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 There's only one place you can go when you hit rock-bottom.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory are relentless going forward and pride themselves on their ability to outscore any opposition.
Michael Lynch The Socceroos' hit and run raid on Bangladesh was hugely successful: three points gained, a clean sheet and back on the plane home.
Michael Lynch Ever since the Asian Cup success earlier this year the received wisdom amongst those who follow the Australian team most closely has been that Ange Postecoglou would somehow have to find a way...
Michael Lynch French-born winger Fahid Ben Khalfallah has condemned the Islamist fanatics who slaughtered 129 people in the Paris attacks, with the Tunisian international saying he could not understand people who...
Michael Lynch The 10-year anniversary of Australia's momentous World Cup qualifying win over Uruguay is all over the airwaves and the media, providing a warm afterglow in the memories of those...
Michael Lynch Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold was perfectly right when he said in the aftermath of his side's 4-2 home loss to a rampant Melbourne Victory that the game was decided "in the big moments".
Michael Lynch Michelle Payne's groundbreaking win in the Melbourne Cup stirred up a hornet's nest of debate about gender equity in horse racing – and other sports – not just in Australia but all over...
Michael Lynch Jockey Michael Walker signed off for the next few months with a big race winner when he scored in the $150,000 Sandown Cup aboard the David Hayes trained Almoonqith.
Michael Lynch When a young improving three year old colt starts to hit his straps the sky can be the limit.
Michael Lynch If you think jockey of the moment Michelle Payne came from a large family, think again.
Michael Lynch "Wouldn't you like to own one like him?" declared jockey Glen Boss after he had made all the running on Charmed Harmony and held enough up his sleeve to see off all challengers in the Group 3 Sandown...
Michael Lynch For most jockeys Melbourne Cup week is the zenith of the racing calendar but for leading Victorian rider Mark Zahra the Flemington festival was the place to avoid.
Michael Lynch Has there been any sporting official who so defines their game or code as Frank Lowy, the retiring chairman of Football Federation Australia?
Michael Lynch In a salary-capped league, not even the richest owners in the world can go out and buy success by signing top players.
Michael Lynch Melbourne City coach John Van't Schip took the blame for his side's dreadful performance against a resurgent Western Sydney Wanderers.
Michael Lynch Could Melbourne City win a match without their marquee man Aaron Mooy, away on Socceroo duty for the current round of World Cup qualifiers?
Michael Lynch Australia's victory over Kyrgyzstan on Thurday was important for getting the World Cup qualifying campaign back on track.
Michael Lynch Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou was delighted with his side's comprehensive demolition of a Kyrgyzstan side that rarely offered any sort of threat in their World Cup qualifier on Thursday night.
Michael Lynch Socceroos shrug off disappointment of a last start defeat in Jordan to outclass Kyrgyzstan.