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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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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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