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 It is all about attitude and aptitude. Horses don't know how old they are, and if they are feeling good then it doesn't matter much.
Michael Lynch In helter-skelter group 1 sprints where little separates the field, sometimes a bold ride can make all the difference.
John van't Schip looks at Socceroos stars Tim Cahill, Mark Bresciano and Josh Kennedy in bid to boost Melbourne City
Michael Lynch In their new, cashed-up ambitious guise, no-one can accuse the Manchester City-owned Melbourne City of not thinking big.
Michael Lynch There are plenty of players with deep and abiding memories of the Melbourne A-League derby. But there are few, save Melbourne Victory's current coach, Kevin Muscat, with the experience of John...
Michael Lynch Anything Sydney can do, Melbourne can do too. Sydney FC and West Sydney Wanderers set the bar high for attendance with their blockbuster derby at Allianz Stadium last Saturday night, but Melbourne...
Michael Lynch An international, playing for his country and taking on the likes of Chelsea in the European Champions League. You've got it made, right? Wrong.
Michael Lynch Whenever any media make the trip to Melbourne City's Latrobe University campus training area, striker David Williams is always one of the first out of the changing rooms to greet them.
Michael Lynch Ask Rob Wielaert what the biggest single difference he notices about Melbourne City compared to Melbourne Heart, and his answer might suprise.
Michael Lynch Melbourne City's foreign star Robert Koren is likely to be missing until December after suffering a setback to the calf injury which has kept him out of action since the start of the A-League season.
Michael Lynch The women from Melbourne Victory and Canberra United will be aiming to steal the show at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night when they play in the curtain-raiser ahead of the Melbourne derby.
Michael Lynch Melbourne derby matches or international fixtures in difficult environments against tough opponents.
Michael Lynch Melbourne City football chiefs are hopeful that Spanish superstar David Villa will play 10 matches with the club, culminating in the round 11 pre-Christmas derby with Melbourne Victory.
Michael Lynch David Villa once again proved Melbourne City's saviour as he lashed home a second half equaliser for the second weekend in a row to rescue a point for his side on his home A-League debut.
Michael Lynch Melbourne City coach John van 't Schip could only rue his side's inability to capitalise on its possession – and thank the fact that he has Spanish World Cup winner David Villa in his armoury...
Michael Lynch Riichi Kondo, one of the Japanese racing industry's biggest players, has achieved something none of his countrymen have before - winning the Caulfield Cup.
Michael Lynch It was a case of girl power doubled when two fillies from the Robert Smerdon yard upstaged the colts and geldings on their Caulfield home turf to fight out the finish of the $750,000 Caulfield...
Michael Lynch Melbourne fans can get their first glimpse in the flesh of Spanish superstar David Villa when the World Cup winner and dual European champion makes his home debut for Melbourne City on Sunday as the...
Michael Lynch The winners of the first two heats on the marathon Caulfield Cup day card will both now target black type and group race success during the Flemington Melbourne Cup carnival in three weeks time.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory boss Kevin Muscat✓ feels his team should have got all three points from their match against Adelaide United on Friday night.
Michael Lynch A barrage of fireworks rocketed skywards in the South Australian dusk as Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory readied themselves for the first meeting between the two rivals at the city's storied...