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 St Kilda and West Coast spoke late last week for the first time in days. It was a short conversation.
Michael Gleeson West Coast refuses to include defender Mitch Brown in a deal for young Saints forward.
Michael Gleeson STAR Collingwood midfielder Scott Pendlebury is unlikely to be fit for this week's critical clash with West Coast.
Michael Gleeson Laws find it hard to protect players' heads when players must be protected from themselves.
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 Only two top-eight sides – Carlton and Fremantle – are in the top-eight sides for winning clearances.
Michael Gleeson Defender's run one of the pieces that has fallen neatly into place for Mick Malthouse
Michael Gleeson A decision by uncontracted Geelong premiership defender Harry Taylor on whether to re-sign with the Cats or return home to Perth could raise the potential for a trade with West Coast and complicate...
Michael Gleeson Collingwood will pass on the draft pick they secured for defender Tom Young to Carlton for Jordan Russell.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall St Kilda is still hopeful that a deal can be struck for Mitch Brown.
Michael Gleeson If Cale Hooker nodded his head, Mitch Brown might now be a St Kilda player.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood has cut two ruckmen from its list and is not committed to recruiting a back-up, keen to put faith in Darren Jolly supported by versatile recruit Quinten Lynch and a promising but untried...
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Collingwood finalises deal to move Sharrod Wellingham home to Perth.
Michael Gleeson The market of tall forwards who can ruck has become even thinner with GWS re-signing Jonathan Giles.
Michael Gleeson PROMISING young St Kilda player Jamie Cripps has told the club he wants to return to Perth in a trade to West Coast.
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 Chris Dawes will talk with Nathan Buckley to discuss the ramifications for him of the club’s decision to sign West Coast free agent Quinten Lynch.
Michael Gleeson Flag favourite and the best team of the year is also the team that has claimed the minor premiership.