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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A Brennan and Willcock

Photo:  South Hobart's Andy Brennan gets in a cross despite the attentions of Glenorchy Knights' Paul Willcock [PlessPix]

Victory League

South Hobart 3 (D Hall 5, P Willcock 12 og, B Mann 44) beat Glenorchy Knights 0

H Woolley and ball

Photo:  Glenorchy Knights' Harry Woolley chasing the ball as South Hobart's Jayden Hey gives chase [PlessPix]

 VICTORY LEAGUE (After Round 8 as at 25 May 2014)

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

South Hobart

8

7

0

1

32

7

21

Northern Rangers

8

5

1

2

23

13

16

Olympia Warriors

8

5

1

2

18

11

16

Tilford Zebras

8

4

0

4

15

12

12

Devonport City

8

4

0

4

16

15

12

Kingborough Lions

8

3

1

4

19

30

10

Launceston City

8

1

1

6

18

36

4

Glenorchy Knights

8

1

0

7

10

27

3

G Mamacas and Donoghue

Photo:  Tilford Zebras coach and former second-in-charge at South Hobart, Jed Donoghue (looking at camera) at South Hobart today and chatting to Zebras president Nick Di Giovanni and Olympia president George Mamacas.  Donoghue said his team had many more chances than Devonport yesterday but couldn't score.  Devonport beat Zebras 2-0. [PlessPix]

Women’s Premier League

University 6 (K Gear 5, E Wood) beat Taroona 2

Olympia Warriors 6 (B Cantrell 2, R Cavarretta, S Fitzgerald, E Gavalas, C Nichols) beat Tilford Zebras 2

Clarence United 1-3 Glenorchy Knights

Reserves

University 1 (A van Dongen) beat Taroona 0

Clarence United 2-2 Glenorchy Knights

Choi and Scott

Photo:  South Hobart's Liam Scott (right) gets a pass away befoer Glenorchy Knights' Jai Choi can tackle [PlessPix]

Women’s Division 1

Nelson Eastern Suburbs 3 (A Foster, C Foster, A Wilson) beat Beachside 2

Northern Women's Premier League

Riverside Olympic 2-1 Prospect Knights

Ulverstone 9-2 Northern Rangers

J Hey and  H Woolley

Photo:  South Hobart's Jayden Hey (left) and Glenorchy Knights' Harry Woolley in a race for the ball.  Hey lasted only 54 minutes befoe being substituted because of injury. [PlessPix]

C Hey watches from stands

Photo:  Glenorchy Knights coach Chris Hey watched from the stands today.  Peter McBeath was in charge of the side in his absence [PlessPix]

J James and Downes

Photo:  Former South Hobart player Greg Downes (second from left) was back from Europe and watched today's game.  He is playing in England.  South Hobart supporter Jimmy James (left) was also back from Britain, where he watched his club Cardiff City in action. [PlessPix]

The Frontline at South Hobart 25 May 2014

Photo:  The Frontline banner at South Hobart today.  The half a dozen or so vocal supporters failed to spur their side on to victory and may have even assisted South Hobart to lift their efforts through some of their personal attacks and derogatory chants about South Hobart personnel [PlessPix]

P McBeath and Morton

Photo:  Knights acting coach Peter McBeath (in red cap) shakes hands with South Hobart coach Ken Morton while Knights coach Chris Hey checks the condition of his son, Jayden Hey, who has an ice pack on his thigh.  Hey junior made his debut for South Hovart but was substitutes after 54 minutes. [PlessPix]

R Bennett and Krambo

Photo:  Watching today's game from the old stand are (L-R) Paul Geeves, a South Hobart committeeman, Romilton Amaral, coach of Southern Premier League leaders University, Richard Bennett, technical director of Southern Premier League club Taroona, and Taroona coach George Krambousanos. [PlessPix]

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-2 #64 Anon 2014-05-27 05:51
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anon:
[quote name="Anonymous"]I can remember a few years back sitting in the stands when some of the same South players who graced the pitch yesterday were making derogatory and arrogant comments about opposition players.I am not a female #45 but feel free to keep guessing - I am definitely a Zebras supporter whether you like it or not
No-one from South seemed to mind then.

#29 - I am neither a south or knight supporter but was at the game. I believe the Knights spectators need to remove their rose coloured glasses and see the real game.
Yeah?
Definately not a female nor a SH dad
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0 #63 Roy of the Rovers 2014-05-27 03:11
one man's opinion.

the improvement from round one, game one has been marked and I expect it to continue exponentially from here.

Knights need to score goals against the better teams in order to beat them.

Knights are improving but are years away from challenging towards the top of the table.

There could have only been improvement from their round 1 display, surely!
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+16 #62 Richo 2014-05-26 23:22
Anonymouses 58 LOL & 55 or whoever you are - I can see from your point of view how you can see what I wrote as arrogant - it may even be true - however, if praising the South youngsters makes you want to vomit, then I'll send you a bucket. If The Knights being called "Wombats" upsets your delicate sensibilities then grow a pair. We get called worse every other week, especially by your fabulous Frontline lads, who I do actually enjoy, I love their presence, it makes us all feel like someone gives a rat's. Have a nice day.
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+11 #61 Anonymous 2014-05-26 22:15
Quoting annon:
Quoting Two cents worth:
KM's got check wearing that Nike jacket, Jemsz wouldn't be happy! Come on FFT lift your game, why do you continue to let clubs breach the VL rules?

If you can't fault the team. Fault the jacket. Pathetic.



Can anyone tell us what the rules are?

if the comp rules require the apparallel sponsor's gear to be worn then Ken should either have a dispensation from FFT or he should be fined.
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+3 #60 --- 2014-05-26 13:32
Quoting LOL:
#53

I wrote that you were disrespectful to the Knights - not Shae. They are not his "wombats" as you wrote. Nor are they your "mate" - so your being a "mate" of Shae's is irrelevant.

Who's the "idiot" now?

you. clearly.
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-1 #59 Anonymous 2014-05-26 12:37
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Richo:
Quoting LOL:
#41

It may have been your disrespectful reference to the Knights as "Hickey's wombat army". Nice - after the service he gave SH for the last 6-7 years. He could have stayed and won another title with SH but decided to give something back to football by going to the Knights.

If that's how you show respect - keep it to yourself.


I've heard him refer to himself as a wombat like, actually. Has your sense of humor gone missing, then?


in fairness to Richo, his blog is a satirical critique mainly for the edification of South supporters - on that level it succeeds brilliantly -I doubt he expects it to appeal to everyone in the Tas football community. No-one should take too much offence as little is intended.


dripping with arrogance
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-2 #58 LOL 2014-05-26 11:15
#53

I wrote that you were disrespectful to the Knights - not Shae. They are not his "wombats" as you wrote. Nor are they your "mate" - so your being a "mate" of Shae's is irrelevant.

Who's the "idiot" now?
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+6 #57 Anonymous 2014-05-26 10:26
Quoting Richo:
Quoting LOL:
#41

It may have been your disrespectful reference to the Knights as "Hickey's wombat army". Nice - after the service he gave SH for the last 6-7 years. He could have stayed and won another title with SH but decided to give something back to football by going to the Knights.

If that's how you show respect - keep it to yourself.


I've heard him refer to himself as a wombat like, actually. Has your sense of humor gone missing, then?


in fairness to Richo, his blog is a satirical critique mainly for the edification of South supporters - on that level it succeeds brilliantly -I doubt he expects it to appeal to everyone in the Tas football community. No-one should take too much offence as little is intended.
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+4 #56 Richo 2014-05-26 08:09
Quoting LOL:
#41

It may have been your disrespectful reference to the Knights as "Hickey's wombat army". Nice - after the service he gave SH for the last 6-7 years. He could have stayed and won another title with SH but decided to give something back to football by going to the Knights.

If that's how you show respect - keep it to yourself.


I've heard him refer to himself as a wombat like, actually. Has your sense of humor gone missing, then?
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-1 #55 Anonymous 2014-05-26 07:34
Quoting Richo:
Quoting One Face:
Quoting Richo:
Yeah I thought the Knights put in a performance with great heart & determination.


That's not the impression you have on ur blog Richard. Stop trying to be all things to all people.


Go back & actually read what I wrote before shooting off your keyboard, buddy.


I read it and nearly threw up half way thru. Such arrogance ...
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