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 It was always going to be mission impossible for Melbourne Heart to make the play offs after their horror start to the season, and their faint hopes were all but mathematically extinguished following...
Michael Lynch, Cuiaba It seems to be a fact of life that the older you get, not only do your memories become more sepia tinted but your recall of facts and emotions is in inverse proportion to your age.
Michael Lynch It's been a tumultuous year for the Socceroos and the game. Here's how 2013 unfolded.
Michael Lynch Taking a punt with kids is not such a radical idea of for Ange Postecoglou's Socceroos.
Michael Lynch Taking a punt with kids is not such a radical idea for the Socceroos.
Michael Lynch and Sebastian Hassett But spokesman for star's management team denies he is interested.
Michael Lynch When the story broke that David Beckham might come to Australia, cynics quickly scoffed.
Michael Lynch It was a Saturday night of contrasts for the two Victorian teams.
Michael Lynch Scott Munn confident his club is well placed to secure superstar's signature.
Michael Lynch There is more to the long-term success of clubs than marquee signings.
Michael Lynch Anthony Di Pietro says Australian soccer must boost its ties with Asia and commit to understanding its soccer politics and culture or risk being 'kicked in the guts' by its confederation.
Michael Lynch It seems the dream of Becks ending his days in Australia have been well and truly dashed.
Michael Lynch The MCG will be packed out for Liverpool practice match. Does this say something about Australian crowds, or the power of the brand?
Michael Lynch Tim Cahill's quitting English Premier League and moving to far less demanding competition hardly a surprise.
Michael Lynch Tim Cahill's decision to move to the US rather than the A-League isn't the end of the world.