Who Is Walter Pless?

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A teacher by profession, but is now in his 37th 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: Newcastle Jets drop to 8th after loss to Phoenix [Jetstar VH-VQG landing at Hobart on 27 January 2011 taken by PlessPix]

Wellington Phoenix 1-0 Newcastle Jets

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Wellington Phoenix moved into sixth place on the Hyundai A-League with this 1-0 win over 8th-placed Newcastle Jets at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Sunday afternoon.

It also set a club record of five straight home wins for the New Zealand outfit.

The goal came after just 20 minutes. A low cross from the right by Marco Rojas was smashed home by Dylan MacAllister to give the Kiwis the three points.

Newcastle’s chances of getting at least a draw were dashed when Ryan Griffiths was sent off midway through the second half for abusing the referee.

Seven yellow cards were also shown in this match, five of them to the home team.

Marco Jesic was unlucky for the Jets as he fired one effort against a post and had an overhead kick well saved by Danny Vukovic.

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Wellington Phoenix: Vukovic - Hearfield, Sigmund, Durante, Lochhead - Lia (Greenacre 71), Ward (Daniel 60), Muscat, Brown - Rojas, MacAllister (Subs not used: Cornejo, Crowther)

Booked: Durante, Hearfield, Lia, Sigmund, Muscat

Goals: MacAllister 20

Newcastle Jets: Kennedy - Fiorentini, Regan, Topor-Stanley, D’Apuzzo - Elrich (Virgili 73), Wheelhouse, Jesic, Griffiths, Gallaway - Brockie (Haliti 69) (Subs not used: Pepper, Nash)

Booked: D’Apuzzo, Topor-Stanley

Sent off: Griffiths

Att: 10,917

Ref: C Beath