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 Young winger dubbed the ''Kiwi Messi'' by his more ardent fans has had a breakout campaign.
Michael Lynch It's fast turning into the week from hell for Football Federation Australia.
Michael Lynch Football Federation Australia boss says players' union wrong to condemn organisation.
Michael Lynch Support for Clive Palmer's complaints show how much ground those who run the sport have lost with some sections of the public.
Michael Lynch It has been the most tumultuous fortnight in Australian soccer since 2004.
Michael Lynch The fate of Football Federation Australia's chief Ben Buckley is hanging by a thread.
Michael Lynch The governing body must learn from the mistakes and failures of the past and focus on rebuilding the brand.
Michael Lynch Liverpool great Ian Rush confident striker will be key drawcard in clash with Victory.
Michael Lynch Unless Melbourne Victory can produce a Black Caviar-like finish, the A-League grand final will probably be played in Sydney.
Michael Lynch Goal in each half enough to give Adelaide its first away win in almost four months.
Michael Lynch IN HIS previous role in charge of the NRL, David Gallop knew all about state versus state.
Michael Lynch Suspending players and banning fans is the only way to take on soccer's racists.
Michael Lynch Anthony Di Pietro says Australian soccer must boost its ties with Asia and commit to understanding its soccer politics and culture or risk being 'kicked in the guts' by its confederation.
Michael Lynch A look ahead to round 10 of the Hyundai A-League season.
Michael Lynch It's hard not to feel a measure of sympathy for Perth Glory fans and the club's investors.
Michael Lynch Conspiracy theorists might believe otherwise, but AFL boss Andrew Demetriou stresses that the major football code in the country did not attempt to scupper Australian efforts to bring the major...
Michael Lynch WITH all due respect to Wellington Phoenix, they are not one of the A-League's bigger drawcards, yet Melbourne Victory will still pull somewhere in the region of 20,000 fans to AAMI Park for their...
Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart says it is happy to get the chance to take on Socceroos skipper.
Michael Lynch Soccer fans invited to raise issues at a forum with FFA and A-League bosses.
Michael Lynch Officials deny anything untoward in A-League after revelations about Adelaide game against Victory.