Who Is Walter Pless?

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:  Tilford Zebras' Adam McKeown shoots despite a challenge by Kingborough Lions United's Nick Cuthbertson [PlessPix]

Victory League

Kingborough Lions United 3 (D Kang 24, T McDonald 47, D Pearce 61) drew with Tilford Zebras 3 (A Clark 17, E Engels 19, J Ladic 84)

Glenorchy Knights 3 (A Marney 54, J Hey 63, 65) beat Launceston City 2 (N Bartlett 13, 55)

Northern Rangers 3 (S Brassington 43, N Lanau-Atkinson 47, A Rigby 88) lost to Devonport City 4 (A Gorrie 4, K Mulraney 38, M Holden 45, B Mann 61)


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Photo:  Kingborough Lions United's Michael Palmer tries to stop Tilford Zebras' Adam McKeown [PlessPix]

VICTORY LEAGUE (As at Saturday, 17 August 2013) 

 

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

South Hobart

19

16

2

1

74

24

50

Devonport City

20

12

2

6

64

38

38

Tilford Zebras

20

10

6

4

65

41

36

Olympia Warriors

19

10

4

5

48

30

34

Northern Rangers

20

6

6

8

53

37

24

Kingborough Lions Utd

19

5

5

9

36

50

20

Glenorchy Knights

20

4

4

12

30

53

16

Launceston City

19

0

1

18

13

110

1

 

 

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Photo:  Kingborough Lions United's Michael Palmer controls the ball ahead of Tilford Zebras' Jonathon Ladic [PlessPix]

 

Southern Premier League

Taroona 8 (S James 2, F Kang 2, T Loftus, L Tubb, B Schaap, E Luttmer) beat Tilford Zebras 2

University 9 (A Hindmarsh 4, Hye Min Yun 2, R Depaoli, P Frank, og) beat Glenorchy Knights 2

Clarence United 0 lost to NTC 3 (V Kamano 3)

New Town Eagles 6 lost to Olympia Warriors 7 (J Herbert 4, D Kunwar 2, G Rumney)

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Photo:  Kingborough Lions United's Damian Pearce thwarts Tilford Zebras' Ethan Engels [PlessPix]

Northern Premier League

Ulverstone 5-5 Riverside Olympic

Burnie United 2-2 Launceston City

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Photo:  Tilford Zebras' Andrew Clark appeals for a penalty as team-mate Aaron Cairns lies on the ground [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Tilford Zebras' Aaron Cairns (right) shields the ball from Kingborough Lions United's Marcello Marchioli [PlessPix]

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0 #62 Ante 2013-08-23 11:08
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[Anonymous # 7] "I am yet to be impressed by Norval; seems one dimensional to me. Two of kingborough's goals were due to keeper error.]
You're dreaming # 7. He is the best keeper in the Victory League by a long way. I've lost count of the difficult ashots he saved this season, his confident sweeper/keeper style is anything but one dimensional. You're just one of the tall poppy knockers because he's a fly-in and not home grown. Norval along with Cairns have proven themselves as skilful / entertaining and one of the highlights of watching the Zebras this season.
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+1 #61 Anonymous 2013-08-20 08:20
i would 8-2 be zebras spl team
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+2 #60 Anonymous 2013-08-19 22:32
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
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The Zebras result just proves that without their 5 V-League players that they push into their squad every week. They are not quite upto the standards on the top SPL teams.


Zebras were a team of 17-20 year olds against Taroona's FIRST team with two players backing up to start after having played in the previous u/20 game. Lets see the Taroona u/18 team play Zebras v-league team and then chat about it?

What would Taroona's u18 team playing Zebras V-League prove? And how is that in any relevance to what I said. I was just stating that if Zebras hadn't stacked their team every week this season then their position on the table might be alot different.


That's like saying if Man Utd didn't start their best side they wouldn't finish top of the league. IDIOT!

They are good because of the players they have compared to other clubs. Not stacking if the quality is there every week.

But the quality wasn't their this week, they didn't have their 5 usual drop backs and they got pumped. Proving they don't have a depth of quality.
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+3 #59 In perspective 2013-08-19 12:37
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anon:
Quoting Anonymous:
[quote name="Alan"]South Premier Result
Clarence United - NTC 0:3 (0:3)
Goals: 0:1 Vincent Kamano; 0:2 Vincent Kamano; 0:3 Vincent Kamano


Kamano clinical finisher, NTC midfielder dominated the game. Second half was closer


Just quietly our keeper got a hand to every single one trying to deflect for a corner 2 of them touched te inside of the post of his hands not really a "clinical finisher"

Hush Hush Dyson, you're embarrassing yourself. It's not your fault they went in, if you had a decent defense line you'd be in for a chance but unfortunately there is not one skilled defender in your team.


I didn't even post this... And that's a pretty big call by you not one decent defender? Wow.
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+1 #58 Anonymous 2013-08-19 11:52
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
The Zebras result just proves that without their 5 V-League players that they push into their squad every week. They are not quite upto the standards on the top SPL teams.


Zebras were a team of 17-20 year olds against Taroona's FIRST team with two players backing up to start after having played in the previous u/20 game. Lets see the Taroona u/18 team play Zebras v-league team and then chat about it?

What would Taroona's u18 team playing Zebras V-League prove? And how is that in any relevance to what I said. I was just stating that if Zebras hadn't stacked their team every week this season then their position on the table might be alot different.


That's like saying if Man Utd didn't start their best side they wouldn't finish top of the league. IDIOT!

They are good because of the players they have compared to other clubs. Not stacking if the quality is there every week.
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+4 #57 Anonymous 2013-08-19 11:27
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
The Zebras result just proves that without their 5 V-League players that they push into their squad every week. They are not quite upto the standards on the top SPL teams.


Zebras were a team of 17-20 year olds against Taroona's FIRST team with two players backing up to start after having played in the previous u/20 game. Lets see the Taroona u/18 team play Zebras v-league team and then chat about it?

What would Taroona's u18 team playing Zebras V-League prove? And how is that in any relevance to what I said. I was just stating that if Zebras hadn't stacked their team every week this season then their position on the table might be alot different.
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-3 #56 Anonymous 2013-08-19 09:59
Quoting Anon:
Quoting Anonymous:
[quote name="Alan"]South Premier Result
Clarence United - NTC 0:3 (0:3)
Goals: 0:1 Vincent Kamano; 0:2 Vincent Kamano; 0:3 Vincent Kamano


Kamano clinical finisher, NTC midfielder dominated the game. Second half was closer


Just quietly our keeper got a hand to every single one trying to deflect for a corner 2 of them touched te inside of the post of his hands not really a "clinical finisher"

Hush Hush Dyson, you're embarrassing yourself. It's not your fault they went in, if you had a decent defense line you'd be in for a chance but unfortunately there is not one skilled defender in your team.
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0 #55 Anonymous 2013-08-19 08:08
You can be as sure as you like Ted but you'd still be wrong. Not sure what your point is anyway.
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-3 #54 Anonymous 2013-08-19 07:53
Quoting Anonymous:
The Zebras result just proves that without their 5 V-League players that they push into their squad every week. They are not quite upto the standards on the top SPL teams.


Zebras were a team of 17-20 year olds against Taroona's FIRST team with two players backing up to start after having played in the previous u/20 game. Lets see the Taroona u/18 team play Zebras v-league team and then chat about it?
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+1 #53 Ted 2013-08-19 04:04
Quoting Nick l-a:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Nick l-a:
To all the rangers haters saying we are no good, fair enough we haven't got the results we have wanted this year buts its not like we are losing by 3+ goals every game we have lost has been by 1 goal bar 2 so it's not like we aren't competitive we compete with the best of sides getting 6 draws because of some stupid mistakes but we are one of the only teams who don't pay players or anything like that so with south Tilford and oylimpia throwing around money it does make it hard for a club like us to be in the top 4 . Dev have done well recruiting this year and also performed well but I think if you watch rangers play we play a good brand of football and have potential to be a good side within the next 2/3 years


Apart from your one import that scored most of your goals??


Shane doesn't get paid like I said no one t our club gets paid

Not on a weekly basis. I'm sure your club paid for him to come to tassie maybe even flights out? Got him a job? So there were still some perks involved. It's not all about money.
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