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:  Olympia's Ashton Saunders (left) challenges a University opponent [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League

New Town Eagles 0 lost to South Hobart 8 (J Williamson 2, 8, 9, 24, 74, C Downes 3, 40, B Hamlett 11)


Photo:  University goalkeeper Mikalha George should be in for a busy night against Olympia at Warrior Park tonight [PlessPix]

Sixth-placed South Hobart continue their fight for a top-four place in the Southern Premier League when they take on second-last New Town Eagles at 8pm at KGV Park today.

Eagle suffered their biggest ever defeat in the club’s history last week when they went down 15-3 to Tilford Zebras.


Photo:  Taroona's lone raider David Abbott surrounded by Warriors [PlessPix]

(Southern Premier League, KGV Park, Tuesday, 27 August 2013)

Taroona 2 (E Luttmer 30 pen, L Tubb 90)

Olympia Warriors 1 (H Woolley 21)

HT:  1-1   Att:  30   Ref:  M Thain

Taroona:  Burridge  -  Tubb, Schaap, Stevens, Young  -  Macgregor, E Luttmer, James  -  F Kang (Dove 25), Loftus (S Kang 67), Abbott  (Subs not used:  H Luttmer, Quigley)

Olympia Warriors:  Cale  -  W Page, Hickey, Mohamad, Griffiths  -  Woolley, Larzabal (Rumnet 72), Bellini, S Page, Kantzos (Browning 68)  -  Ochaya  (Subs not used:  Paradisis, Piesse)


Photo:  Taroona's Thomas Young wins a header against Olympia tonight [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League

Taroona 2 (E Luttmer 30 pen, L Tubb 90) beat Olympia Warriors 1 (H Woolley 21)


Photo:  George Kalis of FFT has not forgotten the Southern Premier League [PlessPix]

Football Federation Tasmania (FFT) has made alterations to the Victory Cup semi-final scheduling to accommodate people who wish to watch other games on Saturday.

Due to the close nature of the Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League competition, which could go down to the last game of the year to determine a champion as well as the makeup of the top four, FFT have rescheduled the Victory Cup semi-finals to allow spectators to be present at the final round of the Southern Premier League, as well as attending the Victory Cup.


Photo:  A smiling John Bouolous at today's media conference [PlessPix]

John Boulous, the CEO of Football Federation Tasmania, has returned after a successful trip to South Korea with a Tasmanian junior side.

At a media conference today, Boulous outlined a number of positives from the trip, including a possible training camp in Tasmania by one of the nations competing in the 2015 Asian Championships, which are to be held in Australia.


Photo:  English import Shane Brassington (left) of Northern Rangers did not attend State training on Sunday [PlessPix]

Shane Brassington and Todd Hingston of Northern Rangers are in danger of missing out on selection for Tasmania’s Victory League representative team to face Melbourne Victory next month.

Both players failed to show up for State training at KGV Park on Sunday morning.


Photo (L-R):  Chris McKenna (Devonport), Tommy Fotak (Tilford Zebras), Ken Morton (South Hobart) and Janko Begovic (Olympia Warriors) admire the Victory Cup [PlessPix]

South Hobart will play Olympia Warriors and Tilford Zebras will take on Devonport City in the Victory Cup semi-finals next Saturday.

The draw for the competition involving the top four teams in the Victory League was conducted at KGV Park this afternoon.