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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:  Chris Hey has been reappointed as coach of Glenorchy Knights [PlessPix]

Chris Hey will coach Glenorchy Knights in next year’s Victory League State-wide competition.

Although the club has not announced Hey’s appointment, it is the worst kept secret in town.

Knights held a players’ meeting last night at the Australian Croatian Club in Glenorchy.


Hey has just returned from holidaying on the Gold Coast and the club has probably been awaiting his return before making an announcement, but committee member John Peter is now away for a week so there could be a further delay in an official announcement about the coaching position.

The club will not be sending a team to compete at this weekend’s 38th National Croatian Soccer Tournament on the Gold Coast.

As many as forty Croatian-backed clubs from around Australia will be competing at the annual tournament.

Hey has been in discussions with former Kingborough Lions United coach, Matthew Rhodes, in regard to the assistant coach’s position at Knights.

Rhodes was not at the Kingborough Lions United awards presentation dinner on Saturday night, although his assistant, Kevan Wright, was present.

Kingborough Lions United and Tilford Zebras are the only two Victory League clubs who have yet to appoint coaches for next year’s inaugural season.

South Hobart recently re-appointed Ken Morton as their coach on a three-year contract.

Olympia Warriors have stuck with Glen McNeill, while Devonport City have Chris McKenna, Northern Rangers have Peter Savill and Launceston City will go with Dane Hudson.

Meanwhile, there are moves afoot for the Australian Croatian Club in Glenorchy to be sold and for the Club and the Glenorchy Knights to buy new facilities in partnership elsewhere.

Also, George Mamacas is back in Tasmania and he has been reinstated as president of Olympia Warriors.

Expect some new player signings as a result of the return of the former regime.

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+6 #82 Anonymous 2012-09-29 23:07
If Kingborough wanted to move forward into the Victory League with a more professional outlook, it wouldn't surprise me to see them ask for applications for the coaching position.

To coach at state league level is a step up from the premier league and a C license is a prerequisite.

Whilst some clubs no doubt will or have appointed coaches who don't have a C license, Kingborough shouldn't be bagged for trying to find one.

They are also probably looking for a 2/3 year commitment from the coach and therefore should conduct a thorough process to find the right person for them.

For football to move forward, the days of selecting coaches internally should be well and truly numbered.
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+6 #81 Anonymous 2012-09-29 03:20
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Knights only have Jayden Hey and Jake Hugi who are worthwhile of a V League side. Definitely the side with the most work 2 do

A little birdy told me Jayden NOT playing at Knights.....Guess where he is playing??


He's signed with south.
Old news.


Um no he has not he is staying with knights
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+11 #80 Anonymous 2012-09-28 05:10
You can stick your victory league were the sun don't shine I'd rather be involved in Derek's fishin adventure
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+7 #79 Zebras dressing room 2012-09-28 05:05
Quoting Derek Huff:
I just got back from an important fishing trip, whats going on?


This is the best comment I have ever seen on this blog hahahaha cheers Derek you've just made my soddin day
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+4 #78 Anonymous 2012-09-28 04:05
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True Spinner did not apply,But will still get the gig,Andy Tye,Gary Slicer,Also in the mix .If Spinner is confirmed why didn't he have to apply?

No wonder Rhodesy pissed off,He was told he needed to apply.
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+6 #77 Derek Huff 2012-09-28 02:51
I just got back from an important fishing trip, whats going on?
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-2 #76 Anonymous 2012-09-27 22:00
True Spinner did not apply,But will still get the gig,Andy Tye,Gary Slicer,Also in the mix .If Spinner is confirmed why didn't he have to apply?
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+7 #75 Anonymous 2012-09-27 11:49
Quoting Anonymous:
Tassie's opponents at Nationals ...
Victoria Country
Capital Football
Northern NSW Country
Northern NSW Metro
Northern Territory

No WA, SA, Vic Metro, NSW Metro - What a joke. Why don't we just play girls teams!


Classic and wait until we hear how we'll they have done and won their games. Wake up
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-5 #74 Anonymous 2012-09-27 11:42
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Oh my dont we love the rumour mill

If Steve gets Zebras then it definately was a late idea not an early one. Zebras definately looked at others before Kelly was sent on his way. Chippa and Dale at the helm would be interesting but not a forward move, Tommy F wants it from all accounts but any committee would look at his lack of experience with men and not risk such an appiontment, expect him at the helm of Eagles if Steve moves..Andrew Tye for the Kingbourgh job !! word is spinner has not put in application as with Rhodes if not offered why apply! Krambo sniffing at Beachside from what we hear now that would be interesting. Still recon Mr Jin with english assistant for Zebras (3 imports) and lots of depth at premier level Korea Zebras has a ring to it. Derwent and Uni not mentioned for Premier League !! cant see Turner and the asian influence wnating to stay at Div 1 for another year. Such a shame Derwent caught playing u13's in the u17's to justify an "extra" junior team(shame). If prmier league is 5 x V league u20's, Eagles, Clarence, Beachside, NTC, Taroona & Nelson then lots pots for players who dont make the Vleague 20 man list.. Interesting times.. Just hope if it works it will last more then a year....
ALL SO WRONG.
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+5 #73 Anonymous 2012-09-27 09:35
Oh my dont we love the rumour mill

If Steve gets Zebras then it definately was a late idea not an early one. Zebras definately looked at others before Kelly was sent on his way. Chippa and Dale at the helm would be interesting but not a forward move, Tommy F wants it from all accounts but any committee would look at his lack of experience with men and not risk such an appiontment, expect him at the helm of Eagles if Steve moves..Andrew Tye for the Kingbourgh job !! word is spinner has not put in application as with Rhodes if not offered why apply! Krambo sniffing at Beachside from what we hear now that would be interesting. Still recon Mr Jin with english assistant for Zebras (3 imports) and lots of depth at premier level Korea Zebras has a ring to it. Derwent and Uni not mentioned for Premier League !! cant see Turner and the asian influence wnating to stay at Div 1 for another year. Such a shame Derwent caught playing u13's in the u17's to justify an "extra" junior team(shame). If prmier league is 5 x V league u20's, Eagles, Clarence, Beachside, NTC, Taroona & Nelson then lots pots for players who dont make the Vleague 20 man list.. Interesting times.. Just hope if it works it will last more then a year....
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