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:  Beachside will be away from the Tropicana this weekend but should still win [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League leaders Beachside will have Matt Hall and Daniel Brown in their team for tomorrow’s game against 10th-placed Nelson Eastern Suburbs at 2.30pm at North Warrane.

But, defender Callan Paske is out through injury.

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Photo:  Beachside's Callan Paske (right) will have to gesticulate from the side-lines this weekend as he will miss teh game against Nelson Eastern Suburbs because of injury [PlessPix]

“After a strong victory last week, we are ready for the challenge of Nelson at North Warrane,” said Beachside coach, Nathan Robinson.

“Nelson are always a difficult opponent on their home ground and recent results have shown their resolve.

“It is important our players are set for this task as I'd expect Nelson to be extremely determined.”

Nelson Eastern Suburbs will field the same side that drew 1-1 with Kingborough Lions United last weekend

It will be fullback Toby Colgrave’s final match for Nelson as he is moving interstate for work.

“It was a disappointing draw last week in a match that was, unfortunately, affected by some really atrocious gusty conditions.

“We will maintain the eleven that started that match and see if we can send Toby Colgrave away with a win in what will be a tough game against Beachside at home.”

Second-placed Taroona entertain bottom-side Glenorchy Knights at 2.30pm tomorrow at Kelvedon Park.

Knights won their first game of the season last weekend and will go into this match with renewed confidence.

Taroona will miss Sanga Kang, who has a hamstring injury.  Marcus Atkinson is his replacement.

“Knights have had some tough times this season but have also achieved some creditable results, the most notable being a draw with the Tilford Zebras,” said Taroona coach, Andy Tye.

“They are a young, quick team and we will have to be at our best to win this weekend.

“We are looking to consolidate after having a recent run of poor results.”

Fifth-placed Olympia Warriors take on seventh-ranked South Hobart at South Hobart Oval at noon tomorrow.

“It’s a tough game this week for us against Olympia,” said South Hobart coach, Nick Di Martino.

“They have been achieving some good results in the last couple of weeks.

“Our game last week against Beachside was very poor.  They played very well and were very organised.

“We must learn from that experience and realise and understand that they showed us the level of intensity and commitment required to perform and be competitive at the next level.

“This week, we look forward to playing Olympia and we must approach this game with confidence and one hundred per cent commitment for the full 90 minutes.

“I am positive we can bounce back and put up a good performance.

“There may be one or two changes to last week’s squad, including some positional changes, depending on how people have pulled up after training.”

In other games tomorrow, ninth-placed New Town Eagles host fourth-ranked Tilford Zebras at Clare Street at 2.30pm, eighth-placed Kingborough Lions United are up against third-placed visitors NTC at 2.30pm at Lightwood Park, and Clarence United, sixth on the ladder, welcome second-last University to Wentworth Park for a 4.30pm kick-off.

“It’s an important game Saturday as we will be playing for The Hoppitt Shield,” said Clarence United coach, Ronnie Bolton.

“We have six players missing this week, so that will allow a few Under-20s to step up and get a taste of senior football.

“We need to win this one to stay in touch for a spot in the top-four.”

 

SOUTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE (After Round 9 as at 26 May 2013)

 

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Beachside

9

9

0

0

35

6

27

Taroona

9

6

1

2

32

22

19

NTC

9

6

0

3

18

13

18

Tilford Zebras

9

5

2

2

27

16

17

Olympia Warriors

9

4

1

4

31

18

13

Clarence United

9

4

1

4

24

18

13

South Hobart

9

4

1

4

22

29

13

Kingborough Lions Utd

9

3

1

5

15

31

10

New Town Eagles

9

2

2

5

18

23

8

Nelson Eastern Suburbs

9

2

2

5

12

21

8

University

9

1

2

6

18

29

5

Glenorchy Knights

9

1

1

7

9

35

4

 

 

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+10 #8 Anonymous 2013-06-01 13:28
The Ben whitehall curse in action
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+14 #7 In perspective 2013-06-01 09:55
That awkward moment when Nelson beat beachside hahaha
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+13 #6 Anonymous 2013-06-01 07:01
Big 3 points taken by Nelson Boys
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+1 #5 Derka Derka 2013-06-01 01:20
Tornadoes have a siren to let them know when Ben Whitehall is coming.
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-3 #4 Anonymous 2013-05-31 13:07
Zooming in on the photo it looks as though Paskey is trying some Jedi mind tricks to retrieve the ball. After Ben whitehall's debut at right back Cal may find it hard to retain his spot especially when Ben's guns are the size of Callan's thighs! Ben Whitehall sleeps with the light on, not because he is afraid of the dark. The dark is afraid of Ben Whitehall!
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+5 #3 Lance Armstrong 2013-05-31 11:22
Look at the power in the thighs on Paskey.

Wow!
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+30 #2 Anon 2013-05-31 09:27
Clarence vs university is for the hoppit cup, emotional game for both teams. R.I.P
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+25 #1 Callan Paske 2013-05-31 08:30
Stitch up.
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