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.

Gallop will be Lowy's legacy


Michael Lynch Does Frank Lowy treat Australian soccer as his own personal fiefdom?


Garcia out to push Socceroo claims

Richard Garcia.

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...

Calls for FFA transparency

Michael Lynch It's fast turning into the week from hell for Football Federation Australia.


Buckley hits out over attack on FFA

Michael Lynch Football Federation Australia boss says players' union wrong to condemn organisation.

Big Clive lights fuse under FFA

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.


FFA: the failures and the successes

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Michael Lynch It has been the most tumultuous fortnight in Australian soccer since 2004.


Buckley slams 'handing back' of Jets' licence

Ben Buckley

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'...


Palmer backs Tinkler

Clive Palmer.

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.

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Buckley's hopes of fixing the FFA


Michael Lynch The fate of Football Federation Australia's chief Ben Buckley is hanging by a thread.


Schwab quits players' union

Newcastle Jets about to have a meeting with PFA Chief Executive Brendan Shwab. Ray Watt Oval, Callaghan. Picture shows Brendan Schwab.
6th September 2010 Newcastle

Michael Lynch Brendan Schwab is resigning from his job as the boss of Professional Footballers Australia.

Billionaires are a bust

Nathan Tinkler.

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...

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What a shame if Schwab is lost to the game


Michael Lynch Often old boys from AFL Players Association often jump the fence and end up in sports administration.