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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SYDNEY

27 October 2011

Brisbane Roar is quickly embarking on a football record that could see it not only topple all existing professional football code records in Australia but challenge records held in major European leagues.

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Photo:  Kosta Grillas looking as if he means buisness [PlessPix]

The Tasmanian Vikings Futsal Super League kicks off at 2pm on Saturday at Aurora Stadium in Moonah with the Tassal Stripes Black Panthers taking on Southern Youth.

The Panthers won the 2008 Super League and are favoured to regain the title as they have players of the calibre of Jon Foley-Donoghue and Michael McKenna, who are both State representatives.

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Photo:  Stephen Pitchford (right) makes a substitution in a game last season [PlessPix]

Stephen Pitchford has been re-appointed as coach of New Town Eagles for the 2012 Premier League season.

Pitchford took over from George Krambousanos midway through last season and took Eagles to the State Top-Four grand final from fourth spot.

(German Bundesliga, SGL-Arena, Friday, 21 October 2011)

FC Augsburg 1 (Bellinghausen 49)

Werder Bremen 1 (Pizarro 68)

HT: 0-0   Att: 30,660   Ref: K Kirchner

Augsburg: Jentzsch  -  Reinhardt, Mohrle, S Langkamp, Hosogai  -  Davids, Callsen-Bracker  -  Gogia (Brinkmann 46), Bellinghausen (Werner 63)  -  Baier, Molders (Kapllani 88)  (Subs not used:  Amsif, Sankoh, de Roeck, Rafael)

Werder Bremen: Wiese  -  Sokratis (Ekici 63), Wolf, Naldo, Schmitz  -  Ignjovski  -  Fritz, Hunt  -  Marin (Wagner 58)  -  Rosenberg, Pizarro  (Subs not used:  Mielitz, prodl, Wesley, Bargfrede, Thy)