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 For decades Australia's cricket team has been thought to be the ultimate representative of the country's sporting persona.
Michael Lynch FFA chief David Gallop isn't suggesting that the unwieldy Asian Football Confederation should be broken up.
Michael Lynch European raiders have been a vital component in driving global interest and building the profile of the Melbourne Cup carnival, but the Victoria Racing Club's main focus now is on growing Asian...
Michael Lynch Sport is one of the world's great money-spinners with a claimed global value of $US700 billion a year. But how sustainable is it really?
Michael Lynch Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in a perfect start for his championship defence.
Michael Lynch For a team whose only consistency has been its inconsistency, it probably won't pay to get too excited by Melbourne City's 4-0 win over Newcastle Jets on Saturday night.
Michael Lynch Mercedes’ reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position in the Australian Grand Prix.
Michael Lynch Max Verstappen, the Belgian-born Dutch teenager who will break all the records when he debuts in the Australian Grand Prix at the tender age of 17 on Sunday, has, understandbly, generated plenty of...
Michael Lynch As well as deserving this week's award for stating the bleeding obvious, a headline on Saturday morning trumpeting "Muscat keen to keep Ben Khalfallah" might also have been chided for...
Michael Lynch Melbourne's Formula One Grand Prix is protected by watertight contracts and the race is going nowhere, outgoing chairman Ron Walker said on Friday afternoon as he rapidly hosed down NSW Premier Mike...
Australian Grand Prix: Mercedes the class of the field again as Daniel Ricciardo hampered by engine problem
Michael Lynch Mercedes first (and second). The rest (nearly) nowhere.
Michael Lynch It's said you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but in the case of Ernie Merrick that is palpably not the case.
Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix: Sydney GP thought bubble should stay in the pits of Mike Baird's mind
Michael Lynch It's been a great few days for politicians unleashing thought bubbles on the unsuspecting public. But that of NSW premier Mike Baird to snatch the Australian Grand Prix from Melbourne has topped them...
Michael Lynch Melbourne City's week of woe got worse on Thursday night when young defender Connor Chapman was ordered to face the FFA's disciplinary committee after his brain fade in Sydney on Wednesday night.
Michael Lynch He's immature and inexperienced. Boy racer Max Verstappen ticks all the boxes.
Michael Lynch At 17 Max Verstappen, the Toro Rosso driver, will set a record when he lines up on the grid in Melbourne on Sunday as the youngest ever driver to have competed in a Formula One Grand Prix.
Formula One Australian Grand Prix: Jenson Button happy to be back, but says he's not a chance in Melbourne
Michael Lynch McLaren Honda driver Jenson Button might well have won three of the past six Australian Grands Prix, but don't expect him to trouble the judges this weekend.
Michael Lynch One young defender is likely to replace another in Melbourne Victory's starting line-up against Western Sydney Wanderers on Friday, with Scott Galloway set to come in for Jason Geria at right back.
Michael Lynch Formula One driver Romain Grosjean could only look on in admiration, and perhaps envy, as he patted the world's highest ranked sprinter, Lankan Rupee, at Mick Price's Caulfield stables on Wednesday...
Michael Lynch Whether the Newmarket Handicap is run at a flat-out gallop or turns into a sit and sprint, trainer Mick Price is confident that reigning horse of the year Lankan Rupee has the tactical flexibility to...