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.


Melbourne Victory defeat is 'gut-wrenching', says Kevin Muscat

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory might have been running on empty as they tried to deny Brisbane Roar the Premiers Plate on Saturday night at Suncorp Stadium.


Kevin Muscat pays tribute to players' self-belief

Victory coach Kevin Muscat and his Sydney FC counterpart Frank Farina shake hands before the A-League elimination final match on Friday.

Michael Lynch For Melbourne Victory boss Kevin Muscat, Gui Finkler's last minute goal to win their elimination final against Sydney FC was a vindication of his squad's self-belief and commitment, never better...


Kevin Muscat goes ballistic as referee 'bottles it'

Besart Berisha looks to take on the Melbourne Victory defence.

Michael Lynch Angry Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat slammed leading A-League referee Strebre Delovski and accused him of ''bottling'' the biggest call of the season in a home town decision that gave Brisbane...


Melbourne Victory must lift its pace: Kevin Muscat

Plenty to think about: Victory coach Kevin Muscat during Sunday's game.

Michael Lynch Coach pledges his team will bounce back to form in clash with Perth Glory.


Not good enough: Kevin Muscat blasts Victory

Kevin Muscat

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat blasted his team’s listless performance after they allowed themselves to be ‘’dominated’’ by a rampant Brisbane Roar, who ran out 3-0 winners at AAMI Park in a...

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Kevin Muscat hopes changes will spark Victory

Victory coach Kevin Muscat.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat is optimistic that key striker Archie Thompson will be fit enough to take his place in his team’s attacking line up on Friday


Melbourne Victory's Kevin Muscat faces first real test of credentials

Kevin Muscat.

Michael Lynch Coach's biggest problem is that he hasn't got a player like himself in his squad.


Victory coach Kevin Muscat will go on the attack against Perth

Melbourne coach Kevin Muscat.

Michael Lynch Kevin Muscat, who is under intense pressure in his coaching career, will resist playing it safe.


Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat pleased with a draw against Perth Glory

Tom Rogic

Michael Lynch It was always going to be a trip in which the result would be more important than the performance.


Victory coach Kevin Muscat considers rushing back Mark Milligan

Mark Milligan.

Michael Lynch Kevin Muscat weighing up whether to risk rushing back his captain for clash with Mariners.


A-League soccer: Melbourne Victory's Kevin Muscat delights in classic win over Adelaide United despite Tom Rogic injury

Tom Rogic.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory star midfielder Tom Rogic will miss Wednesday's Asian Champions League match.

Victory all that matters to Kevin Muscat

Kevin Muscat

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory's return to form might have been overshadowed by rumours of a bust-up in the Perth Glory dressing room or the demonstration by some of its more vociferous fans over security...

Victory players will lift for Melbourne derby, says coach Kevin Muscat

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory's players might be tired, disappointed and its younger brigade more worldly wise after their Asian Champions League loss to Guangzhou Evergrande on Wednesday night, but none of that...


Kevin Muscat plugs gaps as Melbourne Victory seeks response to Heart loss

Michael Lynch Every game for Melbourne Victory feels like a cup final at this stage of the campaign.


Kevin Muscat's relief at flattering Mariners result

Melbourne Victory.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory give themselves clear breathing space on a congested ladder


Victory of sorts as Kevin Muscat's men take breather

Kevin Muscat

Michael Lynch Kevin Muscat was able to breathe a sigh of relief - as well he might - when his Melbourne Victory side managed to grab the three points from Central Coast Mariners on Friday night, giving themselves...


Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat says game against Melbourne Heart just another match

Melbourne Heart and Melbourne Victory.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory boss Kevin Muscat is unfazed by Heart upping their game for the derby clash.


Kevin Muscat to coach Melbourne Victory

Kevin Muscat

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory will announce Kevin Muscat as its new head coach on Thursday.

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Kevin Muscat confirmed as Melbourne Victory coach in two-year deal

Kevin Muscat.

Michael Lynch If it ain't broke, don't fix it and evolution, not revolution, were the concepts Muscat sought to instil.

Kevin Muscat: Starting with a clean slate

Kevin Muscat

Michael Lynch With his move into management, Kevin Muscat is moving on from his image as a dirty player.

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