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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Nester clears against Hobart United - Copy

Photo:  Glenorchy Knights keeper Dmitri Nester clears against Hobart United in their Southern Championship match at Pontville today [PlessPix]

NPL Tasmania

Devonport City 3 (B mann 11’, 39’, 74’) beat Olympia Warriors 1 (G Gurson 25’)

Kingborough Lions United 2 (C Downes 23’, D Cowen 70’ pen) lost to South Hobart 3 (N Morton 47’, D Brown 51’, J Turner 77’)

Launceston City 7-0 Clarence United

Shane Kent and ball - Copy

Photo:  Metro's Shane Kent in possessiona gainst New Town Eagles in the Southern Championship game at North Chigwell today [PlessPix]

NPL Tasmania Standings (As at Saturday, 2 June 2018)

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Launceston City

9

7

2

0

26

6

23

Devonport City

9

6

1

2

27

11

19

South Hobart

9

5

2

2

23

17

17

Olympia Warriors

9

4

1

4

17

15

13

Hobart Zebras

8

4

1

3

18

21

13

Northern Rangers

8

2

1

5

17

20

7

Kingborough Lions

9

1

2

6

13

18

5

Clarence United

9

0

2

7

6

39

2

Degetto and Zammit - Copy

Photo:  South Hobart's Isaac Degetto (left) and Kingborough's Nicholas Zammit in a race for the ball [PlessPix]

Southern Championship

Metro 1-6 New Town Eagles

Hobart United 2-3 Glenorchy Knights (M Nowicki 2, C Brown)

Callan Griffin goes for ball - Copy

Photo:  Glenorchy Knights' Callan Griffin wins the ball against Hobart United in the Southern Championship One game at Pontville today [PlessPix]

Southern Championship 1

Hobart United 4-3 Glenorchy Knights

Metro 0-8 New Town Eagles

Ladic and Bolonja - Copy

Photo:  Former team-mates and now opponents Jonathan Ladic (Glenorchy Knights), left, and Hobart United's Robbie Bolonja at Pontvilel today before the Southern Championship game kicked off  [PlessPix]

Challenge League

Hobart Zebras 5-1 Glenorchy Knights

Kingborough Lions United 0-3 South Hobart

Nathan Rees Matthew Pace and Nathan Robinson - Copy

Photo:  Glenorchy Knights' Nathan Rees wins the ball in today's Challenge League game against Hobart Zebras at KGV Park.  Zebras' Matthew Pace and referee Nathan Robinson watch the action. [PlessPix]

Women's Super League

Kingborough Lions United 0-2 South Hobart

Di Martino and Turner - Copy

Photo:  South Hobart's Jack Turner gets away from Kingborough's Christian Di Martino as Kingborough's Trent Pearce and referee Stratos Plomaritis watch [PlessPix]

Nowicki and David - Copy

Photo:  Hobart United's Jal David gets a header in ahead of Knights' Mathew Nowicki [PlessPix]

Ladic and opponent - Copy

Photo:  Knights' Jonathan Ladic sizes up the situation [PlessPix]

Vernon shoots - Copy

Photo:  New Town Eagles' Jamie Vernon shoots against Metro [PlessPix]

Hobart United celebrate goal - Copy

Photo:  Hobart United's Southern Championship One players celebrate their last-minute winner against Glenorchy Knights [PlessPix]

A tangle at KGV - Copy

Photo:  Knights' Nathan Rees (left) tangles with a Zebras opponent in the Challenge League match at KGV Park today [PlessPix]

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-7 #35 Qwerty 2018-06-06 11:09
Why didn't Knights just get off their butts and fix things and spend all this money before they got kicked out of NPL?
If they get back into NPL and have two seasons finishing mid to low table how do we know they won't just fall apart again in 3 years time?
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-4 #34 Develop? 2018-06-06 07:17
Quoting Hb36d:
Pretty funny to see that people complain about what knights are doing for the sake of having nothing better to do and cause they just hate seeing them succeed. First it was ‘knights are buying the league’ and now as soon as knights only win by one goal it’s suddenly ‘knights have spent this much on players and are only able to beat a team that’s playing for the love of the game by one goal’ and I’m sure next time Knights beat a team by 13 goals or so it will be ‘knights are buying the league’ last time I check every club is allowed to do whatever they want to bring success so instead of complaining like little girls how about you take in what knights are doing with LOCAL PLAYERS not imports. Knights are easily one of the best teams in the state and I’m not even a supporter of the club but I sure can admire what they do.


You could develop players through your youth teams and rebuild that way ? ooohhhhhh thats right.
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-8 #33 anon 2018-06-06 06:09
#31.The beauty of cup comps is that lower teams can qualify for semi finals and finals if they are lucky along the way.Knights have been lucky along the way and have been spanked in the past by NPL clubs. You cant argue with that .
If and when you play NPL sides regularly and you have consistently good results then you can chirp about how good Knights are.
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+3 #32 Anonymous 2018-06-06 05:23
You Knights supporters are fools getting trolled by a Clarence supporters. I suggest you ignore them all.
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+6 #31 Areyouserious 2018-06-05 09:57
Quoting anon:
#27.One of the best teams in the state ?
What second best?Eighth best?Tenth best?
Please elaborate.
Olympia showed them again last year how Knights are one of the best teams in the league by spanking them in the Laka final.


Beyond stupid comment, knights are so bad right? In the Laka cup final instead of the likes of Port, South, Zebras and more. Knights bet South 6-1 at the start of the year, south were missing a few but knights were missing more. You literally defeated the purpose of your comment when you said they made it to the biggest final of the year.
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+11 #30 Hb36d 2018-06-05 09:44
#28
Yes Olympia ‘spanked knights in the laka’ that’s why they only won on penalties and clearly were lucky to win that game as Callum Brown missed a winning pen and even a couple chances to win it for them..good one champ. I suggest you go and rewatch that game on YouTube before speaking.
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+6 #29 Salty? 2018-06-05 08:23
Quoting anon:
#27.One of the best teams in the state ?
What second best?Eighth best?Tenth best?
Please elaborate.
Olympia showed them again last year how Knights are one of the best teams in the league by spanking them in the Laka final.


You sound like a less than satisfied Olympia fan sick of their own recent performances. Knights won by one goal, in a poor performance, to an decent team that defeated Rangers and took it up to Launnie City. Hobart United are underrated.
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-9 #28 anon 2018-06-05 00:00
#27.One of the best teams in the state ?
What second best?Eighth best?Tenth best?
Please elaborate.
Olympia showed them again last year how Knights are one of the best teams in the league by spanking them in the Laka final.
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+8 #27 Hb36d 2018-06-04 13:05
Pretty funny to see that people complain about what knights are doing for the sake of having nothing better to do and cause they just hate seeing them succeed. First it was ‘knights are buying the league’ and now as soon as knights only win by one goal it’s suddenly ‘knights have spent this much on players and are only able to beat a team that’s playing for the love of the game by one goal’ and I’m sure next time Knights beat a team by 13 goals or so it will be ‘knights are buying the league’ last time I check every club is allowed to do whatever they want to bring success so instead of complaining like little girls how about you take in what knights are doing with LOCAL PLAYERS not imports. Knights are easily one of the best teams in the state and I’m not even a supporter of the club but I sure can admire what they do.
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0 #26 Really 2018-06-04 08:16
Quoting Areyouserious:
Simple minded people who really believe that football results are consistent will always be a step behind. If form was consistent and home and away football didn’t exist then what would the sport be? Teams play bad and teams play good, it’s football. Knights will play Hobart on KGV and hit them for 6 minimum. I can’t believe people think that knights only winning by a goal is taken as a major loss.



How much money are knights spending in player payments to get into the Npl?
$100,000 easily in the past three years of exile.

With all that spent they can only manage to beat a club that has players playing for the love of their Club and sport.
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