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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Referees are essential to the game of football.

If there’s no referee, there’s no game.

In another one of the regular flashbacks to the past, above is a page from the publication “Soccer Forum” from March 1971.

The author of this tongue-in-cheek piece of advice for players in regard to their attitude towards referees is unknown.