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

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.

Soccer

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

Michael Lynch

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

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Soccer

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

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.

Soccer

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

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

Keeper is peaking at right time for World Cup

Eugene Galekovic

Michael Lynch They say goalkeepers are different. Brash, flamboyant, authoritative, a breed apart.

Football

Kewell not out of Rio race but Neill at risk

Harry Kewell

Michael Lynch Harry Kewell in the Australia squad for Brazil next year? Don't bet against it.

Football

Top talent fuelled by spirit of Bundy

Joshua Brillante

Michael Lynch There must be something in the water in Bundaberg. The Central Queensland town is world famous for its rum, but it is not doing a bad job in producing high-quality footballers either.

Soccer

Veterans a dilemma for Osieck

Harry Kewell

Michael Lynch Harry Kewell in the Australian squad for Brazil 2014? Don't bet against it.

Soccer

Socceroos down but young keeper grabs his chance

Mark Birighitti.

Michael Lynch For any young player a first international start will live long in the memory.

Football

Win or lose, young guns are having a blast: keeper

Mark R. Birighitti

Michael Lynch No matter what the scoreline, for any young player a first international start will live long in the memory.

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Soccer

Socceroos numbers down in EPL

Mark Schwartzer.

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

Soccer

Young Duke may face Brazilian kings of world game

Mitchell Duke

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

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

Michael Lynch

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

Fairfax Media writer

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

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Soccer

New brigade hit by blowback

Michael-Lynch-sport-dinks

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