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 Heart coach laments team's lack of fight after its 2-0 home loss to Adelaide United.
Michael Lynch John Aloisi's side has provided its fans with a roller-coaster ride all season.
Michael Lynch Victory's Archie Thompson, Adama Traore and Mark Milligan will all miss Friday night's game.
Michael Lynch Necessity is the mother of invention, as Holger Osieck, the Socceroos' coach, is fast discovering.
Michael Lynch Necessity is the mother of invention, as Holger Osieck, the Socceroos coach, is fast discovering.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory fans leave happy after their team scores its first win of season.
Michael Lynch Golgol Mebrahtu has made quite an impression in his short time in the A-League.
Michael Lynch, Adelaide Melbourne Heart's youthful striker Eli Babalj comes of age in second half of season.