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 Lynch Daniel McBreen has struck the hottest form streak of his life.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory always beats Wellington Phoenix. It did so thrice last season.
Michael Lynch Football Federation Australia chiefs are under pressure to crack down on racist fans after Wellington Phoneix star Paul Ifill revealed he had suffered racial abuse from Adelaide supporters in his...
Michael Lynch Suspending players and banning fans is the only way to take on soccer's racists.
Michael Lynch ALLEGATIONS of spying on closed training sessions, talk of tackles flying in and the expectation of a physical, high-octane encounter in a fevered atmosphere.
Michael Lynch Wellington gutted by demands of New Zealand and Solomon Islands national teams.
Michael Lynch Ten man Melbourne Heart could not take their chance to go top of the A-League by defeating a Wellington Phoenix side missing seven first team squad members in a closely contested game in front of...
Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart misses chance to go top of the league, failing to beat a Phoenix side missing seven first-team squad members.
Michael Lynch TEN-MAN Melbourne Heart failed to take their chance to go top of the league by defeating a Wellington Phoenix side missing seven first-team players in a tight game in front of almost 11,000 fans at...
Michael Lynch When the A-League season got under way few pundits had many positive things to say about Wellington Phoenix.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart coach John van 't Schip says home clash with Sydney FC a ''must-win'' game.
Michael Lynch A Paul Ifill thunderbolt 10 minutes from time secures Wellington Phoenix a hard-earned point.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart will be at full strength for what looms as its most significant match.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart dominates the players' union team of the season awards.