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:  Kingborough's Marc Iseli heads the ball clear as Adam Hedge challenges [PlessPix]

(Southern Summer Cup, Warrior Park, Saturday, 11 February 2012)

Kingborough Lions United 3 (Cooper 10, 67, D Pearce 41)

Clarence United 2 (Rees 31, E Tsakiris 40)

HT: 2-2   Att: 130   Ref: S Collins

Kingborough Lions United: Leamey  -  Palmer, Iseli, Cuthbertson, D Pearce  -  Hawkins, Marchioli, Bevan, D Cooper  -  McDonald, Cowen  (Interchange:  W Davis, J Davis, Davies, Dand, T Pearce)

Clarence United: Cornish  -  Toghill, Lewis, Malcolm, Cannamela  -  Stevens, Rees, Hunwar, E Tsakiris, A Hedge, Hoppitt  (Intechange:  Hardwick, Brown, S Reibel, W Reilbel, Malovnek)


Photo:  Clarence United's David Hoppitt sets off on a run pursued by Kingborough Lions United's Marcello Marchioli and with Kingborough's Damian Pearce moving in [PlessPix]

Southern Summer Cup

Group B

Kingborough Lions United 3 (D Cooper 10, 67, D Pearce 41) beat Clarence United 2 (N Rees 31, E Tsakiris 40)


Photo:  Olympia's Gift Ochaya battles for possession with the Knights' Sam Johnson [PlessPix]

(Southern Summer Cup, Group A, Warrior Park, Friday, 10 February 2012)

Olympia Warriors 5 (Meredith 17, Wadawu 73, Ochaya 77, Thurley 80, Begovic 89 pen)

Glenorchy Knights 1 (Nowicki 19)

HT:  1-1   Att: 200   Ref: I Jozeljic

Olympia Warriors: Voss  -  Phillips, A Mohamad, Begovic, W Page  -  Wadawu, Mason, S Page, Meredith  -  Ochaya, Grillas  (Interchange:  Thurley, Fry, Almeida, McDonald, Kay)

Glenorchy Knights: Peter  -  Wiggins, Johnson, Holmes, Roberts  -  Hey, Marsh, Letiko  -  Strang, Nowicki, Marney  (Interchange:  Griffin, Sherman, J Minnucci, M Smith, Robb)


Photo:  Knights goalkeeper Ben Peter punches a corner clear [PlessPix]

Southern Summer Cup (Seniors, Group A)

Olympia Warriors 5 (Meredith 17, Wadawu 73, Ochoya 77, Thurley 80, Begovic 89 pen) beat Glenorchy Knights 1 (Nowicki 19) [Half-time:  1-1]


Photo:  Dane Hudson has quit as Prospect Knights coach [PlessPix]

The Steve Hudson Cup competition kicks off in Launceston today with Prospect Knights meeting the hosts, Launceston United, at 6pm.

Prospect Knights will be without coach Dane Hudson, who took them to their first league title in half a century last season.


Photo:  Warrior Park is the setting for this season's Summer Cup competition [PlessPix]

Chris Hey returns to Warrior Park on Friday night with his Glenorchy Knights outfit to take on his former club, Olympia Warriors, in the opening match of this season’s Summer Cup.

Hey was dismissed by Olympia last season but he is looking at this match as just another game rather than an opportunity for revenge.


Photo:  "I didn't realise you had to have been a horse to be a jockey." - Arrigo Sacchi, the former AC Milan and Italy coach [PlessPix]

Jose Mourinho, the Portuguese coach of Real Madrid, was never a professional player and he obtained his UEFA coaching qualifications at Largs in Scotland.

He did the first half of the course in 1988, and didn’t complete the second half until 2000.

Gordon Strachan was on that 1988 course and remembers little of the Portuguese, who was only 25 at the time.


Photo:  Derwent United training last night included their seven new Asian players and some local players [PlessPix]

Derwent United’s new South Korean and Japanese players have joined their local team-mates and had their third training session since arriving in Hobart on Sunday evening.

Hyo Suk Jin has been putting the team through their paces in morning and evening sessions.