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 This was football as St Kilda knew it, as Ross Lyon plays it. It is often not attractive, but it has its uses.
Michael Gleeson After more than a year out, Collingwood premiership midfielder expected to play.
Michael Gleeson Only two top-eight sides – Carlton and Fremantle – are in the top-eight sides for winning clearances.
Michael Gleeson Richmond's inability to close out tight games is not a rogue issue but a common theme.
Michael Gleeson and Matt Murnane AFL's pre-season interchange experiment comes in for some criticism.
Michael Gleeson There's a pessimism that Franklin will ultimately do as Travis Cloke did and re-sign with his club.
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Collingwood finalises deal to move Sharrod Wellingham home to Perth.
Michael Gleeson Jobe Watson and Michael Hurley the standouts as Essendon wins in Perth - and in June.
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 and Jake Niall St Kilda will make a bid for Gold Coast's Josh Caddy and West Coast defender Mitch Brown in a effort to turn loss into gain.
Michael Gleeson Whether he is rested or not quite fit enough after rolling his ankle at the weekend, Jack Riewoldt is unlikely to play against GWS on Saturday.