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' Adam McKeown is floored and his side have a penalty [PlessPix]

Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League

New Town Eagles 6 (A McKeown 1, 83, J Clamp 3, A Leszczynski 12 pen, L Scott 62, M Page 65) beat Kingborough Lions United 0

Glenorchy Knights 0 lost to Clarence United 2 (S McIntyre 38, G Malcolm 41)

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Photo:  Kingborough's Marc Iseli tries to shut down Eagles' Alex Leszczynski [PlessPix]

Reserves

New Town Eagles 1-6 Kingborough Lions United

Glenorchy Knights 2-1 Clarence United

Under-19s

New Town Eagles 0-6 Kingborough Lions United

Southern League One

Derwent United 3-3 Taroona (G Hamilton, B Schaap, T Young)

Metro 2-2 Southern FC

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Photo:  Kingborough's Nick Cuthbertson matches Eagles' Adam McKeown for pace [PlessPix]

Reserves

Derwent United 1-9 Taroona

Under-19s

Taroona 3-0 Beachside

Forestry Tasmania Northern Premier League

Launceston United 2-4 Launceston City

Prospect Knights 0-3 Northern Rangers

Ulverstone 1-0 Riverside Olympic

Devonport City 4-0 Burnie United

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Photo:  Clarence goalkeeper Carlos Ortiz makes a brilliant save against Knights' Aaron Marney [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Clarence's Mattias Toghill beats the Knights' Justin Letiko to the ball [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Clarence's David Hoppitt tries to get past the Knights' Jade Clay [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Sam McIntyre is mobbed by his Clarence team-mates after scoring a superb goal against Knights [PlessPix]

Southern Women's Premier League

Olympia Warriors 12-0 Nelson Eastern Suburbs

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Photo:  Kingborough keeper David Leamey can't keep out Alex Leszczynski's penalty [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Eagles' Mark Page celebrates his goal.  He was shown a yellow card for his troubles [PlessPix]


FORESTRY TASMANIA SOUTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE (As at 30 June 2012)


TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

New Town Eagles

14

10

1

3

40

16

31

South Hobart

13

9

2

2

33

9

29

Clarence United

14

7

2

5

30

25

23

Tilford Zebras

14

6

4

4

38

31

22

Kingborough Lions Utd

14

5

6

3

32

29

21

Olympia Warriors

13

4

2

7

27

32

14

Glenorchy Knights

14

2

3

9

18

31

9

University

14

0

4

10

10

55

4

 

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE (As at Saturday, 30 June 2012)


TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Northern Rangers

9

8

0

1

37

10

24

Ulverstone

10

7

2

1

35

9

23

Devonport City

10

7

1

2

30

17

22

Prospect Knights

10

5

1

4

15

20

16

Riverside Olympic

10

4

3

3

18

21

15

Launceston City

10

3

3

4

16

25

12

Launceston United

10

2

1

7

17

28

7

Somerset

9

1

3

5

14

23

6

Burnie United

10

0

0

10

10

40

0

 

SOUTHERN LEAGUE ONE (As at 30 June 2012)


TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Derwent United

10

7

3

0

50

24

24

Beachside

10

7

1

2

25

15

22

Southern FC

10

4

3

3

19

22

15

Taroona

11

3

3

5

29

31

12

Hobart United

9

3

3

3

17

26

12

Metro

11

2

2

7

15

26

8

Nelson Eastern Suburbs

9

1

1

7

8

19

4

 

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Photo:  Tim Partridge, a former Caledonians player and one of Australia's leading bass guitarists (formerly with the Kevin Borich Express) was disappointed with Kingborough's performance.  He came to the game before doing a gig later that night at The Republic Bar in North Hobart.  He looks pretty glum in this photo. [PlessPix]


Comments   

+5 #51 Anonymous 2012-07-02 22:08
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Quoting Anonymous:
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I would like to thank Kim Barker for depriving us of the special talent that is Carlos Ortiz for the last 4 weeks.

Carlos put on a goalkeeping clinic today. Clarence's 2 goals and Carlos were well worth the price of admission

Paul


You're a little wrong - you should be thanking Ortiz for turning his one-match auto suspension for 2 yellow cards into a 4-week suspension by swearing at the referee.

Hardly the referee's fault wouldn't you think?


Considering the things he was accused of saying in the report he doesn't understand in English, I would say he was unlucky to get 4 weeks... Unless Kim speaks Spanish...

I understand the need for suspension in these circumstances, but 4 weeks is harsh.



what a load of crap
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+8 #50 Walter Pless 2012-07-02 01:22
Anonymous #49, I agree with you. Unfortunately, the only way is to ask clubs if they have such statistics. I know a few do. I don't have such stats. FFT may have such stats by way of team sheets, but who is going to count it all? Good luck! Cheers!
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+7 #49 Anonymous 2012-07-02 01:10
Quick question walter what would b the best way of finding out how many games players have played for their respective clubs.I no
Each club should keep a record but not all do would fft or your good self have a record of such stats . I think it is something that we don't do enough of congradulate players on milestone games a lot of players start as a fifteen or sixteen year old and now are in there mid twenty's so are probably up to 150 games by now cheers walter look forwarn to your reply
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+13 #48 Anonymous 2012-07-01 09:42
#42 if u take to strikers out of any side they would be stuffed doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure that out. #44 if u have only won 2 league games then sorry but yes they r TERRIBLE!!!
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+14 #47 Anonymous 2012-07-01 09:07
Alex and adam good call that lets see take brennan & ludford fagg& self cairns & ortiz marchiolli & iseli begovic &fish holmes& hey & kiwi& booth out of their respective teams & i think they would struggle might have a bit to do with having a great physio or trainer in joe and the ice baths after every game
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+9 #46 Walter Pless 2012-07-01 07:51
Thanks, Michael. I really enjoy the photography side of things. Cheers!
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+16 #45 Anonymous 2012-07-01 07:38
Haha glenorchy if ur so good why can't you win a league game? Did Corey smith I mean Strangy AKA (teeth) not play?
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-10 #44 yooo 2012-07-01 05:21
Quoting Anonymous:
Let's face it knights r terrible. They played well in the cup, ran there mouth off well after it. Get back to the league start losing again n the blog only has the Olympic twats running there mouth


im sorry but you cant call a team who has just won the statewide cup terrible. they are state champs but at the same time their own worst enemy. The most inconsistent team in the league.
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+11 #43 steffan Elliott 2012-07-01 05:18
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Quoting Steffan Elliott:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Walter...I believe you were at KGV tonight...what are your thoughts on the 2 clarence goals ?


Knights were arguably the best team and missed two sitters, but clarences two goals were absolutely brilliant. two of the better goals of the year


You cant have been at the game then . Knights were good for the 1st 20 , had two goals saved in spectacular fashion by Ortiz and were never in it after that .


Who are you? you always comment, you are usually wrong and I have no idea who you are?


I'm not wrong and I could say the same for you !
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+8 #42 Anonymous 2012-07-01 04:41
Lack of long term injuries has certainly helped Eagles season. The amount of times I have read Pitchfords pre game comments and he has said "we will keep the same team as last week" is pretty amazing.
Good on them I say for looking after themselves, but I hope for their sake they can keep injury free for the whole season. If you take alex and adam from that side they will struggle to beat any side.
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