Who Is Walter Pless?

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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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Photo:  New Life Member of Glenorchy Knights John Peter (left), with other Life Members Marina Brkic, Tommy Huigsloot, Michael Furjanic, Ivan Baric and Robbie Huigsloot [Photo courtesy of Glenorchy Knights].

Alex Bellini won the Glenorchy Knights’ Southern Championship side’s best-and-fairest player award with 17 votes.

Tyler Harrison finished second with 16 votes and Hugh Foley third with 13 votes.

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Photo:  The Glenorchy Knights senior Southern Championship squad with their winners' medals [Photo courtesy of Glenorchy Knights]

The Knights also announced Franco Previdi’s reappointment as senior coach for 2018 and John Peter as a new life member.

John Peter has made a significant contribution to the club over the past ten years, particularly with the club’s juniors.

Glenorchy Knights’ award winners were:

Men’s Championship

Best and Fairest – Alex Bellini

Players Player – Tyler Harrison

Coach’s Award – Tyler Harrison

Milan Lakoseljac Senior Men’s Top Goal Scorer – Ethan Engels

Men’s Championship 1

Best and Fairest – Nick Di Falco

Players Player – Alex Woodham

Coach’s Award – Hugh Graham

Challenge League

Best and Fairest – Callum Brown

Players Player – Callum Brown

Coach’s Award – Phil Chusri

Women’s Championship 1

Best and Fairest – Alex Hall

Most Improved – Serkalem Mulu

Coach’s Award – Tenille Nossiter

Senior Women’s Top Goal Scorer – Kim Browning

Perpetual Awards

Billy Krawczyk Encouragement Award – Phil Chusri

Stipe Majic Memorial Most Improved Senior Player – Ben Phillips

Patron’s Award, Best Senior Player – Hugh Foley

Women’s Outstanding Achievement – Marina Brkic

Peter Huigsloot Memorial Most Dedicated Player – Alan Findlay & Joshua Dingjan

Vin Mckay Best Club Person – Marina Brkic

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Photo (L-R):  Knights' coaching personnel Dallas Joiner, James Sherman, Tony Dzelalija, Mick Thorne, John Wheeler, Tony Bacic, Franco Previdi and Andrew Brown [Photo courtesy of Glenorch Knights]

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+3 #9 Really 2017-09-27 07:27
How did Sherman win the vic tute award seriously he missed games
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0 #8 Anonymous 2017-09-26 12:20
Quoting observer:
#1 Anonymous. perhaps they didn't want to give an assistant coach an award over other players. there is nothing wrong with his on field manner towards other team mates, he consistently tries to influence them to play better, unfortunately some of them don't take the advice well.



Are you suggesting he was ineligible for Players'player and Best & Fairest because he was assistant coach? Pretty sure he received votes in B&F and PP count.
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-3 #7 Anon 2017-09-26 12:19
Quoting Roll on 2018:
Good to see franco continue the job to get Knights back in npl next season a big one to keep growing at all levels

Season 2019 is the earliest they can return IF they win the Southern comp.
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-4 #6 Anon 2017-09-26 10:30
Sherm expects everyone to give their all and stick to structures and roles. When players don't someone needs to remind them. Problem is that some players have high expectations and strive to reach them. There are many players who have low expectations and near enough is good enough. Players like Sherm have every right to get up players when needed. It's a mans game and at the end of the game all is forgotten. Many NPL players have low expectations which is not good enough.
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-3 #5 Pal 2017-09-26 08:55
It's not a popularity contest I reckon he had a fine season. Congrats to bellini
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-9 #4 observer 2017-09-26 08:32
#1 Anonymous. perhaps they didn't want to give an assistant coach an award over other players. there is nothing wrong with his on field manner towards other team mates, he consistently tries to influence them to play better, unfortunately some of them don't take the advice well.
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+6 #3 Roll on 2018 2017-09-26 07:53
Good to see franco continue the job to get Knights back in npl next season a big one to keep growing at all levels
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+9 #2 Anonymous 2017-09-26 07:53
Votes must have been evenly spread.

Well done to Alex B.
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+2 #1 Anonymous 2017-09-26 07:51
Interesting James Sherman didn't get a club award but won the Vic Tuting by 10 votes. Must have got less than 13 votes at club level.

Having watched all games he played very well. Perhaps on-field manner toward team mates could improve?
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