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 Central Coast Mariners deprive Western Sydney Wanderers of the perfect finish to a fairytale first season.
Michael Lynch Veteran striker Daniel McBreen scored the penalty which sealed the grand final for the Mariners and won the Marston Medal as man-of-the-match to cap an extraordinary season for a player whose earlier...
Michael Lynch Graham Arnold knows all about agonising loss. He was a player in the Socceroos side that slumped to defeat in heartbreaking circumstances to Iran 16 years ago.
Michael Lynch Think of the Sydney autumn carnival and what are the race names that come to mind?
Michael Lynch Many horse-mad little girls who learn to ride at pony clubs and then compete on showjumpers in regional Australia dream of riding a winner at Randwick on one of the biggest days of the racing...
Michael Lynch Anything you can do I can do better. That might have been the message from Chris Waller's crack filly Royal Descent to last week's Australian Derby winner It's A Dundeel after she spreadeagled the...
Michael Lynch Jockey of the moment Tommy Berry added the Doncaster Mile to his Golden Slipper triumph when he brought home outsider Sacred Falls to victory in the $2 million Randwick classic on Saturday afternoon.
Michael Lynch Victory boss rebuilds his squad for a tilt at the 2013-14 championship.
Michael Lynch Great champions shouldn't be compared. They should be enjoyed and appreciated.
Michael Lynch Records are meant to be broken, and conventions are there to be defied.
Michael Lynch RECORDS are meant to be broken, and conventions are there to be defied.
Michael Lynch THE conventional wisdom about grand final winners finding it difficult to back up is that once successful, they become the hunted not the hunter.
Michael Lynch After grand final success, clubs can find it hard to retain players.
Michael Lynch Marco Rojas was the man Ange Postecoglou didn't want to lose, but he flew the Melbourne Victory coop on Thursday when the Kiwi international, who won the Warren Medal as the A-League's player of the...
Michael Lynch Rick Jamieson will forever be remembered throughout the racing world as the man who bred and then sold the great Black Caviar.
Michael Lynch Rick Jamieson will always be remembered as the man who bred, then sold, Black Caviar.
Michael Lynch On an overcast Melbourne day the horse that lit up racing and became a national icon took her final bow as she has spent much of her public life - before a battery of camera crews, photographers and...
Michael Lynch and Chris Roots Like Jim Pike and Phar Lap, Luke Nolen, the rider who partnered Black Caviar to 22 of her 25 successes, will forever be associated with the great mare.
Michael Lynch On a grey overcast Melbourne day, the horse that has lit up racing and become a national icon took her final bow.
Michael Lynch The jumps racing season endured its first fatality at Sandown on Wednesday when seven-year-old gelding Scenic Buzz was euthanased after he came down at the last fence in the 3300-metre steeplechase.