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:  Kingborough's Will Abbott (left) and Beachside's Huw Jarvis contest a high ball [PlessPix]

Kingborough Lions United 2 (M Marchioli 71, B Watkins 92)

Beachside 0

HT: 0-0   Att: 100   Ref: I Colhoun

Kingborough Lions United: Leamey  -  A Hinkley, Davies, W Abbott, D Pearce  -  T Pearce (Bevan 67), Iseli, Marchioli  -  D Abbott, Cooper, Schuth (Watkins 72)  (Subs not used:  Duncan, Palmer)

Beachside: Soszynski  -  Atkin, Robinson, Pullen (Klasen 81), Mcguire (Driver 78)  -  Sweeney, Turner, Henderson, Jarvis  -  Brown (Viney 54), Gordon  (Sub not used:  Bigg)


Highlights of game




Photo:  Who is that on the hill at Lightwood Park?  [PlessPix]

It's always good to see rival coaches, players and fans at games and grounds other than their own.

Something can be learned from every game.

Some go to watch opposition teams and players before their own teams play them.

Others go merely because they love the game and enjoy watching football matches.

Here is a series of glimpses of people at other team's grounds and games.

It's amazing who you can run into.  Sometimes it is former star players and coaches from interstate and overseas, while at other times it is media personalities.


Photo:  Lee Mason (No. 2) makes it 2-0 for Olympia [PlessPix]

Olympia Warriors 3 (A Hedge 4, L Mason 9, N Vavoulas 73)

Glenorchy Knights 1 (M Gregoire 16)

HT: 2-1   Att: 200   Ref: K Barker

Olympia Warriors: Nester  -  J Hey (Reason 72), Vavoulas, Stockdale, Flynn (Mohamad 65)  -  Phillips, Mason, Fielding, Cronk  -  Wadawu, Hedge (Meredith 67)  (Sub not used:  McKenna)

Glenorchy Knights: Peter  -  Marsh (Millington 46), J Huigsloot, Holmes, Roberts (Johnson 75)  -  Robb, Gregoire, Griffin, Garth  -  Smith (Nowicki 47), Clay  (Sub not used:  Grainger)