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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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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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