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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Photo:  The Zebras take on the Lions today and neither will want to end up as the token donkey [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras should introduce their new English centre-back, 25-year-old Russell Courtney, when they face Kingborough Lions United at Lightwood Park at 2pm today in the semi-finals of the Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy State-wide competition.

Courtney arrived in the State last week and is keen to make his Tasmanian debut after playing in the Welsh Premier League.

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Photo:  South Hobart's Caleb Ludlow in possession.  He was my man of the match [PlessPix]

(Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy semi-final, KGV Park, Saturday, 3 May 2014)

South Hobart 5 (B Mann 1, A Brennan 49, 78, N Morton 68 pen, B Hamlett 80)

Northern Rangers 1 (S Brassington 88 pen)

HT:  1-0   Att:  350   Ref:  K Barker

South Hobart:  Pierce  -  Undy (Wain 75), P Stevens, Lewis, Scott  -  Kass Hamlett 60), J Stevens, Ludlow, N Morton  -  Mann, Brennan (Hall 85)  (Subs not used:  Rogers, Moncur)

Northern Rangers:  Pooley  -  Dent, Hingston, McCarragher, T Anderson  -  N Lanau-Atkinson, Thannhauser, Rigby (Tuma 65), M Anderson (Towns 65)  -  Edwards (P Lanau-Atkinosn 80), Brassington  (Subs not used:  Demeijer, McKenna)

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Photo:  Rangers' Shane Brassington and South Hobart's Brayden Mann crunch each other on the ground [PlessPix]

Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy Semi-Final

South Hobart 5 (B Mann 1, A Brennan 49, 78, N Morton 68 pen, B Hamlett 80) beat Northern Rangers 1 (88 pen)

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Photo:  The old stand at South Hobart will be silent and empty today [PlessPix]

The weather has conspired to deprive South Hobart of their home fixture against Northern Rangers at South Hobart Oval today in the semi-final of the Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy State-wide competition.

Poor ground conditions because of yesterday’s wet weather has led to the game being rescheduled to KGV Park today at 2pm and entry will be free.

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Photo: Two new Tilford Zebras players,  BeQo Hoti (left) and Russell Courtney, feed the zebras at Zoo Doo today [PlessPix]

Russell Courtney, a 25-year-old central defender from the top tier of the Welsh Premier League, is expected to make his debut for Tilford Zebras on Sunday in the Milan Lakoseljac Trophy semi-final against Kingborough Lions United.

Courtney played for Welsh Premier League club Connah’s Quay, and was considered one of the best defenders in the competition.