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.

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Melbourne Victory in confident mood for Adelaide United clash

Melbourne Victory head coach, Kevin Muscat

Michael Lynch Kevin Muscat is confident the feel-good mood will carry through to its A-League campaign.

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Melbourne Victory downs Adelaide United in A-League classic

Victory's Scott Galloway is challenged by Sergio Cirio.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory comes out on top over Adelaide United in high-scoring game.

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A-League soccer: Melbourne Victory's Kevin Muscat delights in classic win over Adelaide United despite Tom Rogic injury

Tom Rogic.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory star midfielder Tom Rogic will miss Wednesday's Asian Champions League match.

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Melbourne Heart to face Adelaide United without Harry Kewell

Harry Kewell.

Michael Lynch Former Socceroo star Harry Kewell will not return to action for Melbourne Heart in its must win clash with Adelaide United on Sunday afternoon.

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Melbourne Heart fights back to draw with Adelaide United

David Williams scores.

Michael Lynch Sometimes salvation comes when you least expect it and from the unlikeliest of sources.

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Shooting stars so often fizzle out...

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch As young players jockey to stake their claim as late selections for Ange Postecoglou's World Cup squad, it must be remembered that a precocious talent does not always translate into a productive,...

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Orlando Engelaar to steadily build influence for Heart

Michael Lynch Orlando Engelaar's presence might have been only a cameo on his return to action last weekend.

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Late Adelaide equaliser ensures points shared with Heart

Heart's Harry Kewell celebrates after converting a penalty against Adelaide.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart shows that good news about takeover has had an effect.

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Victory's Rogic sustains injury in seven-goal thriller

Tom Rogic makes a run during the match against Adelaide United.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory's key midfielder a major doubt for club's opening Asian Champions League game.

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Heart coach concedes finals a possibility

On target: Heart players celebrate Orlando Engelaar's match-winning goal at AAMI Park.

Michael Lynch With seven games remaining, Heart is six points away from sixth-placed Central Coast.

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Heart beats again, making it four wins in a row

Heart v Roar

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart's improbable dream of a finals berth remains alive for another week.

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Archie Thompson and Melbourne Victory have been good for each other

Fire power: Victory's Archie Thompson has been the A-League's most consistent striker.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory would like Archie Thompson to finish his time in the game in navy blue.

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Melbourne Heart's Mate Dugandzic making up for lost time

Mate Dugandzic.

Michael Lynch Sometimes you don't know what you've got until it's (almost) gone.

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A clash with formula one grand prix puts the brakes on Heart crowd

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart's hope for a big crowd will be stymied thanks to the Melbourne Grand Prix.

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Is the Asian Champions League worth the hassle?

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Michael Lynch All too the Asian Champions League has looked as though it's just too much trouble.

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Melbourne Victory defeat is 'gut-wrenching', says Kevin Muscat

Victory coach Kevin Muscat gives instructions to his players.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory might have been running on empty as they tried to deny Brisbane Roar the Premiers Plate on Saturday night at Suncorp Stadium.

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Heart's pre-season drought continues with loss to Reds

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart's four-year run without a pre-season win will stretch to a fifth.

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Reds too hot for Victory

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Michael Lynch The impressive Adelaide United notched its second pre-season win in Melbourne in six days when it beat Melbourne Victory 2-1 on Thursday afternoon.

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Italian midfielder Andrea Migliorini wins contract extension at Heart

Andrea Migliorini

Michael Lynch Italian midfielder Andrea Migliorini has been rewarded for his consistency with a contract extension.

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Reds too hot for Victory

Mark Milligan.

Michael Lynch Impressive Adelaide United notches second pre-season win in Melbourne in six days.