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

Nichols a perfect fit in victory over Perth

Mitchell Nichols

Michael Lynch Appearances dictate what people think, and so often Nichols does not get the credit he deserves.

Victory go down to Perth in friendly

Adrian Leijer lined up at the heart of defence.

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.

Soccer

Victory takes the Glory

Marcos Flores

Michael Lynch It's not yet a juggernaut, but it is beginning to take on all the characteristics of a bandwagon.

Demanding Postecoglou keeps lid on rising Victory

Michael Lynch Coach is famously demanding and he does have high standards, wherever he has gone.

Babalj keeps the Heart fluttering

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 09:  Eli Babalj of the Heart celebrates his goal during the round 20 A-League match between the Melbourne Heart and the Perth Glory at AAMI Park on February 9, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Michael Lynch MELBOURNE HEART moved into the top six – at least temporarily – after beating struggling Perth Glory at AAMI Park on Saturday night.

Victory, with a little bit of luck

Archie Thompson of the Victory celebrates

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory is one game away from the grand final with victory over Perth.

The never ending Glory

More please: Eli Babalj hopes to repeat his goalscoring form at Adelaide in his home town against Perth Glory.

Michael Lynch, Perth Highest A-League finish and first home final suggest good days ahead for Glory.

Heart-breaker Smeltz gives Perth the glory

Perth Glory's Shane Smeltz is congratulated by team-mates after scoring.

Michael Lynch, Perth Heart's dreams of unlikely championship chase fall at the first hurdle.

Soccer

Door open for Glory's McGarry

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 15:  Steven Mcgarry of the Glory celebrates a goall during the round 15 A-League match between the Melbourne Heart and the Perth Glory at AAMI Park on January 15, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)

Michael Lynch Perth Glory will give Scottish forward Steve McGarry until close to kick-off to prove his fitness.

Brisbane roars late to take glory

Brisbane Roar's Besart Berisha

Michael Lynch, Brisbane The beautiful game can often be joyous. But just as often it can be downright ugly.