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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:  Ken Morton enjoys visits to Valley Road, where he once coached [PlessPix]

Mark Twain was once quoted as saying:  “The report of my death was an exaggeration.”

Well, the same applies to the popular belief of the demise this coming season of Victory League champions South Hobart.


South Hobart beat Devonport City 4-1 away at Valley Road today in a Victory League pre-season friendly.

Nick Morton and Chris Downes each scored a brace for South Hobart, while the home side replied through Bobby Eaves.

South Hobart played a 4-1-4-1 formation:  Moncur  -  N Clarke, Fern, Lewis, P Stevens  -  Ludlow  -  Hall, Scott, Undy, Rogers  -  N Morton.

Devonport’s Bobby Eaves had to go off injured shortly after scoring, while the club’s technical director, Chris McKenna, made an appearance at centre-back.

“It was a very good practice match from our point of view,” said South Hobart manager, Ken Morton.

“It was a great workout for us.

“Devonport were very hospitable and the facilities were good and it’s always a great place to visit.”

I think it’s quite apparent that South Hobart won’t be relinquishing their crown easily.

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+6 #57 Anonymous 2014-01-28 22:59
Further to my comment above RE andy brennan type striker.

http://walterpless.com.au/2013/august/morton-way-ahead-of-the-pack-and-south-to-show-no-mercy-to-warriors.html
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+8 #56 Anonymous 2014-01-28 22:56
I can't remember which article it was (somewhere towards the end of last year), but I remember Ken Morton stated they had, what he described 'A tall blonde englishman, who was an Andy Brennan like striker'. Is this bloke still playing?!
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+4 #55 Anonymous 2014-01-28 21:33
Quoting jerry kruijver:
the irony is that if south is gonna cop it this year,they will most likely be beaten by a team that has a large number of former south players in it.With all the bleating about youth developing apart from south every club is busy poaching established names while Kenny seems quite prepared to start again with a fresh bunch that can be poached next year.


But Ken doesn't develop players then use them-they leave and get used by other teams . ie just signed 1 from the NTC.
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+11 #54 Anonymous 2014-01-28 11:18
The headmistress obviously needs to check her teaching accreditation.

A limited understanding of the local game showing through in your comments.

Dickie Bennett making far more sense. Sign him up!
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-6 #53 Headmistress 2014-01-28 10:11
Jerry my point is that you are going on about ex/former South players..hence you are saying that the only way South will cop a lose is by a group of South players who happen to be playing for another club...This time you can go stand out in the hallway with your hands on your head till the end of class.
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+19 #52 Buster 2014-01-28 09:22
Surely in senior football - results matter.

The stakes have suddenly got high with V league increasing the profile.

Just ask Steve Pitchford.

Winning is everything, especially for the coach.
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+14 #51 Two Bobs Worth 2014-01-28 08:42
I suspect that if all the teams turned up "not to win" then it may detract somewhat from the competition.
It may even affect spectator numbers?
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+13 #50 jerry kruijver 2014-01-28 07:40
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting jerry kruijver:
#43 If winning is no longer the addiction of teams being involved in a competition it ceases to be a competition.

And Jerry that sums up your ignorance and callousness, I'm sad to say.

Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting jerry kruijver:
#43 If winning is no longer the addiction of teams being involved in a competition it ceases to be a competition.

And Jerry that sums up your ignorance and callousness, I'm sad to say.

Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting jerry kruijver:
#43 If winning is no longer the addiction of teams being involved in a competition it ceases to be a competition.

And Jerry that sums up your ignorance and callousness, I'm sad to say.

Well now in my playing days the team I was in set out to win our game,our opponents did the same and because of that we had an enjoyable contest.One of the best parts was sharing a belly laugh with the very bloke who had given you hell all thru the game after the final whistle.Needles s to say I lost a few and won a few.If that makes me callous and ignorant so be it
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+9 #49 Anonymous 2014-01-28 07:39
Who is Mitch dent?
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-28 #48 Anonymous 2014-01-28 06:39
Quoting jerry kruijver:
#43 If winning is no longer the addiction of teams being involved in a competition it ceases to be a competition.

And Jerry that sums up your ignorance and callousness, I'm sad to say.
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