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.

Soccer

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.

Soccer

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

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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

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

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Football

Socceroos lesson from Brazil: be afraid, be very afraid

Socceroos lose 6-0 to Brazil

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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Soccer

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.

Football

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.

Football

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.

Soccer

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

Mark Schwarzer

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

Soccer

No room for complacency

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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.

Osieck offers a glimpse of the future without stars

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Michael Lynch Necessity is the mother of invention, as Holger Osieck, the Socceroos coach, is fast discovering.

Soccer

New brigade hit by blowback

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Michael Lynch The game of soccer was reformed in Australia a decade ago, but not without casualties.

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Socceroos warm up with '12th man'

Socceroos during training at Bob Jane Stadium.

Michael Lynch Is Australia ready to fall back in love with the Socceroos?

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Socceroos' ageing warriors

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Michael Lynch The sun is setting on Australia's golden generation. The next nine days will determine whether darkness settles on their international careers by mid-June, or the sun sits above the horizon for a...

World Cup

Socceroos know the score to make it to Rio

Australia v Jordan, World Cup Qualifier.

Michael Lynch So how did it come to this? Australia could, by tonight, be virtually out of World Cup calculations. But at least Holger Osieck's men have their destiny in their own hands.

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Socceroos look for wintry advantage

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Michael Lynch Socceroo coach Holger Osieck has found a practical use for Melbourne's infamously cold, showery winter weather, requesting that Etihad Stadium's retractable roof remain open during tonight's crucial...