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.

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A-League players can take soft options or make hard choices

Michael Lynch Does life in the A-League make it too easy for too many players to accept their lot?

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Lucas Neill fights against the dying of the light

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Michael Lynch Neill's sheer determination to battle on against the odds deserves some sort of recognition.

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Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou to track players in Europe as he plans for World and Asian cups

Coach Ange Postecoglou is seeking to replicate the opponents the Socceroos face in the group phase of the World Cup.

Michael Lynch Socceroos likely to have only one warm-up game before taking on Chile.

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Socceroos numbers down in EPL

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Michael Lynch From an Australian perspective, the Premier League kick-off is hardly worth celebrating

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Young Duke may face Brazilian kings of world game

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Michael Lynch Central Coast Mariners striker Mitchell Duke's meteoric rise continues apace.

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Socceroos lesson from Brazil: be afraid, be very afraid

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Michael Lynch The Socceroos 6-0 thumping at the hands of Brazil should send a strong message to coach Holger Osieck.

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Socceroos' lesson from Brazil: be afraid, be very afraid

Michael Lynch The Socceroos 6-0 thumping at the hands of Brazil should send a strong message to coach Holger Osieck.

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Holger Osieck must shake up Socceroos or he'll be shipped out

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Michael Lynch The most positive thing the Socceroos coach will have heard recently is silence.

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Osieck must be bold or risk his job

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Michael Lynch Holger Osieck is enjoying silence since Australia's humiliating 6-0 loss to Brazil.

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Socceroos can do with fresh blood

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Michael Lynch You reap what you sow. And Holger Osieck is continuing to reap a mountain of criticism.

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Psst, Mr Postecoglou, here's a young team to carry hope to Rio

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Michael Lynch New Socceroo coach Ange Postecoglou has promised to be bold in his team selection, Michael Lynch predicts his team.

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Ange Postecoglou's first squad offers something old, something new

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Michael Lynch Postecoglou must manage without veteran keeper Schwarzer in his first outing as coach.

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Schwarzer's shoes - and gloves - hard to fill

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Michael Lynch Goalkeeper's consistency, longevity and ability have rightly earned him legendary status.

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The tough choices

No bull: Tim Cahill's move to the US was the best one for him despite talk about him turning his back on the A-League.

Michael Lynch Tim Cahill's decision to move to the US rather than the A-League isn't the end of the world.

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Osieck resists talk of fresh faces

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Michael Lynch Socceroos boss makes it clear he will not be pressured into picking a host of fresh faces for international friendlies.

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Osieck opts for Cahill, youngsters

Michael Lynch Holger Osieck has brought midfielder James Holland into the Socceroos squad, kept faith with youngsters Jason Davidson and Ryan McGowan and recalled the now New York-based Tim Cahill for the coming...

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Socceroos face 'new' challenge

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Michael Lynch The squad for the friendly against Lebanon next week shows Australia is rebuilding slowly.

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No room for complacency

Michael Lynch The Socceroos still have much to do, not least is reinvigorating an ageing team.

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Socceroos call in big guns

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Michael Lynch Holger Osieck mixes it up for Australia's clash with South Korea in a friendly.

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Osieck finally takes the plunge and now he needs to take risks

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Michael Lynch Socceroos boss experiments with new faces for a winning result.