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:  Sayed Mohamed Adnan scored a terrific free-kick to put Brisbane level with Sydney [PlessPix]

(A-League, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Saturday, 14 January 2012)

Brisbane Roar 2 (Adnan 90+4, Berisha 90+5)

Sydney FC 1 (Bridge 39)

HT: 0-1   Att: 14,545   Ref: R Shepheard

Brisbane Roar: Theoklitos  -  Franjic, Adnan, Smith (Jurman 46), Stefanutto  -  Nichols, Paartalu, Murdocca  -  Nakajima-Farran (Broich 56), Berisha, Visconte (Henrique 56)  (Sub not used:  Redmayne)

Sydney FC: Reddy  -  Grant, Beauchamp, Bosschaart, Jamieson  -  Emerton, McFlynn, Antonis (Ryall 84), Kisel (Cazarine 88)  -  Carle (Petratos 79), Bridge  (Sub not used:  Necevski)


Photo:  Central Coast Mariners' coaching staff Phil Moss (left) and Graham Arnold (right) [PlessPix]

(A-League, Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford, Saturday, 14 January 2012)

Central Coast Mariners 1 (Zwaanswijk 60)

Newcastle Jets 1 (Haliti 17)

HT: 0-1   Att: 10,904   Ref: M Gillett

Central Coast Mariners: Ryan  -  Porter (Sainsbury 56), Wilkinson, Zwaanswijk, Rose  -  McGlinchey, Hutchinson, Amini (McBreen 56), Bozanic  -  Hearfield, Ibini-Isei (Kwasnik 66)  (Sub not used:  Pasfield)

Newcastle Jets: Kennedy  -  Zadkovich, Calvano (Byun 63), Regan, Topor-Stanley  -  Kantarovski, Jesic (Bridges 65), Pepper  -  Griffiths, Haliti (Abbas 77), Brockie  (Sub not used:   Nash)


Photo:  Zebras coach Eamonn Kelly (right) works with Aaron Brazendale at training today [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras are training hard for their forthcoming visit to Brisbane on 25 January for a three-game series against local sides.

Zebras are training three times a week and today they had a special small-group session to reacquaint Aaron Brazendale to the club.


Photo:  Adrian Leijer...captain of Melbourne Victory [PlessPix]

(A-League, AAMI Park, Friday, 13 January 2012)

Melbourne Victory 1 (Thompson 6)

Adelaide United 1 (Van Dijk 53)

HT: 1-0   Att: 20,959   Ref: J Gillett

Melbourne Victory: Covic  -  Foschini, Vargas, Leijer, Fabio  -  Broxham, Hernandez (Ferreira 71), Brebner (P Franjic 88)  -  Allsopp (Solorzano 64), Thompson, Kewell  (Sub not used:  Thomas)

Adelaide United: Galekovic  -  Watson, Boogaard, Mullen, Golec  -  Caravella, Malik, Vidosic, Barbiero (Melling 74)  -  Djite, Van Dijk  (Subs not used:  Ramsay, Usucar, Birighitti)