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Michael Lynch

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.

On the way out?: Fahid Ben Khalfallah wasn't in Victory's match-day squad for Saturday's win against Adelaide.

Is this the end of the road for FBK at Victory?

It looks as though veteran winger Fahid Ben Khalfallah may have played his last game for Melbourne Victory after he was again omitted from the matchday squad for Saturday night's win over Adelaide United.

Joao Moreira steers Sheidel to victory in the Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield on Saturday.

Magic Man works his spell on super sprinter Sheidel

They call him the Magic Man, and star Brazilian jockey Joao Moreira sprinkled stardust all over Caulfield on Saturday when he showed just why he is so highly rated by  booting home a double, including the Group One Oakleigh Plate aboard the flying mare Sheidel.

Melbourne City, led by Bruno Fornaroli, need more from their attack.

Pressure mounting on City in top-four battle

Thank God that Australia has a finals system, Melbourne City coach Michael Valkanis declared after his 10-man team had eventually capitulated to league leaders Sydney 3-1 on Friday night.