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

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

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

Soccer

A-League round ten preview

Michael Lynch All the ins and outs with previews for round nine of the A-League.

Soccer

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou to track players in Europe as he plans for World and Asian cups

Coach Ange Postecoglou is seeking to replicate the opponents the Socceroos face in the group phase of the World Cup.

Michael Lynch Socceroos likely to have only one warm-up game before taking on Chile.

Football

A-League: When transfer deals turn sour

Ange Postecoglou

Michael Lynch There are probably only a handful of players in the A-League, certainly under the age of 30, who would not jump at the chance to move overseas to improve their pay or career prospects.

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Soccer

Socceroos numbers down in EPL

Mark Schwartzer.

Michael Lynch From an Australian perspective, the Premier League kick-off is hardly worth celebrating

Soccer

Returning troops lift A-League

Michael Lynch Michael Zullo, Aziz Behich, James Troisi, Nathan Burns, Matthew Spiranovic.

Football

Resurgent Sky Blues soar into top six as Heart flatline

Chris Naumoff.

Michael Lynch A week ago the knives were being drawn and the axes sharpened for Frank Farina, the beleaguered Sydney coach.

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John Aloisi under pressure as Heart has another loss to Sydney FC

Alessandro Del Piero of Sydney celebrates after scoring a goal.

Michael Lynch Now it is John Aloisi, Melbourne Heart's under-pressure coach, who is staring down the barrel.

Soccer

The tough choices

No bull: Tim Cahill's move to the US was the best one for him despite talk about him turning his back on the A-League.

Michael Lynch Tim Cahill's decision to move to the US rather than the A-League isn't the end of the world.

Soccer

No room for complacency

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Michael Lynch The Socceroos still have much to do, not least is reinvigorating an ageing team.

Soccer

New faces get time to shine

Dino Djulbic celebrates scoring a goal for Gold Coast in February 2011.

Michael Lynch Necessity is the mother of invention, as Holger Osieck, the Socceroos' coach, is fast discovering.

Osieck offers a glimpse of the future without stars

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Necessity is the mother of invention, as Holger Osieck, the Socceroos coach, is fast discovering.

Heart pumped to keep Sydney on losing streak

Golgol Mebrahtu

Michael Lynch Pressure on Heart as it travels north to take on managerless Sydney FC.

Soccer

Melbourne Heart looms large as Neill chases first-team football

Lucas Neill

Michael Lynch and Sebastian Hassett Brisbane Roar's Asian Champions League defeat on Wednesday night looks set to tip the balance in Melbourne Heart's direction as the chase to sign Socceroo captain Lucas Neill intensifies.

Soccer

Neill's change of heart

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 01:  Lucas Neill of Australia in action during the Australian Socceroos Training Session at Parken Stadium on June 1, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart says it is happy to get the chance to take on Socceroos skipper.

Heart plan to home in on finals berth

Heart hold off fast-finishing Roar (Thumbnail)

Michael Lynch IN CRICKET we have flat-track bullies - batsmen who cannot be blasted out with dynamite when the wicket is offering little to the bowler, but who struggle when there is some movement in the pitch.

Soccer

Melbourne mecca will 'G up Liverpool

Ian Rush at the MCG this week.

Michael Lynch Reds legend Ian Rush says Liverpool will find the MCG to its liking.

Soccer

Squad shows Osieck has locals sussed

Michael Lynch When it comes to watching A-League players, Holger Osieck likes to lurk in the shadows.

Late burst seals it for Socceroos

Socceroos celebrate a goal.

Michael Lynch Australia produces remarkable three goals in as many minutes to destroy Saudi Arabia.

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