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Michael Gleeson is a senior AFL football writer and Fairfax Media's athletics writer. He also covers tennis, cricket and other sports. He won the AFL Players Association Grant Hattam Trophy for excellence in journalism for the second time in 2014 and was a finalist in the 2014 Quill Awards for best sports feature writer. He was also a finalist in the 2014 Australian Sports Commission awards for his work on ‘Boots for Kids’. He is a winner of the AFL Media Association award for best news reporter and a two-time winner of Cricket Victoria’s cricket writer of the year award. Michael has covered multiple Olympics, Commonwealth Games and world championships and 15 seasons of AFL, He has also written seven books - five sports books and two true crime books.

Goldsack's baby steps back to a grand final

Goldsack's baby steps back to a grand final

Goldsack puts his recovery down, well in part at least, to a baby harness, the Italian steps and the recuperative properties of chianti.

  • by Michael Gleeson

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Burning Questions: Who will be tagged in the grand final?

Burning Questions: Who will be tagged in the grand final?

Which Collingwood midfielder will wear the Mark Hutchings blanket?

  • by Michael Gleeson
4 Points: A case of love the one you're with

4 Points: A case of love the one you're with

Can Collingwood afford to change the mix that has got them this far?; A tall order for the 'Gov'; Dees dilemma; Eagles dare in a home away from home.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Pies Storm into final with Bellamy's advice

Pies Storm into final with Bellamy's advice

In the week his own side plays a preliminary final on the same night, Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy spoke to Collingwood players about finals and success.

  • by Michael Gleeson & Jake Niall
Rance in perfect balance

Rance in perfect balance

Alex Rance has found this year harder to manage than last year. But Tiger and his team have found the perfect emotional balance.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Thomas has no doubt Pies are better now

Thomas has no doubt Pies are better now

Collingwood are a better side than the one that lost to Richmond in round 19, according to small forward Josh Thomas.

  • by Michael Gleeson
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Thomas feels for Murray

Thomas feels for Murray

Josh Thomas knows better than anyone what teammate Sam Murray is going through as he deals with a failed drug test.

  • by Michael Gleeson
We are better placed than anyone to scalp Tigers, says Magpie

We are better placed than anyone to scalp Tigers, says Magpie

Collingwood are better placed than any other club to “scalp” reigning premiers Richmond in a preliminary final at the MCG, according to wingman Tom Phillips.

  • by Michael Gleeson
4 Points: Best comeback since Tom Hafey was a Pie

4 Points: Best comeback since Tom Hafey was a Pie

Hard yakka helps Buckley's men rival Hafey's heroes of '77; Dees have belief, and momentum; Pies face a Dusty dilemma; Window of opportunity for Giants.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Swans confirm Hannebery and Rohan are seeking returns to Victoria
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Swans confirm Hannebery and Rohan are seeking returns to Victoria

Sydney vice-captain Dan Hannebery has made his desire to move to Melbourne, and preferably to St Kilda.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Hawks dilemma: Will they roll with two rucks against Gawn?
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Hawks dilemma: Will they roll with two rucks against Gawn?

Hawthorn not only has to contend with what to do about Ben Stratton, but what to do with Max Gawn when they finalise their semi-final team.

  • by Michael Gleeson