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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Photo:  Eagles' Cormac Collins drives the ball forward before Taroona's Eli Luttmer can intervene [PlessPix]


(Courtesy of Stefano Lufi, Mr Video)


Photo:  Kelvedon Park won't look quite like this today [PlessPix]

Today's Taroona versus New Town Eagles semi-final in the Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy schedule for 2pm at Kelvedon Park will go ahead.

A ground inspection just completed by Football Federation Tasmania's George Kalis and Taroona president John Meehan confirmed that the pitch is suitable for play.


Photo:  George Kalis of Football Federation Tasmania said tonight's conditions at KGV Park made player safety a concern [PlessPix]

Tonight's scheduled Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy semi-final between Glenorchy Knights and South Hobart at 8pm at KGV Park has been postponed.

Football Federation Tasmania spokesman George Kalis said the heavy rain had made the ground unsafe.


Photo:  Knights' Jayden Hey did a great job on South's Andy Brennan in the league match recently, but will he be assigned the same role in tonight's cup match? [PlessPix]

Simon Strang will be missing for Glenorchy Knights when they take on South Hobart in tonight’s semi-final of the Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy at 8pm at KGV Park.

Strang, one of the Knights’ best performers in recent weeks, suffered a corked thigh in last Sunday’s 3-3 draw with Tilford Zebras in a league match.


Photo:  Zebras' Dwayne Walsh under pressure from Knights' Matthew Nowicki [PlessPix]

(Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League, KGV Park, Sunday, 20 May 2012)

Glenorchy Knights 3 (J Letiko 7, 31, 63)

Tilford Zebras 3 (J Welch 38, H Fagg 71, D Chadderton 82)

HT: 2-1   Att: 140   Ref: B Kopra

Glenorchy Knights: Le Rissignol  -  J Hey, Holmes, Johnson, Nowicki  -  J Huigsloot (Garth 92)  -  Griffin, Dawes  -  Marney (Robb 77), Strang (Stanton 51), Letiko

Tilford Zebras: Minty  -  Otte, Smith, Palmer, Fagg  -  Chadderton  -  Brazendale (McDonald 61), Self, Welch (J Foley-Donoghue 68)  -  Walsh, K Engels


Photo:  Derwent United's Sang Young Yoon, 20, is a South Korean youth international [PlessPix]

Derwent United’s Sang Young Yoon came to Tasmania to benefit from the coaching of Hyo Suk Jin, or “Mr Jin”, as he is known.

“Mr Jin is famous as a coach in Korea,” said Sang Young Yoon through an interpreter.


Photo:  Referee Kim Barker keeps an eye on play as Clarence stop a Schuth attack [PlessPix]

(Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League, Wentworth Park, Saturday, 19 May 2012)

Clarence United 3 (McIntyre 5, Cairns 56, Malcolm 81)

Kingborough Lions United 3 (Schuth 31, 88, F Kang 64)

HT: 1-1   Att: 100   Ref: K Barker

Clarence United: Ortiz  -  Cannamela, Lewis, Rees, Price  -  S McIntyre, Malcolm, Cairns, Toghill (Karas 84)  -  Hedge (E Tsakiris 67), Hoppitt (Cornish 88)  (Subs not used:  Brown)

Kingborough Lions United: Leamey  -  Di Falco, Cuthbertson, Iseli, Cooper  -  Davies (F Kang 62), Marchioli, D Pearce, Schuth  -  Cowen, T Pearce  (Subs not used:  Dand, J Otto, Papmer, Herweynen)


Photo:  Knights' Jacob Huigsloot wins a tackle in midfield against the Zebras' Danny Chadderton [PlessPix]


(Courtesy of Stefano Lufi, Mr Video)