big loss at home to an energetic Adelaide Crows outfit.
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne's year has to a large extent been unpredictable and uncertain even to themselves.