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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Qatar 2-1 Egypt

Europa League

Group A

Juventus 1-1 Manchester City

RB Salzburg 0-1 Lech Poznan

Group B

Aris Salonika 2-0 Rosenborg

Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Atletico Madrid

Group C

Levski Sofia 1-0 Sporting Lisbon

Lille 3-0 AA Gent

Group G

AEK Athens 0-3 Zenit St Petersburg

Anderlecht 2-0 Hajduk Split

Group H

Getafe 1-0 Young Boys Bern

Stuttgart 5-1 OB Odense

Group I

Debrecen 2-0 Sampdoria

PSV Eindhoven 0-0 Metalist Kharkiv

Europa League (Wednesday results)

AZ Alkmaar 3-0 BATE Borisov

Besiktas 2-0 Rapid Vienna

Club Bruges 1-2 Villarreal

Dinamo Zagreb 0-1 PAOK Salonika

Dynamo Kiev 0-0 FC Sheriff Tiraspol

FC Porto 3-1 CSKA Sofia

Karpaty Lviv 1-1 Paris SG

Lausanne Sports 0-1 Palermo

Liverpool 0-0 FC Utrecht

Napoli 1-0 Steaua Bucharest

Sevilla 2-2 Borussia Dortmund

Sparta Prague 1-1 CSKA Moscow

FIFA Club World Cup

Pachuca 2-2 Al-Wahda (Pachuca win 4-2 on penalties)

Seongnam Chunma 0-3 Inter Milan

Photos (Top to Bottom): Beachside coach Brett Pullen watches from the bench last weekend; Mizael Linhares Caires may get a run for South this weekend; Metro coach Matthew Rhodes was one of several to watch Beachside's match last weekend; New Town Eagles' George Krambousanos was also there; South's Jonathon Lo scored two excellent goals against Eagles last week and looks to be in top form again; South Korean Kwon may play in midfield this time [PlessPix]

South Hobart will field a strong side against Beachside in their friendly at Olinda Grove at 2pm tomorrow.

Shae Hickey, Mizael Linhares Caires and Andy Brennan will be included in the squad, together with the club

Photos (Top to Bottom): Marty Nidorfer (centre) is the man to see about New Town Eagles' 50th anniversary reunion next year; Kwon Jun, who played for Figueirense FC in Brazil and is now with South Hobart [PlessPix]

Planning is continuing for next year

North Queensland Fury 1-0 Sydney FC


North Queensland Fury won their first home game in five outings when they beat Sydney FC 1-0 at Dairy Farmers Stadium in Townsville last night.

Sydney are now second-last on 18 points and the Fury are a place above them on goal-difference and just 5 points outside the top-six.

An error by goalkeeper Ivan Necevski gifted Fury their win.

In the 71st minute, Sydney