Who Is Walter Pless?


A teacher by profession, but is now in his 38th year as a football writer. Has written for "Soccer Action" (Melbourne), "Australian Soccer Weekly" (Sydney) and "World Soccer" (London), as well as for several Tasmanian newspapers. Currently contributing to "Goal!Weekly" in Melbourne and the Australian magazine "Soccer International". Played for Croatia-Glenorchy, Caledonians, Metro, Rapid and University in Tasmania, as well as in the United States of America. Coached University, Metro and Croatia-Glenorchy.

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Photo: RAAF Hawk jet trainers are based at Newcastle [PlessPix]

Newcastle Jets 2-0 Gold Coast United


Newcastle Jets climbed into fifth spot on the A-League ladder at the expense of Melbourne Victory when they downed third-ranked Gold Coast United 2-0 at home at EnergyAustralia Stadium this evening.

It was the Jets

Photo: Newcastle Jets climb to fifth place on A-League ladder [PlessPix]

Newcastle Jets 2 (Abbas 77, Petrovski 82) beat Gold Coast United 0

Att: 8,046 (EnergyAustralia Stadium)

Ref: R Shepheard

North Queensland Fury 1 (Talay 71) beat Sydney FC 0

Att: 2,761

Ref: C Beath

Photos (Top to Bottom): Zebras do a warm-up lap; Ryan Smith is back in training after knee surgery kept him out last season; Liam Scott, the former South Hobart player, trained with Zebras; Brett Andrews, the Kingborough Lions United midfield enforcer, was also at Zebras training; Senior coach Romeo Frediani issues instructions; Clarence United's Sam McIntyre in new surroundings; Romeo Frediani chats to some of his players; Sam McIntyre and Brett Andrews in a new environment; Sandra Chisholm, Romeo Frediani and Nick Lapolla prepare for the training session [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras had Ryan Smith training last night after recuperating from a knee injury that kept him out of action all last season.

They also had Liam Scott (formerly of South Hobart), Brett Andrews (formerly of Kingborough Lions United) and Sam McIntyre (formerly of Clarence United) at last night

Photos (Top to Bottom): Knights goalkeeper Liam Deering can only watch as Chris Downes's free-kick whistles into the net; South Hobart's Josh Quigley gets in a tackle on a Knights opponent; Sam Ross gets in a cross; Max Clarke scored four goals for South; Nick Morton on the ball; South defend against a Knights attack; Knights keeper Liam Deering punches the ball clear; South Hobart get in a header at goal [PlessPix]

South Hobart