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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Glenorchy Knights meet Hobart United at 2.30pm today in the Men’s Division A Summer Cup Final.

The day’s program begins at 10am when Kingborough Lions play Beachside in the Men’s Division B Social Final.

The Under-18s final at noon features Olympia and Beachside.

Knights had everyone at training this week and the players are looking forward to coming up against Hobart United.

Declan Foley is available after suspension, while Ethan Engels and younbgster Sean Colrain have been included in the Knights squad.

In a way, this is a dress rehearsal for the league as the sides will meet in the first round.

Tomorrow’s program at KGV Park begins at 11am with the Women’s Division B social final between Hobart Zebras and University.

The Women’s Division A Final at 3pm is between Hobart Zebras and Taroona.

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+1 #24 Trump 2017-03-15 03:12
Quoting Teacher:
Quoting Darren Anderton:
#15 Trump
Firstly the word is 'because' not 'cause' that you should have began your sentence with.
Secondly the definition of 'Racism' is 'prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior'. I don't believe the post at #14 met this criteria at all?



Shouldn't begin a sentence with Because

That is correct.
And sentence shouldn't also start with an 'and' or a 'but'.
But we still do them all.
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+1 #23 Anon 2017-03-15 02:31
Quoting Why?:
Quoting Anon:
Quoting Concerned:
Quoting Anonymous:
Dear concerned. How would your group of 5 work? Surely that means a bye.

At least the format guaranteed each team at least four games.


Of course there is a Bye - But it means its fair amongst those 5 teams involved in the group. All the teams will play each other once, judged on their results. Its common sense. 100% fair, 100% normal...but not for FFT?? Why???


and the other group? Think it thru tell me how it works


Anon just doesn't get it???? Instead of 1 group - there are 2 - and each team in the group plays each other seems ok to me, European Championships and world Cup qualifiers, Asian Qualifiers often have uneven group numbers. Look it up to see how it works??


how many games/weeks for Group with 4 teams
how many games/weeks for group with 5 teams
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-1 #22 Why? 2017-03-14 21:47
Quoting Anon:
Quoting Concerned:
Quoting Anonymous:
Dear concerned. How would your group of 5 work? Surely that means a bye.

At least the format guaranteed each team at least four games.


Of course there is a Bye - But it means its fair amongst those 5 teams involved in the group. All the teams will play each other once, judged on their results. Its common sense. 100% fair, 100% normal...but not for FFT?? Why???


and the other group? Think it thru tell me how it works


Anon just doesn't get it???? Instead of 1 group - there are 2 - and each team in the group plays each other seems ok to me, European Championships and world Cup qualifiers, Asian Qualifiers often have uneven group numbers. Look it up to see how it works??
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-1 #21 Concerned 2017-03-14 21:44
Quoting Anon:
Quoting Concerned:
Quoting Anonymous:
Dear concerned. How would your group of 5 work? Surely that means a bye.

At least the format guaranteed each team at least four games.


Of course there is a Bye - But it means its fair amongst those 5 teams involved in the group. All the teams will play each other once, judged on their results. Its common sense. 100% fair, 100% normal...but not for FFT?? Why???


and the other group? Think it thru tell me how it works


And the other group has 4 teams and play each other once....and the top team or top two go through to a final or semi final? So each group is fair to the members of that group. They play each other once, and only the results of the games in that group have an outcome on that group...whats so difficult - Do you work for FFT??
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+1 #20 Teacher 2017-03-14 07:42
Quoting Darren Anderton:
#15 Trump
Firstly the word is 'because' not 'cause' that you should have began your sentence with.
Secondly the definition of 'Racism' is 'prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior'. I don't believe the post at #14 met this criteria at all?



Shouldn't begin a sentence with Because
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+5 #19 Anonymous 2017-03-14 05:57
#14 Pretty sure FFT are just tagging the Knights Facebook page which is titled "Glenorchy Knights (Croatia-Glenor chy)".
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+3 #18 Trump 2017-03-14 05:24
Is this better for you Darren and Interested.
Australia celebrates a cultural diverse background. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.

Here are some points to help you understand the above;

•around 45 per cent of Australians were born overseas or have at least one parent who was
•we identify with about 300 ancestries
•since 1945, more than 7.5 million people have migrated to Australia
•apart from English, the most common languages spoken in Australia are Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Vietnamese, Tagalog/Filipin o, Spanish and Hindi
•more than 60 Indigenous languages are spoken in Australia.

Hope this is more to your liking.

And thank you for correcting my grammar.
As pointed out, I should have written because but was lazy and used cause which does not mean the same thing.
And a simple apostrophe would have also sufficed, 'cause.
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-3 #17 Darren Anderton 2017-03-14 03:58
#15 Trump
Firstly the word is 'because' not 'cause' that you should have began your sentence with.
Secondly the definition of 'Racism' is 'prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior'. I don't believe the post at #14 met this criteria at all?
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0 #16 Anon 2017-03-14 01:49
Quoting Concerned:
Quoting Anonymous:
Dear concerned. How would your group of 5 work? Surely that means a bye.

At least the format guaranteed each team at least four games.


Of course there is a Bye - But it means its fair amongst those 5 teams involved in the group. All the teams will play each other once, judged on their results. Its common sense. 100% fair, 100% normal...but not for FFT?? Why???


and the other group? Think it thru tell me how it works
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+2 #15 Trump 2017-03-14 00:56
Quoting Interested:
Walter, I have noticed that FFT are naming one soccer club as Glenorchy Knights (Croatia-Glenorchy), why? I thought that ethnicity was taken out of club names years ago?

Cause it's racist to pick on a person's or teams ethnic background and force them to change because you see it as a negative.
This is in fact immoral and disrespectful of not allowing people and clubs to show their cultural and historic background.

Does this explain it for you?
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