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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Tomorrow, it’s third-placed Devonport City’s chance to take on Forestry Tasmania Northern Premier League leaders Northern Rangers.

A win at home at Valley Road could see Devonport at the top of the standings.


With interviews of Ken Morton & George Krambousanos by Walter Pless

This weekend promises to be one of the most exciting of the Forestry Tasmanian Southern Premier League season, with important games scheduled for the leading four sides and the bottom four teams.

Leaders South Hobart visit Clare Street at 2.30pm on Saturday to take on second-placed New Town Eagles, while at 6.30pm, third-placed Clarence United host fourth-ranked Tilford Zebras at Wentworth Park.

Today at 8pm, bottom-side Olympia Warriors travel to KGV Park to meet sixth-placed Glenorchy Knights, while on Sunday at 2.30pm, second-last Beachside entertain fifth-ranked Kingborough Lions United at Sandown Park.

Points will be worth their weight in gold in all these fixtures and the destiny of some clubs this season will be made a little more certain.


Photo:  Olympia's new signing from South Melbourne, 19-year-old Jake Van der Mey, will make his debut against Glenorchy Knights  [PlessPix]

Olympia Warriors have signed 19-year-old defender Jake Van der Mey from South Melbourne Hellas in the Victorian Premier League.

He was cleared by South Melbourne and signed by Olympia today in time for the club’s Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League showdown with Glenorchy Knights at KGV Park on Friday at 8pm.