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

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.

Soccer

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.

Golgol goal has Heart pumping

Golgol Mebrahtu of the Heart celebrates his goal.

Michael Lynch Golgol Mehbratu has waited an eternity to score his first A-League goal.

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.

Soccer

Glory not to be taken too lightly

Perth Glory

Michael Lynch Teams usually get a fillip after sacking a manager and appointing a replacement, but often the effect is short-lived.

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.

Soccer

Door open for Glory's McGarry

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 15:  Steven Mcgarry of the Glory celebrates a goall during the round 15 A-League match between the Melbourne Heart and the Perth Glory at AAMI Park on January 15, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)

Michael Lynch Perth Glory will give Scottish forward Steve McGarry until close to kick-off to prove his fitness.

Final to test the best's mettle

Perth Glory v Brisbane Roar

Michael Lynch Most teams go into grand finals fresh and rested, primed for the ultimate test.

Brisbane roars late to take glory

Brisbane Roar's Besart Berisha

Michael Lynch, Brisbane The beautiful game can often be joyous. But just as often it can be downright ugly.