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 The A-League is one of the most highly regulated soccer competitions in the world.
Michael Lynch The salary cap and restrictions on squad sizes and the number of foreign players that can be signed means the A-League is one of the most highly regulated football competitions in the world.
Michael Lynch Michael Lynch runs the rule over the clubs in 2013-14 and predicts that Victory coach Ange Postecoglou and his Adelaide counterpart Josep Gombau might be facing off in the finale.
Michael Lynch Among A-League finals qualifiers, Victory and Mariners have coaches with more experience.
Michael Lynch Teams usually get a fillip after sacking a manager and appointing a replacement, but often the effect is short-lived.
Michael Lynch Sacking the coach is a tradition in world soccer, and A-League club owners don't want to let the side down.
Michael Lynch A long list of candidates is bidding to replace Ricki Herbert as coach of Wellington Phoenix.
Michael Lynch Ange Postecoglou hasn't had the success he has enjoyed in recent years by taking things easy.
Michael Lynch Vince Grella getting the lie of the land at his new club's training base at La Trobe University.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory brings its pre-season campaign against A-League sides to a mixed conclusion, losing 2-1 at home to Perth Glory in a friendly behind closed doors at AAMI Park.
Michael Lynch Best-placed local candidate for Heart job would be assistant Ante Milicic.
Michael Lynch, Perth Highest A-League finish and first home final suggest good days ahead for Glory.
Michael Lynch Perth Glory will give Scottish forward Steve McGarry until close to kick-off to prove his fitness.
Michael Lynch Taunted by his club's fans, who doubted he could coax the best from the team, scoffed at by a media unimpressed with its playing style, and seemingly scorned by club owner Tony Sage, it is fair to...
Michael Lynch Ange Postecoglou remains tight-lipped on speculation he will bid Brisbane Roar goodbye.
Michael Lynch Brisbane Roar goes into A-League grand final as a hot favourite to make it back-to-back titles.
Michael Lynch Most teams go into grand finals fresh and rested, primed for the ultimate test.
Michael Lynch, Brisbane Controversy over title-deciding spot kick only one of many embarrassing incidents.