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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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.

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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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.

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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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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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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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Changes, but no Socceroos panic

Gripping: Robbie Kruse, left, helps Dani Schahin celebrate his goal for Fortuna Duesseldorf.

Michael Lynch Fresh faces likely to figure in Socceroos squad for World Cup qualifier against Jordan.

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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

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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.

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Grella calls time on career

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Michael Lynch Former Socceroo Vince Grella’s bid to make a comeback through the A-League is over, the midfielder announcing his retirement from the game on Monday afternoon.

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Heart closing in on naming new coach

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Michael Lynch Board members still agonising - publicly at least - over the choice between Ante Milicic and John Aloisi.

Aloisi likely to get the nod as new Heart coach

John Aloisi is the only Australian to have played in the Premier League, Spain's La Liga and Italy's Serie A.

Michael Lynch Former Socceroo striker likely to get nod ahead of current assistant coach Ante Milicic.

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Newcastle beckons for the Good at Heart

Michael Lynch, Dominic Bossi Melbourne Heart teenager Curtis Good could become the next Australian in the Premier League if a fairytale opportunity to join one of England's best known clubs, Newcastle United, comes to fruition.

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