Who Is Walter Pless?

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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:  Frustrated Zebras president Nick Di Giovanni [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras president Nick Di Giovanni is not a happy chappie.

The club’s scheduled match in Brisbane this evening has been cancelled.

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Photo:  FFT CEO John Boulous announced a range of community activities in conjunction with the first competitive A-League match in Tasmania [PlessPix]

Football Federation Tasmania (FFT), in conjunction with Melbourne Victory and Gold Coast United, have organised a number of community events ahead of the A-League match in Launceston next Wednesday night.

FFT CEO John Boulous said anticipation is building ahead of Tasmania’s first A- League match.

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Photo:  Jayden Welch and his Zebras team-mates remain the faceless men for the Brisbane public as they have yet to play a game because of the rain [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras’ second scheduled game in Brisbane last night was also washed out.

The Tasmanians have yet to play a game as their first two matches have now been called off because of waterlogged pitches.

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Photo:  Fabio scored his first goal for Melbourne Victory [PlessPix]

(A-League, AAMI Park, Thursday, 26 January 2012)

Melbourne Victory 2 (Cernak 45, Fabio 45+2)

Sydney FC 2 (Cazarine 56, Ryall 90)

HT: 2-0   Att: 20,053   Ref: S Delovski

Melbourne Victory: Covic  -  Foschini, Leijer, Milligan, Fabio  -  Cernak, Ferreira, Brebner, Kewell  -  Thompson (Solorzano 79), Hernandez (Rojas 62)  (Subs not used:  P Franjic, Thomas)

Sydney FC: Reddy  -  Grant (Ryall 87), Beauchamp, Bosschaart, Jamieson  -  Emerton (Moriyasu 30), McFlynn, Carle, Kisel (Petratos 72)  -  Cazarine, Bridge  (Sub not used:  Necevski)