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:  Glenorchy Knights' Matthew Nowicki has a shot as Metro defender Matthew Gasparin tries to block [PlessPix]

(Summer Cup, Group A, Warrior Park, Saturday, 25 February 2012)

Glenorchy Knights 8 (Holmes 14, Letiko 43, 51, 74, Nowicki 46, 61, Roberts 50, Hey 81)

Metro 1 (Murray 31)

HT: 2-1   Att: 80   Ref: P Galloway

Glenorchy Knights: Peter;  Nowicki, Hey, Wiggins, Holmes, A Marney, Roberts, Johnson, Strang, Sherman, Robb (Interchange:  Marsh, Letiko, Griffin, Huigsloot, J Minnucci)

Metro: Biggar;  Chaffey, Gasparin, George, C Marney, Baseka, McGuinness, McGuire, Rozynski, Woodward, Murray (Interchange:  Chipping, Land, Medhurst, Morrison)


Photo (L-R):  John Boulous, CEO of FFT, and Board members Leno Taglieri, Sean Collins, Damien Bones and Michael McIntyre [PlessPix]

Nomination forms for next year’s proposed T-League State-wide competition will be distributed in the next two weeks and will need to be submitted within about eight weeks.

The forms are due back in by May and the successful nominees can be expected to be up for about $10,000 as an entry fee to compete in the league.


Photo:  Luke Cripps (right) in action against Beachside last weekend [PlessPix]

The Tasmanian football community was stunned by the news today that Tilford Zebras striker, Luke Cripps, was killed in a car accident on Saturday night.

The 29-year-old was due to be married next Wednesday.


Photo:  Metro keeper Neil Biggar saves Tom Sherman's penalty for Glenorchy Knights early in the match.  This proved crucial as the Knights also hit the woodwork twice and failed by two goals to pip Olympia warriors for a semi-final berth [PlessPix]

Southern Summer Cup (Group A)

Glenorchy Knights 8 (Holmes 10, Letiko 43, 51, 74, Nowicki 46, 61, Roberts 50, Hey 81) beat Metro 1 (Murray 31)

(Group B)

Clarence United 2 (Hamlett 20, Brown 90) beat Nelson Eastern Suburbs 0

(Southern Summer Cup, Warrior Park, Friday, 24 February 2012)

Olympia Warriors 2 (Wadawu 3, 32)

South Hobart 4 (Mizael 50, Brennan 76, 81, Postma 95)

HT: 2-0   Att: 400   Ref: C Phillips

Olympia Warriors: Voss  -  Phillips, Stockdale, Y Mohamad, W Page  -  Wadawu, Mason, Fielding, Meredith  -  Grillas, Ochaya  (Interchange:  A Mohamad, S Page, Shebenah, Thurley, Maxwell)

South Hobart: Ferguson  -  N Clarke, Ludford, Williams, Feral  -  Eaves, Bladel, Hickey  -  Morton, Brennan, Mizael  (Interchange:  Postma, Lees, Harbod, M Clarke, Moncur)

Southern Summer Cup (Cross-over game between Group A and Group C)

Olympia Warriors 2 (W Wadawu 3, 32) lost to South Hobart 4 (Mizael 50, A Brennan 76, 81, D Postma 95)


Photo:  Todd Hingston will play a key role for Northern Rangers [PlessPix]

Ulverstone can maintain their top spot in the northern Steve Hudson Cup competition by beating fifth-placed Northern Rangers at 11am on Sunday.

Ulverstone are currently level on 6 points with second-placed South Hobart, who have the bye and earn an automatic 3 points, so the North-West Coast side must win to maintain their position.


Photo:  Some of the Lions warming up for the kill [PlessPix]

Kingborough Lions United should easily qualify for the semi-finals of the Southern Summer Cup from Group B by beating Taroona at 1pm at Warrior Park on Sunday.

They top the group with 6 points and have an excellent goal-difference.