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:  Surat Suhka was sent off for Melbourne Victory 8 minutes from the end [PlessPix]

Melbourne Victory are still in with a chance of qualifying for the last 16 of the Asian Champions League when they came from behind to beat Chinese side Tianjin Teda 2-1 at Docklands Stadium this evening.

Tianjin Teda had been the leaders of Group E.


Photo:  Brian Wightman, the Minister for Sport and Recreation [PlessPix]

The following is a media release issued today by the Minister for Sport and Recreation:

The Minister for Sport and Recreation, Brian Wightman, today released the completed Tasmanian A-League team business case and announced further work with the Football Federation of Tasmania towards the goal of a Tasmanian A-League side.

Mr Wightman, who is a former state league soccer player and continues to play for Riverside Olympic, said the business case made a substantial contribution towards the A-League goal.



Photo:  FFA CEO Ben Buckley announced today that Australia will play the Kiwis in Adelaide in June [PlessPix]

Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced that the Socceroos will face the New Zealand All Whites in an international friendly match in Adelaide, South Australia, at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday, 5 June 2011.

This match will be the first time that the Socceroos will have played in South Australia since the OFC Nations Cup tournament in 2004.