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 Carlisle, one of the emerging stars of the competition this year, has been forced out of the side to play Greater Western Sydney with an ankle injury suffered on Anzac Day.
Michael Gleeson Dynamic Geelong playmaker likely to return to the side this week.
Michael Gleeson Free agency was the tool introduced for clubs to ratchet themselves up the ladder.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood took the Greg Chappell philosophy to its loss to Hawthorn a fortnight ago. Like Chappell saying he was batting well but getting out, the Pies felt they were playing well but losing.
Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson Mindful of the burden on the ageing shoulders of veteran premiership ruck Darren Jolly, Collingwood has shown interest in out of contract Giant Jonathan Giles.
Michael Gleeson Travis Cloke will not renew acquaintance with Michael Malthouse and nor will he dock in Fremantle. The Collingwood forward will remain a Magpie for five years.
Michael Gleeson PROMISING young St Kilda player Jamie Cripps has told the club he wants to return to Perth in a trade to West Coast.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Football's brave new world of free agency has begun with a bang with Saint Brendon Goddard lodging the paperwork for Essendon's four-year offer with the AFL.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Richmond's bid to emerge as a legitimate finals aspirant has gained momentum, with the Tigers adding depth and dash through the midfield and almost certainly a key defender on the first day of free...
Michael Gleeson Chris Dawes will talk with Nathan Buckley to discuss the ramifications for him of the club’s decision to sign West Coast free agent Quinten Lynch.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Geelong has emerged as a major off-season player, it's eye on Rivers and McIntosh.
Michael Gleeson Rivals call for ''archaic'' salary cap concession for Sydney clubs to be scrapped.
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Collingwood finalises deal to move Sharrod Wellingham home to Perth.
Michael Gleeson Magpies receive picks 20 and 45 from Melbourne in exchange for Chris Dawes and pick 58.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood forward will play for Melbourne for the next four years.
Michael Gleeson Clinton Young has quit the Hawks and will play for Collingwood next year.
Michael Gleeson An overhaul has injected new talent and hope.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood has cut two ruckmen from its list and is not committed to recruiting a back-up, keen to put faith in Darren Jolly supported by versatile recruit Quinten Lynch and a promising but untried...
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.