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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Photos (Top to Bottom): Mariners captain Alex Wilkinson was pleased with result and catching up with Gold Coast; Mariners coach Graham Arnold was frustrated but happy to take the 3 points [PlessPix]

Central Coast Mariners 1-0 North Queensland Fury


Central Coast Mariners drew level on 33 points with third-placed Gold Coast United after downing North Queensland Fury 1-0 at home at Bluetongue Stadium this evening.

The Fury remain third last and they have scored just once in their past five games.

The Mariners play second-placed Adelaide United on Sunday and will be looking to catch the second-placed outfit as they have a couple of games in hand.

The goal came in the 28th minute when Patricio Perez played the ball forward to Michael McGlinchey in the inside-right channel. He spread the ball wide to Matt Simon, whose cross to the far post was headed home by Adam Kwasnik, who out-climbed defender Simon Storey, for his eighth goal in nine games.

There were very few chances for both sides in what was a drab affair.

The most beautiful aspect of the game was the glorious summer sunset visible over the coast, which turned the sky a delightful pink.


Photos (Top to Bottom): Franco Previdi; Eihab Khouri [PlessPix]

Franco Previdi will stay with Clarence United in 2011 and will run the club

Photo: Kurt Reynolds, the former Young Socceroos captain, conducts a junior trial in Hobart [PlessPix]

Tasmanian Kurt Reynolds is Football Federation Tasmania

Photos (Top to Bottom): Glenn Thompson and granddaughters at The Coffee Club in Glenorchy today [PlessPix]; A page from the Northern Territory magazine "Intensity Sport Magazine" featuring some of Borroloola's Indigenous players.

Glenn Thompson, the Tasmanian running football in the Northern Territory town of Borroloola, is back in Hobart with his three granddaughters.

He will stay for only a few weeks, however, before returning home as 2011 will be a busy year for football.

ESPN will film a documentary about football in the town and women