Who Is Walter Pless?

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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Zebras victory dance - Copy

Photo:  Zebras do a victory dance with the Summer Cup [PlessPix]

Women’s Summer Cup Final

Hobart Zebras 3 (Lucy Johnson 9’, Alyssa Bowden 23’, own goal 50’) beat South Hobart 1 (Pishon Choi 31’)

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Photo:  Hobart Zebras and mascots parade the Summer Cup [PlessPix]

[Player-of-the-Match: Lucy Johnson of Hobart Zebras]South Hobart Women 9 March 2018 - Copy

Photo:  South Hobart's starting XI [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Matilda Melissa Barbieri after presenting the Summer Cup to Zebras skipper Madeline O'Brien [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Pink balloons blew in the wind on the southern side of the ground [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Hobart Zebras with their new 2018 Summer Cup [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Zebras captain Mady O'Brien and FFT's Glen McNeill [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Zebras' Lucy Johnson was named Player-of-the-Match [PlessPix]

Kyla Mason passes 09 03 18 - Copy

Photo:  Zebras' Kayla Mason (right) gets a pass away [PlessPix]

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South Hobart players celebrate their goal [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Zebras' Rachel Ridler (right) pressures a South Hobart defender [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Zebras' Alyssa Bowden (left) is congratulated on her goal [PlessPix]

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+1 #8 Anonymous 2018-03-14 03:38
Quoting Anonymous:
What would have happened if Olympia were not disqualified?
I think if zebras played at their best they would have beaten Olympia.
But I agree with comment 2, they didn't play their best in the final so if they'd been playing Olympia and played like that I think Olympia would have beaten them.
Comparing their performances against Ssouth Hobart and Taroona, Olympia beat both those teams more impressively than zebras did.
But, I still think that if zebras brought their A Game they would have beaten Olympia, but that was not their A Game in the final. They can improve a lot on that performance so I predict they will win the super league and go through undefeated once again.

If you look at past results, Zebras are not one to emphatically beat teams like Olympia, yet they step up when required. They play hard and match their opposition, one of their downfalls is however that they lapse when playing less skilled teams.
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-2 #7 Anonymous 2018-03-14 03:08
What would have happened if Olympia were not disqualified?
I think if zebras played at their best they would have beaten Olympia.
But I agree with comment 2, they didn't play their best in the final so if they'd been playing Olympia and played like that I think Olympia would have beaten them.
Comparing their performances against Ssouth Hobart and Taroona, Olympia beat both those teams more impressively than zebras did.
But, I still think that if zebras brought their A Game they would have beaten Olympia, but that was not their A Game in the final. They can improve a lot on that performance so I predict they will win the super league and go through undefeated once again.
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+3 #6 Anonymous 2018-03-13 11:35
Lucy Johnson is very gifted but what position does she play. She never seems to play a position and seems to just be free to go wherever she wants. Does the coach give her freedom to do that. It must be hard for her teammates to perform their roles.
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+2 #5 At your Request 2018-03-11 23:40
Shelley Cook - Retired
Maddi Graham - not playing
Emily Nellis - Working in Burnie
Jess Harris - Townsville QLD
Allie Berry (Baby)
Laura Spandler (Hockey TIS)
Olivia McDonald Melbourne (Uni)
Zoe Nichols (travelling) atm
DK (Moon Boot)

BIG Changes
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0 #4 Anonymous 2018-03-11 02:19
Kayla Mason is the epitome of how a player can optimise their performance through hard work and improved fitness
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+6 #3 anon 2018-03-10 22:57
Quoting Anon:
#1 you don't need to worry, they'll win super league easy they've got no one to beat they played badly last night and still won easy but last years zebras would have slammed both teams last night

So where are the Zebras from last year?
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+5 #2 Anon 2018-03-09 23:40
#1 you don't need to worry, they'll win super league easy they've got no one to beat they played badly last night and still won easy but last years zebras would have slammed both teams last night
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+7 #1 Anon 2018-03-09 12:21
Early in the season but Zebras with a bit to do. Not as polished as last year but no doubt they'll improve. Will certainly miss their keeper from last year...big shoes to fill.
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