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 The Demons did part of what was asked of them - they tried. The next question, of turning effort into victory, remains some time away.
Michael Gleeson Dynamic Geelong playmaker likely to return to the side this week.
Michael Gleeson It was a knee reconstruction that stopped Luke Ball from playing last year.
Michael Gleeson After more than a year out, Collingwood premiership midfielder expected to play.
Michael Gleeson Of the improbable things that can happen in football, this was among the more implausible.
Michael Gleeson St Kilda coach Scott Watters says reward for persisting and winning will be significant.
Michael Gleeson Melbourne has won one game; the Western Bulldogs have won one game.
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 Collingwood fights off a valiant St Kilda in a tight clash, prevailing by 26 points.
Michael Gleeson Richmond has yet to rule out ruck pair Ty Vickery and Ivan Maric for Port clash.
Michael Gleeson Only two top-eight sides – Carlton and Fremantle – are in the top-eight sides for winning clearances.
Michael Gleeson Sydney and Hawthorn square up on Saturday night, but will the stats add up to a win this time?
Michael Gleeson Geelong coach admits his side has been lucky at times in its undefeated start to the season.
Michael Gleeson St Kilda's Sam Gilbert will have surgery on the knee he hyper-extended in Friday night's loss to Collingwood and will miss up to 12 weeks.
Michael Gleeson Richmond was initially rattled and ultimately left undermanned and over-run after losing its two ruckmen within minutes of one another, Tigers coach Damien Hardwick said after the 44 point loss to...
Michael Gleeson Geelong overwhelms Richmond in a game that was more or less even until half-time.
Michael Gleeson Cats have won more games decided by a kick or less than any other team since 2009.
Michael Gleeson As Collingwood contemplates how to stop the freedom with which better sides open it up, the first consideration was how to restructure its back line.
Michael Gleeson More than 80,000 people will be at the MCG on Saturday. It will have about it the feel of a final.
Michael Gleeson As it searches for a way through its awful start to the season, Melbourne has made a positive step forward, appointing respected football executive Peter Jackson as interim chief executive.