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 Melbourne Victory's star winger Fahid Ben Khallfallah will understand if angry Melbourne Victory fans walk out of the game in protest on Saturday night.
Michael Lynch Socceroo skipper Mile Jedinak is always a go to man with the national team, where his tough tackling, leadership and ability to chip in with headed goals or with free kicks makes him a key asset.
Michael Lynch Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi surprised many last Friday night when he came out post-game and labelled Melbourne City, the team with whom his league leaders had just drawn, as "anti-football".
Michael Lynch You can't judge a book by its cover. Or you should never make decisions on footballers until their career is definitively over.
Michael Lynch Michelle Payne's feet have hardly touched the ground since she made history by becomning the first woman to ride the winner of the Melbourne Cup.
Michael Lynch The sweeping management changes at the top of Australian soccer continue with the FFA's chief operating officer, John Kelly, quitting the organisation for a high profile media job.
Larissa Nicholson, Linda Pearce, Jesse Hogan, Michael Lynch, and Stathi Paxinos A few eyebrows were raised during the week when Dean Robinson appeared at a free seminar as a guest speaker on using on-field technology to improve high performance.
Michael Lynch Chris Symons has been out of the saddle for nearly six months following a horror fall at Bendigo in the depths of winter when he broke his shoulder and fractured his T6 vertebrae, as well as...
Michael Lynch Given a smart ride by Brad Rawiller, Junoob rewarded punters who were prepared to back trainer Chris Waller's judgement when he took out the listed Ballarat Cup on Saturday.
Michael Lynch Peter Seaman usually attends the races behind the wheel of an ambulance, following the gallopers as they thunder round the Mornington race track.
Michael Lynch He was the horse whose bravery, guts and gallantry captured the hearts of all Australians, the once a year punter and the hard bitten racegoer.
Michael Lynch It is a characteristic of successful coaches to put their trust in young players.
Michael Lynch When the Asian Football Confederation revamped its World Cup qualifying programme to broaden and extend the number of teams involved in the group stages there were groans from several of the regional...
Michael Lynch Even the best teams with the deepest squads, like A-League champions Melbourne Victory, find the going tough when the games pile up.
Michael Lynch Being a revolutionary means you have to take on entrenched interests, break down institutions and institute wholesale change.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory's heavy recent workload has left numerous bruised and battered bodies in the dressing room.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory has hit the top of the A-League ladder for the first time this season after easing to a 2-1 win over Central Coast Mariners in front of more than 16,000 fans at AAMI Park.
Michael Lynch Melbourne City may have a state of the art training centre with some of the most expensive pitches in the country, but it hasn't stopped the club suffering an extraordinary run of soft tissue...
Michael Lynch There's only one place you can go when you hit rock-bottom.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory are relentless going forward and pride themselves on their ability to outscore any opposition.