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's back to the drawing board for Melbourne City, a team that, more than any other in the A-League, fits the Jekyll and Hyde description.
Michael Lynch Victory coach Kevin Muscat is faced with a huge decision when the team travels to Sydney: who to leave out.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory confirmed its status as this season's leading Victorian team with a comprehensive win over local rivals Melbourne City.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory moved into a clear second spot on the A-League ladder and settled any argument about who is Melbourne's top dog this season with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Melbourne City in front...
Michael Lynch Melbourne City's star import Damien Duff sucks in his cheeks and his mouth forms in a half smile when asked whether he would consider staying on for another season in the A-League.
Michael Lynch Melbourne City winger Damien Duff has worked with some of the top coaches in the world and played alongside some of the best known names in the game.
Michael Lynch Earlier this week Socceroo superstar Tim Cahill talked about employing method in his madness.
Michael Lynch With the Asian Cup safely under lock and key for at least four years and the celebratory revelling done and dusted, the FFA must move sharply to capitalise on the benefits of a tournament that...
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory officials are hoping for a crowd of more than 40,000 for Saturday night's third Melbourne derby of the season as Victory and Sydney try to determine who will be top dog of the two...
Michael Lynch Is it a bird, is it a plane – well, if it's not the Amazing Superman, then it's the almost equally extraordinary Tim Cahill.
Michael Lynch Melbourne City coach John van't Schip praised the contribution of key midfielder Aaron Mooy who once more was the standout City player in the club's 2-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers, a triumph...
Michael Lynch Former Western Sydney Wanderers midfielder Aaron Mooy broke the hearts of his ex teammates when he struck a tremenous drive from 20 metres out to give Melbourne City a 2-1 win over Tony Popovic's...
Dominic Bossi, Michael Lynch and Sebastian Hassett Dominic Bossi, Michael Lynch and Sebastian Hassett look at the highs and lows of the Asian Cup.
Michael Lynch After the greatest triumph in Australia's football history, coach Ange Postecoglou made it clear there can be no resting on laurels.
Michael Lynch The status that comes with being the champions of Asia is immense in one of the world's most populous regions, so Australia's triumph in the Asian Cup is a huge boost for the game in this country.
Michael Lynch Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has called for Australia's triumph in the Asian Cup to become the springboard for a golden era for the national team.
Michael Lynch It doesn't always have to be the beautiful game to be the compelling game, the fascinating game, the 'I can't take my eyes off this as I don't what what might happen next' game.
Michael Lynch, Sebastian Hassett and Dominic Bossi After much debate, our football experts have managed to select their top team from the hundreds of players who produced a stellar Asian Cup.
Michael Lynch The Socceroos face their date with destiny on Saturday night, when Australia takes on regional powerhouse South Korea in the final of the Asian Cup at Stadium Australia in Sydney.
Michael Lynch They have made the final despite two of their 23-man squad - Koo Ja Cheol and Lee Chung Yong - being missing through injury and their star player, Son Heung Min, affected by illness.