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:  South Hobart's Nick Morton (left) watches Glenorchy Knights' Daniel Harris win the ball [PlessPix]

Summer Cup (Division B, Pool 2), KGV Park, Friday, 7 February 2014

Glenorchy Knights 1 (B Kabangu 31)

South Hobart 3 (J Williamson 25, N Morton 90, C Lees 94)

HT:  1-1   Att:  200   Ref: I Jozeljic

Glenorchy Knights:  Woodham;  Harris, Hudson, B Kabangu, V Kamano, Kelly, Marshall, S Robb, Thorne, D Thurley, R Thurley  (Interchange:  Deering, D Holmes, Moore, Paolini)

South Hobart:  Moncur;  Chorney, N Clarke, Downes, Ferns, Gofton, Hall, Lees, Morton, Wain, Williamson  (Interchange:  Becker, Cook, C Di Martino, Goddard)

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Photo:  Glenorchy Knights' Jayden Hey (red shirt) surrounded by Olympia Warriors' Chris Kumpulainen (left) and Jake Van Der May [PlessPix]

Division A (Group C)

Glenorchy Knights 0-3 Olympia Warriors (E Tsakiris 19 pen, C Kumpulainen 40, A Bellini 57)

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Photo:  Olympia's Glen McNeill (left) articulates his side's squeezing tactics to Knights' coach Chris Hey [PlessPix]

Summer Cup holders Olympia Warriors begin their defence of the title when they take on Glenorchy Knights at 8pm today in an all-Victory League clash at KGV Park.

The Warriors may be missing several key players through injury, while the Knights are expected to parade all their new signings.

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Photo (L-R):  Danielle Nossiter, Ben Horgan, Richard Welsh, Jayden Hey and Matt Lewis at KGV Park today [PlessPix]

Football Federation Tasmania (FFT) have employed eight new Football Participation Officers (FPOs) to work across Tasmania in developing junior footballers and increasing participation rates.

The hiring of eight new FPOs is part of a major restructure of the football development department, with FFT spreading resources across the State to reach all major participation areas and engage with juniors.

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Photo:  Things could be looking up for Kurt Reynolds's Launceston City outfit [PlessPix]

Launceston City coach Kurt Reynolds was buoyed by his side’s performances on the weekend against Victory League clubs Devonport City and Kingborough Lions United.

Launceston City beat Devonport City 3-1 and Kingborough Lions United 4-0 at home at Mitsubishi Park.

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Photo:  The Olympia Warriors touring party at Hobart Airport [Photo courtesy of Olympia Warriors]

Olympia Warriors coach Glen McNeill said his side had gained much from their visit to Melbourne this weekend, despite the 5-1 loss to South Melbourne.

“It was a very positive trip for us and we took a lot away from it,” McNeill said today upon the team’s return to Hobart.

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Photo:  Andrew Clark clears the ball [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras were supposed to play Beachside in a friendly at KGV Park last night, but when Beachside cancelled their appointment, the Zebras played an intra-club match.

Zebras had a new young goalkeeper on view in Jarrod Cooke.

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Photo:  Launceston City's Korean import, Gukhyeon Kim [PlessPix]

Launceston City’s Victory League side has done well today at a tournament at Mitsubishi Park.

Launceston City beat Devonport City 3-1, with Gukhyeon Kim scoring a cracking opener for the home side.