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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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Grand final crux for Croatia

Melbourne Croatia coach Kenny Murphy, preparing for his first national league grand final on Sunday, has a clearer idea about his opposition, Adelaide City, than he has about his own team. The Zebras will take a settled line-up into the title decider at Olympic Park, with the only doubt being …

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Clubs cut close ties

SISTER clubs Melbourne and Adelaide Croatia have severed ties following the bungled transfer of striker Mladen Putanec. And the ill-feeling could turn into an even messier affair with Adelaide Croatia vice-president Carlo Zaga threatening to take legal action in an attempt to claim the $6000 transfer fee for the player …

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Souths take title the hard way

MELBOURNE: South Melbourne are the new National League champions, but only after fate dealt them a helping hand in an often drab but ultimately dramatic grand final at Olympic Park yesterday. On an afternoon marred by several outbreaks of unruly behaviour from the Melbourne Croatia fans, Souths came back from …

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Injury sours Croatia’s celebrations

SYDNEY: Victory celebrations for Melbourne Croatia were soured slightly after their thrilling 2-1 win over Parramatta Melita yesterday with world cup soccer defender Alan Davidson rushed to hospital suffering concussion. – With only six minutes remaining, Croatia goalkeeper David Miller tried to clear a Melita cross but ended up punching …

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Adzic the player’s player

EXCITING Melbourne Croatia striker Zeljko Adzic has won the prestigious John Warren Medal as the National Soccer League Players’ Player of the Year. Adzic, who is currently in Yugoslavia with first division club Dinamo Zagreb, won by 13 votes from team-mate Branko Milosevic with newcomer Greg Brown from Parramatta Melita …

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