An unofficial NZ Knights page

for the 2006-2007 Season

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    Pre-season Cup          
Date Venue Opposition Result F A Scorers Memories
July 16 home Newcastle Jets draw 1 1 J. Richter Almost totally new squad, only Noah, Frank & Devine on field from last season. 25m Malik Buari piledriver hits post.
July 22 away Queensland Roar draw 1 1 D. Rodrigues Dani hit the woodwork twice as well as scoring. Good start for Portuguese striker.
July 29 home Sydney FC draw 0 0   Even game with last years champs. 18 yr old Kovacevic strong in central defence.
Aug 4 away Adelaide United loss 0 1   All three keepers out, ring-in Aussie keeper gives away penalty
Aug 11 home Perth Glory loss 0 1    
Aug 18 home Queensland Roar loss 1 2 D. Bazeley Frank van Eijs sent off, P. O'Leary shows another red to his home team
    A League          
Aug 27 home Newcastle Jets draw 0 0   Richter hit bar. Salley and Gemmill excellent in midfield, Emblen strong defence.
Sept 2 home Adelaide United win 1 0 M. Buari First ever win at home! Brilliant strike from Buari. Devine working his butt off.
Sept 10 home Melbourne Victory loss 0 3   Rain! Salley injured early. Bazeley did well, but no-one else imposed themselves.
Sept 15 away Queensland Roar loss 0 5   Emblen and Bazeley stood out as quality above the rest who struggled.
Sept 21 home Sydney FC loss 0 1   Deserved a draw. Gemmill back to good form.
Sept 28 home Central Coast Marnrs loss 0 1   Ref OLeary awarded late pen and two red cards - Bunce and Gregory Duruz. "You don't know what you're doing" Emblen almost headed equaliser. Bazeley's backpass.
Oct 6 away Perth Glory loss 0 1   A strong game, Gemmill should have scored, lots of chances. Emblen doing a double step-over, Johnson in midfield. Ref not awarding a penalty for Kovac's tackle!
Oct 14 away Newcastle Jets loss 0 3   Bazeley's brilliant last ditch tackle, Mohammed and Banks debuts, centre backs all subbed off!! Conceding three late goals.
Oct 22 away Adelaide United loss 2 4 N. Hickey, Own Goal Goals! Fernando Moraes debut. Buari back, & in form, Casey's runs up front.
Oct 27 home Melbourne Victory loss 0 4   Jonti, Noah and Scott Gemmill doing well. Some weak defending. The bloc still singing at the end. Chanting "We're not really here, we're not really here" after attendance 2300 announced!
Nov 5 home Queensland Roar win 1 0 Own Goal Dustin Wells good debut, good cross sets up Oggie to score. Paston great saves on debut as well. Kovacevic and Duruz sound defence. Casey hit bar. Held out for 83 mins!
Nov 10 away Sydney FC loss 0 4   Richter and Buari blowing good chances to score.
Nov 19 home Central Coast Marnrs loss 0 2   Alen Marcina looks good on debut. So many injuries, keepers are the subs.
Nov 26 away Perth Glory loss 1 4 Hickey Lead after 3 min, Salley finally back from injury then two yellow cards, off, we lose in 31 degrees, Marcina good value, Richter volley & Wells header well saved.
Dec 3 home Newcastle Jets draw 1 1 A Marcina (pen) Dean Gordon solid debut in defence. Marquee signing Li Yan from China didn't get on pitch. Emblen good touches up front. Bunce strong. Duruz's goal saving tackle.
"Bring on the Chinese geezers"; "Plains Rangers 2 Newcastle 1" from the Bloc!
Dec 10 away Adelaide United draw 1 1 Gao Leilei Gao slams ball inside near post for early goal. Emblen's good touches up front. Marcina, White miss one-on-ones. Paston three excellent late saves. Romario subbed off early. Salley & Johnson strong centre mids on their returns from injury & suspension.
Dec 17 away Melbourne Victory loss 0 4   Knights owners pull out, FFA withdraws licence. Soccer NZ takes over team for rest of season. Only nine players travel to Melbourne, joined by ring-ins, including Tambo. Melb wins league, scoring all goals between 35th and 45th mins.
Dec 29 home Queensland Roar
win 3 1 J. Tambouras, N. Emblen, Marcina Tambo throwing himself about, Embers juggling the ball while being marked, Johnson's workrate, 3 great goals, the crowd going mad, "We love you Michael (White), because you've got red hair..."
Jan 7 away Sydney FC win 1 0 C. Bunce Well organised team effort against last year's champs. Buncey volleys in from corner. Pastons saves. Sydney hit post twice. Marcina header saved by keeper's back leg. Gao's runs into the box. Defensive unit worknig very well. The Barmy Army chanting 'Kiwi army' as they get back at the Aussies for the Ashes whitewash!
Jan 11 away Central Coast Marnrs draw 0 0   Richie Johnson, head bandaged after collision with Salley, saved shot off the line and had the best shot on goal. Buncey supreme.
Jan 21 home Perth Glory
win 2 0 Emblen, Buari Gao goal ruled out for incorrect off-side. 5000 fans celebrate goals. Buari's running like a racehorse upfront. Emblen's combinations with everyone! Players giving away strip to fans. The hope that this club will survive into next season.

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Leading Scorers:

Alen Marcina 2
Noah Hickey 2
Own Goal 2
Neil Emblen 2
Malik Buari 2
Che Bunce 1
John Tambouras 1
Gao Leilei 1
Jonti Richter 1
Dani Rodrigues 1
Darren Bazeley 1

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