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 move by Chinese investors to take a 13 per cent stake for US$400 million in the City Football Group, owners of Manchester City, New York City and Melbourne City, presents a plethora of...
Michael Lynch It's been a roller-coaster week for Melbourne City.
Michael Lynch Brazilian soccer superstar Kaka is due to arrive in Melbourne for a flying visit next weekend.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory may have stretched their A-League winning run to four with a regulation triumph over Adelaide United, but coach Kevin Muscat was far from happy with his team's second-half...
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory has leapt to the top of the A-League table with a comfortable 2-1 win over bottom of the table Adelaide United at Etihad Stadium.
Michael Lynch Darren Weir has won the biggest Cup of all, but that doesn't mean he doesn't want to keep on collecting pots and trophies from all over Victoria _ particularly places with which he has a special...
Michael Lynch Everybody likes to have a runner in the spring. The races are glamorous, the crowds are big, and public interest is at its greatest.
Michael Lynch David Hayes and Craig Williams cannot wait to get to Hong Kong with star galloper Criterion, who showed he was in fine fettle for his next overseas raid when he worked before racing at Moonee Valley...
Michael Lynch Its typical of a coach not to get too carried away even when his team has produced its best scoreline of the season and hammered its opposition 5-1.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory boss Kevin Muscat must find a way to select three of his five foreign players for the looming Asian Champions League campaign.
Michael Lynch Melbourne City coach John an't Schip is confident that Aaron Mooy can play football at a higher level than the A-League _ but he is optimistic that the Socceroo star will remain at Melbourne City, at...
Michael Lynch Talismanic midfielder Aaron Mooy inspires Melbourne City to morale-boosting 5-1 win over Perth Glory.
Michael Lynch I scanned the media this week vainly searching for images of the notorious hooligan Harry The Dog, leader of the fabled F-Troop, London club Millwall's hard core fan group from the 1970s.
Michael Lynch Centre halves. Big, tall, strong, imposing players in the middle of the back four, aren't they. Great in the air, often less good on the ground.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory's star winger Fahid Ben Khallfallah will understand if angry Melbourne Victory fans walk out of the game in protest on Saturday night.
Michael Lynch Socceroo skipper Mile Jedinak is always a go to man with the national team, where his tough tackling, leadership and ability to chip in with headed goals or with free kicks makes him a key asset.
Michael Lynch Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi surprised many last Friday night when he came out post-game and labelled Melbourne City, the team with whom his league leaders had just drawn, as "anti-football".
Michael Lynch You can't judge a book by its cover. Or you should never make decisions on footballers until their career is definitively over.
Michael Lynch Michelle Payne's feet have hardly touched the ground since she made history by becomning the first woman to ride the winner of the Melbourne Cup.