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Knights and South to ensure enjoyable derby game for all

PRESS RELEASE
Thursday 22 February 2001

The Melbourne Knights Soccer Club, in conjunction with the South Melbourne and Soccer Australia, are working together to ensure that this Friday’s big Melbourne Derby at Knights Stadium will be a safe and pleasurable occasion for all to enjoy.

The game between the two most successful club’s of the past decade Promises to be a thrilling match between two sides who will figure prominently in this season’s Top Six Finals Series.

It is a match that both clubs want to see played and supported in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, particularly with Soccer Australia looking to educe teams from the National Soccer League and with various interested groups, such as Channel Seven, looking to take a greater involvement in the game next season.

Melbourne Knights President, Mr. Harry Mrksa, says that “Derby games Between the Knights and South Melbourne are the showpiece of Victorian soccer. Between our two clubs, we have dominated Australian soccer over the past decade.”

“I urge supporters of both clubs, including neutral soccer lovers to turn out in great numbers for this traditional derby fixture.

“I’m also urging all supporters (both Melbourne Knights and South Melbourne) not to jeopardize the good nature and good will of our game, and especially not to damage the chance of both teams selection for next seasons competition”.

For the good of the players, officials and supporters, but more importantly, for the good of the game, the Melbourne Knights Soccer Club wishes both teams all the best for the remainder of the season, and sincerely hope that Friday’s game eventuates into an incident free, top-of-the-table classic encounter.

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