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 KGV clinic

Photo:  KGV Park was a hive of activity on Thursday evening as Melbourne Victory conducted a clinic for youngsters [PlessPix]

Melbourne Victory pressed the flesh in Hobart yesterday following their arrival on Wednesday for their annual one-week stay.

They began the day with a training session at North Hobart Oval and finished with a kids’ clinic at KGV Park, attended by 200 youngsters.

B Melbourne Victory KGV clinic

Photo:  Small-sided games was the order of the day at the clinic [PlessPix]

On Wednesday evening, Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat attended a coaches’ seminar attended by several dozen local coaches.

At lunch-time yesterday, Football Federation Tasmania hosted a lunch for the visiting squad at The Black Buffalo Hotel in North Hobart.

Star striker Besart Berisha, Leigh Broxham and Jason Geria visited the children’s ward at the Royal Hobart Hospital early on Thursday afternoon.

Berisha, 29, an Albanian international, transferred from Brisbane Roar to Melbourne Victory this year.

He won two A-League championships with Brisbane Roar and won the A-League Golden Boot award in the 2011-2012 season.

Berisha has played 17 times for Albania, scoring one goal.

F Besart Berisha at KGV Park 25 September 2014

Photo:  Besart Berisha...Melbourne Victory's new signing from Brisbane Roar was at KGV Park last night [PlessPix]

He has also played for Tennis Borussia Berlin in Germany, AaB and Horsens in Denmark, Hamburger SV in the German Bundesliga, Rosenborg (Norway) and Arminia Bielefeld (Germany) before joining Brisbane Roar in the A-League.

Hamburger SV sold him to Burnley but injury meant he did not play a competitive game for the English club.

Socceroo striker Archie Thompson made an appearance at Specsavers store in the city yesterday afternoon.

This morning, the team trained at North Hobart Oval from 10am-11am, while at 1pm, Archie Thompson, Mark Milligan, Kosta Barbarousas, Adrian Leijer and Nathan Coe were in The Mall in the centre of Hobart.

At 2pm, Andrew Nabbout, Leigh Broxham and Gui Finkler will visit Campbell Street Primary School.

Sydney FC arrive in Hobart on Saturday at 3.55pm.

On Sunday, Tasmania will play Melbourne Victory Youth at 12.15pm at North Hobart Oval, while Melbourne Victory take on Sydney FC at 3pm.

C Milligan signs autographs

Photo:  Melbourne Victory's Mark Milligan signs autographs for Tasmanian youngsters [PlessPix]

D Autograph signing

Photo:  The Melbourne Victory players signing autographs after last night's clinic at KGV Park [PlessPix]

E Archie Thompson signs autographs

Photo:  Melbourne Victory's Socceroo striker Archie Thompson signs autographs for clinic participants [PlessPix]

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-1 #8 Anonymous 2014-09-26 13:07
#6 anonymous, I'm not trying to be smart. We can all make mistakes. But, that is not a typo. It's an error in vocabulary.
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+10 #7 Anon 2014-09-26 12:49
Quoting Not quite there yet:
FFT sent out a promotional email today titled "Meet the stars of Melbourne Victory in Hobart!" which is very good on their part promoting Sunday's games.

Unfortunately, it must have been their proof readers day off as it took me a while to work out what they were saying when they said "SKIP THE CUES AND HEAD INTO OPTUS TODAY!"

FFT are trying to encourage ticket sales and reduce queues at the ground but this typo does not encourage faith in an organisation, again trying to purport itself in a profession light.

Or maybe even professional light ?
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+1 #6 Anonymous 2014-09-26 12:33
Quoting Not quite there yet:
FFT sent out a promotional email today titled "Meet the stars of Melbourne Victory in Hobart!" which is very good on their part promoting Sunday's games.

Unfortunately, it must have been their proof readers day off as it took me a while to work out what they were saying when they said "SKIP THE CUES AND HEAD INTO OPTUS TODAY!"

FFT are trying to encourage ticket sales and reduce queues at the ground but this typo does not encourage faith in an organisation, again trying to purport itself in a profession light.


You must have a pretty sad existence. Also, how are you going if it took you a while to work out what they meant, despite the typo still pretty clear.
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-1 #5 Not quite there yet 2014-09-26 11:22
FFT sent out a promotional email today titled "Meet the stars of Melbourne Victory in Hobart!" which is very good on their part promoting Sunday's games.

Unfortunately, it must have been their proof readers day off as it took me a while to work out what they were saying when they said "SKIP THE CUES AND HEAD INTO OPTUS TODAY!"

FFT are trying to encourage ticket sales and reduce queues at the ground but this typo does not encourage faith in an organisation, again trying to purport itself in a profession light.
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+4 #4 Karl 2014-09-26 08:18
AFL game is on Saturday you soccer lovers, let's feel up North Hobart ground and let's show every one football (soccer) is a life.
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+7 #3 J.K 2014-09-26 07:37
Quoting G.K .:
Great work by the Melb Vic side , it's just a pity that all this is happening on AFL Grand Final weekend , yes we can all have a go and say !!! This is our code and that's there's ..... But 95 percent of our code follow a AFL Team !!! Here in Hobar ....what it's come down to is that the crowed will be down a few KG because of the game on Sat ....I'll be missing as I made a commitment long time ago , but that's life .... well let's cross our fingers and we need at list over 6 KG to say it's a good turn out .... Have a great weekend and a safe one ..Vic will win 3.1....and all the best to our Tassie Boys playing against the youth side ..

You do realise that KG stands for Kilogram, right?
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0 #2 Tifosi 2014-09-26 07:17
Gee, George, this news is so disappointing. I would have expected you to be one of the first people through the gate on Sunday. Are you really a football fan or do other things take priority?
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+2 #1 G.K . 2014-09-26 04:39
Great work by the Melb Vic side , it's just a pity that all this is happening on AFL Grand Final weekend , yes we can all have a go and say !!! This is our code and that's there's ..... But 95 percent of our code follow a AFL Team !!! Here in Hobar ....what it's come down to is that the crowed will be down a few KG because of the game on Sat ....I'll be missing as I made a commitment long time ago , but that's life .... well let's cross our fingers and we need at list over 6 KG to say it's a good turn out .... Have a great weekend and a safe one ..Vic will win 3.1....and all the best to our Tassie Boys playing against the youth side ..
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