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Vojtek grabs his chance

DAMIAN VOJTEK, of the Melbourne Knights, is finally emerging from the imposing shadow cast by his father, four years after making his senior debut as a 17-year-old. The son of Billy Vojtek, Damian had a tough act to follow from the day he put on his first pair of soccer …

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Viduka and Co crush a depleted South

MELBOURNE: Melbourne Knights knocked in three goals in the second half to crush a 10-man South Melbourne while Parramatta wasted a golden opportunity to consolidate its place in the top six during Friday night’s matches in the national soccer league. Parramatta lost a penalty shoot-out with the Melbourne Zebras 5-3 …

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Knights desperate to win title for Bazic

Melbourne Knights players yesterday pledged to win the National Soccer League finals series to persuade their coach, Mirko Bazic, to remain in Australia. The Knights meet South Melbourne at Olympic Park on Sunday in the first leg of the major semi-final. Bazic, who is expected to win the league’s coach-of-the-year …

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No relegation call takes a kicking

A MOVE to stop promotion and relegation in soccer would put the game back 20 years in Australia. This is the feeling among Victorian administrators of the round ball game after Australian Soccer Federation chief executive Ian Holmes announced this week there should be no relegation from the National League. …

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Knights thrash Sydney United

The Melbourne Knights celebrated their 40th aniversary yesterday by thrashing third-placed Sydney United 6-1 and sending Mark Viduka to a two-goal lead among the National Soccer League’s top scorers. With a scoring rate of 2.55 goals a game after 18 rounds, the Knights are threatening to break the one-season record …

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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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