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 Melbourne has won one game; the Western Bulldogs have won one game.
Michael Gleeson THE summer of headlines were about history at the club and did not impact on the Melbourne players of the present, Demons coach Mark Neeld said after his side played its first games following an...
Michael Gleeson Liam Jurrah still wants to play football because he knows what it means for his people, and it makes him happy.
Michael Gleeson Controversial Melbourne forward Liam Jurrah has stunningly quit the Demons in the hope he can continue his football career with one of the Adelaide clubs.
Michael Gleeson and Jon Pierik Melbourne's leaders bewildered by stinging criticism directed towards their coach.
Michael Gleeson The Melbourne players have almost doubled the running sessions this pre-season.
Michael Gleeson Coach Mark Neeld has favoured strong bodies over the ball and winning every contest.
Michael Gleeson Essendon forced to make five changes to its undefeated side, but has more critically named full-forward Michael Hurley to take on St Kilda at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Caroline Wilson and Michael Gleeson AFL chief Andrew Demetriou urged former Essendon boss Peter Jackson to step in and run an uncompromised review of the crisis-ridden Melbourne Football Club.
Michael Gleeson Spirited Pies ensure their former coach Mick Malthouse stays winless in 2013.
Michael Gleeson Melbourne, it seems, is like Baghdad: in a permanent state of rebuilding.
Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Colin Sylvia could leave, with Melbourne losing the right to match any rival bid.
Michael Gleeson The game was played in the Tigers' forward half but they were not efficient in their use.
Michael Gleeson Three clubs plunge on mature talent, pulling in players from the state leagues in the draft.
Jesse Hogan and Michael Gleeson Brent Prismall retains a glimmer of hope of earning at least a fifth season at Essendon.
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 St Kilda and West Coast spoke late last week for the first time in days. It was a short conversation.
Michael Gleeson St Kilda has emerged as a possible new home for Carlton ruck Robert Warnock.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood will pass on the draft pick they secured for defender Tom Young to Carlton for Jordan Russell.