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 season is, for most clubs, only five games old, but patterns are already taking shape and trends emerging.
Michael Lynch Three goals were enough for Perth Glory to end the fairytale FFA Cup run of Bentleigh Greens in the semi finals.
Michael Lynch Brisbane Roar refugee Liam Miller, who departed the champions in acrimonious circumstances after terminating his contract last week, has signed a short term deal with Melbourne City.
Michael Lynch Whatever happens at Kingston Heath Soccer Centre on Tuesday night, suburban soccer club Bentleigh Greens has already made history.
Michael Lynch The world has come to Melbourne this spring and dominated the carnival, but on the last day the Australians finally got their chance to strike back.
Michael Lynch In the days when Claudio Ranieri was coaching Chelsea he was known as The Tinkerman, such was his penchant for chopping and changing his line up, trying out this player or that or experimenting with...
Michael Lynch In the carousel that is the spring carnival, there are many horses _ and, for those involved in the game, there are just as many ups and downs.
Michael Lynch Melbourne City is boosting its striking stocks with the signing of former Socceroo Josh Kennedy, a player who has long been linked with a move to the Manchester City owned club.
Michael Lynch Wellington v Western Sydney Wanderers
Michael Lynch With David Villa's departure to New York – probably for good – it is tempting to suggest that for Melbourne City the season can rewind and start again after four problematic rounds that...
Michael Lynch German trainer Andreas Wohler is predicting big things for his Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist, even though he will not be saddling him up for future races.
Michael Lynch Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou proves his respect for the domestic competition by naming six A-League players in his 23-man squad for next week's friendly against Japan.
Michael Lynch The great English jockey Lester Piggott was once described as having a face like a well-kept grave, so uncommunicative and unsmiling was his public image.
Michael Lynch German stayer Protectionist simply ran away from his rivals to win the $6.2 million Melbourne Cup by an easy four lengths under star international jockey Ryan Moore.
Michael Lynch If any of Melbourne Victory's rivals needed a warning that the club has the necessary strength in depth to mount a sustained challenge for the A-League championship they need only watch a replay of...
Michael Lynch Wellington Phoenix had never beaten Melbourne Victory in the Victorian capital, but with Kevin Muscat's side missing four of this season's regular starters through injury and suspension Ernie...
Michael Lynch In the 18 Melbourne Cups between giant Kiwi galloper Empire Rose's success in 1988 and Makybe Diva's final triumph in 2005, mares were first past the post in the Melbourne Cup on seven occasions.
Michael Lynch It's fair to say that when most English folk are given the chance to sample Sydney, with its balmy temperature and harbour delights, they jump at the opportunity to stay.
Michael Lynch Wellington Phoenix has traditionally been Melbourne Victory's whipping boy when it has travelled over the Tasman to the Victorian capital, failing to win an A-League game against the former champions...
Michael Lynch All hail Tony Popovic and his team from Western Sydney, champions of Asia and now set to rub shoulders with the world's elite teams - including the Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired galacticos of Real...