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 Christmas is on the horizon, but there will be no holidays for several of Saturday's Flemington winners who will find themselves chasing higher status races over the Christmas and New Year period.
Michael Lynch Flemington trainer Danny O'Brien has spent the week at the RAD board as one of the key figures in the long running cobalt saga, so to simply step out on a race track in the summer sunshine to saddle...
Michael Lynch Sunday should tell the soccer world plenty about Melbourne City, the team that has, in the past fortnight, taken the A-League by storm with back to back 5-1 wins.
Michael Lynch The active supporters of Australia's 10 A-League clubs got their meeting with the FFA's top brass and let them know just how unhappy they were.
Michael Lynch Is it possible to take charge of an organisation in a sector of the commercial world and run it effectively if you know little or nothing about the company's core business?
Michael Lynch The active supporters from Melbourne Victory and host Melbourne City will now attend the pre-Christmas derby at AAMI Park having "temporarily" suspended their boycott of matches.
Michael Lynch In Australian Rules football many clubs have to cope with the "go-home" factor: young men drafted at the age of 18 who travel interstate unwillingly and can't wait to seek a trade back to where they...
Michael Lynch Stadia around Australia were odd places last weekend without the active fans generating their usual cacophony of sound and fury at the round of A-League games taking place.
Michael Lynch Consecutive 5-1 wins have Melbourne City flying up the A-League table.
Michael Lynch Australia will look to shore up its place in the final phase of Asian World Cup qualifying when it hosts Tajikistan in its penultimate group game in the second phase in Adelaide next year.
Michael Lynch The chief executive of A-League club Perth Glory has added his voice to a growing chorus of complaint about the condition of the nation's elite soccer competition, urging the FFA to produce a vision...
Michael Lynch New Zealand's Shane Van Gisbergen wins final race of the V8 Supercar season at Homebush, Sydney.
Michael Lynch The last thing the FFA needs, given the current fires it is fighting on a number of fronts, is for the A_League to be uncompetitive.
Michael Lynch The FFA doesn't need another bad news story to add to its woes after a fortnight of turmoil and fan boycotts of A-League games.
Michael Lynch Mark Winterbottom drove with pace, patience and professionalism to cement his first ever V8 Supercar championship at Sydney's Olympic Park street circuit on Saturday.
Michael Lynch Ford driver Mark Winterbottom has taken a giant step towards securing his first ever V8 Supercar championship by qualifying fastest for the first of the two 125 kilometre races at the Sydney 500 on...
Michael Lynch Fans boycotting games. No wonder Melbourne Victory chairman Anthony Di Pietro struck the alarm bell as loud and as hard as he could last week .
Michael Lynch Jamie Whincup might be handing over his V8 drivers crown this weekend, but the Red Bull Racing driver will be doing his utmost to ensure that it is his teammate, Craig Lowndes, rather than Ford...
Michael Lynch Aaron Mooy has so often been Melbourne City's go-to man that it comes as a surprise when he doesn't dominate games and act as his team's major creative force.
Michael Lynch David Gallop looked tired, jet-lagged and fed up. He had been in India at an Asian Football Confederation Conference representing Australia, where the Socceroos and Ange Postecoglou had been awarded...