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.

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Carlos Hernandez loses weight for World Cup chance

Michael Lynch Former Victory star knows that he won't get a better chance to make a late World Cup bid.

Carlos Hernandez trims the fat to push for spot in Costa Rica's World Cup squad

Carlos Hernandez

Michael Lynch Fitter, trimmer, leaner and slimmer than he has ever looked before, former Melbourne Victory star Carlos Hernandez knows that he will never get a better chance to make a late bid for a place in Costa...

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A-League round ten preview

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

Wasteful Melbourne Heart downed by Wellington Phoenix

John Aloisi

Michael Lynch If you don't take any of the numerous chances you create and then concede a late goal to a counter-attack then you only have yourself to blame.

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Pressure builds on Heart coach John Aloisi as Wellington Phoenix win again

Heartbreaker: Wellington's Stein Huysegems (right) is congratulated by teammates after his goal against Melbourne Heart.

Michael Lynch If you don't take any of the numerous chances you create and then concede a late goal to a counter-attack then you only have yourself to blame.

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Get Tom Rogic, sack Mitch Nichols

Adrian Leijer is yellow-carded.

Michael Lynch Victory was abject in Wellington, but there were some mitigating circumstances.

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How the A-League teams are shaping up

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Michael Lynch Michael Lynch runs the rule over the clubs in 2013-14 and predicts that Victory coach Ange Postecoglou and his Adelaide counterpart Josep Gombau might be facing off in the finale.

Soccer

Tantalising season on cards after early whirl

Michael Lynch Two rounds in and only one A-League team, Brisbane Roar, has a 100 per cent record .

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Roar the standout after two A-League rounds

Thomas Broich.

Michael Lynch Two rounds in and only one team — Brisbane Roar — has a 100 per cent record. And every club in the 10-team competition has at least one point.

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Victory, but close call for Muscat

The Victory's James Troisi makes tracks for goal.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory enjoys a close win over Wellington Phoenix.

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A-League round 4 2013: Melbourne Victory edge Wellington Phoenix

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Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory enjoys a close win over Wellington Phoenix.

Soccer

Four days in the Victory march

Victory's Archie Thompson and Fabio celebrate a goal against Sydney, one of the rare moments when the team has had something to cheer about this season.

Michael Lynch The next four days will determine Melbourne Victory's season.

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All heart, but no victory

Melbourne Heart

Michael Lynch A draw was the result neither team needed, perhaps it was inevitable that's what they got.

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Victory too old, too slow

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Michael Lynch Former coach Ernie Merrick left Melbourne Victory an enduring legacy during his six years in charge.

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Victory targets Spanish defender

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory looks to boost its squad for the final weeks of the season by signing Ubay Luzardo.

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Durakovic keen for another job

Michael Lynch Former Victory coach Mehmet Durakovic speaks to Michael Lynch.

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Victory coach's fate hangs in the balance

Melbourne Victory's interim coach Jim Magilton.

Michael Lynch It is not just Victory's immediate future that could be decided when the team faces a virtual elimination final against the Newcastle Jets.

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Victory players deserve blame for poor season

Michael Lynch A-League's so-called glamour team was made to look third-rate by Sydney.

Pros and cons of Hernandez

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Michael Lynch Carlos Hernandez divides opinions, but there is no denying his silky skills.

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Melbourne stars at Heart of team

Melbourne Heart's Fred.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart dominates the players' union team of the season awards.