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 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 Darren Jolly was rested from the second game with a Pies newbie, that young chap Ben Hudson joining in.
Michael Gleeson For Nathan Buckley, it was a year that was almost good enough, but ultimately amounted to nothing.
Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson Mindful of the burden on the ageing shoulders of veteran premiership ruck Darren Jolly, Collingwood has shown interest in out of contract Giant Jonathan Giles.
Michael Gleeson This Collingwood-West Coast game was imbued with more significance than leaving a team one win from a grand final. It was a win with significance for people as well as club.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood is confronting a poser: how do you fit eight defenders into six spots?
Michael Gleeson Clinton Young has quit the Hawks and will play for Collingwood next year.
Michael Gleeson Travis Cloke is this year's Tom Scully. Will he? Won't he? How many hearts will be broken if he does?
Michael Gleeson It was a knee reconstruction that stopped Luke Ball from playing last year.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood fights off a valiant St Kilda in a tight clash, prevailing by 26 points.
Michael Gleeson Almost-forgotten recruit Clinton Young may begin playing in the VFL in the next fortnight.
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 It was 12 months ago to the round last week that Luke Ball did his knee.
Michael Gleeson As Essendon celebrated finally overcoming Collingwood on Anzac Day and breaking a seven-game winless record against the Magpies, Collingwood acting captain Scott Pendlebury lashed his fellow...
Michael Gleeson Spirited Pies ensure their former coach Mick Malthouse stays winless in 2013.
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Ex-Hawk Clinton Young moved well on a wing, starting on Shaun Higgins.
Michael Gleeson Young Collingwood player Marley Williams has been charged with assault following incident in a nightclub in Albany in Western Australia on Wednesday night.
Michael Gleeson COLLINGWOOD has opened a path for promising young ruckman Jarrod Witts after cutting two ruck rivals yesterday.
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 Magpie forward Chris Dawes has told the club he will explore options for a trade.