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:  Ange Postecoglou has a 5-year contract to coach the Socceroos [PlessPix]

Ange Postecoglou has been named as the new coach of the Socceroos.

He will be in charge for the first time for the friendly against Costa Rica on 19 November 2013.

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Photo (L-R):  Andy Taylor, Eddie Margetts and Francis Kenyi with their awards [Photo courtesy of Southern FC]

Southern Division One champions Southern FC held their presentation night at the club’s major sponsor, Queens Head Hotel, recently.

Around 70 people celebrated what for Southern was a great season.

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Photo:  The weekend's training session at Churchill Park {Photo courtesy of John Meehan]

The Tasmanian women’s squad of 16 players to meet the Victorian Women’s Premier League Allstars at KGV Park on Sunday, 27 October 2013, at 1pm has been announced.

The teams will play for the Bass Strait Cup.

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Photo:  Guilherme Finkler sparked Melbourne Victory's comeback [PlessPix]

(A-League, Coopers Stadium, Adelaide, Friday, 18 October 2013)

Adelaide United 2 (Cirio 23 pen, Jeronimo 25)

Melbourne Victory 2 (Finkler 79, Troisi 93)

HT:  2-0   Att:  16,504   Ref:  A Milliner

Adelaide United:  Galekovic  -  Bowles (Mabil 15), Malik, McKain, Elrich  -  Lustica, Watson (Elsey 67), Cirio  -  Ferreira (Barker-Daish 81), Jeronimo, Zullo  (Subs not used:  McGrath, Hall) [Coach:  Josep Gombau]

Melbourne Victory:  Coe  -  Geria, Leijer, Ansell (Finkler 71), Traore  -  Nichols, Broxham, Milligan, Troisi  -  Thompson, Pain (Barbarouses 57)  (Subs not used:  Mahazi, Galloway, Thomas) [Coach:  Ange Postecoglou]

The former White Eagles and Croatia-Glenorchy player Dennis Trueman passed away in Hobart on Tuesday.

Trueman, an uncompromising central defender as a player, was 62 years old.

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Photo:  Stephen Pitchford takes over at the Lions [PlessPix]

Stephen Pitchford is the new Victory League coach of Kingborough Lions United.

The club announced this morning that Pitchford will replace Steve 'Spinner' Adkins.

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Photo:  Ange Postecoglou is the front-runner for the Socceroos coaching position [PlessPix]

Twenty-one countries have so far qualified for next year’s World Cup in Brazil.

That still leaves 11 places up for grabs.

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Photo:  A contest for the ball in the intrastate women's match [PlessPix]

(Women’s Intrastate match, KGV Park, Saturday, 12 October 2013)

South 4 (M Berne 31 og, I Michael 48, 60, J Williams 75)

North 1 (C Storay 39)

HT:  1-1   Att:  130   Ref:  L Hargrave

South:  Van Der Niet;  Hutchinson, Williams, Marmion, Bremner, O’Brien, R Cavarretta, Gavalas, Gee, Macgregor, Manuela  (Subs:  Wedge, Michael, Morris, Ayton, Berry)

North:  McCulloch;  Berne, Storay, G Foote, Walsh, Celebre, Yates, Savill, L Foote, Pearce, Storay  (Subs:  Mitchelle, Purton, Norton, Cuschieri)