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:  Clarence's Korean imports Lee, Kim and Park...will they be able to swing the game Clarence's way? [PlessPix]

“All roads lead to Rome,” was the old saying.

Well, as far as southern Tasmanian football is concerned, I do hope that all roads lead to Darcy Street, Washington Street, or just plain old South Hobart tomorrow afternoon.

That’s when Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League leaders Clarence United take on reigning champions South Hobart.

Northern Game Highlights Round One



Kingborough Lions United’s Reserves beat the Tasmanian Institute of Sport 4-1 at KGV Park this evening.

The Lions led 1-0 at half-time through a goal by Colin Hughes.


Photo:  George Marino (centre, with glasses) and some of the Hobart City players on 8 October, 1986, including son Robbie Marino (fourth from left), Nick Marchioli (red cap, and father of Kingborough's Marcello Marchioli), Kim Barker (second from left), and Lino Taglieri (third from right).  Other players shown include Bruno Cengia, Rod Sanders and Michael Pace. [PlessPix]

The death has occurred in Hobart of local football identity and former Hobart City-Azzurri president, George Marino.

Marino, who was 77, came to Australia from Italy.

He was born in Campobasso, which is in the Molise region of southern Italy.