Who Is Walter Pless?

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:  Eagles' Mark Page and Zebras' Henry Fagg vie for a header in front of a good crowd at Clare Street today [PlessPix]

Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League

New Town Eagles 6 (A Leszczynski 1, 4, A McKeown 15, 45, 79, J Clamp 51) beat Tilford Zebras 0

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Photo:  Eagles' Adam McKeown chips the ball past Zebras' Ryan Smith.  McKeown's performance, which resulted in a hat-trick, was watched with interest by a number of ruval coaches today [PlessPix]

Reserves

New Town Eagles 2  (B Ayers) lost to Tilford Zebras 6 (A Fisher 3, T Macgregor, J Barabara, M Luttrell)

Under-19s

New Town Eagles 3-3 Tilford Zebras

Women’s Premier League

Taroona 6-2 University

Reserves

Taroona 11-0 University

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Photo:  Zebras' Dwayne Walsh has a shot as Eagles' Michael Anderson and Ben Whitehall try to block [PlessPix]

 

FORESTRY TASMANIA SOUTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE (As at 29 July 2012)


TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

South Hobart

18

14

2

2

56

12

44

New Town Eagles

18

13

2

3

54

17

41

Clarence United

18

9

2

7

35

27

29

Kingborough Lions Utd

18

6

6

6

39

38

24

Olympia Warriors

18

7

3

8

39

41

24

Tilford Zebras

18

6

5

7

42

46

23

Glenorchy Knights

18

3

4

11

21

42

13

University

18

0

4

14

11

74

4

 

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Photo:  Zebras' skipper Henry Fagg gains possession ahead of Eagles' Jacob Clamp [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Zebras' Jon Foley-Donoghue flicks the ball past Eagles' Jacob Clamp [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Football Federation Tasmania president Sean Collins (foreground) watches today's game.  He was the bearer of bad tidings for Eagles this week but good news for Zebras [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Eagles' Jeremy Marshall tackles Zebras' Nicholas MacDonald as Eagles' David Cox watches.  Another interested spectator is Sean Collins, the president of Football federation Tasmania, who is a former Eagles player [PlessPix]

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+7 #111 Anonymous 2012-07-31 05:11
Is it not FFTs responsibility to grow the game by numbers and participation. I believe it is their main reason for existance.
Anyone from the board or office of FFT has said they are prepared for a club to die needs to step aside now for the good of the game. #105 you need to name this person as they are there for all the wrong reasons.
Why was the league done the way it is, simply so that clubs can still exist and still be a part of what goes on but most of all it stops conflict. Why isn't Melbourne Victory not the Hellas or the Heart the Knights. It stops the bickering name calling and so on. This is not the right model that FFT are using this is a droconian way of dealing with things
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-4 #110 Anonymous 2012-07-30 23:41
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#105 , How will the standard be better ? Have a look at the teams that have been picked . Knights and Zebras are crap , Lions not much better . Olympia are on the up but not fantastic .These teams are not going to suddenly play an elevated standard just because they got into the V !

Even if you believe these teams are not that good, you will at least agree South Hobart are still the benchmark. If you are playing against the best teams you will improve. The standart will still be above the SPL. If players from Clarence and eagles join the underperforming clubs then there is no doubt the standard will be better. As #107 says, it may be a long time before a southern team makes it into the v-league, so why waste the talents of some on these players in a lower league???
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+1 #109 Anonymous 2012-07-30 22:30
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Shane if you were President NTE would be in!!!!!!!!!!!

I doubt it,still would not have helped nte had their papers stamped, i have a sneaking suspicion that is why Certain people resigned from the board earlier in the year
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+10 #108 Anonymous 2012-07-30 20:45
Shane if you were President NTE would be in!!!!!!!!!!!
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+7 #107 anonymous 2012-07-30 12:49
#105 Sadly I believe it will be a long time before a Southern Club gets a crack at a spot. You could win the SPL for three years and not get a chance, unless a Southern Team finishes last. Then guess what, it will be like the current relegation round-about - a year to "get it together". Clubs, good performing clubs, have been crucified by this process(and not just Eagles and Clarence). I understand that one of the decision makers is happy to see clubs go under " so be it" was his answer. Arrogance and a complete lack of understanding of grassroots football.
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+13 #106 Anon 2012-07-30 12:22
#105 , How will the standard be better ? Have a look at the teams that have been picked . Knights and Zebras are crap , Lions not much better . Olympia are on the up but not fantastic .These teams are not going to suddenly play an elevated standard just because they got into the V !
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-11 #105 Anonymous 2012-07-30 10:44
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Fair to say the 24 players out there today will probably end up playing together next year, according to the zebras coaching staff!! The issue is that the zebras players are good just terribly underperforming! McKewon to be poached by south! Lesinkski to stay, Pitchy will go to zebras, they need a decent keeper. Interesting to see who grab Clarke Page and Scott they will be hot property... Who will get cairns?


I think you are mistaken my friend, have you seen how close these boys are? They are like a family. Yes one or two may go, but it is more than likely that all of these boys will stay together and prove you all wrong. Unlucky zebras, I wouldn't bet on getting any eagles boys! You will have to loose all by your self!

It would be foolish if the eagles and Clarence players didn't try and play in the v league over the next few seasons. The standard will be better and players will improve as a result. The smart thing to do would be to play for another club for 3 years and then go back to your old club if they get promoted.
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+2 #104 Anonymous 2012-07-30 09:38
Derwent are more into development than Knights
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+8 #103 Anonymous 2012-07-30 08:58
Wow Shane you are doing alot, my club doesn't do antwhere near that and were in
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+6 #102 Anonymous 2012-07-30 08:50
#99 your a smart arse
Shane.
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