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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Photo:  Olympia's Jakub Sklenar battles to keep possession against Zebras' Imran Lewis [PlessPix]

League Cup

Olympia Warriors 2 (N Mearns 38’, J Sklenar 55’) beat Hobart Zebras 1 (J Sammut 70’ og)

Glenorchy Knights 3 (S Mahoney 4’ og, R Heggie 16’, C Brown 90’+1) beat Launceston City 2 (N Bartlett 75’ pen, 87’)

Somerset 2 (Johnson, Hingston) lost to South Hobart 3 (N Morton, B Hamlett, A Leszczynski) after extra-time.

Devonport City 2 (B Mann 47’, 73’) drew with Northern Rangers 2 (H Thannhauser 11’, M Monticchio 57’) (after extra-time) [Northern Rangers won penalty shoot-out 5-3]

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Photo:  Zebras' Callen Griffin tackles Olympia's Thomas Bellini [PlessPix]

Women’s State League

Ulverstone 0-4 Hobart Zebras

Olympia Warriors 5 (Lucy Johnson 25’, 38’, 48’, Olivia Bomford 42’, Rina Tanaka 47’) beat Taroona 3 (Marion Dunbabin 4’, Clara Birch 67’, Adelyn Ayton 67’)

Launceston City 9 (Holly Savill 3’, 21’, Keilin Fagan 5’, Emily Hernyk 15’, 26’, 68’, Beth Bygrave 22’, 45’, Caitlin Storay 35’) beat Kingborough Lions United 0

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Photo:  Zebras' Imran Lewis tries to stop Olympia's Jakub Sklenar [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Olympia's Bonnie Davies is airborne as Taroona's Holly Ayton watches [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Olympia's Rina Tanaka heads the ball away.  Tanaka was playing her final game for Olympia before returning to Japan [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Olympia's Lucy Johnson dives over Zebras keeper Isolina Ottavi as Olympia's Rina Tanaka and Taroona's Estella Cruikshank lie sprawled on the ground [PlessPix]

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Photo:  If looks could kill.  Taroona keeper Isolina Ottavi looks less than impressed with Lucy Johnson [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Olympia's Nick Mearns races away from Zebras' Callen Griffin [PlessPix]

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Photo:  A last-ditch tackle by Zebras' Luke Warrener as Olympia's Lucas Hill races down the flank [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Launceston City keeper David Smith about to retrieve the ball from the back of the net after a Knights goal [Photo by Toby Butler]

Boys' Under-16 A

Olympia Warriors 0-1 Beachside

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+5 #46 Care factor 2017-08-31 08:21
Quoting Anonymous:
For those upset about the goalkeeping discussion it's plain and simple. McKenna is dispensable. He handles pressure well and if he has a shocker the club doesn't lose a player for the future. It was a throw away game. Both Jake and Nathan aren't ready for that level yet to be fair.

The league has stunted. We have four players playing who were playing the top level in 2004. Hickey, Brown, McKenna and Saunders. This year's MVP can't get a VPL gig and we have a token league cup to make up some fixtures.


Correct mate. The league standard has declined rapidly. So has the publicity it receives and involvement mirrored by FFT. South only team worth watching. Decline....
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+8 #45 umnopen 2017-08-29 08:14
#43 and #44 Mr citizen

I'm not a knights supported but seriously that's was NOT a penalty.
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-9 #44 Mr citizen 2017-08-29 03:47
Quoting Anonymous:
I saw it live and I've watched it a couple of times on Youtube, the penalty decision in the Knights City game by Stratos was an atrocious decision.

Please can anyone get on here and explain how that decision could be given.
typical knights supporter. Get over it. You won the game didnt you.
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-13 #43 Mr citizen 2017-08-29 03:24
Quoting Anonymous:
I saw it live and I've watched it a couple of times on Youtube, the penalty decision in the Knights City game by Stratos was an atrocious decision.

Please can anyone get on here and explain

how that decision could be given.


Easy there was contact in tbe box.
Enough said.
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+2 #42 observer 2017-08-28 12:18
#41 yes I thought it was a bit soft as well.
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+4 #41 Anonymous 2017-08-28 07:40
I saw it live and I've watched it a couple of times on Youtube, the penalty decision in the Knights City game by Stratos was an atrocious decision.

Please can anyone get on here and explain how that decision could be given.
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+1 #40 Anon 2017-08-28 07:02
#39.Dont you bet on it.
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+2 #39 Yep 2017-08-28 05:05
Quoting Anon:
Quoting Anon:
[quote name="Anon"]Markaj is the best coach in the league. Zebras must keep him.


#28, I'm definitely not Markaj but I believe he is the best coach in the league and best coach zebras have had for a long time. They definitely need to keep him.


If Zebras cannot see something that is not real - even when it in front of them...they deserve what they get. A Wikipedia coach, and a perfect example of where certificates are not worth the paper they are printed on.
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+12 #38 Walt 2017-08-28 04:00
#34 Question. I wasn't having a go at you, either. I was just impressed that the guys had taken the trouble to find out the correct pronunciation of Jakub Sklenar's name. I can't reproduce those accents on my keyboard, I'm afraid. All good. Cheers!
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-7 #37 Anom 2017-08-28 02:38
Comments 1to 32. OMG
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