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.


Michael Thwaite's World Cup dream persists

Michael Thwaite.

Michael Lynch Plenty of players in every country have World Cup hard luck stories. Injury, illness, sudden loss of form or just plain bad luck means they might miss the cut when the final squad of 23 is named.


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.


Tantalising win, but can Heart do it again?

Heart supporters

Michael Lynch Will Melbourne Heart's first win of the campaign be like a London bus?


Kewell misses shot at Glory, as Mifsud steps in

Michael Lynch Former Socceroo superstar is again an absentee from the Melbourne Heart line-up when it travels to Perth.


Socceroos call in big guns

Aziz Behich

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


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


New faces get time to shine

Dino Djulbic celebrates scoring a goal for Gold Coast in February 2011.

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

Osieck offers a glimpse of the future without stars

Michael Lynch

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


Victory takes the Glory

Marcos Flores

Michael Lynch It's not yet a juggernaut, but it is beginning to take on all the characteristics of a bandwagon.


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.

Victory loses in extra time

Legging it: Victory's Leigh Broxham (right) is tackled by Perth's Travis Dodd.

Michael Lynch Battle for last two A-League finals berths may go down to last kick of season.

Victory limps into finals

On the run: Victory's Leigh Broxham makes a break in Wellington.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory will face Perth Glory in the first of this season's A-League finals.

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.


Duke's waiting game pays off quickly

Michael Lynch Central Coast Mariners striker on cloud nine as he digests his meteoric rise.


Australia goes down 2-3 in thriller against Japan

Australia v Japan.

Michael Lynch Australia's hopes of winning the East Asian Cup crashes in extraordinary fashion.

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Australia goes down 3-2 in thriller against Japan

Michael Lynch Australia's hopes of winning the East Asian Cup crashes in extraordinary fashion.

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Victory takes shape

Melbourne Victory fine-tune their skills before the start of the season.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory stages the final dress rehearsal before the A-League season kicks off when it entertains Perth Glory in a behind-closed-doors clash at AAMI Park today.


Disgraceful: Kewell slams team over Gold Coast draw

Not happy: Melbourne Victory's Harry Kewell blasted his teammates after they drew with Gold Coast United on Wednesday.

Michael Lynch Coach weighs in too, saying Victory's tendency to collapse during second half a ''disease''.

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Squad shows Osieck has locals sussed

Michael Lynch When it comes to watching A-League players, Holger Osieck likes to lurk in the shadows.