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 Melbourne City bounce back from fadeout against Newcastle Jets in the best possible style.
Michael Lynch As far as female jockeys go, Michelle Payne is in rare air indeed after her stunning Melbourne Cup triumph aboard 100-1 shot Prince of Penzance in Tuesday's great race.
Michael Lynch Melbourne City is looking forward to the return to action of two key players, French winger Harry Novillo and Northern Ireland defender Aaron Hughes.
Michael Lynch For the international raiders who have become such a prominent part of the Victorian spring carnival, it was a race of near triumph.
Michael Lynch When an 18-year-old boy from the bush called Darren Weir rode into the country Victorian town of Stawell he hoped to make a living out of working in the racing industry.
Michael Lynch English trained blueblood Snow Sky was the horse classified as the last to finish in the Melbourne Cup.
Michael Lynch On a day forever synonymous with the memory of the late, great Bart Cummings, it was not just appropriate but surely ordained that his grandson James should have a winner early in the afternoon.
Michael Lynch Michelle Payne became the first ever woman jockey to win the Melbourne Cup when she pulled off a 100-1 shock to win Australia's greatest race aboard Prince of Penzance.
Michael Lynch Kevin Muscat allowed himself and his players a night to enjoy themselves following their win over Wellington Phoenix, but after that it was straight back to business.
Michael Lynch Kevin Muscat was disappointed that his Melbourne Victory teams had played well, created chances but failed to garner their full reward in their first three games of the season, picking up four points...
Michael Lynch If this was the last ever Cup Eve clash between Melbourne Victory and Wellington Phoenix, then not just fans of either club but soccer supporters in general will have something to mourn.
Michael Lynch Australian fans of the English Premier League are seeking answers and are concerned at the prospect of having to watch matches on mobile devices following the sensational swoop by Optus to land...
Michael Lynch Twelve months ago former English and Irish champion jockey Jamie Spencer was waiting for the curtain to come down on his career.
Michael Lynch There have been numerous overseas trained winners of the Melbourne Cup since Vintage Crop's historical performance in 1993, when the Irish trained
Michael Lynch Australian jumps racing has climbed off the canvas in recent seasons, and is ripe to take off.
Michael Lynch Most Melbourne Cup winners pass into sporting legend and in the months following their triumph find themselves targetting a series of Australia's greatest races.
Michael Lynch Four points from the first three games is hardly the sort of return most fans and experts expected from A-League champions Melbourne Victory.
Michael Lynch Nobody ever dies wondering about the chances of a Gai Waterhouse runner. In any race, at any time, on any track.
Michael Lynch Wellington Phoenix might have been dealt a body blow by the FFA putting a huge question mark over their future, but that doesn't mean Melbourne Victory can take them lightly in the now "traditional"...
Derby Day: Smooth talking Damian Lane mounts excellent case, but Gai Waterhouse has the Cup knowledge
Michael Lynch Sometimes the greatest drama and action can take place off the track.