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:  Brisbane Roar missed the influence of Mitch Nichols, who was away on Socceroos duty [PlessPix]

(A-League, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Sunday, 13 November 2011)

Brisbane Roar 1 (Berisha 11)

Wellington Phoenix 1 (Brown 37)

HT: 1-1   Att: 16,428   Ref:  J Gillett

Brisbane Roar: Theoklitos  -  I Franjic, M Smith, Jurman, Stefanutto  -  Henrique (Danning 60), Paartalu, Murdocca (Brattan 66)  -  Nakajima-Farran, Berisha, Broich  (Subs not used:  Adman, Acton)

Wellington Phoenix: Warner  -  Muscat, Durante, Sigmund (Griffiths 83), Lochhead  -  Bertos, A smith, Brown, Ward  -  Daniel (Tsatalios 72)  -  Greenacre  (Subs not used: Sanchez, Paston)


Photo:  Newcastle Jets appear to have jettisoned engines and switched to propeller power [PlessPix]

(A-League, AAMI Park, Melbourne, Saturday, 12 November 2011)

Melbourne Heart 3 (Fred 66, Dugandzic 73, Behich 84)

Newcastle Jets 0

HT: 0-0   Att: 5,914   Ref: K Ams

Melbourne Heart: Bolton  -  Marone, Thompson, Hamill, Behich  -  Fred (Germano 83), Srhoj, Hoffman  -  Dugandzic, Maycon (Babalj 54), Terra (Madaschi 72)  (Sub not used:  Mattei)

Newcastle Jets: Kennedy  -  Elrich, Regan (Calvano 68), Topor-Stanley, Byun  -  Wheelhouse, Wehrman (Kantarovski 81), Abbas  -  Brockie, Jeffers (Haliti 64), Griffith  (Sub not used:  Duncan)


Photo:  Sally Shipard at KGV Park last year [PlessPix]

In today’s W-League match in Canberra, Melbourne Victory, coached by Tasmania’s Michael Edwards, went down 2-1 to Canberra United.

Victory trailed 2-0 at half-time but pulled a goal back midway through the second half, but it was not enough to earn a point.

Sally Shipard, who will be in Hobart tomorrow, played a crucial role in Canberra’s win.


Photo:  Zebras youth coach Stefano Conforti instructs some youngsters at today's clinic [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras conducted a junior coaching clinic at John Turnbull Reserve in Lenah Valley and plenty of youngsters, both boys and girls, showed up.

Zebras’ youth technical director, Romeo Frediani, organised the clinic and was assisted by coaches Ricky Self, Sergio Pace, Piero Lalli and Stefano Conforti.