Who Is Walter Pless?

Walter_Pless

A teacher by profession, but is now in his 37th 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:  Zebras' Seth Otte (No.2) tackles University's Patrick Watts [PlessPix]

http://youtu.be/M1mN7-SYiQY'

(Courtesy of Stefano Lufi, Mr Video)

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Photo:  Zebras' Henry Fagg gets in a header ahead of University's Alexis Bull [PlessPix]

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0 #22 Anonymous 2012-07-01 00:17
has anyone noticed the lack of consistency with the thumbs up/down.

#1 has good support for "very incorrect decision.'

#3 has almost unanimous support for "obviously worth a yellow"
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+9 #21 Walter Pless 2012-06-30 02:48
Anonymous #19, the man-of-the-matc h choice was made by the three media personnel at the game.
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+3 #20 Who is Palmer? 2012-06-30 02:29
Quoting Anonymous:
There were no real complaints. The challenge was quite late and he wasn't watching the ball AT ALL. Just dropped the shoulder. Looks pretty yellow in the video. It may well not have been the first time either (clearly he already had a yellow)


What shoulders? It wasn't Ricky Self?
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+3 #19 Anonymous 2012-06-30 02:15
Walter
Who selected the FFT Man of the Match?
Interesting selection
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-3 #18 Anonymous 2012-06-30 02:14
Referee's role is to interpret and enforce the laws of the game but also to manage the match and the players. It was a disappointing exhibition from the ref in this game. When the whistle blows and the players, from both teams, are not sure why or who the infringement is against can build frustration and uncertainty. Or when minor infringements are pulled up but more severe infringements are not, it builds uncertainty for the players.This was the case as the ref was very inconsistent both with the fouls given and the cards given. In the second half a Zebras player was dragged to the ground by the shirt when on attacking run (with the ball) across the goal just outside the box. Foul but no card. Check the Back-post Boys for the foul count-Uni double Zebras-yet the cards do not reflect this????
Also interesting that the ref seemed to ignore or dismiss the (experienced) assistant referee regarding a foul by Uni close to the end of the first half.
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-3 #17 Anonymous 2012-06-30 01:56
Quoting Anonymous:
zebs player thinks he was hard done by, getting a second yellow? gets all of the uni defender and none of the ball in a reckless challenge. come on, obviously worth a yellow. ball was well and truly gone before contact.

Did you watch the footage? Zebs player tries to avoid the collision. 50 50 maybe a yellow but not on a wet slippery pitch.Poor refereeing
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-1 #16 kid canT play 2012-06-30 01:25
Quoting That Kid Can Play:
BS send off,

1st was for asking a question, second was for a 50.50 challenge.


Mate you have NO idea.....pffft
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+5 #15 Anonymous 2012-06-30 01:07
#12...might have been 50:50 but he missed the ball. Sorry !
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+11 #14 Anonymous 2012-06-30 01:03
Bring back Marty is right!
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+1 #13 Anonymous 2012-06-30 00:55
Uni showed a lot character last night. Garry has done a great job changing the shape of the way they play. Possession football.They just need to score some goals. Then look out!!!!
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