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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(A-League, Sydney Football Stadium, Sunday, 6 November 2011)

Sydney FC 3 (Cazarine 60, Carle 63, Kisel (90+4 pen)

Gold Coast United 2 (Rees 22, MacAllister 46)

HT: 0-1   Att: 11,051   Ref: P Green

Sydney FC: Reddy  -  Coyne (Ryall 82), Beauchamp, Bosschaart, Jamieson  -  Emerton, McFlynn, Kisel, Moriyasu (Cazarine 46)  -  Carle, Bridge  (Subs not used:  Grant, Necevski)

Gold Coast United: Moss  -  McGowan, rees, Thwaite, Traore (Yosief 48)  -  Jungschlager, Beekmans, Robson  -  Rigters (Halloran 75), MacAllister, Brown  (Subs not used:  Bevan, Tyson)


Photo:  Andy Tye (second from right, front row) as a Metro player in the early 1980s [PlessPix]

League One club Taroona have appointed Andrew Tye as their senior coach for the 2012 season.

He replaces Gary Slicer, who has taken on the senior coaching role at Premier League outfit University.


Photo:  Morton Soccer School youngsters on the Old Trafford tour [Photo courtesy of Victoria Woods]

Morton Soccer School’s visit to Manchester was simply ‘fantastic’ according to tour leader Ken Morton.

The boys trained at The Cliff and Carrington during their visit and attended the Bolton Wanderers versus Sunderland English Premier League game.


Photo:  Archie Thompson produced a magnificent performance in adversity [PlessPix]

(Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Saturday, 5 November 2011)

Melbourne Victory 2 (Thompson 10, 21)

Brisbane Roar 2 (Henrique 6pen, Broich 28)

HT: 2-2   Att: 24,820   Ref: B Williams

Melbourne Victory: Covic  -  Fabio, Vargas, Leijer, , Foschini  -  Ferreira, Broxham, Hernandez (Allsopp 79), Pondeljak (Thomas 2)  -  Thompson, Kewell (Celeski 64)  (Sub not used:  Rojas)

Brisbane Roar: Theoklitos  -  Franjic, Smith, Jurman, Stefanutto  -  Nichols (Brattan 79), Paartalu, Murdocca  -  Henrique (Nakajima-Farran 64), Berisha, Broich  (Subs not used:  Adnan, Redmayne)