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 fixed on bouncing back against Perth Glory

Michael Lynch For Kevin Muscat, success is as much about performance as it is the outcome.

Football

Perth Glory coach Alistair Edwards in hot water after post-match snub

Alistair Edwards

Michael Lynch Perth Glory coach Alistair Edwards will face a please explain demand from the FFA after his failure to front for a post-match press conference after his team crashed to a 2-0 defeat to Melbourne...

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Soccer

Dramas fail to detract from Victory win over Perth Glory

Victory substitute Gui Finkler sealed the win.

Michael Lynch Victory coach Kevin Muscat not bothered by other issues after his team won.

Football

Alistair Edwards' sons failed to shine at Perth Glory, so storm was always brewing

Alistair Edwards - Perth Glory

Michael Lynch There’s hardly a father alive who hasn’t wanted the best for his son, who has not done what he could to help him, or swiftly moved to defend him when he is the subject of unwarranted criticism.

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Soccer

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

Tom Rogic

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

Soccer

Australia needs to set itself for long haul

Tim Cahill was one of the key players for the Socceroos in Brazil.

Michael Lynch Sitting in the Maracana watching the two best international teams in the world it was impossible not to muse, at least momentarily, on how far Australia still has to go.

Soccer

Two decades later, Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey's an overnight success ...

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch The bookies have Brisbane Roar as clear favourites to win the A-League championship on Sunday, and that's how it should be.

Soccer

Fortune favours the brave ...

Michael Lynch They have been called many things in their nine years in the A-League, including chokers and underachievers in their early seasons when they struggled to make an impression and qualify for the...

Soccer

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.

Soccer

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.

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.

Soccer

Melbourne Heart needs three wins to contest A-League finals

Michael Lynch A minimum of three wins - and preferably four - from its past five matches is what it will take to give Melbourne Heart much chance of completing its fairytale recovery with a finals berth next month.

Soccer

Ex-Socceroo to add steel to the Heart

Patrick Kisnorbo.

Michael Lynch The 32-year-old defender has put his World Cup disappointment behind him.

Soccer

Nichols a perfect fit in victory over Perth

Mitchell Nichols

Michael Lynch Appearances dictate what people think, and so often Nichols does not get the credit he deserves.

Soccer

Victories few, but Muscat exudes control

Victory coach Kevin Muscat.

Michael Lynch As a player, Kevin Muscat might have been fiery - a byword for toughness.

Victory all that matters to Kevin Muscat

Kevin Muscat

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory's return to form might have been overshadowed by rumours of a bust-up in the Perth Glory dressing room or the demonstration by some of its more vociferous fans over security...

Soccer

Kevin Muscat hopes changes will spark Victory

Victory coach Kevin Muscat.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat is optimistic that key striker Archie Thompson will be fit enough to take his place in his team’s attacking line up on Friday

Soccer

League looks to expand in Asia

A-League chief Damien de Bohun speaks during the season launch in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Michael Lynch A-League chiefs forecast bigger, better-attended and more widely broadcast season.

Soccer

Waiting for Glory years

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Perth Glory is not quite an A-League byword for dysfunctionality.

Football

Sydney FC's Seb Ryall riles rivals with spray at Heart's Harry Kewell

Seb Ryall

Michael Lynch Back in his Melbourne Victory days, Sydney FC's defender Seb Ryall was known for his quiet nature and his silence, earning the dressing room nickname of Humphrey as a tribute to his muteness.

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