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.

Wasteful Melbourne Heart downed by Wellington Phoenix

Michael Lynch If you don't take any of the numerous chances you create and then concede a late goal to a counter-attack then you only have yourself to blame.


Pressure builds on Heart coach John Aloisi as Wellington Phoenix win again

Heartbreaker: Wellington's Stein Huysegems (right) is congratulated by teammates after his goal against Melbourne Heart.

Michael Lynch If you don't take any of the numerous chances you create and then concede a late goal to a counter-attack then you only have yourself to blame.


A-League round 4 2013: Melbourne Victory edge Wellington Phoenix


Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory enjoys a close win over Wellington Phoenix.


Nathan Burns and Newcastle Jets back into the spotlight

Nathan Burns of the Jets scores one of his goals against Melbourne Victory.

Michael Lynch Newcastle Jets find a new route to goal and a way to win against Melbourne Victory.


Heart coach still a believer

Melbourne Heart's Harry Kewell and coach John Aloisi after the teams loss in the Melbourne Derby.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart can't afford a loss to second-last team Wellington Phoenix.


Melbourne Heart's winless streak is testing the patience of fans

John Aloisi.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart's motto this season is 'Heart believe'. It's a plea that has stretched the patience of supporters almost beyond belief.


Socceroos 2013: The power of passion and pride

Holger Osieck and Frank Lowy

Michael Lynch It's been a tumultuous year for the Socceroos and the game. Here's how 2013 unfolded.

Melbourne Heart needs surgery but axing John Aloisi is no quick fix

Michael Lynch John Aloisi has been fending off questions about his future for most of the season and they are unlikely to stop now.


Give John Aloisi more time at Heart, urges Wellington coach Ernie Merrick

John Aloisi

Michael Lynch Heart thought to be considering a short-term return to its inaugural coach.


Victory, Wanderers share points

Men in the middle: Victory's Mitch Nichols and Mark Milligan compete with a host of Wanderers.

Michael Lynch Brazilian midfielder Gui Finkler gives Melbourne Victory a share of the points.


John Aloisi sacked as Melbourne Heart manager, Van 't Schip in the frame as new manager

Michael Lynch As Melbourne Heart's season implodes, the club informed coach John Aloisi on Saturday that it would not be requiring his services any more.


Finkler goal earns praise from all quarters

Gui Finkler of the Victory unleashes the free-kick that resulted in an equaliser for his team.

Michael Lynch Rival Victory and Wanderers coaches both laud free-kick that earned equaliser.

Melbourne Victory deny Western Sydney Wanderers with last-gasp free-kick

Guilherme Finkler

Michael Lynch A dramatic, last-gasp leveller from Brazilian midfielder Gui Finkler's sumptuous free kick gave Melbourne Victory a share of the points in a pulsating 1-1 draw with Western Sydney Wanderers in front...

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Aloisi given the boot as club looks to Van 't Schip

John Aloisi

Michael Lynch John Aloisi has been shown the door by Melbourne Heart after 12 winless games.


A-League round thirteen preview


Michael Lynch All the ins and outs with previews for round thirteen of the A-League.


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.


Heart desperate to avoid unwanted record

Heart players react as referee Ben Williams gives Patrick Kisnorbo a red card.

Michael Lynch Not all records are worth holding, as Melbourne Heart owners, administrators, players and fans will tell you.


Tantalising win, but can Heart do it again?

Heart supporters

Michael Lynch Will Melbourne Heart's first win of the campaign be like a London bus?


Get Tom Rogic, sack Mitch Nichols

Adrian Leijer is yellow-carded.

Michael Lynch Victory was abject in Wellington, but there were some mitigating circumstances.

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Victory gets Tom Rogic and high hopes for Sunday clash with Sydney

Michael Lynch Kevin Muscat's side looks to regroup from its thrashing at the hands of Wellington Phoenix.