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.


A-League round ten preview

Michael Lynch All the ins and outs with previews for round nine of the A-League.


Nichols a perfect fit in victory over Perth

Mitchell Nichols

Michael Lynch Appearances dictate what people think, and so often Nichols does not get the credit he deserves.


Perth Glory coach Alistair Edwards in hot water after post-match snub

Alistair Edwards

Michael Lynch Perth Glory coach Alistair Edwards will face a please explain demand from the FFA after his failure to front for a post-match press conference after his team crashed to a 2-0 defeat to Melbourne...

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Dramas fail to detract from Victory win over Perth Glory

Victory substitute Gui Finkler sealed the win.

Michael Lynch Victory coach Kevin Muscat not bothered by other issues after his team won.


Alistair Edwards' sons failed to shine at Perth Glory, so storm was always brewing

Alistair Edwards - Perth Glory

Michael Lynch There’s hardly a father alive who hasn’t wanted the best for his son, who has not done what he could to help him, or swiftly moved to defend him when he is the subject of unwarranted criticism.

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A-League round eleven preview


Michael Lynch All the ins and outs with previews for round eleven of the A-League.


A-League round thirteen preview

Michael Lynch All the ins and outs with previews for round thirteen of the A-League.


Smeltz's goal has always been to score

On target: Shane Smeltz celebrates one of his many goals for Perth Glory.

Michael Lynch Perth Glory's main man is in Melbourne intent on derailing Victory's recent resurgence.


Heart down but still kicking in hard-fought competition

Melbourne Heart's Aziz Behich

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart club officials are adamant any perceptions the club is struggling are wide of the mark.

Golgol goal has Heart pumping

Golgol Mebrahtu of the Heart celebrates his goal.

Michael Lynch Golgol Mehbratu has waited an eternity to score his first A-League goal.

Victory, with a little bit of luck

Archie Thompson of the Victory celebrates

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory is one game away from the grand final with victory over Perth.

Victory go down to Perth in friendly

Adrian Leijer lined up at the heart of defence.

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.


Positives in defeat for Victory

Ange Postecoglou

Michael Lynch Coach Ange Postecoglou declared himself satisfied enough with his team's display.

The never ending Glory

More please: Eli Babalj hopes to repeat his goalscoring form at Adelaide in his home town against Perth Glory.

Michael Lynch, Perth Highest A-League finish and first home final suggest good days ahead for Glory.

Heart-breaker Smeltz gives Perth the glory

Perth Glory's Shane Smeltz is congratulated by team-mates after scoring.

Michael Lynch, Perth Heart's dreams of unlikely championship chase fall at the first hurdle.


Door open for Glory's McGarry

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 15:  Steven Mcgarry of the Glory celebrates a goall during the round 15 A-League match between the Melbourne Heart and the Perth Glory at AAMI Park on January 15, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)

Michael Lynch Perth Glory will give Scottish forward Steve McGarry until close to kick-off to prove his fitness.

Brisbane roars late to take glory

Brisbane Roar's Besart Berisha

Michael Lynch, Brisbane The beautiful game can often be joyous. But just as often it can be downright ugly.