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.

Tim Cahill 'worked hard for the team' and looks to be quickly settling in at Melbourne City.

Van 't Schip plays down title favourite talk, praises Cahill

Melbourne City coach John Van 't Schip, in best managerial style, tried to keep a lid on things after his side took crosstown rival Melbourne Victory apart in a 4-1 derby humiliation, with Tim Cahill scoring a goal that will live long in the memory of those who saw it.