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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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Melbourne Croatia No 3

MELBOURNE: Melbourne Croatia climbed into the National Soccer League top five yesterday after beating Sydney Olympic 2-1 at North Sunshine. It will occupy third position at least until the balance of the present round has been played. Goalkeeper Clint Gosling was Olympic’s hero, saving a penalty by Zeljko Adzic in …

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IT’S that time of the year for our national championship – the crucial time that separates the men from the boys, the final championship contenders from the also rans. To accommodate the “summer” season kick-off in October, this year’s championship finishes in August and as such is already almost two-thirds …

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Kelic keeps Croatia in the hunt

Young goal-scoring sensation Ivan Kelic maintained his outstanding record as league leaders Melbourne Croatia shared the points with St George in a 2-2 draw at St George Stadium last night. Kelic, 20, scored twice within the space of eight minutes midway through the first half, both from inside the six-metre …

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