Who Is 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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6 in pursuit - Copy

Photo:  A chase between two opponents as referee Nathan Robinson looks on [PlessPix]

Metro had a change of fortune tonight when they beat Phoenix 3-1 at North Chigwell in a pre-season friendly.

Phoenix had won 3-1 against Metro at the same venue last week.

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Photo:  Metro's Matthew Robb on the receiving end of a fierce tackle [PlessPix]

Metro started in whirlwind style and led 2-0 within the opening 10 minutes.

They had several new Nepalese players on view and one of these, Bhim, opened the scoring.

Player-coach Jayden Wiggins made it 2-0 when he rifled home a tremendous low shot from range.

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Photo:  Phoenix players can only watch in amazement as Jayden Wiggins's bullet-like shot nestles in the back of the net to make it 2-0 for Metro [PlessPix]

James Hope pulled a goal back for Phoenix with a penalty.

Chulo, another Nepalese signing, sealed the game when he netted Metro’s third.

Metro travel to Launceston on Saturday to meet Launceston United in a friendly.

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Photo:  A Metro player on the ball tries to shake off a Phoenix opponent [PlessPix]

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Photo:  One of Metro's Nepalese signings under pressure [PlessPix]

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Photo:  A winning tackle by a Phoenix player [Plesspix]

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Photo:  Matthew Robb (right) tries to get past a Phoenix defender [PlessPix]


+6 #2 Haha 2018-02-01 11:50
Hey Walter,
We all know Sean is the better Robb but these pictures that say Sean Robb it's the middle brother Matthew robb
+1 #1 Laser 2018-02-01 11:02
Looks like Wiggles has still got it !!

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