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 Appearances dictate what people think, and so often Nichols does not get the credit he deserves.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory brings its pre-season campaign against A-League sides to a mixed conclusion, losing 2-1 at home to Perth Glory in a friendly behind closed doors at AAMI Park.
Michael Lynch It's not yet a juggernaut, but it is beginning to take on all the characteristics of a bandwagon.
Michael Lynch Coach is famously demanding and he does have high standards, wherever he has gone.
Michael Lynch MELBOURNE HEART moved into the top six – at least temporarily – after beating struggling Perth Glory at AAMI Park on Saturday night.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory is one game away from the grand final with victory over Perth.
Michael Lynch, Perth Highest A-League finish and first home final suggest good days ahead for Glory.
Michael Lynch, Perth Heart's dreams of unlikely championship chase fall at the first hurdle.
Michael Lynch Perth Glory will give Scottish forward Steve McGarry until close to kick-off to prove his fitness.
Michael Lynch, Brisbane The beautiful game can often be joyous. But just as often it can be downright ugly.