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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1 Eldayar and Smith

Photo:  Devonport's Dominic Smith (right) beats Hobart United's Elhadi Eldayar to a header [PlessPix]

Lakoseljac Cup (Round-of-16)

Hobart United 1 (M Kamba 84’ pen) Lost to Devonport City 6 (B Mann 19’, 57’, 64’, H Wicks 38’, T Fischer 61’, L Millingston 92’)

Glenorchy Knights 1 (J Sherman 49’) beat Kingborough Lions United 0

Launceston United 0-12 South Hobart (B Hemlett 10, K Kemp, J Leaman)

2 Brayden Mann about to shoot

Photo:  Devonport's Brayden Mann shoots for goal [PlessPix]

Clarence United 3-0 Somerset

University 2-3 Launceston City

Beachside 1-3 Hobart Zebras

Northern Rangers 0-1 Nelson (C Jackson 48')

Ulverstone 0-7 Olympia Warriors

3 Cooper and Fischer

Photo:  Devonport's Tyler Fischer (right) prepares to shoot as Hobart United's Callan Cooper moves in [PlessPix]

PFD Women’s Super League (Played on weekend)

Hobart Zebras 8-1 University

Kingborough Lions United 2-1 Clarence United

Taroona 2-0 Ulverstone

4 Markaj and warm-up

Photo:  A dapper-looking Kingborough coach, Gabriel Markaj, supervises the warm-up [PlessPix]

5 Foley and Herweynen

Photo:  Glenorchy Knights' Hugh Foley wrong-foots Kingborough's Toby Herweynen [PlessPix]

6 Hugh Foley and Markaj

Photo:  Glenorchy Knights' Hugh Foley gets a pass away ahead of Kingborough's Tim Belstead [PlessPix]

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-6 #25 Sick Lion 2017-04-20 06:56
Quoting Cup tied:
Kingborough showed some very good defence tonight which was much needed. Yes Knights had majority of possession but I thought kingborough battled well with good structure.
Where was Benny? Apparently he was injured but could be also be on the move so he doesn't get cup tied? Rumours going around Gates has been talking to Zebras as well. If both teams lose it could go bad to worse at the den


Defense? That was defense? I've seen better tracking and zonal marking in an U12 side. That was shocking. Central defender was ok but not NPL level.
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+4 #24 Anon 2017-04-20 06:35
#23.
Has great understanding of the game and structures.Very disciplined and understands role well.
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+6 #23 Anonymous 2017-04-19 09:17
Quoting Anon:
Knights played good possession stuff had the best of the chances got their first clean sheet for at least 5 weeks and thoroughly deserved the win.

#16. The reason Knights played good possession football was because there was no opposition for much of the game.My grandmother could have done better than Kingborough. SOrry seems harsh but true.



Hard to comment haven't seen your gran play
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-3 #22 Anon 2017-04-19 06:52
Knights played good possession stuff had the best of the chances got their first clean sheet for at least 5 weeks and thoroughly deserved the win.

#16. The reason Knights played good possession football was because there was no opposition for much of the game.My grandmother could have done better than Kingborough. SOrry seems harsh but true.
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-1 #21 Anon 2017-04-18 04:51
It seems like Coach Wiki is more interested about his own appearance to self promote himself, Lions are to pay big time for his appointment in time.
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+13 #20 Credit where due 2017-04-17 23:36
Quoting Boro:
Something isn't right, before he was shouting play the ball in the deck and now in the past 4 weeks he is shouting go long. Make up your mind !



I don't know Markaj but like some others I've taken some interest. He hasn't done his cause any good through OTT self promotion. However in the past week or so he has shown considerable humility where previously he had been strong and resolute even in such dire circumstances.

This young man has put his hand up in front of us all and said I got it wrong. What you expect to see from that point is change and that is what you are seeing. There's a lot not to like but at least give him credit for that.
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+3 #19 Brian 2017-04-17 23:14
Whilst I was pleased my team won my congratulations go to Nelson .

I'll stand corrected but this is the third time they have taken a scalp in a senior K O Competition.

I recall them defeating Hobart City but memory fails me for their second scalp.

Perhaps you can assist Walter.
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-6 #18 Personal 2017-04-17 22:44
Quoting Anonymous:
#12 He's not speaking to Zebs or any other clubs , is heading back home to Perth for work and personal reasons.

Person reasons = not good enough for NPL
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+2 #17 Strike. 2017-04-17 19:35
Wasn't a great deal of quality in the front Third, but what an beautiful free kick. Up and over the wall with power. Couple solid youngsters that did alright for the lions too
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+24 #16 Knight 2017-04-17 13:46
Knights played good possession stuff had the best of the chances got their first clean sheet for at least 5 weeks and thoroughly deserved the win.
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