Who Is Walter Pless?

Walter_Pless

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:  Both teams observe a minute's silence befoer the match [PlessPix]

Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League (Clare Street, Saturday, 28 May 2011)

New Town Eagles 1 (A McKeown 40)

South Hobart 4 (K Kanakaris 11, 13, 71, Lo 86)

HT: 1-2   Att: 90   Ref: S Collins

New Town Eagles: Pitchford  -  Clark, N Ferrall, Bates (Gordon 46), Page  -  Whitehall, Anderson, Strang (Leszczynski 17), Jo  -  Clamp (Quan 61), McKeown  (Subs not used:  Cox, L Ferrall)

South Hobart: Kruijver  -  Pennicott, Brown, Ludford, Feral  -  Downes (Scott 61), Huigsloot, Roach  -  Brennan (Lo 74), Mann (Williams 86), Kanakaris  (Sub not used:  McGoldrick)

The following is a media relaese from Football Federation Australia:

The Qantas Young Socceroos have begun their European tour with a hard fought 1-0 victory over the German Under-19 national team in Kamen-Kaiserau, Germany, overnight.

Going into the match, Qantas Young Socceroos Head Coach Jan Versleijen gave international starting debuts to Corey Gameiro, Jake Barker-Daish and Jason Geria, with Bernie Ibini-Isei making his debut as a second half substitute.

The following is a media release from Football Federation Australia:

The Australian Paralympic 7-A-Side Football Team, “The Pararoos”, have been drawn alongside Brazil, Netherlands and Spain in Group A of the 2011 Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) Football 7-A-Side World Championships which will be held in the Province of Drenthe, Netherlands, from the 17th June to 1st July 2011.

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Photo:  Corey Smith at training [PlessPix]

Corey Smith leaves this week to play for the Vikings Australian Futsal side in France.

His absence will be a blow to Glenorchy Knights in the Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League competition.

I am sure that everyone involved in Tasmanian football will wish Corey well in the Futsal tournament in France.

I interviewed Corey today about his trip.