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:  Guest player for Tasmania, Zlatko Belanic, ruptured an Achilles tendon [PlessPix]

Tasmania’s Masters Games team beat Canberra 1-0 yesterday through a goal by Jeff Ireson.

The Tasmanians lost their second match yesterday 3-0.


Photo:  Warrior Park was a hive of activity this evening [PlessPix]

Olympia Warriors began their Wednesday night 5-a-side competition this evening with as many as 50 players taking part.

The Warrior Park artificial pitch was divided into four 5-a-side pitches, with the markings in black paint.

(World Cup Qualifier, Sydney, Tuesday, 11 October 2011)

Australia 3 (Holman 8, Kennedy 65, Jedinak 85)

Oman 0

HT: 1-0   Att: 24,372   Ref: V Kovalenko (Uzbekistan)

Australia: Federici  -  Williams (Kruse 72), Neill, Spiranovic, Zullo (Brosque 87)  -  Wilkshire, Jedinak, Valeri, McKay  -  Kennedy (Kilkenny 90+1), Holman

Oman: Al Habsi;  Darwish, Al Sheiba, Al Farsi, Suhail, Mubarak, Saleh, Al Ajmi (Al Saadi 65), Al Miqbal, Al Hosni (Hassan Rabia 84), Hamed (Mohammed Al Farsi 66)


Photo:  Richard Leszczynski (front) has not lost his scoring touch and netted at the Masters Games today [PlessPix]

Tasmania’s men’s Masters Games team drew 1-1 with Bentleigh Green in Adelaide today.

Bentleigh Greens were the better side and led 1-0, but they them engaged in a bit of showboating which cost them dearly when Bret Anderton equalised with a penalty.