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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Scott and Turner

Photo:  Launceston City's Liam Scott clears ahead of South Hobart's Jack Turner [PlessPix]

NPL Tasmania

South Hobart 4 (R Marins 2, 66, 89, A Walter 86) beat Launceston City 2 (T Fischer 17, 55)

Devonport City 7 (B Mann 4, M Barnard 2, M Holden) beat Northern Rangers 0

Kingborough Lions United 3 (P Kantzos 39, J Schuth 88, D Cowen 90+3 pen) beat Clarence United 2 (H Ercan 15, C Snell 45)

Turner and Giantsopoulos - Copy

Photo:  Launceston City's Ian Syson tumbles over his goalkeeper Niko Giantsopoulos, who grabs the ball just ahead of South Hobart's Jack Turner [PlessPix]

NPL Tasmania Standings (As at Saturday 30 June 2018)

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Launceston City

12

9

2

1

36

11

29

Devonport City

12

8

2

2

36

12

26

South Hobart

12

7

2

3

34

20

23

Hobart Zebras

11

6

2

3

29

25

20

Olympia Warriors

11

5

1

5

22

21

16

Northern Rangers

12

3

1

8

21

39

10

Kingborough Lions

12

2

2

8

21

28

8

Clarence United

12

0

2

10

10

53

2

Giantsopoulos diving - Copy

Photo:  South Hobart's Jack Turner (left) shoots wide but Launceston City keeper Niko Giantsopoulos looks worried [PlessPix]

Southern Championship

Nelson 0 lost to Glenorchy Knights 3 (N Naden, H Foley, S James pen)

Metro 1-3 Hobart United

Challenge League

Glenorchy Knights 3 (D Graham, C Moore, A Cordova og) lost to University 5 (S Fahey, Z Flanagan, A Muir 2, T Ottavi)

Kingborough Lions United 2 (J Nugent 15, 58) beat Clarence United 1 (J Houston 51 pen)

Hoystead and Moore - Copy

Photo:  University goalkeeper Elliot Hoysted grabs the ball as he is challenged by Knights' Corey Moore.  Hoysted was brilliant in goal for University. [PlessPix]

Cordova and Moore - Copy

Photo:  University's Alexandre Cordova tries to stop Knights' Corey Moore [PlessPix]

Women’s Super League

Kingborough Lions United 1 (E Tatton 52) lost to Clarence United 2 (M Harrison 35, 72)

South Hobart 2-0 Launceston City

Harrison Melissa 30 June 2018 - Copy

Photo:  Clarence's Canadian import Melissa Harrison scored both goals to beat Kingborough 2-1.  She has now netted three goals in her first two games. [PlessPix]

Forward pass by Clarence - Copy

Photo:  Clarence on the attack against Kingborough [PlessPix]

Under-18s

Kingborough Lions United 5-3 South Hobart

Under-15s

Hobart Zebras Black 7-2 Hobart Zebras White

Baker and ONeill - Copy

Photo:  Kingborough's Tim Baker controls the ball ahead of Clarence's Jonathan O'Neill [PlessPix]

Ercan and Verdouw - Copy

Photo:  Clarence's Hur Ali Ercan in possession against Kingborough's Lewis Verdouw [PlessPix]

Warren Iles

Photo:  Kingborough president Warren Iles addresses fans and VIPs at the official opening of the club's new floodlights [PlessPix]

000 0314 - Copy

Photo:  Sports Minister Jacquie Petrusma and Kingborough mayor Steve Wass were in attendance for the official opening of Kingborough's new floodlights [PlessPix]

Thomas heads clear of Cartwright - Copy

Photo:  South Hobart's Oscar Thomas heads clear of Launceston City's Shane Cartwright [PlessPix]

Uni leap - Copy

Photo:  Knights' Corey Moore is thwarted by a University defender [PlessPix]

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-9 #21 The Bottom line 2018-07-01 12:36
Quoting Really:
Quoting Anon:
Rangers the new Clarence


No team could be that bad.

Thanks Knights supporter...... ...
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-3 #20 Hmm 2018-07-01 12:11
Quoting Anonymous:
If only FFT had let New Town Eagles into the state league in 2013. Knights and Clarence have just been the token whipping boys each season and haven’t added any real quality during their time.


Or if Clarence had been put in there at the time, they wouldn't have lost all their good players to other clubs, which seems to be the main reason why they're in their current position.
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-2 #19 anon 2018-07-01 09:36
Quoting Anonymous:
as a club Eagles have nothing except a handful of dedicated people. No money, no trainer, one coach between seniors and reserves, 10 players at training last week across both both squads, average results, no spectators. They would Not do well in NPL.

That maybe true but Dreamer and Shane have done well as a team. They are both very opened minded they constantly bounce ideas off each other and they have got the best out of the squad that they have. There is similar resemblance to Eagles before NPL a young squad that just kept improving.
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+9 #18 Anon 2018-07-01 09:34
Quoting Anonymous:
as a club Eagles have nothing except a handful of dedicated people. No money, no trainer, one coach between seniors and reserves, 10 players at training last week across both both squads, average results, no spectators. They would Not do well in NPL.


Don't think they have many youth teams either
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-2 #17 Joke Really 2018-07-01 09:25
Quoting Visa problems still?:
Heard down south that FFT are looking into City’s 4 visa players as one is only a bridging visa (still a visa). Interesting to hear the outcome as clubs will just get imports to apply for one as use this as a way around the 3 visa rule.


Agreed! If this was Olympia, people would be jumping up and down. FFT need to take a stand. A visa is a visa no matter where it is at with the immigration department.
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+4 #16 Really 2018-07-01 08:16
Quoting Anon:
Rangers the new Clarence


No team could be that bad.
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+1 #15 OMG 2018-07-01 07:13
Oh my God, please let us free from FFT
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+7 #14 Anon 2018-07-01 03:26
Lions into the 6, we done guys.
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+7 #13 Visa problems still? 2018-07-01 03:20
Heard down south that FFT are looking into City’s 4 visa players as one is only a bridging visa (still a visa). Interesting to hear the outcome as clubs will just get imports to apply for one as use this as a way around the 3 visa rule.
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-14 #12 Anon 2018-07-01 00:10
Rangers the new Clarence
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