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

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

Michael Lynch

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

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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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Unhappy Western Sydney Wanderers as Melbourne Victory sizzle in the heat

Veteran Archie Thompson makes his presence felt, opening the scoring against the Wanderers in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat declared he had complete confidence in the depth of his depleted squad ahead of this game against the high flying Western Sydney Wanderers.

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Sydney FC, Central Coast Mariners and Melbourne Victory in race for Tom Rogic's signature

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Dominic Bossi, Michael Lynch The race for Socceroos star Tom Rogic's signature is becoming a three-way battle between A-League rivals Sydney FC, Melbourne Victory and Central Coast Mariners.

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Tom Rogic joins Melbourne Victory

Tom Rogic.

Michael Lynch Socceroo midfielder Tom Rogic has clinched a deal to move on loan to Melbourne Victory until the end of May.

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Melbourne Victory signing Tom Rogic says he is better than ever

Tom Rogic

Michael Lynch For a man who is expected to reinvigorate Melbourne Victory's depleted midfield and reboot its floundering season Tom Rogic looked remarkably relaxed and self contained as he fronted the media for...

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Sydney FC thrash hapless Melbourne Victory 5-0

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Michael Lynch Sydney FC are back in finals contention after running up the biggest away win in their history against Melbourne Victory on Sunday.

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Melbourne Victory players' futures on line: Muscat

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Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory is fast becoming a club in crisis after an Australia Day nightmare.

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Melbourne Victory put to the sword by rampant Sydney FC

Alessadro Del Piero.

Michael Lynch Abject, clueless, porous at the back and bereft of ideas and quality in midfield and up front, Victory goes down 5-0 to Sydney at Etihad Stadium.

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Melbourne Victory's Kevin Muscat faces first real test of credentials

Kevin Muscat.

Michael Lynch Coach's biggest problem is that he hasn't got a player like himself in his squad.

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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.