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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Devonport City should be untroubled in beating the visiting seventh-placed Launceston United at Valley Road at 2.30pm today and maintaining first place on the Forestry Tasmania Northern Premier League standings.

“At this stage, there will only be one change to our starting eleven that lost to Prospect Knights almost a fortnight ago,” said Devonport player-coach, Chris McKenna.

(Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League, KGV Park, Friday, 1 June 2012)

Tilford Zebras 0

South Hobart 0

Att: 150   Ref: I Jozeljic

Tilford Zebras: Minty  -  Otte, Smith, Muller (David 81), K Engels  -  Self, Chadderton, Palmer, Fagg (Brazendale 71)  -  Walsh, Welch  (Subs not used:  Barabara, Siedler)

South Hobart: Ferguson  -   Duffy, Bladel, Ludford, Williams  -  Eaves, N Morton, Merkuzic  -  Brennan, Hickey, Postma  (Subs not used:  Ince, N Clarke, W Ross, McGoldrick)

Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League

Tilford Zebras 0 drew with South Hobart 0


Photo:  South Melbourne fan, Dr Ian Syson [PlessPix]

Dr Ian Syson has arrived in Tasmania and will be doing a live blog tonight from the Tilford Zebras versus South Hobart game from KGV Park.

You can read Ian’s live blog at his website, Neos Osmos, at:



Photo:  Metro have two Irishmen left...Craig Murray (left) and Ashley Glynn [PlessPix]

Beachside can go to the top of the Southern League One ladder tomorrow if they can beat fourth-placed Southern FC away at Sherburd Park at 2.30pm.

Beachside are second, a point adrift of leader Derwent United, who have the bye.