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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Eight different clubs have won the Lakoseljac Cup since it was first introduced in 2000.

It’s a State-wide competition involving the first- and second-tier clubs and the prize for the winner is entry to the FFA Cup.

South Hobart have won it five times, while Glenorchy Knights have held the cup on three occasions, the last being in 2012.

It was named after the late Milan Lakoseljac, a star striker with Knights.

Hobart Zebras, Devonport City and Launceston City have each won it twice.

University, Clarence United and Olympia Warriors have each only held the trophy aloft once.

The semi-finals this 2017 season are Glenorchy Knights, Launceston City, Hobart Zebras and Olympia Warriors, so there won’t be a new name on the trophy.

Football Federation Tasmania will have a spanking new Lakoseljac Cup trophy to present this season, so look out for the design.

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I am led to believe that there will be a reduction in the taping of women’s matches because of budgetary constraints.

Two games will be taped each weekend instead of four.

There are plans to live-stream seven more game this season,

Part of the problem is lack of personnel to edit taped games.  By the time some are edited, they are weeks old.

 

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-1 #12 The Bottom Line 2017-05-19 12:19
Maybe picking 1 key womens game and 2 mens games would be good? Overall the stream is good when its zebs vs Olympia on a cold Friday, but Who would even watch Clarence vs rangers
So we have to watch Olympia every week ? No thank you. The stream is great as it is now. You get to see all teams play each other.
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+16 #11 politically correct 2017-05-19 11:53
Why can't people accept that the majority of spectators do not want to watch women's football? For me it is simply too slow and boring.It's no higher quality than our U16 boys leagues.
That is how sports work all over the world, public interest dictates expenditure.
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+2 #10 Barry Bonds 2017-05-19 11:19
Quoting Anon:
However you need to ask yourself the question; how much exposure are the games getting via live stream? By live streaming a game there needs to be a market there to watch it. Look at the men's games, 100 max to most games, maybe stopping the live stream might get people (like myself) off their sofa to go to more games.

The fact there is 100 at the game is exactly why they should stream. In 2017 with so much competition we can't rely on people always engaging with local sport at the venue. We need to build a greater audience not just at the ground, the stream brings it to the people rather and engages and meets more people than it ever could merely at venues. If you cut the stream all you do is cut your audience, the 100 at the game will remain 100 at the game. The tribal days of local football being the centre piece of the weekend are long gone. We have internet and 24/7 sport access
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-3 #9 Oi idiot 2017-05-19 11:12
Quoting Anonymous:
One of the first acts by Ken Weston is to brand Warrior Park too small for his preferred style of play and moves the SF of Laka Cup to KGV, the home of his opponent.

He at the club until at least 2020.

What does this mean moving forward?

Game was moved to KGV prior to that you clown AND it is bloody smart as Warrior Park actually suits Zebras more.
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+2 #8 Oi idiot 2017-05-19 11:06
Quoting Just Sayin:
Budgetary constraints - what a crock. Does this mean that FFT committed to the filming program without knowing the what the cost would be? Or, more likely, it's just a continuation of paying lip service to developing the game and it's profile in Tasmania. When the going gets tough (in this case tough = actually doing work for the benefit of the women's game) FFT just simply wilt and back away hoping to fade un-noticed into the background. It won't be long before history repeats and other things start to be cut back or discontinued, all to boost the coffers for a rainy day that will never arrive. A mirror of the credibility of the parent organisation (FIFA).

Walter said it is less about $$$ and more about resources to film and edit.
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-4 #7 Anonymous 2017-05-19 08:56
One of the first acts by Ken Weston is to brand Warrior Park too small for his preferred style of play and moves the SF of Laka Cup to KGV, the home of his opponent.

He at the club until at least 2020.

What does this mean moving forward?
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-4 #6 Just Sayin 2017-05-19 07:57
Budgetary constraints - what a crock. Does this mean that FFT committed to the filming program without knowing the what the cost would be? Or, more likely, it's just a continuation of paying lip service to developing the game and it's profile in Tasmania. When the going gets tough (in this case tough = actually doing work for the benefit of the women's game) FFT just simply wilt and back away hoping to fade un-noticed into the background. It won't be long before history repeats and other things start to be cut back or discontinued, all to boost the coffers for a rainy day that will never arrive. A mirror of the credibility of the parent organisation (FIFA).
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-3 #5 camera? 2017-05-19 03:12
Quoting Anon:
I think progressing the game, whether it be woman's or men's is important. However you need to ask yourself the question; how much exposure are the games getting via live stream? By live streaming a game there needs to be a market there to watch it. Look at the men's games, 100 max to most games, maybe stopping the live stream might get people (like myself) off their sofa to go to more games. If there is a grand final or women's team play someone interstate then this would be very good exposure, I can see why they've made this decision from an economical perspective. I think the general football community need to think about the overall benefits to Tasmanian football by this decision and not that it is not seen as a dud move by FFT.

Maybe picking 1 key womens game and 2 mens games would be good? Overall the stream is good when its zebs vs Olympia on a cold Friday, but Who would even watch Clarence vs rangers
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-2 #4 Anonymous 2017-05-18 21:03
yeah the cup itself, not the competition.

So, if they've got as new one, what happened to the cup last won in 2016?
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+24 #3 Walt 2017-05-18 10:21
#1 Anonymous, I take your point that a State-wide Cup was in existence before the Lakoseljac Cup, but my story is merely about the Lakoseljac Cup and the fact that the new trophy will be engraved with the names of the teams which have won it since it was instituted in 2000. The winners of the State-wide Cup prior to 2000 must have received a trophy and that probably has the winners' names engraved on ot. I hope you understand where I'm coming from. Cheers!
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