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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A Thompson and opponent

Photo:  Melbourne Victory's Archie Thompson (left) is foiled by Sydney FC's Milos Dimitrijevic [PlessPix]

State Game (North Hobart Oval)

Tasmania 2 (S Brassington 25, M Holden 70) beat Melbourne Victory Youth 1 (J Katebian 95)

A-League pre-season friendly (North Hobart Oval)

Melbourne Victory 1 (Fahid Ben Khalfallah 90) drew with Sydney FC 1 (M Janko 21)

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C Pain tackled

Photo:  Melbourne Victory's Connor Pain is tackled by a Sydney FC defender [PlessPix]

Guilherme Finkler

Photo:  A Sydney FC player goes down under a challenge from Melbourne Victory's Gui Finkler [PlessPix]

L Nichols tackled

Photo:  Tasmania's Lachlan Nichols about to be tackled [PlessPix]

Tasmania XI 28 September 2014

Photo:  The victorious Tasmanian squad that beat Melbourne Victory Youth 2-1 [PlessPix]

J MacLean and Vanderrmey

Photo:  Tasmania's Jake Vandermey shields the ball from Victory's John MacLean [PlessPix]