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 Does Frank Lowy treat Australian soccer as his own personal fiefdom?
Michael Lynch Richard Garcia has spent half his 30 years living and playing at high-level clubs in England, yet the midfielder remains perhaps one of the least-known players to have pulled on the Socceroo shirt in...
Michael Lynch Football Federation Australia chief executive Ben Buckley yesterday called on soccer fans to condemn the Hunter Sports Group and its owner Nathan Tinkler for trying to hand back the Newcastle Jets'...
Michael Lynch Clive Palmer threatens to launch his own $22 million lawsuit against FFA for its termination of Gold Coast United's licence earlier this month.
Michael Lynch The fate of Football Federation Australia's chief Ben Buckley is hanging by a thread.
Michael Lynch Brendan Schwab is resigning from his job as the boss of Professional Footballers Australia.
Michael Lynch On paper, people like Nathan Tinkler and Clive Palmer look like perfect suitors for soccer. In practice their capriciousness when they can't get what they want makes them a nightmare for...
Michael Lynch Often old boys from AFL Players Association often jump the fence and end up in sports administration.
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.