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

Williams believes Heart still has momentum

David Williams celebrates after scoring against Wellington Phoenix.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart was the A-League’s form team and on an extraordinary roll that looked as though it could lead the club to an improbable finals berth.

Central Coast Mariners beat Melbourne Heart despite Orlando Engelaar wonder goal

Heart's Ben Garuccio

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...

Soccer

Melbourne Heart needs three wins to contest A-League finals

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch A minimum of three wins - and preferably four - from its past five matches is what it will take to give Melbourne Heart much chance of completing its fairytale recovery with a finals berth next month.

Soccer

In-form Melbourne Heart faces its big test against Brisbane Roar

Michael Lynch So what's the secret to Melbourne Heart's revival and can it continue when it faces its toughest test?

Soccer

Van't Schip leads Heart transformation

Melbourne Heart coach John van't Schip.

Michael Lynch John van't Schip's got priors at this sort of thing, galvanising his Melbourne Heart team to performances few expected.

Football

Melbourne Heart break A-League drought with win over Newcastle Jets

Massimo Murdocca

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart's marketing slogan this season has been 'Heart Believe''.

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Soccer

Tantalising win, but can Heart do it again?

Heart supporters

Michael Lynch Will Melbourne Heart's first win of the campaign be like a London bus?

Football

Confidence is key to more victories after end of winless run for Melbourne Heart

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Will Melbourne Heart's first win of the campaign be a rare bright spot in a season of shame, or will it be like a London bus?

Soccer

Orlando Engelaar to steadily build influence for Heart

Michael Lynch Orlando Engelaar's presence might have been only a cameo on his return to action last weekend.

Soccer

Melbourne Heart has lots to prove to its new Manchester City owners

Michael Lynch Manchester City's takeover of the league's struggler holds immense promise for the future.

Soccer

Melbourne, Sydney coaches say the referee got it wrong

Heart coach John van 't Schip.

Michael Lynch John van't Schip and Frank Farina agree Orlando Engelaar should not have been sent off.

Soccer

Ten-man Heart stun Sydney FC 2-1

David Williams of the Heart celebrates after scoring a goal.

Michael Lynch The revolution may have begun at Melbourne Heart, and establishing the new world order might not take as long as some people thought.

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Soccer

John van't Schip gets Melbourne Heart back on track

All Heart: Jonatan Germano (left) celebrates with Iain Ramsay.

Michael Lynch Heart looms as a banana skin upon which any number of fancied teams might slip up.

Soccer

Aloisi disappointed with result against Mariners

John Aloisi.

Michael Lynch Just how disappointed John Aloisi was feeling after his side's 2-2 draw with Central Coast became apparent in the post-match press conference.

Soccer

Heart aiming for Glory

Footwork: Heart's Golgol Mebrahtu is tackled by Mariner Marcel Seip during last week's 2-2 draw.

Michael Lynch Heart coach John Aloisi believes it should have four points from its two games, not two.

Soccer

Staying strong

Heart players huddle

Michael Lynch Heart may add some muscle for its clash with Wanderers, writes Michael Lynch.

Soccer

Heart continue losing streak

Aziz Behich.

Michael Lynch When your luck's out nothing ever seems to go your way. When you are on a roll, everthing falls in your favour.

A-League: Western Sydney Wanderers ride their luck to down Melbourne Heart

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 08: Aaron Mooy of the Wanderers heads the ball during the round five A-League match between Melbourne Heart and the Western Sydney Wanderers at AAMI Park on November 8, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Michael Lynch When your luck's out nothing ever seems to go your way. When you are on a roll, everything falls in your favour.

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John Aloisi feels the heat after another loss

Tomi Juric, Patrick Gerhardt

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart boss John Aloisi doesn't agree that his team is toothless in front of goal.

Soccer

John Aloisi defends Melbourne Heart's lack of goals

John Aloisi

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart boss John Aloisi doesn't agree that his team is toothless in front of goal.