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:  Devonport keeper Nathan Pitchford punches clear from Zebras' Aleksander Markaj [Photo by Raelene Hennicke]

NPL Tasmania

Devonport City 3 (K Mulraney 64, J Stone 76, 87) beat Hobart Zebras 0

Kingborough Lions United 0 lost to Olympia Warriors 4 (J Sammut 17, J N’Koso 33, 57, 88)

Launceston City 4 (D Syson 8, N Mies 9, 38, D Smith 52) beat Northern Rangers 1 (? 89)

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Photo:  Devonport's Dom Smith and Zebras' Dwayne Walsh battle for possession in the heavy conditions at Valley Road [Photo by Raelene Hennicke]

NPL Tasmania Standings (As at Saturday, 4 August 2018)

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Devonport City

17

13

2

2

53

14

41

Launceston City

17

11

3

3

50

20

36

Hobart Zebras

17

10

2

5

51

32

32

South Hobart

16

10

2

4

45

26

32

Olympia Warriors

17

7

2

8

37

35

23

Northern Rangers

17

4

2

11

29

56

14

Kingborough Lions

17

3

3

11

30

42

12

Clarence United

16

0

2

14

11

81

2

 

Ortmann and Pearce - Copy

Photo:  Olympia's Mark Ortmann (left) gets a pass past Kingborough's Trent Pearce [PlessPix]

Baker and Hill header - Copy

Photo:  Olympia's Lucas Hill gets in a header as Kingborough's Tim Baker challenges [PlessPix]

Southern Championship

Glenorchy Knights 5 (C Brown, N Naden, T Kadisha, S James, M Nowicki) beat University 1

Nelson 0 lost to Hobart United 4 (Riak Dhieu 2, Jackson Khasif, Mynonge, Kamba)

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Photo:  Glenorchy Knights' George Hallard back in action in the Southern Championship 1 game against University at KGV Park today.  Hallard has been out injured for months. [PlessPix]

Southern Championship 1

Glenorchy Knights 8-1 University

Nelson 1 lost to Hobart United 2 (Ajak Ngor 2)

Sean Robb and Shae Hickey - Copy

Photo:  Beachside's Shae Hickey gets past Metro's Sean Robb in today's Southern Championship 1 game at North Chigwell [PlessPix]

Southern Youth Under-14s Tier 1

Glenorchy Knights 5-1 Kingborough Lions United

Knights v Lions juniors - Copy

Photo:  Knights in possession against Kingborough in the Under-14 game at Prince of Wales Bay today [PlessPix]

Southern Youth Under-14 Tier 2

Hobart Zebras 3-0 Olympia Warriors

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Photo:  A South East United defender haeds clear against Glenorchy Knights in a youth game at Prince of Wales Bay today [PlessPix]

Challenge League

Kingborough Lions United 0-2 Olympia Warriors

Women’s Super League

Kingborough Lions United 2-1 Taroona

Zebras v Olympia juniors - Copy

Photo:  A Zebras shot at goal against Olympia in today's Under-14s match at KGV Park [PlessPix]

Baker and Hill

Photo:  Lucas Hill shows his fitness after injury by outpacing Kingborough's Tim Baker [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Kingborough's Trent Pearce awaits the outcome of a duel between team-mate Tobias Herweynen and Jonathan Griffiths of Olympia [PlessPix]

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+2 #48 Yeah Baby 2018-08-07 13:01
That is seriously a great idea 46 Anon.
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+1 #47 anonamon 2018-08-07 07:04
Quoting Anon:
They need to have happy hour at KGV to draw in more crowds


Honestly a good initiative that could draw the big crowds, and keep the reserves satitified. This is the sortof forward thinkng fft lacks
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+5 #46 Anon 2018-08-07 03:27
They need to have happy hour at KGV to draw in more crowds
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-3 #45 anon 2018-08-06 06:01
#43.Who do Warriors have links with if you don't mind me asking ?
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+1 #44 Phyliss 2018-08-06 05:47
Not sure about this. Throwing money away as there are plenty of programs with quality coaches who do it for the love of the game. Your head is in the clouds

Now having said that , what you pay is determined by the quality of the service that is provided.
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0 #43 Anon 2018-08-06 05:11
South have admitted themselves that they don't have enough quality youth coaches this year. That's why you see the Clarke boys doing heaps on game day..
The main differences that South and Warriors do have links to higher level clubs. Unsure about the North.
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-1 #42 anon 2018-08-06 01:00
RE YOUTH PROGRAMS.
Morton Soccer runs their program on behalf of South Hobart. You are therefore paying the Morton Soccer School for the service provided not South Hobart, regardless of whatever everyone thinks.If you believe that South Hobart as a club are benefiting from the money generated by the school , then unfortunately you are mistaken.Unlike the programs run by all other clubs.The clubs generate income from the fees charged after expenses such as equipment and coaches payments are taken into account.Now having said that , what you pay is determined by the quality of the service that is provided.That is the case with everything in life.If you want a Mercedes you pay for it .If you cant afford a Mercedes you buy a lesser vehicle.Simple really. Having said all that I am not saying I agree , but that is the situation.So if you are happy to pay for a service then fine. If you are not happy then you have the option to leave & go elsewhere.
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+7 #41 Phyliss 2018-08-05 23:09
You pay for coaching fee's on top of registration fee's?

If so, you're being stitched up...


Quoting Soccer mum 7000:
Welcome to Hobart!

Our son has been at South Hobart for 8 years. We’ve been very happy with the coaching provided, the culture of the club and the friendships that have been made.

Yes we pay training fees - but this is no different to what I pay for my daughter who has done gymnastics, swimming and dancing. So no complaints for me.
Quoting Anon:
[quote name="New to tassie"]Which club has the best youth coaches for my young kids, 10 and 12, here in Hobart (Glebe area)? Any advice?
David
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-3 #40 anon 2018-08-05 22:35
#35. I have read your post again.My comments stand. You say that it is not the quality of coaching at South but purely due to more better players being attracted there due to their marketing. I agree with that. What about other clubs that have huge catchment areas and have access to hundreds more players than any other club? Based purely on numbers they should attract/produce their fair share of good high quality players.That just isn't the case for obvious reasons. It hasn't happened in the past and wont happen in the future based on the results of junior/youth in that area either.History has proven that and current results confirms that also.You cannot argue with fact.
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+5 #39 Interesting Times 2018-08-05 22:33
New To Tassie
Unbias view
South - Good club big $$$
Olympia - Good set up. Interesting in 2019 losing their main youth drive to NPL.
Kingborough - Not too bad
Zebras - Developing youth structure
Clarence - Needs a lot of work
Knights - Developing youth structure

I hope that assists
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