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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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New faces for Hot Knights

Up to 11 new faces are set to be part of the new Melbourne Knights squad that boasts an Olyroo (Dragi Nastevski), two brothers (Andy and Rody Vargas) and the National Youth League Southern Division’s highest goal scorer last season (Anthony Pelikan). The squad is coach Vlado Vanis’ bid to …

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Portuguese striker set to play

Melbourne Knights’ new Portugese striker from Holland gets his first hit-out on Sunday against South Melbourne in Round Three of the Tynan-Eyre Cup at Knights Stadium. Another new face lining up for the Knights is former South Melbourne and West Adelaide Sharks striker Jim Tsekenis. And the side will be …

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Knights and Blues Draw

Saturday 16 September 2000 In sunny but blustery conditions, Melbourne Knights and Carlton drew 1-1 in the second round of the Tynan-Eyre Cup before more than 1000 people. New signing Joel Porter continued his goal-scoring run by finding the back of the net by putting away an early through ball …

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Viduka: an Australian story

By Greg Baum (The Age, Wednesday 13 September 2000) Appreciations of Mark Viduka all have the same theme. “He’s big, he’s strong, he’s quick,” they say. “He holds the ball up.” With the ball at his feet, Viduka, once of St Albans and the Melbourne Knights, latterly of Croatia Zagreb, …

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Full Marks for commitment

By Peter Desira (Herald Sun, Wednesday 13 September 2000) Mark Viduka to leave Leeds United at the start of an English Premier League campaign to play for Australia in a meaningless Olympic Games? It would never happen. That was the reaction of hardened soccer supporters and ordinary Australian sports fans …

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Knights Show Pride

Sunday 10 September 2000 The Melbourne Knights opened the 2000/2001 season with a come from behind 3:2 victory against the newly renamed Eastern Pride in the opening round of the Tynan-Eyre Preseason Cup at the Kingston Heath Complex in Bentleigh yesterday afternoon. Played in cold conditions on an extremely ‘chopped …

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Knights School Established

A SPECIALIST juniors training program will be set up by the Melbourne Knights in a bid to re-focus the club on the pursuit of excellence and quality. Coaching staff and club officials are pleased to announce the decision to set up at Knights Stadium a school of excellence. The school …

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A look back on a Liverpool ‘legend’

By Lance Jenkinson. This week Knights’ fans are in for a real treat as we welcome our special guest player, Peter Beardsley. Beardsley, who jetted into Melbourne early Tuesday morning, will play the next two home matches for the Knights’, starting with South Melbourne in this Sunday’s big NSL Round …

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