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:  Newcastle Jets rise to the occasion to down Brisbane Roar [PlessPix]

(A-League, Suncorp Stadium, Saturday, 28 January 2012)

Brisbane Roar 0

Newcastle Jets 1 (Wheelhouse 23)

HT: 0-1   Att: 9,293   Ref: B Williams

Brisbane Roar: Theoklitos  -  Franjic, Adnan, Smith, Stefanutto  -  Nichols, Paartalu (Brattan 65) Murdocca  -  Fitzgerald, Broich, Henrique (Meyer 65)  (Subs not used:  Jurman, Redmayne)

Newcastle Jets: Kennedy  -  Elrich, Calvano, Topor-Stanley, Byun  -  Pepper, Kantarovski, Zadkovich  -  Jeffers (Brockie 65), Wheelhouse (Bridges 65), Griffiths (Regan 88)  (Sub not used:  Nash)


Photo:  Knights' Matthew Nowicki (left) goes on a run  [PlessPix]

Glenorchy Knights and Beachside drew 2-2 in a pre-season friendly at Prince of Wales Bay this afternoon.

Beachside, the League One side, gave as good as they got and the match was closely contested.


Photo:  A nonchalant Franco Previdi had nothing to worry about tonight [PlessPix]

Olympia Warriors beat League One outfit Nelson Eastern Suburbs 9-0 at Warrior Park tonight.

The score-line demonstrated the considerable gulf that separates some League One clubs from Premier League teams.


Photo:  John Boulous and FFT have organised a half-time contest at next Wednesday's A-League match at Aurora Stadium [PlessPix]

Football Federation Tasmania have an interesting half-time contest planned at Wednesday’s A-League clash in Launceston between Melbourne Victory and Gold Coast United.

There will be a ‘hit-the-crossbar’ competition and Tasmanian clubs can nominate participants.