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:  University block the ball on the line at a Lions corner [PlessPix]

Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League

University 1 (A Bull 3) lost to Kingborough Lions United 4 (T Pearce 16, own-goal 28, J Schuth 58, D Cowen 87)


Photo:  Tilford Zebras' seniors and reserves and Hobart United hold a minute's silence before today's match in memory of Tilford Zebras striker Luke Cripps, who was killed in a car accident the night before the game [PlessPix]

Southern Summer Cup

(Group D)

Beachside 5 (J Doran 22, B Pullen 36, 46, 89, A Douglas 50) beat University 2 (A Hindmarsh 10, S Sheppard 39)

Tilford Zebras 6 (D Walsh 16, P Palmer 26, J Barabara 37,H Fagg 47, 58, 64 pen) beat Hobart United 3 (O Niyongabo 20, J Mwarabu 69 pen, R Dhieu 85 pen)

(Group B)

Kingborough Lions United 5 (D Cowen 10, 13, 57, J Schuth 72, R Bevan 86) beat Taroona 1 (S James 89)


Photo:  Jon Foley-Donoghue goes through his paces at Zebras training [PlessPix]

Jon Foley-Donoghue, 25, is one of Tilford Zebras’ new recruits for the 2012 Premier League season.

I spoke to Jon shortly after the team returned from their pre-season tour to Brisbane, a trip which, unfortunately, was a washout.


Photo:  Wellington Stadium was the stage for the Phoenix victory over Melbourne Heart [PlessPix]

(A-League, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Sunday, 29 January 2012)

Wellington Phoenix 3 (Ifill 3, 64, Greenacre 54)

Melbourne Heart 1 (Terra 35)

HT: 1-1   Att: 13,601   Ref: P Green

Wellington Phoenix: Paston  -  Muscat, Sigmund, Durante, Lochhead  -  Bertos (Daniel 77), Smith, Brown, Sanchez (Downey 83)  -  Greenacre, Ifill (Subs not used:  Warner, Lia)

Melbourne Heart: Bolton  -  Marrone, Hamill (Colosimo 64), Good, Behich  -  Sarkies  -  Dugandzic (Williams 69), Germano, Thompson (Worm 55), Terra  -  Babalj  (Sub not used:  Mattei)