Who Is Walter Pless?

Walter_Pless

A teacher by profession, but is now in his 37th 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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Malcolm scoes penalty - Copy

Photo:  Grant Malcolm (second from right) scores a penalty for Clarence against Kingborough to make it 2-2 [PlessPix]

PS4 NPL Tasmania

Northern Rangers 1 (H Thannhauser) drew with Hobart Zebras 1 (I Lewis)

Kingborough Lions United 2 (B Kovadio 22’, D Cowen 56’) drew with Clarence United 2 (J Stuart 49’, G Malcolm 75’ pen)

Devonport City 2 (T Fischer 2) beat South Hobart 0

Launceston City 0 lost to Olympia Warriors 3 (T Bellini 4', G Hoy 85', 90')

McConnon and opponent - Copy

Photo:  Kingborough's Chase McConnon tackles a Clarence opponent in the Challenge League match [PlessPix]

Challenge League

Kingborough Lions United 1-5 Clarence United

Bremner wins header - Copy

Photo:  Clarence's Paul Bremner wins a header against Kingborough's Dominic Yuel [PlessPix]

PS4 NPL Tasmania Standings (As at 15 April 2017)

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Olympia Warriors

6

5

0

1

20

7

15

Hobart Zebras

6

4

2

0

21

3

14

Devonport City

6

4

1

1

15

11

13

South Hobart

6

4

0

2

21

6

12

Northern Rangers

6

1

2

3

7

14

5

Clarence United

6

1

2

3

6

16

5

Kingborough Lions

6

0

2

4

7

29

2

Launceston City

6

0

1

5

4

15

1

 

Cowen scores for Lions - Copy

Photo:  Danny Cowen gives Kingborough a 2-1 lead as he beats Clarence keeper Darby Randall [PlessPix]

Southern Championship

Metro 1-6 Beachside

Hobart United 1-0 University

New Town Eagles 3-0 Southern FC

Taroona 4-1 Nelson

Bremner attacking - Copy

Photo:  Clarence's Paul Bremner heads for goal with Kingborough's Dominic Yuel in pursuit [PlessPix]

Lewis lunge - Copy

Photo:  Clarence defender Matt Lewis launches himself at the ball in an attenpt to stop Kingborough's Benjamin Kovadio [PlessPix]

Hallard and Markaj - Copy

Photo:  Kingborough's Paulo Markaj tries to keep the ball in play as Clarence's George Hallard moves in [PlessPix]

Markaj praying - Copy

Photo:  Kingborough coach Gabriel Markaj cannot believe a decision [PlessPix]

Lying down - Copy

Photo:  Benjamin Kovadio (No.10), see here taking a tumble, is always listed on the teamsheet as No. 11 [PlessPix]

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0 #27 UDH 2017-04-17 02:38
Quoting Anon:
Wow great to see coach Wiki not doing interviews any more, great option putting Cowan in to replace him. Also watched the post game interview by the Clarence coach - his statement was that the only fault in the game was in front of goal, well how come you let 2 goals in , there must be problems at the back as well .


I suggest you rewatch then to see him talking about his defence being to blame for Kingborough's second goal then, as that sounds like him saying there was more than just problems at the front (also there was the poor refs both ways..
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0 #26 Lol 2017-04-17 01:29
Quoting anon:
Quoting Karate kid:
No problem diving in like that as long as the ball is won, If the ball is won and the man gets hit hard on the follow through... Well that is a perfect tackle my friend.


Hahaha i watch religously. You must be watching ufc, if you think two feet in the air and studs up is no problem.
I suggest a perfect tackle might be when the player is fully in control of the tackle. To suggest a perfect tackle is when you lack control, can get easily beaten or cause injury is seriousky deluded thinking.

That's OK mate hope your playing days are not over because believe me they will be with tackles like that.
Its and illegal tackle end of story.

lol Tasmania....
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+8 #25 anonymous 2017-04-17 01:19
WTF, quite correct.
What is FFTs main function. I believe it is to administer and deliver competition structures. At present this is not happening and the most affected are the shareholders (The players)
This is beyond funny as I think every club needs to stand up and DEMAND FFT apologise for the situations they have created and don't blame the clubs anymore for player retention as the rosters and competition structures are the main reasons why kids drop out.
FFT like to blame everyone else but themselves, well I know that FFT have been telling some porkies of late but this is nothing unusual.
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+4 #24 anonymous 2017-04-17 01:09
Quoting Wtf:
This weekend saw 75% or more of the youth games postponed.

Why would you schedule games for the Easter long weekend?!

Also, the policy of only allowing one team from each club to start in Div1 is a great success. There are teams placed in Div2 because there is another club team in Div1 and they are absolutely destroying p
the opposition. How is this helpful for anyone? It will just lead to kids on the receiving end dropping out of the sport. Perhaps FFT should have trusted the clubs to use their judgement and allowed them to nominate more than one Div1 team.

I can say now that the rosters will not be changed in the near future.
FFT and the board has a lot to answer to. I know which team and club you are talking about and there has been and will be more results like that in games to come.
I heard of parents asking for their money back from clubs so is this the start of players from FFT comps leaving the game.
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+3 #23 anon 2017-04-17 00:24
Quoting disgusted:
How bad is that tackle, he must be a Kevin Muscat fan absolutely disgraceful.

Or vinney Jones and some people defend these tackles.
What's wrong with holding off and backing your defensive skills.
These tackles and shirt pulling should be stamped out of the game.
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+5 #22 disgusted 2017-04-16 23:12
How bad is that tackle, he must be a Kevin Muscat fan absolutely disgraceful.
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+5 #21 Anon 2017-04-16 20:56
Quoting Anon:
Wow great to see coach Wiki not doing interviews any more, great option putting Cowan in to replace him. Also watched the post game interview by the Clarence coach - his statement was that the only fault in the game was in front of goal, well how come you let 2 goals in , there must be problems at the back as well .


Clarence keeper can't help communicate with his defence properly, which in turn puts more pressure on his defenders from watching a couple of his games... thoughts?
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+7 #20 anon 2017-04-16 09:56
Quoting Karate kid:
No problem diving in like that as long as the ball is won, If the ball is won and the man gets hit hard on the follow through... Well that is a perfect tackle my friend.


Hahaha i watch religously. You must be watching ufc, if you think two feet in the air and studs up is no problem.
I suggest a perfect tackle might be when the player is fully in control of the tackle. To suggest a perfect tackle is when you lack control, can get easily beaten or cause injury is seriousky deluded thinking.
That's OK mate hope your playing days are not over because believe me they will be with tackles like that.
Its and illegal tackle end of story.
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+4 #19 Anonymous 2017-04-16 09:44
Quoting Lol:
Quoting Karate kid:
Regardless of wheather Matt Lewis gets that ball or not. Its a disgusting attempt. Once you launch your self like that, the potential for serious inury is huge!
Unfortunately tassie refs would rather stamp out swearing, colour of tape than the potentially career ending challenges.

Obviously don't watch much football on TV do you mate?
No problem diving in like that as long as the ball is won, If the ball is won and the man gets hit hard on the follow through... Well that is a perfect tackle my friend.



Clearly watching telly doesn't make you an expert. If there tackle is dangerous nothing else matters
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+7 #18 Anon 2017-04-16 09:14
Wow great to see coach Wiki not doing interviews any more, great option putting Cowan in to replace him. Also watched the post game interview by the Clarence coach - his statement was that the only fault in the game was in front of goal, well how come you let 2 goals in , there must be problems at the back as well .
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