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:  Victory's Archie Thompson heads at goal [PlessPix]

(A-League pre-season friendly, Aurora Stadium, Launceston, Sunday, 11 September 2011)

Melbourne Victory 2 (Hernandez 37 pen, Allsopp59)

Brisbane Roar 0

HT: 1-0   Att: 6,307   Ref: S Delovski

Melbourne Victory: Velaphi  -  Foschini, Leijer, Vargas, Alves Macedo  -  Celeski, Brebner (Ferreira 76), Hernandez (Broxham 85), Pondeljak  -  Allsopp (Solorzano 81), Thompson

Brisbane Roar: Theoklitos  -  Franjic, Smith, Stefanutto, Jurman  -  Fitzgerald (Visconte 66), Murdocca, Paartalu, Nichols  -  Danning (Nakajima-Farran 66), Broich

This is an official and unedited FFA media release:

Bangkok, Thailand

Friday, 23 September 2011

The Qantas Joeys have qualified for the AFC U-16 Championship after defeating Indonesia 5-2 at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok last night and finishing in second position in Group G of the qualification tournament.


Photo:  University's Julian Proud is no stranger to winning awards [PlessPix]

Julian Proud, the University striker, should go close to winning the League One best-and-fairest award.

Proud, who has twice won the Vic Tuting Silver Medal, was the third-ranked goalscorer in League One this season with 14 goals.


Photo:  Somerset's Bobby Eaves, who will sign for South Hobart next season [PlessPix]

Somerset’s Bobby Eaves will join South Hobart next season.

The 22-year-old midfielder has had talks with South Hobart coach Ken Morton and has decided to transfer to the Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League champions for the 2012 campaign.