Who Is Walter Pless?

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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 Hugh Undy surrounded by Nelson opponents [PlessPix]

(Summer Cup, Men’s Section B, Pool A, Warrior Park, Saturday, 23 February 2013)

Olympia Warriors 6 (S Jin 8, N Mearns 12, L Nichols 55, A Holmes 77, M Nowicki 84, D Kumar 90+1)

Nelson Eastern Suburbs 0

HT: 2-0   Att: 120   Ref: K Barker

Olympia Warriors: Voss;  Begovic, Holmes, Jin, Kim, Mearns, Nichols, Phillips, H Undy, Wadawu, Woolley (Interchange:  Kunwar, Mason, Nowicki, Wilcock)

Nelson Eastern Suburbs: De Carpentier; Brighella, Cronk, Cross, Finch, Fleming, Fone, Hanley, Hennessey, Hoppitt, Maio, Mills, Stalker, Thorpe, Colgrave.

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Photo:  Olympia's Seung Yong Jin attempts an overhead kick [PlessPix]

Olympia Warriors have effectively booked a semi-final place in the Summer Cup with this comfortable 6-0 win over Nelson Eastern Suburbs.

It looked like a Victory League club against a Southern Premier League club encounter in most aspects.

Olympia scored two quick goals and that gave them the start they needed to make the game safe.

Seung Yong Jin was lively in attack and he netted the first after 8 minutes.

Four minutes later, he cut open the Nelson defence down the left and rolled the ball into the path of Nicholas Mearns, who could have scored with his eyes closed.

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Photo:  Seung Yong Jin (right) wheels away after scoring Olympia's opener [PlessPix]

It took until the 55th minute for Olympia to get their third.  Luke Wilcock crossed from tehj right and, when keeper Nick De Carpentier dropped the ball, Lachlan Nichols was on hand to shoot home.

Mathew Nowicki almost added a fourth in the 57th minute, but his powerful shot clipped the top of the crossbar.

De Carpentier produced a fine save in the 73rd minute from Mearns.

Four minutes later, Alex Holmes nodded home Hugh Undy’s corner to make it 4-0, while in the 79th minute, Ben Phillips rattled the Nelson crossbar with a thunderous shot.

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Photo:  Nicholas Mearns strokes home Olympia's second from a Seung Yong Jin (No.10) cut-back [PlessPix]

Six minutes from the end, Nowicki crossed from the right and the ball swirled in the wind and drifted into the far top corner of the net for Olympia’s fifth goal.

A minute into stoppage time, the marauding Janko Begovic passed to Dipendra Kunwar, who scored with a low drive from the left and inside the far post to make it half a dozen.

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Photo:  Olympia's Warren Wadawu (left) grapples with a Nelson opponent [PlessPix]

Olympia Warriors coach, Glen McNeil, said:

“I think that Nelson were very good at dropping players behind the ball and we found that a little bit difficult, especially in the first half, to break them down.

“I think we had control of the match for the whole 90 minutes, but they were hard to break down in their final third.  But, we worked away and we discussed it at half time and said we’d just have to be patient and goals will come, and they did eventually.”

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Photo:  Olympia's Warren Wadawu cuts inside and heads for goal [PlessPix]

Nelson Eastern Suburbs coach, Michael Roach, said:

“We knew we’d be without the ball a bit today, so we tried to close down, drop back in and close space and try to get the ball to feet as we came forward.

“We were disappointed about the two early goals and the two late goals, funnily enough.

“Apart from that, for a lot of the game we were getting something out of it and we go forward from there.”

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Photo:  Olympia's Lachlan Nichols shields the ball from a Nelson opponent [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Olympia's Ben Phillips (right) chips the ball over Nelson's Bill Hanley [PlessPix]

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-8 #18 Anonymous 2013-03-02 22:00
Quoting Anonymous:
Don't think too many CUFC women have gone to Olympia, perhaps one trouble maker but their welcome to her!
Time will tell how Youth teams go, but genuine club people will stay and support through good and bad times

This post was in reply to an anti CUFC post that appeared yesterday, and has now been removed. Why put this reply up and remove the other post Walter? The post you may recall began with Clarence is stuffed!
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-7 #17 Anonymous 2013-03-02 21:32
Just wondering where the post went to that #13 related to Walter? It seemed to me to be in retaliation to a post that appeared on here and then was removed.
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+3 #16 Anonymous 2013-03-02 11:44
I would like to see what Clarence U/20 team is like but also New Towns. A lot of pain still to come for these 2 clubs.
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+12 #15 Anonymous 2013-03-02 07:16
13 that is a bit personal just because someone leaves a club doesn't make them a trouble maker could be looking for a better coaching or a run in the seniors.
Also you may have summed it up with your quote about in good or bad times .
Are you having bad times over there .
Lost Gregs team in the under age boys and a few of your youth girls at Olympia
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+1 #14 Anonymous 2013-03-02 03:29
#8 Seems as though CUFC ( 4life) seniors is playing Olympia reserves this year in the same competition. With a little bit of luck you can still beat them. But then again.....
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-17 #13 Anonymous 2013-03-02 00:14
Don't think too many CUFC women have gone to Olympia, perhaps one trouble maker but their welcome to her!
Time will tell how Youth teams go, but genuine club people will stay and support through good and bad times
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+3 #12 doomed 2013-03-01 21:19
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Anon #5 obvious olympia supporter.
Your sarcasm is mildly funny but I guess youre most happy about the fact that you wont have to watch CUFC kick your teams arse AGAIN this year. Enjoy spending $3000 a week on players, coaches and staff to win SQUAT!!!
Because believe me, the rest of hobart will enjoy watching it happen!

Another proud supporter with only distant memories to keep them warm at night..

"rest of Hobart" there seems to be an average of about 150 per game.
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+7 #11 Anonymous 2013-03-01 12:14
Quoting Anonymous:
Anon #5 obvious olympia supporter.
Your sarcasm is mildly funny but I guess youre most happy about the fact that you wont have to watch CUFC kick your teams arse AGAIN this year. Enjoy spending $3000 a week on players, coaches and staff to win SQUAT!!!
Because believe me, the rest of hobart will enjoy watching it happen!

Another proud supporter with only distant memories to keep them warm at night..
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+7 #10 Anonymous 2013-03-01 12:01
#8 Enjoy the SPL and I am thinking Clarence seniors will lose to Olympia reserves. Wait and see. Marmarcas focus has been to destroy you. His job is nearly done.
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+4 #9 Anonymous 2013-03-01 11:33
Quoting Anonymous:
Anon #5 obvious olympia supporter.
Your sarcasm is mildly funny but I guess youre most happy about the fact that you wont have to watch CUFC kick your teams arse AGAIN this year. Enjoy spending $3000 a week on players, coaches and staff to win SQUAT!!!
Because believe me, the rest of hobart will enjoy watching it happen!


He who cries last cries loudest
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