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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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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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