Michael Lynch

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.

James Troisi using Melbourne Victory's ACL games to win World Cup berth

Michael Lynch Money isn't everything, but it helps. Especially in soccer.

Soccer

James Troisi is using Victory's ACL games to win World Cup berth

Michael Lynch Money isn't everything, but it helps. Especially in soccer.

Soccer

A-League club licences extended until 2034

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Michael Lynch Australia's nine A-League franchise holders can plan for the future with certainty.

Horse Racing

Local trainers shun top Hong Kong jockeys

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Michael Lynch and Patrick Bartley Bid to woo top jockeys to Caulfield for Saturday's blockbuster meeting met with indifference.

Soccer

Van't Schip leads Heart transformation

Melbourne Heart coach John van't Schip.

Michael Lynch John van't Schip's got priors at this sort of thing, galvanising his Melbourne Heart team to performances few expected.

Soccer

Asian Champions League will test Victory's depth

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory must now manage a fixture pile-up of testing proportions.

Soccer

Melbourne Victory reaches Asian Champions League group stage

Hero: Leigh Broxham scored the goal that put Melbourne Victory through to the Asian Champions League group stage.

Michael Lynch Victory makes it through to Asian Champions League group stage, but only by the skin of its teeth.

Soccer

Revived Heart pumped under van't Schip

Melbourne Heart coach John van't Schip.

Michael Lynch Six weeks after John Aloisi left, the picture has changed for the Melbourne Heart.

Soccer

Coach happy, but regrets team's inability to capitalise on chances

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory boss Kevin Muscat pays tribute to his side's workrate and ability to bounce back.

Soccer

Tom Rogic's gamble to play for Victory will be tested

Tom Rogic.

Michael Lynch, John Salvado Tom Rogic gambled when he opted to come to Melbourne Victory in a bid to play himself into form.

Soccer

A-League second division on the horizon

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Michael Lynch Winners of state competitions will play off at end of season to determine national champion.

Football

A-League fans have right to protest, but they don't run the clubs

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Just because you pay up doesn't give you the right to behave in a boorish, obnoxious, rude manner.

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Horse Racing

Shamus Award drifts in betting for Australian Guines

Michael Lynch When a three-year-old takes on his elders first up in Group 1 company and runs a respectably close third, he might be expected to tighten up in the market for a classic race against his own age group...

Horse Racing

Moment Of Change wins the Orr Stakes for Peter Moody

Moment Of Change

Michael Lynch Tough, honest, more-than-useful sprinter has shrugged off his relatively humble origins.

Horse Racing

Thunder Fantasy headed for Australian Guineas after winning Autumn Classic

Michael Lynch Victoria Derby form stands up in the group 2 Autumn Classic at Caulfield.

Hors Racing

Chase The Rainbow wins Carlyon Cup despite pre-race drama at Caulfield

Trainer Rick Hore-Lacy with Chase the Rainbow.

Michael Lynch Enforced change of plans for trainer Rick Hore-Lacy could not prevent trouble-plagued horse from winning.

Soccer

Central Coast Mariners pay the price of success

Michael Lynch If Victory coach Kevin Muscat yearns for stability, he should have a chat with Phil Moss.

Horse racing

Star young gallopers need to step up this season

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch The Orr Stakes is the first chance to see how the stars of the spring have fared after a spell.

Melbourne Victory not for sale to Liverpool

Melbourne Victory v Liverpool FC.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory boss Anthony Di Pietro is expected to be in Liverpool for the Reds' match against Arsenal on Saturday - but selling the city's best known club to the Merseyside giants is not on the...

Soccer

A-League players can take soft options or make hard choices

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Does life in the A-League make it too easy for too many players to accept their lot?

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