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 When football came to town, so did the people. Unfortunately when the AFL teams left the town, the people did not.
Michael Gleeson The clubs in the northern states should be allowed to sign drafted players to minimum three or four-year contracts to overcome the homesickness go-home factor of early seasons according to Brisbane...
Michael Gleeson The most galling thing of Melbourne's limp 10-goal defeat by Greater Western Sydney on Sunday was they were actually trying to win. That has not always been able to be said.
Michael Gleeson Melbourne lodges an application with the AFL for consideration for a priority pick.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood could make at least seven changes for the GWS match
Michael Gleeson Essendon veteran Dustin Fletcher will not play again this year after agreeing to finger surgery. Whether he plays again is yet to be decided.
Michael Gleeson Loud, boisterous, braying parochial home crowds in most cases do not influence an umpire’s decisions, according to umpires director Wayne Campbell.
Michael Gleeson In the most extraordinary scenes at the MCG, Collingwood's Tony Armstrong has been required to play two games in a day, after the Magpies lost captain Scott Pendlebury and Ben Reid to injuries...
Michael Gleeson Tony Armstrong played two games for Collingwood in the one day on a bizarre night for the Magpies.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley could not recall a night as cursed as the miserable one he endured in the team’s loss to the Lions.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood devastated by injuries barely before the game begins then get mauled by Lions at the MCG
Michael Gleeson Collingwood is likely to welcome back Brownlow medallist Dane Swan as one of several changes to the team this week.
Greg Baum, Michael Gleeson and Matt Murnane Carlton star Chris Judd has revealed he made up his mind “four or five months ago” that he would retire at the end of this season.
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 Steven Motlop's brilliance proved the difference as Geelong rallied in the last term for a pulsating nine-point win over Essendon.
Michael Gleeson Essendon coach Mark Thompson has challenged his side's habit - or culture - of only starting to play once it had given up sizeable leads.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood has tall players who play well as small men and small men who are big men in little bodies.
Michael Gleeson This was a Carlton-Collingwood game, but not as you know it.
Michael Gleeson In a game that spanned two hours it was just 10 minutes of play that was the critical difference. The difference in the contest, in the score and in the class.
Michael Gleeson Richmond desperately needs an elite tall forward. This is not a new statement, nor is it an outdated one.