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:  The Knights clear the ball from the edge of their box [PlessPix]


(Courtesy of Stefano Lufi, Mr Video)


Photo:  Some of the Tilford Zebras senior players at tonight's function [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras may not be having a good season on the field, but off the pitch, things are humming along nicely.

That was quite evident by the excellent attendance at tonight’s Tilford Zebras dinner-dance at the Australian Italian Club in North Hobart.


Photo:  University's Julian Proud chests the ball down against Knights [PlessPix]

Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League

Glenorchy Knights 1 (J Huigsloot 65) beat University 0

Olympia Warriors 2 (H Woolley 39, B Phillips 59 pen) beat Clarence United 0

Devonport City must beat Launceston United away at Birch Avenue at 2.30pm today if they are to stay on top of the Forestry Tasmania Northern Premier League standings.

This is because second-placed Northern Rangers should have little trouble in overcoming bottom-side Burnie United away at Montello.


Photo:  Action from Saturday's Under-19 game between Zebras and Lions [PlessPix]

Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League

Tilford Zebras 1 (K Engels 69) lost to Kingborough Lions United 4 (M Farquhar 22, 39, M Marchioli 34, D Cooper 71)


Photo:  Derwent United's coach Hyo Suk Jin is attracting players from Korea because of his coaching reputation [PlessPix]

Derwent United should be able to maintain their 4-point lead over second-placed Beachside in the Southern League One competition this weekend.

Derwent should be too good for fourth-placed Hobart United away at Pontville at 2.30pm tomorrow, while Beachside appear too strong for second-last Metro at home at Sandown Park at the same time.


Photo:  New Town Eagles' Adam McKeown is the league's leading marksman [PlessPix]

South Hobart’s meeting with New Town Eagles at South Hobart at 2.30pm on Sunday promises to be one of the games of the season.

It pits the leaders and reigning champions of the Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League against the second-placed challengers.


Photo:  New Town Eagles' Adam McKeown (left) and South Hobart's Andy Brennan (right) model the new Tasmanian State team's Pelada playing strip for the game against Melbourne Victory.  State coach Kurt Reynolds (centre) will select the State squad after several training sessions and trial games [PlessPix]

The new Tasmanian playing strip was launched at Football Federation Tasmania headquarters this morning

The Tasmanian State team will wear the new Pelada strip against Melbourne Victory at KGV Park on Tuesday, 21 August 2012.