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:  George Mamacas...back as president of Olympia Warriors and calling the shots [PlessPix]

Olympia Warriors are the first Victory League club to come out and openly state that they will pay their players next season.

Olympia also paid their players $50 for a win during the past Southern Premier League season.

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Photo:  An Olympia team from the 1960s, with master coach Alex Sarfalvy (back row, extreme left)...these guys earned good money and repaid it with success on the field

In a written statement issued today, Olympia Warriors president, George Mamacas, said:

“Those that participate in sport at the highest level get the rewards.

“Olympia FC Warriors Board has decided to continue a win bonus to those players chosen to represent the club in the Victory League.

“This will come in the form of a $75 payment to every player listed in the match day team sheet for a win during the 2013 home and away season.

“The club acknowledges that this by no means mitigates the totality of expenses that a player incurs throughout the season but we do feel that it helps towards them.

“Some are suggesting that players should be loyal to their club.

“We agree. However, we do know that players have choices with whom they play with.

“Training 3 nights a week, travelling some weeks and playing a game at the highest level deserves to be rewarded.”

Devonport City and Glenorchy Knights stated on the weekend that they will not be paying their players.

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+2 #66 Anonymous 2012-10-29 09:56
I am taking out shares in Elastoplast,Com pose and Bandaid.
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+2 #65 Anonymous 2012-10-28 06:43
Ahhh so lets all plant plastic pitches haha
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+6 #64 Anonymous 2012-10-28 01:06
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
How many clubs in Europe play on that fake grass you must like? Obv Old Trafford isnt up with the times with this new plastic wonder grass...


How many clubs in Tasmania have professional groundsman.....?idiot

They all do to some degree. Who do you think does the mowing, line marking etc IDIOT


Pretty sure grounds are owned by the councils....
And football is not a top priority...
So how many 'CLUBS' in Tasmania have professional groundsman as I asked before......idi ot
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-3 #63 Anonymous 2012-10-27 21:02
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
How many clubs in Europe play on that fake grass you must like? Obv Old Trafford isnt up with the times with this new plastic wonder grass...


How many clubs in Tasmania have professional groundsman.....?idiot

They all do to some degree. Who do you think does the mowing, line marking etc IDIOT
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+6 #62 Anonymous 2012-10-27 09:16
Quoting Anonymous:
How many clubs in Europe play on that fake grass you must like? Obv Old Trafford isnt up with the times with this new plastic wonder grass...


How many clubs in Tasmania have professional groundsman..... ?idiot
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+12 #61 Anonymous 2012-10-27 03:04
Why waste all that money when you could waste it on a new stand and makin it look like a real professional ground instead of the fake pitch get the square goals get stands put sponsors all around the pitch make it excite people then I guarantee you it will attract the support and money that the v league needs to succeed
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+1 #60 Anonymous 2012-10-27 03:00
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How many clubs in Europe play on that fake grass you must like? Obv Old Trafford isnt up with the times with this new plastic wonder grass...

I totally agree why you would change the best ground in tas to a plastic pitch were players constantly get injured is completely beyond me why would fft want to ruin the only good ground in tas
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+1 #59 Anonymous 2012-10-27 00:19
How many clubs in Europe play on that fake grass you must like? Obv Old Trafford isnt up with the times with this new plastic wonder grass...
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+6 #58 Anonymous 2012-10-26 20:40
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Quoting Anonymous:
How about they spend money on getting a real grass pitch.
how about you get with times get over it. If that's the only thing you have to say u must be boring person with issues. KGV are getting a face lift next season with the same grass that's on warrior park , so is sth hobarts ground. I would like to know what you have to say about this upgrade.

Why on earth would you replace a free draining sand based ground where traditional football is played with plastic is beyond me. Try spending the money on some toilets that flush and get some rubbish bins instead of a few old drums from the seventies. You could even spend a bit of cash levelling up that bog hole in Darcy street it seems to drop a meter to the north west corner.
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+4 #57 Fyi 2012-10-26 11:45
Quoting Anonymous:
How about they spend money on getting a real grass pitch.
how about you get with times get over it. If that's the only thing you have to say u must be boring person with issues. KGV are getting a face lift next season with the same grass that's on warrior park , so is sth hobarts ground. I would like to know what you have to say about this upgrade.
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