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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Southern Premier League leaders Beachside take on a determined third-placed Tilford Zebras at 2.30pm at KGV Park tomorrow.

Zebras trail Beachside by 9 points and must win if they to remain in contention for the title.


Photo:  Paul Palmer may play in attack for Zebras against Knights [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras must beat Glenorchy Knights at 8pm tonight [Friday] if they are to keep alive their slim title hopes in the Victory League competition.

A win would put second-placed Zebras 5 points behind leaders South Hobart, but the 8-point gap is likely to appear again on Sunday, when South Hobart entertain bottom-side Launceston City at KGV Park at 2pm.


Photo:  Kevin Muscat at State training on Sunday [PlessPix]

Kevin Muscat let the cat out of the bag at his media conference at KGV Park on Sunday morning prior to State team training.

Football Federation Tasmania had been keeping their negotiations quiet about the proposed game between Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers in Hobart in September.


Photo:  Eagles' Ronald John (left) about to tackle University's Hye Min Yun [PlessPix]

(Southern Premier League, KGV Park, Saturday, 29 June 2013)

New Town Eagles 1 (S Telega 36)

University 4 (Hye Min Yun 1, A Hindmarsh 34, 56 pen, Graver 78)

HT:  1-2   Att:  60   Ref:  A Cooke

New Town Eagles:  Graham;  B Ayres, Gonzalez, Idstrom (Buga 72), John, Lagu, C McDonald, Jordan Quan (Bunt 66), Shabaneh, Stingle, S Telega

University:  Jackson;  Barnard, Frank, Goold, Graver, Hindmarsh, Macgregor, Merry, Millington, Scott, Yun (Hoysted 64)  (Subs not used:  Andrews, Briant)


Photo:  Andy Brennan at South Hobart on Sunday [PlessPix]

Andy Brennan, the 20-year-old former South Hobart striker, is back in Hobart while on the injury list at Victorian State League club Bentleigh Greens.

“I’m just visiting from Melbourne,” said Brennan, who was at Sunday’s Southern Premier League game between South Hobart and Clarence United.


Photo:  Launceston City coach Mark Egan at today's media conference at KGV Park [PlessPix]

Launceston City earned their first point in the Victory League on Saturday when they drew 3-3 with Glenorchy Knights at home at Mitsubishi Park.

City coach Mark Egan expressed delight with the result at a media conference held today at KGV Park.


Photo:  Clarence's Angus Hardwick (left) gets a touch [PlessPix]

(Southern Premier League, South Hobart Oval, Sunday, 30 June 2013)

South Hobart 7 (M Clarke 15, D Hall 53, 73, 76, M Ambrose 71, H Thomas 83, J Williamson 87)

Clarence United 1 (R Thurley 36)

HT:  1-1   Att:  100   Ref:  P Galloway

South Hobart:  Pierce  -  N Clarke, Lewis (Williamson 83), Nugent, Chorny (C Downes 76)  -  Ambrose, Stevens, Thomas, Wain  -  Hall, M Clarke  (Subs not used:  Walter, Becker)

Clarence United:  Dyson  -  Naden, Price, Lush, Randall  -  A Hardwick (Finlay 59), C Tsakiris, Orchard, L Brown (D Brown 76)  -  R Thurley, Malovnek (L Hardwick 76)  (Sub not used:  C Brown)