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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:  Jed Donoghue will have his first senior coaching gig in the top flight with Tilford Zebras in 2014 [PlessPix]

Jed Donoghue is the new coach of Victory League club Tilford Zebras.

Donoghue had been assistant coach and technical director at Victory League champions South Hobart.


He has a C Licence as a coach and this will be his first position as a senior coach in the top flight.

He follows Tommy Fotak in the position after GFotak resigned at the end of the 2013 Victory League campaign, having taken the side into third place.

Fotak took over from Stephen Pitchford, who was dismissed after four rounds of the Victory League.

Pitchford was named last week as the new coach of Victory League club Kingborough Lions United.

Peter Savill, who coached Northern Rangers in the Victory League in 2013, will assist Ken Morton at South Hobart in 2014.

Meanwhile, Tasmanian youngster Jesse Curran was on the bench this afternoon for the Central Coast Mariners in their A-League match against Adelaide United at Bluetongue Stadium in Gosford.

The Mariners won 1-0, but Curran did not get a run.

He is a member of the Mariners’ youth squad.

Tasmania’s Jeremy Walker has been unable to break into Melbourne Heart’s senior A-League side this season.

He has been training well, but the form of Jason Hoffman has been impressive and he has kept Walker out of the side.

Tasmanian Will Abbott has not had his youth contract renewed by Melbourne Heart for this season.

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+1 #72 Anonymous 2013-11-01 05:07
cash payment NO, but benefits and waiving of costs to incentivise attraction and retention, YES.
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+3 #71 Anonymous 2013-10-30 06:44
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Quoting Anonymous:
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No players are payed at South. Before you open your gob do some researh.

Also several South players are on the move next season. A few very surprising moves are already in motion.

No player's paid at south Hobart.

Yeah right!!!!



Players are not paid anything by South. They get their rego covered by the club, but receive no cash payments. Some might be offered coaching work at MSS or perhaps a pair of boots.
Contrary to popular opinion South are not a rich club and has no rich benefactor keeping it afloat - giving free ground hire, buying in players or whatever.
It is hard work and a fiscally responsible Committee that contributes to the clubs success.
But of course all of you South Hobart experts will know better...
Having your rego paid IS payment. Receiving cash incentives or fuel vouchers for coaching IS being paid. Call it whatever you want, some players ARE receiving either goods, services or cash and that is PAYMENT.
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0 #70 Anonymous 2013-10-30 05:54
So any player employed by MSS has got some interest in South Hobart and it's finances otherwise there would be players from all clubs being affiliated with the MSS but as this does not help South Hobart in keeping these players from other clubs, South would prefer to hire through their affiliated MSS to then say that "South" are not paying their players.

All a bit stinky to me

Conclusion: South Hobart pay players!!!

Wow another South expert! How petty and pathetic are you all?
If you were talking players being paid $50-400 cash/week - just for training and playing at South only then I might agree with you.
However, MSS is a separate entity to South and South has no financial interest in MSS period even though MSS conducts South's Youth Development program.
If a South player coaches at MSS they would have to actually commit more time and coach the juniors to earn their money, in addition to their own training and games.
To clarify - South does not pay ANY CASH to players!
Also if you bothered to look at the South website properly you would know that only those players in the Youth Development Program and JD Squad must commit to playing for South. Any other junior kid U6-U12 does not have to commit to playing for South and can play for whichever club they like [and some do]. The fact that most of them WANT to play for South is their choice and indicates how good the program and Club are to be a part of...
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+7 #69 Anonymous 2013-10-30 01:54
Players are not paid anything by South. They get their rego covered by the club, but receive no cash payments. Some might be offered coaching work at MSS or perhaps a pair of boots.
Contrary to popular opinion South are not a rich club and has no rich benefactor keeping it afloat - giving free ground hire, buying in players or whatever.

Thank you.
For finally proving everyone else correct.

Forgive me in my simple analogy.

So South pay for their rego.

To me that is a form of payment. Money may not exchange as such, but when my rego is, let's say $200, and my club covers this, then I am in fact receiving a match payment of $10 per match if there are 20 games a season.

So if you are stating that $10 a match is not a payment, then please forward me your resume as I would love to hire you at a cost of buying you lunch everyday!!!

And don't even start about the MSS.
A school that is affiliated through South Hobart via their senior coach.

So any player employed by MSS has got some interest in South Hobart and it's finances otherwise there would be players from all clubs being affiliated with the MSS but as this does not help South Hobart in keeping these players from other clubs, South would prefer to hire through their affiliated MSS to then say that "South" are not paying their players.

All a bit stinky to me

Conclusion: South Hobart pay players!!!
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+1 #68 Anonymous 2013-10-29 22:55
Cooper - Retired
Palmer D.Pearce McDonald Hinkley Travelling & playing footy apparently.
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-3 #67 Anonymous 2013-10-29 21:58
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Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting too little too late:
Equal playing field. There are three clubs pouring serious money to lure players, South, Olympia, Zebras, whilst Knights & Kingborough are not in a position to do the same, no different to the Man U, Barcelona, Real M. So no matter what restrictions FFT put in place, ability to throw money in our league at the present time will create that divide, can't comment about Nth clubs. All so the massive differences in coaching payment is massive, once again due to clubs current finances. I hope clubs are looking beyond the first 3 years because there is some serious cash being offered.

No players are payed at South. Before you open your gob do some researh.

Also several South players are on the move next season. A few very surprising moves are already in motion.

According to some of your players they were well looked after.Do some Research !!!!!

I really hope this is true, but South deny it profusely so until I see some figures or names I don't believe it.
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+5 #66 Anonymous 2013-10-29 08:42
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Defensive midfield wasn't Zebras problem. It was the fact that their two other midfielders Don't have a defensive bone in their body, didn't track back and left the back 5 exposed all the time


No, the problem was that all of their defenders but one wanted to attack all the time.
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-6 #65 Anonymous 2013-10-29 07:27
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting too little too late:
Equal playing field. There are three clubs pouring serious money to lure players, South, Olympia, Zebras, whilst Knights & Kingborough are not in a position to do the same, no different to the Man U, Barcelona, Real M. So no matter what restrictions FFT put in place, ability to throw money in our league at the present time will create that divide, can't comment about Nth clubs. All so the massive differences in coaching payment is massive, once again due to clubs current finances. I hope clubs are looking beyond the first 3 years because there is some serious cash being offered.

No players are payed at South. Before you open your gob do some researh.

Also several South players are on the move next season. A few very surprising moves are already in motion.

According to some of your players they were well looked after.Do some Research !!!!!

I am one of those players and believe me no one gets payed. But like #54 said you all seam to be South experts so what do I know.
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+3 #64 GeorgeAnimalSteel 2013-10-29 06:24
Kingborough to be the Launceston City for 2014 ?
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+3 #63 Anonymous 2013-10-29 05:54
Defensive midfield wasn't Zebras problem. It was the fact that their two other midfielders Don't have a defensive bone in their body, didn't track back and left the back 5 exposed all the time
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