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 Bombers enter opener against Adelaide with almost a full line-up from which to choose.
Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson The Bombers didn't appear to have implemented any major positional shifts.
Jesse Hogan and Michael Gleeson Brent Prismall retains a glimmer of hope of earning at least a fifth season at Essendon.
Michael Gleeson Geelong coach admits his side has been lucky at times in its undefeated start to the season.
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 Essendon is, plainly, a better side for the fact Brendon Goddard is a Bomber.
Michael Gleeson As Essendon celebrated finally overcoming Collingwood on Anzac Day and breaking a seven-game winless record against the Magpies, Collingwood acting captain Scott Pendlebury lashed his fellow...
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Hird interviews could be lengthy and held over multiple meetings.
Michael Gleeson They all came, those who could, armed with an appetite for Chinese food and a fight. Club by club they walked through Silks restaurant at Crown and into a private dining room at the back.
Michael Gleeson Playing a game on Friday helped lift, at least temporarily, the black clouds hanging over Essendon.
Michael Gleeson Darren Jolly was rested from the second game with a Pies newbie, that young chap Ben Hudson joining in.
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle AFTER 10 days of controversy and distraction, Essendon coach James Hird said it was a relief to get his side back playing football and expressed his pride in the players for the way they have handled...
Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson The AFL was informed last year that an Essendon official had made inquiries about peptides - the substances at the centre of the club's scandal - at a sports medicine conference 12 months ago,...
Michael Gleeson Players from other AFL clubs are expected to be implicated in the Essendon drug investigation.
Michael Gleeson Three clubs plunge on mature talent, pulling in players from the state leagues in the draft.
Michael Gleeson Brendon Goddard was a Saint but he's not a saviour.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Geelong has already set itself the goal of reaching the top four in 2013.
Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Hawthorn feels the brunt of the AFL's first free agency period, losing Clinton Young.
Michael Gleeson Rivals call for ''archaic'' salary cap concession for Sydney clubs to be scrapped.
Jon Pierik, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Two key dominoes of trade week - Josh Caddy and Kurt Tippett - could take time to fall.