Who Is 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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Hickey and Stone

Photo:  Zebras' Joel Stone in possession [PlessPix]

(Victory League, KGV Park, Friday, 16 May 2014)

Glenorchy Knights 0

Tilford Zebras 4 (J Ladic 52, A Leszczynski 60 pen, 93, A Clark 93)

HT:  0-0   Att:  150   Ref:  B Kopra

Glenorchy Knights:  Woodham  -  Di Falco, Johnson, J Hey, Willcock  -  Marshall (Hudson 71)), Hickey, Griffin  -  Woolley, Kamano (Choi 46), Wilson (Harrison 61)  (Subs not used:  Farrugia, Holmes)

Tilford Zebras:  Pitchford  -  Fagg, Courtney, Fielding, K Engels  -  Hoti (Walsh 61), Page, Ladic, Stone (Ferns 80)  -  Leszczynski, McKeown (Clark 90)  (Subs not used:  Marchioli, Ferguson)

Marshall and Stone

Photo:  Knights' Jeremy Marshall (left) wins the ball against Zebras' Joel Stone [PlessPix]

Victory League

Glenorchy Knights 0 lost to Tilford Zebras 4 (J Ladic 52, A Leszczynski 60 pen, 93, A Clark 93)

Welsh Richard CEO of FFT

Photo:  Richard Welsh at yesterday's media conference, when there was no hint of his resignation today [PlessPix]

Richard Welsh, the CEO of Football Federation Tasmania, resigned today after just six months in the job.

Welsh took over from John Boulous and began in the position on 21 November 2013.

Everything clicked for Glenorchy Knights last weekend and they ran out comfortable 6-2 winners away to Launceston City.

For Tilford Zebras, it all fell apart and they went down 3-2 to Kingborough Lions United, so tonight’s meeting between Knights and Zebras at 8pm at KGV Park promises to be an enthralling encounter.

Multicultural players 15 May 2014 a

Photo:  Victory League players (L-R) Emmanuel Tsakiris (Greece), Joe Stevens (Liberia), Russell Courtney (England), Seung Yong Jin (South Korea) and Jae Young Choi (South Korea) at KGV Park today representing Olympia Warriors, South Hobart, Tilford Zebras, Kingborough Lions United and Glenorchy Knights [PlessPix]

The Victory League will launch its first Multicultural Round this week to celebrate diversity in Tasmanian football.

The Victory League will acknowledge the many contributing cultures to the world game in Tasmania with the inaugural Multicultural Round, which will be the theme of Round 7 of the Victory League.

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Photo:  The jubilant Kingborough Lions United players after their win over Tilford Zebras [PlessPix]

Players, spectators and writers all have a view of the game.

This is what the coaches had to say in regard to last weekend’s Victory League matches in the south of the State.

J Stone shoots

Photo:  Zebras' Joel Stone (No.10) delayed, delayed and delayed before finally shooting (in this photo), but the effort was blocked [PlessPix]

(Victory League, KGV Park, Saturday, 10 May 2014)

Tilford Zebras 2 (A Leszczynski 48, A McKeown 61)

Kingborough Lions United 3 (J Schuth 11, J Fielding 70 og, S Jin 90)

HT:  0-1   Att:  250   Ref:  C Phillips

Tilford Zebras:  N Pitchford  -  Clark (K Engels 71), Courtney, Fielding, Fagg  -  Hoti (Ferns 56), Marchioli (Ladic 49), Page, Stone  -  Leszczynski, McKeown  (Sub not used:  Kay)

Kingborough Lions United:  Gillam  -  W Davis, Cuthbertson, Young, D Watkins  -  Collins (J Davis 71), T Pearce (Farquhar 82), Turner  -  Kenyi, Cowen (Jin 79), Schuth  (Subs not used:  Coleman, Verdouw)

Will Davis clears ball

Photo:  Kingborough's Will Davis clears ahead of Zebras' Alex Leszczynski [PlessPix]

South Hobart drew 3 points clear at the top of the Victory League standings with a 3-0 away win over third-placed Olympia Warriors on Saturday night as the other top-four sides all lost on a weekend of upsets.

Second-placed Northern Rangers went down 4-3 away to fifth-ranked Devonport City at Valley Road, also on Saturday night, while fourth-placed Tilford Zebras suffered a shock 3-2 home loss to second-last Kingborough Lions United at KGV Park on Saturday afternoon.