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 For the past couple of years champion trainer Darren Weir has unearthed an unheralded three year old colt who has worked through his classes.
Michael Lynch Melbourne City might, in an alternative competition, think about changing their name to Melbourne Brittle.
Michael Lynch For Scott Miller, Newcastle's youthful coach, the 3-2 win over Melbourne City was further evidence of his team's commitment and mental
Michael Lynch Melbourne City surrender two-goal lead to lose to Newcastle Jets.
Michael Lynch When a football team goes on the road to play an away match it is always a test of character.
Patrick Bartley and Michael Lynch Some of Victoria's most respected racehorse owners have rallied around chief steward Terry Bailey and his integrity department after the gun attack on Bailey's home that rocked the racing world...
Michael Lynch Only those with the hardest of hearts – or anyone who had more than they could afford on the runner-up – would begrudge English trainer Ed Dunlop a victory in Tuesday's Melbourne Cup with...
Michael Lynch Hume City did themselves proud in their FFA Cup semi final clash with A-League champions Melbourne Victory with a fighting display that kept them in the game until the 88th minute, when Victory only...
Michael Lynch Melbourne City coach John van 't Schip is expecting Friday night's opponents Newcastle Jets to be defensively organised and to try to hit his side on the counter.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat heaped praise on Hume City boss Lou Acevski and his team for making the A-League champions work right to the end to ensure that they, and not the NPL Victoria...
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory will host the FFA Cup final against Perth Glory on the first Saturday in November.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory will host the FFA Cup final against Perth Glory on Saturday week – if they can get over the last remaining obstacle in their path, National Premier League club Hume City.
Michael Lynch Wellington Phoenix management will seek clarity from Football Federation Australia before deciding whether to apply for a shorter-than-expected A-League licence extension.
Michael Lynch Wellington Phoenix look set to be dumped from the A-League at the end of the season after Australian soccer chiefs opted not to accede to the Kiwi club's request for a 10 year license extension at...
Michael Lynch The FFA are waiting anxiously to hear from soccer's world governing body FIFA to see if the Socceroos World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh will be postponed or shifted to another country as fears...
Michael Lynch With apologies to Shakespeare, it's hard not to look at all the headlines over the past year or two and not wonder whether there is something rotten in the state of racing.
Michael Lynch By common consent Melbourne City midfielder Aaron Mooy is not just the most improved player in the A-League, this season he is close to its best.
Michael Lynch Melbourne City coach John van 't Schip was full of praise for his Uruguayan striker Bruno Fornaroli after the South American's brace had helped his club to its first win of the season.
Michael Lynch City ran out 3-1 winners in an end-to-end affair that produced numerous chances for both teams.
Michael Lynch Three rounds into the A-League season, not a single side boasts a 100 per cent record.