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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Uruguay won the Copa America in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires this morning by beating Paraguay 3-0 at the Monumental Stadium.

It was Uruguay’s 15th South American title  -  a new record  -  in a tournament that started in 1910.  Their last success was in 1995.



Photo:  Fielding is allowed to clear with not a Devonport player in sight [PlessPix]

Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy Semi-Final (Warrior Park, Saturday, 23 July 2011)

Olympia Warriors 2 (own-goal 8, B Cronk 26)

Devonport City 0

HT: 2-0   Att: 100   Ref: C Phillips

Olympia Warriors: Voss  -  Hey, Stockdale, Van Der Mey, Colosimo  -  Wadawu, Fielding, Phillips, Meredith (Kumpulainen 66)  -  Nandan (Shabenah 88), Cronk  (Sub snot used:  Page, Farrugia)

Devonport City: Keep  -  Scott Wilson, Beardwood, Grattan,Wilson  -  Mulraney, Douglas, MacDonald, Chilcott (Simon Wilson  -  Douce (D McGinn 72), McKenna  (Subs not used:  Howard, Gleeson)