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South thrash Knights

By Paul Millar (AAP, Sunday 12 November 2000) Melbourne Knights coach Vlado Vanis had a thumping headache after his side was crushed 4-1 by South Melbourne tonight and it’s likely to linger into the week after this performance. The Knights were outclassed, outplayed and out of touch against a South …

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Knights’ own ‘Wog Boys’

THE KNIGHTS OWN ‘WOG BOYS’ SET TO HAVE SOCCER CENTRAL AUDIENCES IN STITCHES MELBOURNE Well known Greek-Australian comedy actor Nick Giannopolous recently produced one of the motion picture blockbusters of the year, ‘The Wog Boy’, with his irreverant portrayal of life in Australian society from an ethnic male’s perspective. If …

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Slack Knights pay price

By Peter Desira (Herald Sun, Monday 30 October 2000) Melbourne Knights came back to town yesterday still scratching their heads at a 3-0 loss to Canberra Cosmos. The Knights missed two penalties and two one-on-one chances in a game they dominated for long periods. “In the first half everything was …

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Now for Knights Incorporated

By Michael Lynch (The Age, Sunday 22 October 2000) The commentators and critics who have heard it all before may not have much faith in Soccer Australia and its pledges to reform the national league next season. But the clubs cannot afford to take the proposals for granted, no matter …

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Knights have high hopes

By Theo Katsaros Friday 13 October 2000 The Melbourne Knights begin the 2000/01 National Soccer League season with up to 10 new faces. The outfit from Somers Street, Sunshine has been very competitive during the pre-season Tynan Eyre Cup against fellow Victorian clubs South Melbourne, Carlton and the Eastern Pride. …

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Benefit turned ugly

By Peter Desira (Herald Sun, Monday 9 October 2000) Carlton captain Andrew Marth and Melbourne Knights defender Rody Vargas are lucky to be available to start the National Soccer League season this week after a benefit match turned sour last night. The Knights and Carlton met in the annual Laurie …

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New Juniors Committee Elected

A new Juniors Committee has been elected to build on the excellent work started last year, and continue taking the juniors forward. One of the committee’s main jobs will be overseeing a major upgrade of the juniors’ facilities. At the juniors annual general meeting last week, John Nakic was appointed …

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Knights Fans are in for a Dutch treat

By Fred Villiers (Sunday Herald Sun, Sunday 8 October 2000) Melbourne Knights’ attack will be boosted by the arrival of a Dutch professional forward this season. Toto Da Costa, 27, will be seen in action against Carlton today in the annual Laurie Schwab memorial match at Knights Stadium, North Sunshine. …

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Knights poised to score closer to home

By Peter Desira (Herald Sun, Wednesday 4 October 2000) Melbourne Knights have abandoned an overseas hunt and switched their attention to two interstate stars to complete their squad for the coming NSL season. Knights coach Vlado Vanis was on the verge of signing veteran Slaven Bilic from English Premier League …

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2000 Tynan-Eyre Cup Finals

Friday 29 September 2000 Grand Final ~ Melbourne Knights vs South Melbourne Final Score ~ South Melbourne 3:1 (Half time ~ South 2:1) Scorers Melbourne Knights: Sulemani (27′) South Melbourne: Anastasiadis (9′), Susa (16′), Kismorbo (52′) Man of the Match Andy Vlahos Knights team: John (gk), Vukadin, Rajher, Kozic, Nastevski, …

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