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:  Nick Di Giovanni...re-elected as Tilford Zebras president [PlessPix]

Stephen Smith and Wendy Goodluck are new members of the Tilford Zebras committee following the club’s AGM last Thursday.

Smith, a former top goalkeeper with Glenorchy Knights and Zebras, replaces Garry Sargent, who will be assistant coach to John Moutsatsos with the Zebras’ women’s Premier League side next season.

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Photo:  Stephen Pitchford (left) and Tommy Fotak, Zebras' senior and assistant coaches, respectively, are attending the C Licence coaching course [PlessPix]

Goodluck was elected in place of Robert Corradetti, who is having a year off because of work and family commitments.

Nick Di Giovanni was re-elected as president and Rocky Schiro as vive-president.

Shirley Ringrose is again the club’s secretary, while Bruce Pears, Sav Perri, Michael Pace, Maureen Absolom and Raelene Hennicke were also re-elected to the committee.

Hennicke, who has formed her own photographic company with an emphasis on football photography but not restricted to that, will again be the Zebras’ official photographer.

Hennicke has covered A-League games in the State in the past for publications such as Melbourne’s “Goal!Weekly”.

Hennicke is also responsible for the Zebras’ merchandising.

“It’s been a quiet start to training,” said president Nick Di Giovanni.

“Last Monday, we had our best turnout of 21.

“There are not many new faces and a lot of the younger Zebras and some of our senior players are away overseas or recovering from injury.

“We are expecting more at training in the next few weeks as I am sure the later people leave it the harder it will for them be to be named in the 20-man [Victory League] squad.

“Training with Steve [Pitchford], Tommy [Fotak] and Nick [Harrison] is full steam ahead, with Steve and Tommy, along with Romeo Frediani, also being put through the C licence by the Zebras.”

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Photo:  The Juicy Isle banner is prominently displayed at Olympia's Warrior Park [PlessPix]

Olympia Warriors have picked up a $30,000 sponsorship over three years from Juicy Isle, the fruit drink company.

Juicy Isle manager is Tim Kroustalis, son of former Olympia great from the 1960s, Angelo Kroustalis.

[A follow-up to this story and interview with Tim and Angelo Kroustalis to follow.]

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+1 #11 Anonymous 2012-12-02 09:26
Most of the money will probably go to the Senior playing group which is fine. As an ex player for Olypia, develop your youth with some of it. A clear path will creat an even better club.
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+13 #10 Anonymous 2012-11-29 01:00
Have they signed up #9 ? Don't count your chickens to early .
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-2 #9 Anonymous 2012-11-28 22:09
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Would be great to see some seating on the hill (maybe a shed like at KGV), a better path across the back of the goals, a training area out the back, a better driveway and maybe some portaloos.

I think all your ideas are good and would love to see them myself.

But the amount of money it costs to run a club is unbelievable.

Hopefully Olympia are able to do somethings off the park as well as on it as the money doesn't always go as far as we sometimes all think.


better to direct in these areas than importing players. I hope Olympia build on what they have. New players need to want to play for the Club on the same terms as current players or we are just building sand castles.

Attracting players like Toghill, Macolm and Tsakiris from Clarence is a good start.
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+2 #8 Anonymous 2012-11-28 21:03
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Would be great to see some seating on the hill (maybe a shed like at KGV), a better path across the back of the goals, a training area out the back, a better driveway and maybe some portaloos.

I think all your ideas are good and would love to see them myself.

But the amount of money it costs to run a club is unbelievable.

Hopefully Olympia are able to do somethings off the park as well as on it as the money doesn't always go as far as we sometimes all think.

Player payments as well who knows actual how much they pay there top liners at the Warriors!
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+2 #7 Anonymous 2012-11-28 11:00
Quoting Anonymous:
Would be great to see some seating on the hill (maybe a shed like at KGV), a better path across the back of the goals, a training area out the back, a better driveway and maybe some portaloos.

I think all your ideas are good and would love to see them myself.

But the amount of money it costs to run a club is unbelievable.

Hopefully Olympia are able to do somethings off the park as well as on it as the money doesn't always go as far as we sometimes all think.
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+10 #6 Anonymous 2012-11-28 07:30
Would be great to see some seating on the hill (maybe a shed like at KGV), a better path across the back of the goals, a training area out the back, a better driveway and maybe some portaloos.
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+8 #5 John citizen 2012-11-28 06:55
Quoting Anonymous:
so what if they have ? makes no difference to their bank account warriors dont need sponsorship , they have George Mamacas..

Same old story pal. Tell us something more exciting. Congrats to Olympia anyway.
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-7 #4 Anonymous 2012-11-28 06:30
any news on when strang goes for his mainland trials walter ????
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+16 #3 Anonymous 2012-11-28 05:34
Thank god for that! i thought we were going under......
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-2 #2 Anonymous 2012-11-28 05:33
so what if they have ? makes no difference to their bank account warriors dont need sponsorship , they have George Mamacas..
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