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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Foley Leszczynski and Harrison - Copy

Photo:  Eagles' Sam Leszczynski (centre) gets a pass away from Knights duo Declan Foley and Tyler Harrison [PlessPix]

Southern Championship

Glenorchy Knights 9 (og 1’, J Clay 3’, E Engels 20’, 37’, 48’, 68’, C Brown 23’, M Nowicki 42’, 52’) beat New Town Eagles 1 (S Leszczynski 75’)

Vernon Hudson and Foley - Copy

Photo:  A battle for possession between Eagles' Jamie Vernon and Blayne Hudson and Knights' Declan Foley [PlessPix]

SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP (As at 7 April 2017)

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Glenorchy Knights

4

4

0

0

28

8

12

University

2

2

0

0

4

1

6

New Town Eagles

4

2

0

2

8

12

6

Hobart United

3

1

0

2

7

13

3

Nelson

3

1

0

2

7

8

3

Southern FC

3

1

0

2

5

6

3

Beachside

3

1

0

2

7

10

3

Taroona

2

1

0

1

2

3

3

Metro

2

0

0

2

1

6

0

Engels and Telega - Copy

Photo:  Knights' four-goal man Ethan Engels (left) watches as his brother Kurt Engels, tangles with Eagles' Andrew Telega [PlessPix]

Southern Championship 1

Glenorchy Knights 6 (J Davies, J Dingjan, Y Fuentes, C Moore, M Penney, N Thorne) beat New Town Eagles 1 (A Shackcloth)

Previdi and Leszczynski - Copy

Photo:  Knights coach Franco Previdi (left) and Eagles' coach Andrew Leszczynski, once team-mates at Eagles, shake hands after tonight's match [PlessPix]

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+5 #21 Anon 2017-04-10 14:03
Quoting anon:
[quote name="Anon"][quote name="anon"]#17.

Mate I don't support Knights and like you want better football for Tasmania so read before you write. Tasmania had one club winning now it has 3 and that could be 4 if Zebras win this year.
That's a comp so if other clubs want success they have to lift their game.
Just stating the obvious not gloating just stating the truth.
Any Southern or Northern club aspiring to play champions league has to lift its game end of story.


Most people play in the championship because they never wanted a state league. Tasmania does not have the capacity to support it. As you said, other teams are starting to win and yes perhaps the state league will grow to be a good competition over time. But the Southern Championship should be a competition (because it isn't) that caters for those teams that are not aspiring to be in the state-league. Unlike Knights!
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0 #20 anon 2017-04-10 08:16
Quoting Anon:
Quoting anon:
#17. Knights have a sugar daddy no doubt.Just like Olympia and Zebras so stop you moaning and get a sugar daddy or raise money for your club.
All you do is moan and groan get some people together and do something instead of moaning that's how you make your club stronger


I dont have a club. I just want better football for ALL Tasmanians. But you can continue going for knights if it makes you feel big

Mate I don't support Knights and like you want better football for Tasmania so read before you write. Tasmania had one club winning now it has 3 and that could be 4 if Zebras win this year.
That's a comp so if other clubs want success they have to lift their game.
Just stating the obvious not gloating just stating the truth.
Any Southern or Northern club aspiring to play champions league has to lift its game end of story.
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-4 #19 Anon 2017-04-10 03:30
Quoting anon:
#17. Knights have a sugar daddy no doubt.Just like Olympia and Zebras so stop you moaning and get a sugar daddy or raise money for your club.
All you do is moan and groan get some people together and do something instead of moaning that's how you make your club stronger


I dont have a club. I just want better football for ALL Tasmanians. But you can continue going for knights if it makes you feel big
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+4 #18 anon 2017-04-09 09:58
#17. Knights have a sugar daddy no doubt.Just like Olympia and Zebras so stop you moaning and get a sugar daddy or raise money for your club.
All you do is moan and groan get some people together and do something instead of moaning that's how you make your club stronger
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-6 #17 Anon 2017-04-09 08:01
Quoting anon:
If every club was able to 50k a year I reckon they would be as competitive as Knights.
This is one of the dumbest comments I have read on this blog.
It's the money that's makes your club at present. Were you as strong and competitive when you were in the NPL.

I'm not a Knights supporter.
You say if every club had 50 k it would make a difference so all you can do is knock my comment on how to compete well here's one for you.

Stop sooking get of your are and get a group of people to help raise $$ for your club or give your time to save your club expenditure.

Haha. because knights have raised the money being spent at the moment.
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+2 #16 anon 2017-04-09 05:28
If every club was able to 50k a year I reckon they would be as competitive as Knights.
This is one of the dumbest comments I have read on this blog.
It's the money that's makes your club at present. Were you as strong and competitive when you were in the NPL.
I'm not a Knights supporter.
You say if every club had 50 k it would make a difference so all you can do is knock my comment on how to compete well here's one for you.
Stop sooking get of your are and get a group of people to help raise $$ for your club or give your time to save your club expenditure.
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+4 #15 Anonymous 2017-04-08 23:58
Quoting Anon:
Quoting Frontage couch:
Knights look way better than this opposition. Despite squandering many chances still got the lazy 9. Eagles have no shape and only really threatened through some individual play by 10 and 16 up front.

16 wasn't playing up front



Maybe it was 15 then. Very quick and direct. The other guy less so and not a team player but scored a nice goal.
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+2 #14 anonymous 2017-04-08 22:56
Quoting anon:
Quoting anon:
whats the point winning 9-1 ?

What do you want mate 9-0 1-0.
Knights will win more games by cricket scores.
They have far to many quality players due to their finances and its up to other clubs and players to better them selves to be more competitive against the Knights.
We can blame this and that for what's going on but the bottom line is

to beat the knights a close knit club with hungry players can do it.
The question is which group of players is prepared to take that step

If every club was able to 50k a year I reckon they would be as competitive as Knights.
This is one of the dumbest comments I have read on this blog.
It's the money that's makes your club at present. Were you as strong and competitive when you were in the NPL.
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+6 #13 anon 2017-04-08 14:28
Quoting anon:
whats the point winning 9-1 ?

What do you want mate 9-0 1-0.
Knights will win more games by cricket scores.
They have far to many quality players due to their finances and its up to other clubs and players to better them selves to be more competitive against the Knights.
We can blame this and that for what's going on but the bottom line is to beat the knights a close knit club with hungry players can do it.
The question is which group of players is prepared to take that step
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-5 #12 anon 2017-04-08 13:58
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anon:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting anon:
whats the point winning 9-1 ?



Goal difference

I dont think knights will have to worry about goal difference this year. Cant blame eagles, but the game was shocking



So are you blaming Knights for playing at a higher level than their opponent?


The most important thing in football is the fans. No one wants to go watch a 9-1 game. Except for you apparently
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