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 Star Queensland sprinter Buffering's spring campaign is now dependent on the result of veterinary tests after he produced an uncharacterisically lacklustre performance when finishing unplaced in...
Michael Lynch Cox Plate lacks only international recognition to be one of the world's most prestigious races.
Michael Lynch Reports suggesting Harry Kewell was flying back to Melbourne today produced an expected flutter of interest on social media - and a distinctly underwhelming response at his old club, Melbourne...
Michael Lynch Putting together three or four wins in a row in the A-League is a major achievement.
Michael Lynch Calm, methodical and steady, Vinnie Grella has, down the years, done things his way.
Michael Lynch Michael Lynch and Scott Spits review all the action from round three of the A-League.
Michael Lynch Superstar Frankel's brilliance and domination of European racing has been Australia's gain. Had the colt not been around it's very likely that record breaking Caulfield and Melbourne Cup hero Dunaden...
Michael Lynch Vince Grella getting the lie of the land at his new club's training base at La Trobe University.
Michael Lynch The best horse in the race - the original topweight, Dunaden - stormed to victory ridden by the jockey many would argue is Australia's best claimant to being counted as one of the world's best, Craig...
Michael Lynch Peter Gelagotis fights back tears of joy and grief to welcome back Norman Robinson Stakes winner.
Michael Lynch Ange Postecoglou finally has a reason to leave a game in a good mood this season.
Michael Lynch A tearful Peter Gelagotis hugged his son, Michael, his brother Manny and jockey Glen Boss as he fought back tears of joy and grief to welcome back Norman Robinson Stakes winner Hvasstan yesterday.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory fans leave happy after their team scores its first win of season.
Michael Lynch The Socceroos still have much to do, not least is reinvigorating an ageing team.
Michael Lynch Globe-trotting jockey Kerrin McEvoy is making every post a winner.
Michael Lynch Returning trio of internationals may not be the only changes for Victory.
Michael Lynch Teammates stunned as one of Melbourne Victory's few remaining foundation players quits.
Michael Lynch Victory has never found a proper replacement for Kevin Muscat.
Michael Lynch Socceroo veteran Vince Grella never fancied returning to play in the A-League.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory will send for the cavalry on Friday night against top-of-the-table Adelaide.