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:  Devonport's Brayden Mann (right) scored twice against Zebras [PlessPix]

Victory League

Devonport City 5 (B Mann 51, 71, B Eaves 65, D McGinn 84, K Mulraney 92) beat Tilford Zebras 2 (A Leszczynski 3, 53)

Launceston City 0 lost to Northern Rangers 5 (N Lanau-Atkinson 17, S Brassington 42, 81, A Luate 45, P Lanau-Atkinson)

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Photo:  Tilford Zebras goalkeeper Rob Kay dives to punch the ball clear after a corner [PlessPix]

Kingborough Lions United 1 (C Collins) lost to Olympia Warriors 5 (N Meredith 23, L Nichols 30, E Tsakiris 51, 55, W Wadawu)

Southern Premier League

Taroona 6 (T Dove 4, S James 2) beat University 2

Tilford Zebras 3-0 Nelson Eastern Suburbs

Beachside 2 (P Willcock, T Gordon) beat NTC 1

Clarence United 2-2 New Town Eagles

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Photo:  Launceston City's Joshua Duncan gets away from Northern Rangers' Agele Luate [PlessPix]

Under-20s

Taroona 3-0 University

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Photo:  Launceston City's Chris Hill controls the ball ahead of Northern Rangers' Ryan McCarragher [PlessPix]

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Photo:  The Victory League referees' outfits [PlessPix]

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Photo:  The referees watching the warm-ups before kick-off [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Launceston City had a reunion of past players in the clubrooms today [PlessPix]

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Photo:  The Launceston City reunion before today's double-header at Mitsubishi Park [PlessPix]

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-2 #124 Anonymous 2013-03-25 20:22
Quoting Anonymous:
For all those Eagle supporters who still feel the pain time to give it a break and move on, there is a new future ahead just stop being bitter.
Eagles suppoter

There is no future For Eagles. Just the continuing slide towards oblivion.
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+9 #123 Anonymous 2013-03-25 10:56
For all those Eagle supporters who still feel the pain time to give it a break and move on, there is a new future ahead just stop being bitter.
Eagles suppoter
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+8 #122 Seriously 2013-03-25 08:01
Now I understand why Eagles are not in V-league!!! I was one who believed them to be extremely hard done by last year. Now I see a lack of respect for players, who have worked hard for them over the years. No wonder they left.
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+4 #121 Anonymous 2013-03-25 06:02
Quoting anonymous:
pity because the boy can play.


sorry, but no real evidence of that so far and until he has an impact on a game, the jury is staying out
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-1 #120 Anonymous 2013-03-25 06:00
Quoting Anonymous:
People like Hill and Kanakaris come here and think the competition owes them respect.
Both of them have proven that no respect is deserved and therefore none will be given.


fair dinkum - how can you possibily put these guys in the same boat? One has done plenty in the local game and the other has done nothing so far.

Your other point is well made, respect must be earned.
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+2 #119 anonymous 2013-03-25 04:40
#116 Hill will never gain respect as he has no respect for his fellow players , opposition players and worst of all the referees who he never ceases to argue with , my opinion he has a very short life span in the VL , pity because the boy can play.
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+11 #118 anonymous 2013-03-25 03:55
#115 my god is that the best crap you can come up with , lets just say the eagles boys wanted to play at a higher level and yes most came to Zebras , but if you had your own backyard run professionally you probably wouldnt have lost any players , so instead of bagging the opposition who run their clubs professionally get your own HOUSE in order.
You may want to ask a few of the Eagles Boys of how they think the club they are representing this year is run compared to last year and you may well have a different attitude towards some of the clubs they are representing at the moment.
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+14 #117 Anonymous 2013-03-25 03:08
Quoting Anonymous:
Young Hill seems to be on the end of a lot of rubbish on this page.
First of all, He left South himself, was named in the VL squad but didn't like the way the club was run so left the club, he was also kicked out of his accommodation at 10pm that night when he left South, (sure he Hill is the bad one?) and you can go ask Kenny that..
Secondly, apart from Kosta he has played a higher level of soccer than anyone that has played in Tasmania so i'd advise you all to think before you type.
Third and last point, the lad is 19, his family and friends are on the other side of the world and you have mindless cowards calling the fella all sorts via a computer screen, I bet that makes you feel real big and clever!
I hope he proves a lot of you wrong, a big talent that will silence critics very soon!

I bet he didn't get away with a huge dummy spit like the one on Sat at his enormously high level previous club.
People like Hill and Kanakaris come here and think the competition owes them respect.
Both of them have proven that no respect is deserved and therefore none will be given.
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-1 #116 Anonymous 2013-03-25 02:19
Young Hill seems to be on the end of a lot of rubbish on this page.
First of all, He left South himself, was named in the VL squad but didn't like the way the club was run so left the club, he was also kicked out of his accommodation at 10pm that night when he left South, (sure he Hill is the bad one?) and you can go ask Kenny that..
Secondly, apart from Kosta he has played a higher level of soccer than anyone that has played in Tasmania so i'd advise you all to think before you type.
Third and last point, the lad is 19, his family and friends are on the other side of the world and you have mindless cowards calling the fella all sorts via a computer screen, I bet that makes you feel real big and clever!
I hope he proves a lot of you wrong, a big talent that will silence critics very soon!
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-11 #115 Anonymous 2013-03-24 22:44
Quoting Anonymous:
All the former eagles players now at zebras were in training since November at zebras.

The only people that got let down around eagles were the players by the committee for that terrible v-league application.

That club deserved no respect in the end because the players received zilch.

Since when do Zebras have respect for ohter club. They are constantly harrasing the young Eagle players to go to them and this has been happening for many a year. I even hear that they have been on Dreamers sons back about it. So were is the respect then
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