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.


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.


A-League round nine preview


Michael Lynch All the ins and outs with previews for round nine of the A-League.


No rush on Grella return

In the groove: Fitness is top priority for new Melbourne Heart midfielder Vince Grella.

Michael Lynch Vince Grella getting the lie of the land at his new club's training base at La Trobe University.


Smeltz's goal has always been to score

On target: Shane Smeltz celebrates one of his many goals for Perth Glory.

Michael Lynch Perth Glory's main man is in Melbourne intent on derailing Victory's recent resurgence.


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.


Broxham's versatility pays off

Leigh Broxham (right) clashes with Melbourne Heart's Wayne Srhoj.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory's diminutive utility player has a new nickname around the club - JT.

Babalj keeps the Heart fluttering

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 09:  Eli Babalj of the Heart celebrates his goal during the round 20 A-League match between the Melbourne Heart and the Perth Glory at AAMI Park on February 9, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Michael Lynch MELBOURNE HEART moved into the top six – at least temporarily – after beating struggling Perth Glory at AAMI Park on Saturday night.


Wanderers' heart wins Aloisi praise

Western Sydney Wanderers

Michael Lynch Western Sydney will go into next weekend's derby with Sydney FC in buoyant mood.

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.


Postecoglou weighs up final choice for Victory

Ange Postecoglou.

Michael Lynch Ange Postecoglou goes into the sudden-death final against Perth Glory with a crucial choice to make: does he stick with proven finals performer Leigh Broxham in midfield, or does he give the nod to...


Postecoglou has habit of last-gasp wins

Melbourne Victory

Michael Lynch Ange Postecoglou can rightly feel he has surpassed expectations in 2012-13.

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.


More than just luck for Victory


Michael Lynch People describe the A-League's most successful coach, Ange Postecoglou, as a lucky manager.

Victory go down to Perth in friendly

Adrian Leijer lined up at the heart of defence.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory brings its pre-season campaign against A-League sides to a mixed conclusion, losing 2-1 at home to Perth Glory in a friendly behind closed doors at AAMI Park.


Heart pumped for a play-off boost

Fred waves to the crowd.

Michael Lynch Chairman believes making play-offs could lift membership by more than 33 per cent next season.

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Melbourne stars at Heart of team

Melbourne Heart's Fred.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart dominates the players' union team of the season awards.


Trusting the young at Heart

John van 't Schip is happy to put his faith in a central defensive pairing of two 19-year-olds.

Michael Lynch John van 't Schip came to Australia espousing the philosophies of Ajax Amsterdam.

The never ending Glory

More please: Eli Babalj hopes to repeat his goalscoring form at Adelaide in his home town against Perth Glory.

Michael Lynch, Perth Highest A-League finish and first home final suggest good days ahead for Glory.

Heart-breaker Smeltz gives Perth the glory

Perth Glory's Shane Smeltz is congratulated by team-mates after scoring.

Michael Lynch, Perth Heart's dreams of unlikely championship chase fall at the first hurdle.