Who Is Walter Pless?

Walter_Pless

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:  Glenorchy Knights' Jayden Hey (left) tangles with Kingborough Lions United's Marcello Marchioli [PlessPix]

Victory League

Kingborough Lions United 2 (D Cowen 44, B Robinson og 58) lost to Glenorchy Knights 3 (J Hey 46, H Booth 88, 89)

Devonport City 9 (B Denehey 47, B Mann 51, 81, 83, 90, K Mulraney 54, B Foote 75, B Eaves 76, J Stone 90) beat Launceston City 0

Northern Rangers 2 (Burk, Rigby) lost to South Hobart 3 (Templin, Fielding, Kanakaris)

 

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Photo:  Kingborough Lions United's Lewis Verdouw wins a header [PlessPix]

 

VICTORY LEAGUE (As at Friday, 26 July 2013)

 

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

South Hobart

17

14

2

1

64

23

44

Devonport City

17

10

2

5

57

32

32

Tilford Zebras

17

8

5

4

53

35

29

Olympia Warriors

17

8

4

5

41

29

28

Northern Rangers

17

6

5

6

48

29

23

Kingborough Lions Utd

16

5

3

8

32

39

18

Glenorchy Knights

17

3

4

10

27

47

13

Launceston City

16

0

1

15

8

96

1

 

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Photo:  Glenorchy Knights' Jal David comes away with the ball against Kingborough Lions United's Danny Cowen [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League

Kingborough Lions United 1 (Bilson) drew with Taroona 1 (Loftus)

Beachside 3 (D Brown 25, H Jarvis 46, J Thorpe 90) beat University 2

Olympia Warriors 4-1 Clarence United

Under-20s

Olympia Warriors 0-1 Clarence United

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Photo:  Glenorchy Knights' Harry Booth and Kingborough Lions United's Damian Pearce (right) vie for possession [PlessPix]

Southern Women's Premier League

Taroona 5 (Kallonen, Parsell 3, Patterson-Robert) beat Kingborough Lions United 0

Olympia Warriors 6 (A Berry, R Cavarretta, S Fitzgerald, C Hale, C Nichols, M O'Brien) beat Tilford Zebras 2

Olympia Warriors 4 (R Cavarretta 2, M O'Brien, S Vienna-Hallam) beat Kingborough Lions United 0 [Wednesday, 24 July 2013]

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Photo:  Glenorchy Knights' Andrew Robb looks for a passing option [PlessPix]

Northern Premier League

Somerset 3-1 Ulverstone

Northern Rangers 2-2 Burnie United

Launceston United 0-2 Prospect Knights

Riverside Olympic 1-2 Launceston City

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Photo:  Glenorchy Knights' Aaron Marney wins a header against Kingborough Lions United's Adam Hinkley [PlessPix]

Harry_Booth_and_Pearce

Photo:  Glenorchy Knights' Harry Booth (left), who scored twice and set up Knights' third for Jayden Hey, controls the ball but at the same time keeps an eye on Kingborough Lions United's Damian Pearce [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Glenorchy Knights' Ben Robinson beats Kingborough Lions United's Trent Pearce to a header [PlessPix]

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+2 #95 Northern player 2013-07-31 10:28
As a Launceston based player I was approached to play victory league with Launceston . I was assured it would be a competitive side and that top four was achievable , however going to training I saw the lack of quality so decided against it , was then called by different Launceston city representatives and was more or less talked out of it , was offered boots and rego .. They need a better approach at recruiting players , however locally I don't think that's achievable now .
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-1 #94 Anonymous 2013-07-31 02:53
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Launceston's current problem is in the area of junior development. I see under 11 coaches who would rather win with the long ball than teach their kids to play, and who would rather score with a "full forward" than teach the off side rule. Take the NTJSA academy and a few rep coaches out of the system, and what is left is absolute garbage. Largely City juniors, but not isolated to the black and white.

Must admit, i did see the long ball out from the keeper at the recent carnival and they scored.

I forgot to mention they ended up losing 5-1
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-3 #93 Anonymous 2013-07-31 02:34
Quoting Anonymous:
Launceston's current problem is in the area of junior development. I see under 11 coaches who would rather win with the long ball than teach their kids to play, and who would rather score with a "full forward" than teach the off side rule. Take the NTJSA academy and a few rep coaches out of the system, and what is left is absolute garbage. Largely City juniors, but not isolated to the black and white.


Yes, its well known in junior circles that the NTJSA and Launceston City are National Curriculum Free zones and yes at the junior level the long ball is a very successfull way to win games. Clearly, they know better than most progressive coaches in the modern game and I look forward to seeing the results in 5-6 years time, although I think the results are already evident
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-1 #92 Anonymous 2013-07-31 00:20
Quoting Anonymous:
Launceston's current problem is in the area of junior development. I see under 11 coaches who would rather win with the long ball than teach their kids to play, and who would rather score with a "full forward" than teach the off side rule. Take the NTJSA academy and a few rep coaches out of the system, and what is left is absolute garbage. Largely City juniors, but not isolated to the black and white.

Must admit, i did see the long ball out from the keeper at the recent carnival and they scored.
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0 #91 saeed fan 2013-07-30 11:15
My man didn't get much of the ball on the weekend. But I still loved watching him play.
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+12 #90 Anonymous 2013-07-29 13:05
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Launceston city lose 9-0 with 11 men behind the ball, you would think that they could at least try and play proper soccer.

Where you there? Did you see the first half? Did you see their player set off? Did you see what for? Did you see the player?s throw in the towel after they went one goal down after the restart? Did you see they were missing their first choice keeper? Did you see they were missing their Captain? Did you see they were missing the regular centre back? Did you see them play last year? Did you see where they finished last year? Did you see one of the TWO new players was sent off? ........just ask?n


Did you see the capitulation in the second half? Did you see the number of shots that Devonport had in both halves? Did you see City string together 3 passes? Did you see City start going for the man instead of the ball after they went a couple down? Did you see that Devonport were also missing a centre back? Did you see that his replacement was only 16 and was better than the 11 in black and white? Did you see that Devonport were missing their coach? Did you see that Devonport were missing their captain? Did you see the City players arguing with each other? Did you see the obvious apathy, disinterest and lack of fitness when no pressure was put on Devonport as they played out of the back? You were soundly beaten. Don't make half-baked excuses, at least try and keep some dignity.
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-6 #89 Anonymous 2013-07-29 10:50
Launceston's current problem is in the area of junior development. I see under 11 coaches who would rather win with the long ball than teach their kids to play, and who would rather score with a "full forward" than teach the off side rule. Take the NTJSA academy and a few rep coaches out of the system, and what is left is absolute garbage. Largely City juniors, but not isolated to the black and white.
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+3 #88 Anonymous 2013-07-29 10:36
Quoting Anonymous:
Launceston city lose 9-0 with 11 men behind the ball, you would think that they could at least try and play proper soccer.

They're lucky to play 90 minutes with 11 men.
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+7 #87 Anonymous 2013-07-29 09:01
Quoting Anonymous:
Por ole Clarence resorting now to picking on the announcer at football games. LOL you gotta love them..... LOL LOL

Well said Mr Announcer...yes we all know its you.
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+7 #86 Anonymous 2013-07-29 08:39
Quoting Anonymous:
John Boulous for the inegrity of the V League City have to go, I know there are clauses for a team to be removed from league. Rest of teams are even really.

In all truth Launceston can only probably support having Rangers there at the moment, and the North West coast Devonport.

Both area have around 100k people. Rangers would be as strong as Devonport if they were the only team representing the Launceston area.



City need to go back to NPL and have a crack again in 3 years.

Adding to this, I went and watched an excellent V League game at NTCA at the great KO of 430pm. Also I reckon the crowd went from about 50 to 400 in aorund 20 minutes I reckon.

VLeague the only game to watch these days, the standard on Saturday evening was superb.



ELTEL


Why would rangers be stronger with no City in the league.? Surely you wouldn't take any of the City players. Although I hear they have a good defence.
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