Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch

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.

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Western Sydney Wanderers defender Matthew Spiranovic battles for A-League fitness

Michael Lynch Western Sydney Wanderers centre back Matthew Spiranovic, a key man for the Socceroos in the World Cup, is battling to be fit for the start of the new A-League season in October.

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Australia needs to set itself for long haul

Tim Cahill was one of the key players for the Socceroos in Brazil.

Michael Lynch Sitting in the Maracana watching the two best international teams in the world it was impossible not to muse, at least momentarily, on how far Australia still has to go.

England boss Roy Hodgson tells young players to move abroad

Roy Hodgson has urged England's young players to move abroad.

Michael Lynch As the inquests over England's dismal World Cup failure gather pace, the team's coach, Roy Hodgson, has backed the idea of some of the country's best young players moving overseas to competitive...

Socceroos don't have a minute to lose as they look to blend the mix for Chile game

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Michael Lynch No one could accuse Socceroo coach Ange Postecoglou of gilding the lily after he had watched his side lose 1-0 to Croatia in their final pre-World Cup hit out.

Chile's key man Arturo Vidal in race against time to face Australia

Chilean Arturo Vidal is tipped for a big-money move after the World Cup.

Michael Lynch Arturo Vidal, Chile's main man, is used to having praise heaped upon him.

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More steak, less sizzle needed from Tom Rogic in A-League at Melbourne Victory

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Michael Lynch It can't be easy being charged with the responsibility of being your nation's saviour, especially when you are not long out of your teens.

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John Aloisi sets his heart on learning

Michael Lynch Former Heart coach not surprised club has managed to turn things around under his successor.

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James Troisi is using Victory's ACL games to win World Cup berth

Michael Lynch Money isn't everything, but it helps. Especially in soccer.

James Troisi using Melbourne Victory's ACL games to win World Cup berth

Michael Lynch Money isn't everything, but it helps. Especially in soccer.

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John van't Schip keen to be part of Heart's future

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Michael Lynch Coach clearly gets his message across well to his players and is tactically astute.

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Tough ask for Melbourne Victory in ACL game against legend of Lippi

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Michael Lynch It is hard to see this game being anything but a backs-to-the-wall ordeal for Victory.

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Melbourne Victory signs James Troisi

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory has confirmed the capture of Socceroo midfielder James Troisi from Italian Serie A club Atalanta on a one year loan deal.

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Victory's Chilean defence

Michael Lynch It is often said that prolific strikers win a team plenty of fans, but quality defenders win a club championships.

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Returning troops lift A-League

Michael Lynch Michael Zullo, Aziz Behich, James Troisi, Nathan Burns, Matthew Spiranovic.

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Bresciano drama also stings for the Socceroos

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Michael Lynch Qatar's status as a big-money, semi-retirement home for superannuated players makes it popular with former top-level players - but chasing the cash in the resource-rich Middle Eastern state can be...

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Aloisi not daunted by derby debut

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Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart's coach could be forgiven for feeling some trepidation ahead of Friday night.

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No rush on Grella return

In the groove: Fitness is top priority for new Melbourne Heart midfielder Vince Grella.

Michael Lynch Vince Grella getting the lie of the land at his new club's training base at La Trobe University.

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Heart boss rejoices in Grella's capability

Vince Grella.

Michael Lynch Calm, methodical and steady, Vinnie Grella has, down the years, done things his way.

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Predicting a winner is far from easy

Returning: Jonathan Bru.

Michael Lynch Putting together three or four wins in a row in the A-League is a major achievement.

From Beckham to what?

Michael Lynch There is more to the long-term success of clubs than marquee signings.