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At 40, Knights travel deluxe

TONY DURAY will allow himself a few moments for reflection when the Melbourne Knights run on to the pitch for their 40th anniversary match, against Sydney United, at the Croatian Sports Centre in Sunshine today. He will look around at the imposing stands, the social club and training pitches and …

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Viduka makes his mark

MELBOURNE Knights captain Josip Biskic describes Mark Viduka as Australian soccer’s outstanding prospect. Marconi coach Frank Arok is still kicking himself for missing out on Viduka’s signature. The 18-year-old striker has had a devastating impact on the national league since returning to the Knights six weeks ago after captaining the …

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Knights coach does it his way

NEW Melbourne Knights coach Mirko Bazic will take the plunge and selec his own side for tomorrow’s Dockerty Cup semi-final against South Melbourne at Olympic Park, despite witnessing just three practice sessions. Bazic arrived in Melbourne on Saturday and saw 24 players in two practice games arranged for his benefit …

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Bazic determined to win

THE national soccer league completed its complement of 14 coaches for the 1993-94 season when Mirko Bazic arrived from Europe yesterday to take over at Melbourne Croatia. He declared immediately that he aimed to win the championship. “Melbourne Croatia has been in two grand finals but has not yet won …

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Melbourne CSC now reluctant Knights

MELBOURNE Knights will be the name that Melbourne CSC will play under in the coming Coca-Cola Soccer League season. The name is being forced on the club as part of the policy of the Australian Soccer Federation to eliminate ethnic titles from the game. The club was formerly Melbourne Croatia …

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Biskic’s Reward

MELBOURNE Croatia’s 32-year-old midfield maestro, and skipper, Josip Biskic, won the prestigious Player of the Year Award at the NSL Annual Awards at the Darling Harbour Convention Centre last night. Biskic, the brains behind Melbourne Croatia’s two successive minor premierships, won the Joe Marston Medal for the best on the …

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Finally it’s Melbourne Croatia’s turn

Melbourne Croatia, who have never won the National Soccer League championship, are warm favourites to make history in tomorrow’s grand final against Adelaide City at Olympic Park. With the benefit of home advantage and the motivation to avenge their loss in last year’s grand final at the same ground, Melbourne …

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