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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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Can South stop ‘Hot Knights’?

By Lance Jenkinson For the second home match in succession, the Melbourne Knights’ face another local derby. This time against Oceania champions South Melbourne. The Knights are in hot form going into this week’s crucial match and are unbeaten in their last eight games, suddenly finding themselves only six points …

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Knights fire blanks

IF EVER there was a day that Melbourne Knights needed Mark Viduka, it was yesterday. The Knights squandered many chances that Viduka would have nailed as they went down 1-0 to Adelaide Sharks at Knights Stadium last night. The defeat might have blown the club’s chance of making the top …

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Cimera quits as Knights President

MELBOURNE Knights went down 1-0 to UTS Olympic in Sydney last night to cap off a disastrous day in which Angie Cimera resigned as president of the club. Adam Ciantar scored Olympic’s winner 14 minutes into the second half to leave the Knights stranded in 12th spot as the lowest-placed …

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Knights bind brothers in quest for cup

Growing up opposite Churchill Reserve, home of St Albans Dinamo, Tom and Ollie Pondeljak were always destined to take up soccer. Their dad, Drago, took them across the road to kick a ball about at every opportunity and their natural talent and speed soon attracted the attention of club officials. …

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Knights set to charge

MELBOURNE Knights coach Ian Dobson is calling on help from the enemy. Dobson wants Morwell Falcons and South Melbourne supporters to throw their weight behind the Knights as the only Victorian team in the Ericcson Cup play-offs. Although the Knights need just one point from two remaining games to consolidate …

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