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: Some of  Clarence United's senior squad for tonight's game [PlessPix]

Clarence United are playing a practice match today against University at 6.30pm at Cambridge.

And, Clarence will soon have two imports  -  a Scottish midfielder and a Colombian goalkeeper.


Photo:  Melbourne Victory's Harry Kewell has Gold Coast United's Dylan McGowan and Peter Jungschlager running in circles [PlessPix]

(A-League, Aurora Stadium. Launceston, Wednesday, 1 February 2012)

Melbourne Victory 1 (Kewell 66)

Gold Coast United 1 (Thwaite 90+3)

HT: 0-0   Att: 5,268   Ref: M Gillett

Melbourne Victory: Covic  -  Kemp (Franjic 73), Leijer, Milligan, Fabio  -  Broxham, Brebner, Rojas, Kewell  -  Thompson, Solorzano (Allsopp 83)  (Subs not used: Hernandez, Velaphi)

Booked: Leijer 73, Fabio 74)

Gold Coast United: O’Connor  -  Thwaite, Rees (Bowles 76), Rozic, Traore  -  Halloran, Brown (Mebrahtu 26), Jungschlager, McGowan (Harold 69), Salley  -  Rigters  (Sub not used:  White)

Booked: Thwaite 60, Rees 64, Traore 78

The 2012 Steve Hudson Cup promises to be the biggest competition being hosted by Launceston Soccer and Sports Club for many years.

“We welcome back South Hobart to defend their title along with fellow Southern Premier League clubs New Town Eagles and Glenorchy Knights,” said Maurie Krushka, secretary of Launceston United, in a letter to clubs.