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 Richly deserved victory by side that has been the most consistent club for years.
Michael Lynch Necessity is the mother of invention, as Holger Osieck, the Socceroos' coach, is fast discovering.
Michael Lynch Necessity is the mother of invention, as Holger Osieck, the Socceroos coach, is fast discovering.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart races to two-goal lead inside five minutes, but ends up splitting points.
Michael Lynch Vince Grella getting the lie of the land at his new club's training base at La Trobe University.
Michael Lynch Richard Garcia has spent half his 30 years living and playing at high-level clubs in England, yet the midfielder remains perhaps one of the least-known players to have pulled on the Socceroo shirt in...
Michael Lynch The squad for the friendly against Lebanon next week shows Australia is rebuilding slowly.
Michael Lynch, Oman Guus Hiddink took Josh Kennedy to Germany as a relative unknown with the Socceroos, and the beanpole striker, who provided a useful variation in attack, featured off the bench as the Socceroos...
Michael Lynch Reflections on holding a World Cup in a place where the weather can be really hot.