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 Victory facing off against Melbourne City in an A-League grand final blockbuster. Imagine the interest.
Michael Lynch Wellington Phoenix might have crashed 3-0 at home to Sydney last weekend, but Melbourne Victory boss Kevin Muscat is not paying too much attention to one of the season's shock scorelines.
Michael Lynch "If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well It were done quickly".
Michael Lynch Melbourne City cannot afford to let the Perth Glory salary cap investigation cloud their thinking as they push to secure the final play off spot , coach John van't Schip says.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory midfielder Leigh Broxham knows what a successful season smells like.
Michael Lynch It used to be one of the biggest games on the soccer calendar. Back in the day, before the A-League, televised matches and seven-figure salaries for the imported stars in the Australian game.
Michael Lynch Winning with style is important, but sometimes its just more essential to get a result.
Michael Lynch Melbourne City is where it wants to be: in charge of its own destiny with four games of the A-League regular season remaining.
Michael Lynch Melbourne City struck early, and then failed to capitalise on their early breakthrough.
Michael Lynch Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick will be doing everything in his power to beat Melbourne Victory on Easter Sunday and ensure that his current club makes history by winning its first...
Michael Lynch Melbourne City took a giant step towards a finals berth when they edged out closest rivals Brisbane Roar 1-0 in a nervous game in front of 9561 fans at AAMI Park on Saturday night.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory might have gone home with the points after a hard-fought win over Central Coast Mariners, but it was the coach of the losers – interim boss Tony Walmsley – who sounded...
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory boss Kevin Muscat admitted that it wasn't pretty, but was happy to take the three points courtesy of two "magical" Gui Finkler goals that brought his side a 2-1 win over a well...
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory boss Kevin Muscat insisted during the week leading up to his side's clash with Central Coast Mariners that there were many twists and turns left in the five-cornered fight for the...
Michael Lynch Of the five foreign players on Melbourne City's books at present, only one _ marquee player Robert Koren _ is likely to be with the Manchester City owned subsidiary next season.
Michael Lynch Faction, a three-year-old filly owned by the giant Coolmore bloodstock operation, ensured on Thursday afternoon she became the answer to a trivia question when she scored in the first race of the day...
Michael Lynch Digeo Maradona has supporters who would claim for him the title of the world's greatest ever footballer.
Michael Lynch Six players missing through international call-ups or injuries might give most coaches nightmares.
Michael Lynch Winning is contagious and there is no greater builder of confidence than success - as the Socceroos continue to show.
Michael Lynch Nobody felt Melbourne Victory's elimination from last year's Asian Champions League more keenly than midfielder Gui Finkler, who did not get a chance to play in any of the six group matches as he had...