Who Is Walter Pless?

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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:  Aaron Marney (yellow shirt) was Metro's players' player-of-the-year for 2011 [PlessPix]

Wade Hawkins was Metro’s best-and-fairest player for the 2011 season, while Aaron Marney was the club’s most consistent League One player.

Lee Yuill won the coach’s award, Danny Cowen was the leading scorer, and Aaron Marney won the players’ player-of-the-year award.

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Photo:  White Eagles circa 1968...winners of the Falkinder Cup

The 1968 southern Tasmanian season was a memorable one in more ways than one.

One of the world’s great coaches visited, Cardiff City played Tasmania, and there was one of the biggest riots the game has seen at South Hobart.

The season began badly for Juventus, Rapid, Dnipro and Metro.  They were late with their nominations for the season and were each fined $10.

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Photo:  Hobart Tigers' Juma Barabara shoots over the bar with the Red Scorpions keeper Stephen Letiko out of position [PlessPix]

Black Scorpions maintained second spot on the ladder in the Sister Philippa Chapman Cup competition with an easy 8-2 win over International on Saturday.

Black Scorpions are two points adrift of leaders Derwent United, while International are at the foot of the table.

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Photo:  Yeon-Sun Jo scores a penalty against Rest of the World [PlessPix]

Derwent United maintained their perfect record in the Sister Philippa Chapman Cup organised by Hobart United when they came back from 4-2 down to beat Rest of the World 6-4 on Saturday.

Derwent United lead the six-team standings with 12 points from four games, two ahead of second-placed Black Scorpions.