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.


Victory shuffle gives Postecoglou reason to smile

Relief: Victory coach Ange Postecoglou with Mark Milligan.

Michael Lynch Ange Postecoglou finally has a reason to leave a game in a good mood this season.


Veteran coach may help Phoenix rise again

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 16:  Ernie Merrick gives instructions during a Melbourne Victory A-League training session at Gosch's Paddock on February 16, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Michael Lynch As Phoenix coach, Ernie Merrick faces a fascinating challenge.


Leijer's first steps on road back

Adrian Leijer

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory skipper will play in pre-season clash tonight after long break.


Derby day

A-League.Melbourne Heart v Melbourne Victory at AAMI Stadium.Heart's Michael Marrone battles with Victory's Fabio. 4th February 2012.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Michael Lynch Most players receive a low key league debut, but not Heart youngster Craig Goodwin.


All heart, but no victory

Melbourne Heart

Michael Lynch A draw was the result neither team needed, perhaps it was inevitable that's what they got.

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Victory too old, too slow


Michael Lynch Former coach Ernie Merrick left Melbourne Victory an enduring legacy during his six years in charge.

Final to test the best's mettle

Perth Glory v Brisbane Roar

Michael Lynch Most teams go into grand finals fresh and rested, primed for the ultimate test.