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 The A-League's joint leader in the race for the Golden Boot, Melbourne Heart striker David Williams, has clinched a deal to stay with the club for the next two seasons.
Battered bodies no excuse says Kevin Muscat as Melbourne Victory set out to deny Brisbane Roar the Premiers Plate in A-League
Michael Lynch They may be running on empty and travelling north with a party of banged-up players nursing injuries and tiredness, but if any club can go to Brisbane Roar with a feeling of confidence surely it is...
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory's 1-0 win against a Yokohama F Marinos side that dominated possession but could not find the net provides Kevin Muscat's team with a platform to qualify for the knockout stage of...
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory scored early through Kosta Barbarouses then weathered a Yokohama storm to hold on to that one goal advantage and snare their first triumph in the Asian Champions League this season.
Michael Lynch It can't be easy being charged with the responsibility of being your nation's saviour, especially when you are not long out of your teens.
Michael Lynch Australian Grand Prix chief Ron Walker is optimistic a new deal to continue the event in Melbourne will be struck.
Michael Lynch Race stewards threw Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull out after it finished second to Nico Rosberg's Mercedes in the Australian Grand Prix.
Michael Lynch Noise might annoy, but the lack of noise can annoy a formula one fan a lot more.
Michael Lynch Both Kevin Muscat, the Melbourne Victory coach, and Yasuhiro Higuchi, the Yokohama F Marinos boss, make no bones about the importance of Tuesday night's ACL clash at AAMI Park.
Michael Lynch Football Federation Australia has so far proved largely immune to requests to shift A-League games from their original scheduling, but if the game's governing body is keen to see Australian clubs...
Michael Lynch Defiant Red Bull team blames fuel flow sensors for losing Australian's second-place finish.
Michael Lynch As Mercedes-Benz driver Nico Rosberg turned the Australian Grand Prix into a procession at Albert Park on Sunday, Australia was delighting in the second-placed performance of Daniel Ricciardo - a...
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory will – barring an implosion – play finals football this season.
Michael Lynch Revving Ricciardo impresses on a wet and windy track.
Michael Lynch Australian Daniel Ricciardo eclipsed his world champion teammate Sebastian Vettel in a wet and windy qualifying session at Albert Park.
Michael Lynch A minimum of three wins - and preferably four - from its past five matches is what it will take to give Melbourne Heart much chance of completing its fairytale recovery with a finals berth next month.
Michael Lynch Pre-season testing doesn’t always give an accurate picture of what is to come in the opening races of the new Grand Prix year.
Michael Lynch Ferrari’s dual world champion Fernando Alonso topped the timesheets after a tentative first practice session of the 2014 Formula One season at Albert Park.
Michael Lynch David Hayes is hoping a host of promising youngsters can help propel him back to the top of the tree.
Michael Lynch Australian Grand Prix chiefs will send the stricken formula one champion a message of support via the sport's TV network before the race on Sunday.