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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Melbourne Victory downs Adelaide 4-3 thanks to late Kosta Barbarouses goal

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

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

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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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Tough ask for Melbourne Victory in ACL game against legend of Lippi

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Michael Lynch It is hard to see this game being anything but a backs-to-the-wall ordeal for Victory.

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Melbourne Victory must bolster its defence

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch It's all very well having a potent attack and offering a threat every time you go forward. But its not much use if you leak goals every time the opposition gets into your half.

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Kevin Muscat plugs gaps as Melbourne Victory seeks response to Heart loss

Michael Lynch Every game for Melbourne Victory feels like a cup final at this stage of the campaign.

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Melbourne Victory's Adama Traore in limbo

Melbourne Victory training at Gosch's Paddock , Adama Traore

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory faces an anxious wait to learn if Adama Traore will be fit for Wednesday's Asian Champions League clash.

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Melbourne Victory wary of South Koreans' attack in ACL clash

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Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat is wary of the speed with which Jeonbuk Motors will turn defence into attack and the need for his own team to defend from the front when the Australian side meets...

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More steak, less sizzle needed from Tom Rogic in A-League at Melbourne Victory

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch It can't be easy being charged with the responsibility of being your nation's saviour, especially when you are not long out of your teens.

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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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Fixture pile-up is route to the fast lane for Melbourne Victory

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Michael Lynch There's always two sides to a fixture pile-up.

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Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat pleased with a draw against Perth Glory

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Michael Lynch It was always going to be a trip in which the result would be more important than the performance.

Melbourne Victory not for sale to Liverpool

Melbourne Victory v Liverpool FC.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory boss Anthony Di Pietro is expected to be in Liverpool for the Reds' match against Arsenal on Saturday - but selling the city's best known club to the Merseyside giants is not on the...

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Melbourne Victory reaches Asian Champions League group stage

Hero: Leigh Broxham scored the goal that put Melbourne Victory through to the Asian Champions League group stage.

Michael Lynch Victory makes it through to Asian Champions League group stage, but only by the skin of its teeth.

James Troisi using Melbourne Victory's ACL games to win World Cup berth

Michael Lynch Money isn't everything, but it helps. Especially in soccer.

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Togetherness the key for Melbourne Victory

A hero last week Gui Finkler was monitored as a precaution at training.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory's Asian Champions League campaign may have stretched its playing stocks to the limit, but the boost it has given to its young players and to team morale could help propel it over...

Brisbane Roar too strong for Melbourne Victory

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Michael Lynch Brisbane Roar has become a byword in the Australian game for fast, inventive, creative and thoughtful football.

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Hamstring injury keeps Melbourne Victory striker Archie Thompson on sideline

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Michael Lynch Archie Thompson unable to get through a training session to the coaching staffs satisfaction.