Who Is Walter Pless?

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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:  FFT CEO John Boulous answers your questions [PlessPix]

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Photo:  John Boulous is always keen to engage in dialogue with the game's stakeholders [PlessPix]


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+1 #17 Anonymous 2013-06-30 12:36
Jimmy the Jockey you had the chance to ask these question and if you did not why not, am sure John will answer the questions if you put them to him. Why not make yourself known?
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-1 #16 Anon 2013-06-30 09:42
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anon:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting The Headline Maker:
Boulous lets the cat out of the bag. New Town Eagles and Clarence never to play top flight football again as promotion and relegation not an option.

Yes, quite correct Headline Maker.
Clarence and Eagles will be social clubs for ever.
Maybe if you get a petition together to support them in getting back in to the competitive league, else they may be left watching only their womens teams compete at the top level.


This is of course based on your precious V League surviving those 2 years . Crowds of 120 like last night and the last few games don't help . Not all clubs will go the distance financially ( zebras , south and Olympia excluded )

You can live and hope that the V-League collapses and you can then play in a competitive league again. Until it does you can continue to play at a social level, enjoy.


I don't play you idiot . It doesn't bother me who plays where . I'm concerned about football in this state and an attitude like yours is exactly why it will all collapse at the end . Enjoy your competitive league 4-2
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-2 #15 jimmy the jockey 2013-06-29 13:17
another farcical attempt in engaging the punters in a series of questions re: the V league and wasting time enquiring about an A league team from Tas. Who has a spare 10 mil? The real questions are. 1. Why do we water down the NPL regulations in an attempt to believe we are as professional as mainland football? Where is FFT Ref Manager, FFT D.O.C. and Northern Development Coach? Why did the predecessors leave/sacked ? Are we entitled to know?
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-2 #14 Anonymous 2013-06-29 08:13
Quoting Anon:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting The Headline Maker:
Boulous lets the cat out of the bag. New Town Eagles and Clarence never to play top flight football again as promotion and relegation not an option.

Yes, quite correct Headline Maker.
Clarence and Eagles will be social clubs for ever.
Maybe if you get a petition together to support them in getting back in to the competitive league, else they may be left watching only their womens teams compete at the top level.


This is of course based on your precious V League surviving those 2 years . Crowds of 120 like last night and the last few games don't help . Not all clubs will go the distance financially ( zebras , south and Olympia excluded )

You can live and hope that the V-League collapses and you can then play in a competitive league again. Until it does you can continue to play at a social level, enjoy.
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+3 #13 Anon 2013-06-29 04:14
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting The Headline Maker:
Boulous lets the cat out of the bag. New Town Eagles and Clarence never to play top flight football again as promotion and relegation not an option.

Yes, quite correct Headline Maker.
Clarence and Eagles will be social clubs for ever.
Maybe if you get a petition together to support them in getting back in to the competitive league, else they may be left watching only their womens teams compete at the top level.


This is of course based on your precious V League surviving those 2 years . Crowds of 120 like last night and the last few games don't help . Not all clubs will go the distance financially ( zebras , south and Olympia excluded )
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+4 #12 jerry kruijver 2013-06-29 01:26
There is only one points system I like and that is 3points for a win and 1point for a draw.If my club has 80 eligible players on the books I want my coaches at all times to be able to pick freely from those players and decide what team they play in.We want to see players get the chance to fullfill their ambitions and the best way to see that happen is by having them in clubs that also get a fair chance to fullfill their ambitions no matter what league they play in and therefore promotion/releg ation is absolutely essential.By all means import quality players to bolster the quality of our top football,but please put the under twenties in their own league and leave senior football to the grownups.The best thing both fft and clubs can do for the sport is finding a way to turn 10000 kids that join the sport every year into a 1000 new senior players every year.This will do away with the need for restrictions and the squabbling year in year out over the same few numbers of quality new senior players coming thru every year.Somebody mentioned it is all about survival of the fittest,well I want every every club to survive to become fit and the fittest of them should be in topleagues.
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+4 #11 Two Bobs Worth 2013-06-28 22:59
Quoting Anonymous:
Next season all NPL competitions have to enforce player points rule into the 20 player squad . Would have been interesting to have John advise what limit V.League to start at?
FFA eventually want a 200 point per team limit , hearing Vic 275 , W.Aust 250 in first year reducing over 3years to 200.
Each player is initially worth 10 points, but the player values are then discounted, or inflated, depending on the characteristics of the player. Ex. For Visa player +10, for switching player +8, for player over 25 years of age a point is added for each year over 25, however if you have been at club for 5 consec years as first team player you have 1 point deducted up to max of 5 , if u18 in 20 player squad and come thru club youth -3 points, u17 -4 points , if club junior go to NTC and come back to club , -3 points , plus others ..
Be interesting next year how the spending clubs manage the player points! Next season


If this is true I have never heard of anything more ridiculous. Bureaucracy gone mad. It's a game after all and should not be run like some derivatives scheme or some half baked carbon trading system. Can someone explain to me how this is actually progress & not just an unnecessary layer or stupidity.
Back to the grass roots for me.
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-2 #10 Anonymous 2013-06-28 21:04
Next season all NPL competitions have to enforce player points rule into the 20 player squad . Would have been interesting to have John advise what limit V.League to start at?
FFA eventually want a 200 point per team limit , hearing Vic 275 , W.Aust 250 in first year reducing over 3years to 200.
Each player is initially worth 10 points, but the player values are then discounted, or inflated, depending on the characteristics of the player. Ex. For Visa player +10, for switching player +8, for player over 25 years of age a point is added for each year over 25, however if you have been at club for 5 consec years as first team player you have 1 point deducted up to max of 5 , if u18 in 20 player squad and come thru club youth -3 points, u17 -4 points , if club junior go to NTC and come back to club , -3 points , plus others ..
Be interesting next year how the spending clubs manage the player points! Next season
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-1 #9 Anonymous 2013-06-28 09:38
He has not ruled out these clubs and others demonstrating they meet the criteria and are financial and the league expanding or replacing existing. As always John very professional and making yourself available has earnt respect from football public, a few of your staff could learn from you. Respect is not given it is earnt through listening respectful and being honest.
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+2 #8 Anonymous 2013-06-28 08:42
Quoting The Headline Maker:
Boulous lets the cat out of the bag. New Town Eagles and Clarence never to play top flight football again as promotion and relegation not an option.

Yes, quite correct Headline Maker.
Clarence and Eagles will be social clubs for ever.
Maybe if you get a petition together to support them in getting back in to the competitive league, else they may be left watching only their womens teams compete at the top level.
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