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.

Soccer

Victory injuries mount

Marcos Flores.

Michael Lynch Victory is having to do without three of its key players in at the most critical point of the year.

Soccer

Fixture pile-up is route to the fast lane for Melbourne Victory

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch There's always two sides to a fixture pile-up.

Soccer

Harry Kewell: I want to go out on my terms

Harry Kewell.

Roy Ward and Michael Lynch Just as he played his football, Harry Kewell left the game on a stage of his making on Wednesday and did so with a hint of mischief.

Soccer

Harry Kewell was the face of Australian football

Michael Lynch dinkus

Michael Lynch Heart skipper decides to call it a day after a stunning career mostly played at the highest levels of the game.

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Soccer

Victory confident in must-win clash

Archie Thompson with his son, Axel.

Michael Lynch Both Kevin Muscat, the Melbourne Victory coach, and Yasuhiro Higuchi, the Yokohama F Marinos boss, make no bones about the importance of Tuesday night's ACL clash at AAMI Park.

Soccer

The pressure's now on, but Melbourne Heart just might do it

Melbourne Heart Scores

Michael Lynch There have been few more remarkable recoveries than that currently being achieved by Melbourne Heart, either in the A-League or any other competition.

Soccer

Melbourne Victory must bolster its defence

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch It's all very well having a potent attack and offering a threat every time you go forward. But its not much use if you leak goals every time the opposition gets into your half.

Soccer

Melbourne Victory in confident mood for Adelaide United clash

Melbourne Victory head coach, Kevin Muscat

Michael Lynch Kevin Muscat is confident the feel-good mood will carry through to its A-League campaign.

Soccer

Central Coast Mariners pay the price of success

Michael Lynch If Victory coach Kevin Muscat yearns for stability, he should have a chat with Phil Moss.

Soccer

A-League players can take soft options or make hard choices

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Does life in the A-League make it too easy for too many players to accept their lot?

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Soccer

Melbourne Victory put to the sword by rampant Sydney FC

Alessadro Del Piero.

Michael Lynch Abject, clueless, porous at the back and bereft of ideas and quality in midfield and up front, Victory goes down 5-0 to Sydney at Etihad Stadium.

Soccer

Melbourne Victory's Kevin Muscat faces first real test of credentials

Kevin Muscat.

Michael Lynch Coach's biggest problem is that he hasn't got a player like himself in his squad.

Horse Racing

Jockey John Keating in hospital after race fall

Generuc racing

Michael Lynch Bush jockey airlifted to The Alfred hospital with head injuries after a race fall at Kyneton.

Soccer

Unhappy Western Sydney Wanderers as Melbourne Victory sizzle in the heat

Veteran Archie Thompson makes his presence felt, opening the scoring against the Wanderers in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat declared he had complete confidence in the depth of his depleted squad ahead of this game against the high flying Western Sydney Wanderers.

Horse Racing

Global storming as prizemoney turns into Euro cash

Hands and heels: Damien Oliver boots Fiorente (left) to victory in the 2013 Melbourne Cup.

Michael Lynch Foreigners again show the locals how it's done, writes Michael Lynch.

Soccer

Staying strong

Heart players huddle

Michael Lynch Heart may add some muscle for its clash with Wanderers, writes Michael Lynch.

Aloisi adamant Heart 'will keep on improving'

John Aloisi.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart coach John Aloisi is feeling the pain at the moment, but he is certain the results will come.

Horse racing

Popular sprinter and his comeback jockey are ready to shine again

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Buffering might not have the brilliance of Black Caviar, but the son of Mossman has charisma.

Soccer

Harry Kewell named for Heart

Harry Kewell

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart skipper Harry Kewell will return to the team's starting line-up - for the first time since the round-one draw with the Melbourne Victory - for Saturday night's pre-Christmas derby.

Soccer

Heart's soccer derby loss to Victory puts greater pressure on John Aloisi

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Heart's board has shown patience with John Aloisi - as it should.