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:  Zebras' Nicholas MacDonald on a run past three University defenders [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League

University 2 (P Watts 35, M Barnard 44) lost to Tilford Zebras 5 (R Smith 38, E Engels 68, 80 90, A Lapolla 71)

South Hobart 3 (D Hall 2, M Wright) beat Kingborough Lions United 1

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Photo:  Zeljko Kalac saves a shot from Devonport's Brayden Mann [PlessPix]

Victory League

Tilford Zebras 6 (A Leszczynski 25, 43, 76, 85), R Self 29, J Ladic 61) beat Devonport City 1 (M Holden 1)

Glenorchy Knights 1 (M Kamba 55) lost to South Hobart 7 (C Hunt 1, 8, L Scott 42, N Morton 49, K Kanakaris 77, B Hamlett 84, 85)

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Photo:  Olympia's Emmanuel Tsakiris on the attack with Kingborough's Nick Cuthbertson in pursuit [PlessPix]

(Victory League, Warrior Park, Friday, 17 May 2013)

Olympia Warriors 1 (W Wadawu 75)

Kingborough Lions United 1 (D Pearce 41)

HT:  0-1   Att:  282   Ref:  C Phillips

Olympia Warriors:  Cale  -  Wilcock, Holmes, Mearns, Phillips  -  Kim, Nichols, Undy (Larzabal 81)  -  Wadawu, E Tsakiris (Griffiths 72), Jin  (Subs not used:  Begovic, Herbert, Voss)

Kingborough Lions United:  Leamey  -  Di Falco (Hawkins 14), Cuthbertson, Hill, D Pearce  -  Palmer, Marchioli, Collins, Farquhar  -  Schuth, T Pearce (A Hinkley 56)  (Subs not used:  W Davis, Davis)

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Photo:  Zeljko Kalac (left) and Brayden Mann at Friday's media conference [PlessPix]

http://youtu.be/4vvHUav5LQs

(Courtesy of Stefano Lufi, Mr Video,a nd Football Federation Tasmania)

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Photo:  Olympia's Emmanuel Tsakiris (left) and Kingborough's Nick Cuthbertson go for the ball [PlessPix]

Victory League

Olympia Warriors 1 (W Wadawu 75) drew with Kingborough Lions United 1 (D Pearce 41)

Northern Rangers 7-0 Launceston City

Beachside should maintain their 5-point lead at the top of the Southern Premier League standings by beating a depleted New Town Eagles away at Clare Street at 2.30pm tomorrow.

Eagles have been forced to make about six changes to the side that downed Kingborough Lions United 4-2 last weekend after trailing 2-0.

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Photo:  Zeljko Kalac puts a Zebras keeper through his paces at Thursday night training [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras will have former Socceroos and AC Milan goalkeeper Zeljko Kalac between the posts when they take on Devonport City in a Victory League match at KGV Park at 2pm on Saturday.

Kalac has been brought to Tasmania for this one match and the presence of ‘Spider’ is sure to attract a good crowd to the Victory League double-header.

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Photo:  Tilford Zebras coach Tommy Fotak (orange bib) issues instructions to his squad, including Zeljko Kalac (second from left) at training tonight [PlessPix]

Zeljko Kalac arrived in Hobart today and trained with Tilford Zebras in preparation for Saturday’s Victory League match against Devonport City.

The game kicks off at KGV Park at 2pm and is the opening fixture of a double-header that also features the Victory League clash between Glenorchy Knights and South Hobart at 4pm.