Michael Lynch, The Age's expert on soccer, has had extensive experience of high level journalism in the UK and Australia. Michael has covered the Socceroos through Asia, Europe and South America in their past three World Cup campaigns. He has also reported on Grands Prix and top class motor sport from Asia and Europe. He has won several national media awards for both sports and industry journalism.
Michael Lynch The MCG was bathed in unfamiliar hues _ the almost baby blue of New South Wales, the vibrant maroon of Queensland.
Michael Lynch This was a victory for the true believers.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Storm stamps its authority in ruthless fashion on an outclassed Manly in NRL preliminary final.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Storm returns to its relentless best against South Sydney.
Michael Lynch GARETH WIDDOP has been in Australia for seven years, but the flat vowels and deliberate speech rhythms of a native Yorkshireman leave absolutely no doubt as to his antecedents.
Michael Lynch Finals experience is said to be paramount. Which should, in theory, make Saturday's qualifying final clash a no-brainer
Michael Lynch In finals, experience is said to be paramount. The prevailing view is that teams who know how to grind results out, hold fast in the clinches and keep their nerve invariably triumph.
Michael Lynch Few players know more about what is needed to get the job done in finals than Storm back-rower.
Michael Lynch MELBOURNE coach Craig Bellamy freely admitted his side were lucky to get the two points against Cronulla last night that cemented a top-two finish and said he had given up the ghost several minutes...
Michael Lynch Melbourne Storm cements top-two finish and a home final after snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.
MICHAEL LYNCH Melbourne Storm star full-back Billy Slater is set to return for Friday night's must-win clash against St George Illawarra as Craig Bellamy's side looks to turn round its biggest form slump in years.