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

Ange the evangelist has faith in Australian game

Michael Lynch Passion, energy, commitment and desire to rebuild make Postecoglou the right choice.

Soccer

Socceroos have drawn Spain and other top teams in their World Cup group

See you in June: Ange Postecoglou and Spain's Vincente del Bosque.

Michael Lynch Even without facing Brazil, the challenge has been thrown down to the Socceroos.

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World Cup 2014: Socceroos have plenty to play for in Brazil

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Given the strength of the opposition it probably wouldn't have mattered whether Australia was careful in what it wished for or not.

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Archie Thompson hasn't given up on a World Cup berth

Archie Thompson.

Michael Lynch Archie Thompson is now 35, but he still harbours dreams of going to his second World Cup

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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.

After four years in the wilderness, Zadkovich gets his chance

Michael Lynch It's been a long time between international appearances for Ruben Zadkovich.

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Zadkovich in line for extra time in green and gold

Michael Lynch It's been a long time between international appearances for Ruben Zadkovich. Four years, to be precise, since he played for the Socceroos in a World Cup qualifier in Sydney that was a very dead...

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Fringe Socceroos' time to shine at East Asian Cup

Socceroos coach Holger Osieck

Michael Lynch Jade North says too many supporters have been ready to write off Holger Osieck's line up of fringe Socceroos and hopefuls simply because the majority of them play in Australia.

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Melbourne Heart signs international defender

Patrick Kisnorbo

Michael Lynch Former Australian international defender Patrick Kisnorbo joins on a one-year deal.

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Ex-Socceroo to add steel to the Heart

Patrick Kisnorbo.

Michael Lynch The 32-year-old defender has put his World Cup disappointment behind him.

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Australia becoming the joke of the soccer world

Holger Osieck.

Michael Lynch The anger and disappointment has gone, to be replaced now by simple disdain, contempt and a measure of pity.

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Focus must turn to Asian Cup

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Second big defeat has come due to a lack of planning and rebuilding.

With this team in tatters, it's time FFA bosses took blame for the mess

Michael Lynch Australia surely must have run out of sackcloth and ashes.

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Failure to build for future rests with FFA board

Michael Lynch Australia must surely now have run out of sackcloth and ashes.

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Ange v Arnie ... and don't forget Tony

Ange Postecoglou

Michael Lynch The race for the job of coaching the Socceroos is down to a trio of locally based coaches.

Soccer

Sun shines on A-League

Graham Arnold

Michael Lynch Richly deserved victory by side that has been the most consistent club for years.

Football

Mate against mate in dash for Mori's record

Tim Cahill.

Michael Lynch Effervescent, exuberant, an essential cog in the Socceroos' scoring armoury, he is a man who produces goals at regular intervals and celebrates in his own inimitable style whenever he does so.

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A winner, no Archie-bargy

Archie Thompson.

Michael Lynch Effervescent, exuberant, an essential cog in the Socceroos' scoring armoury. He is a man who produces goals at regular intervals and celebrates in his own inimitable style when he does so.

Football

It's easy to forget the pain of past failures

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Such was the ease of the Socceroos' qualifying effort for the 2010 World Cup - Pim Verbeek's squad made it with several games to spare - it's easy to forget that where major tournaments are...

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Socceroos fans can at least dare to dream

Tim Cahill (top) and the Australians celebrate after Lucas Neill of the Socceroos scored a goal during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between the Australian Socceroos and Jordan at Etihad Stadium on June 11, 2013.

Michael Lynch Tuesday night's must-win clash with Iraq in Sydney should hold no terrors.

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