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.


Give John Aloisi more time at Heart, urges Wellington coach Ernie Merrick

John Aloisi

Michael Lynch Heart thought to be considering a short-term return to its inaugural coach.


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?


Aloisi not daunted by derby debut


Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart's coach could be forgiven for feeling some trepidation ahead of Friday night.


Attacking Heart draws first blood

Melbourne Heart's David Williams scores a goal.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart makes dream start to A-League season, defeating Melbourne Victory 2-1.


Heart out to build on hot start

Winning debut: Heart coach John Aloisi.

Michael Lynch Win in opening derby brings credibility to club that has had its share of doubters.


Heart misses chance to top table after draw with Phoenix

Melbourne Heart v Phoenix

Michael Lynch Ten man Melbourne Heart could not take their chance to go top of the A-League by defeating a Wellington Phoenix side missing seven first team squad members in a closely contested game in front of...


Heart fails to take chances

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart misses chance to go top of the league, failing to beat a Phoenix side missing seven first-team squad members.


Injured pair back in the frame for Heart

Midfield key: Matt Thompson should return.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart might be without hamstrung skipper Fred for clash with West Sydney.


Aloisi's spy call adds heat to derby

John Aloisi.

Michael Lynch It seems nothing raises emotions on both sides of town like the Melbourne derby.

Heart turn up heat for derby as Aloisi spots 'spy' at training

David Williams

Michael Lynch ALLEGATIONS of spying on closed training sessions, talk of tackles flying in and the expectation of a physical, high-octane encounter in a fevered atmosphere.


Heart makes defensive move to sign Coyne

Jamie Coyne.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart has scrambled to resolve its defensive problems by signing A-League veteran Jamie Coyne as cover for the last eight games of the season.


Croatian lift for Heart

Coach John Aloisi and new arrival Josip Tadic.

Michael Lynch Rookie coach welcomes the final member of his front line in Croatian forward Josip Tadic.


Victory, Heart lift pre-season tempo

New Heart: Michael Marrone (left) and Heart recruit Golgol Mebrahtu.

Michael Lynch Victory to play Tasmanian representative side, Heart to host Adelaide United.

Smiles, a goal and he's all Heart

Right, said Fred: Heart captain Fred gets through a crowded Adelaide defence last night.

Michael Lynch Golgol Mebrahtu has made quite an impression in his short time in the A-League.