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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Cano Humphrey and Di Martino - Copy

Photo:  Kingborough's Christian Di Martino (left) watches as Rangers' Federico Cano and Mitchell Jones also miss the header [PlessPix]

NPL Tasmania

Kingborough Lions United 0 lost to Northern Rangers 1 (N Lanau-Atkinson 32’)

Clarence United 1 (S Reibel 32’) drew with Hobart Zebras 1 (M Sanders 27’)

Devonport City 2-3 Launceston City

Cristy and Di Martino - Copy

Photo:  Kingborough's Christian Di Martino (right) tackles Rangers' Daniel Cristy [PlessPix]

NPL Tasmania Standings (As at Saturday, 5 May 2018)

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Launceston City

6

4

2

0

11

4

14

Hobart Zebras

6

4

1

1

15

13

13

Devonport City

6

3

1

2

16

9

10

Northern Rangers

6

2

1

3

15

14

7

Olympia Warriors

5

2

1

2

9

9

7

Kingborough Lions

6

1

2

3

9

7

5

South Hobart

5

1

2

2

10

10

5

Clarence United

6

0

2

4

5

24

2

Humphrey and Baker - Copy

Photo:  Kingborough's Timothy Baker under pressure while in possession [PlessPix]

Challenge League

Kingborough Lions United 1 (Bostock 83’) beat Glenorchy Knights 0

Women’s Super League

Kingborough Lions United 0 lost to University 2 (own goal 29’, Olivia Young 52’)

McKeown sets up goal - Copy

Photo:  Zebras' Adam McKeown (right) outjumps Clarence's Chris Kannegiesser and heads the ball across the goalmouth for team-mate Mathew Sanders to score [PlessPix]

Sanders scores - Copy

Photo:  Mathew Sanders wheels away after putting Zebras ahead against Clarence [PlessPix]

Sanders and Huigsloot - Copy

Photo:  Clarence's Paul Palmer cannot prevent Zebras' pair Mathew Sanders and Luke Huigsloot from winning the ball in the air [PlessPix]

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+3 #17 Anon 2018-05-07 07:31
Quoting Not A Victory Fan:
Quoting Truth hurts:
Wow wee just shows how pathetic players in NPL are thinking theyre bugger than game referee for dev vs city had a good game players don't know how to control acting like little bratts rather than focus on playing football so what else is the referee going to do

On gabriel action another one that needs to grow up im surprised that zebras lets his antics dragged the club down like that


Obviously you have never seen Kevin Muscat on the sidelines. If he can do it why cant anyone else

That's why Muscat will never be National coach. Even his assistants got away with blue murder
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+4 #16 Not A Victory Fan 2018-05-07 05:28
Quoting Truth hurts:
Wow wee just shows how pathetic players in NPL are thinking theyre bugger than game referee for dev vs city had a good game players don't know how to control acting like little bratts rather than focus on playing football so what else is the referee going to do

On gabriel action another one that needs to grow up im surprised that zebras lets his antics dragged the club down like that


Obviously you have never seen Kevin Muscat on the sidelines. If he can do it why cant anyone else
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-2 #15 Anon 2018-05-07 03:30
Quoting Terrydactyl:
I wonder if FFT will say anything about Gabby's immature outburts during and after the game

Or I wonder if Zebras realise thay may need to have words with the almighty coach about the choices he makes


No because he has friend's there !!
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+1 #14 Anon 2018-05-07 00:47
Port were poor and coach showed no class by putting hands on a City player. Also bad comment by Mann, saying they were 'FRINGE' players, just shows the men from the boys
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+16 #13 Amazed 2018-05-06 20:57
#12 Truth hurts - Players behaviour could have been a lot better but Referee did NOT have a good game.
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-4 #12 Truth hurts 2018-05-06 12:14
Wow wee just shows how pathetic players in NPL are thinking theyre bugger than game referee for dev vs city had a good game players don't know how to control acting like little bratts rather than focus on playing football so what else is the referee going to do

On gabriel action another one that needs to grow up im surprised that zebras lets his antics dragged the club down like that
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+7 #11 really 2018-05-06 06:19
Quoting Anon:
Glad to see you back Walter.
Hope you had a great trip and take it you took in some football in Japan.
Watched the Port v City game. well a lot of tension in the final 15 mins to which I think a Devonport coach and a City player were given their marching orders.
A coach from Port who does coach FFT programs made his way to the official's after the game and then decided to not go and shake their hands.
It's either poor sportsmanship or sore losers.
Regardless of what they think how the game was officiated you should always shake the officials hands .


The standard of refereeing is absolutely appalling atm at all levels

Tony has his work cut out for him to get them doing it properly
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+10 #10 really 2018-05-06 06:05
Welcome back Walter.

Hope you're well.
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+6 #9 World game 2018-05-06 03:34
[quote name="Anon"]Gla d to see you back Walter.
Hope you had a great trip and take it you took in some football in Japan.
Watched the Port v City game. well a lot of tension in the final 15 mins to which I think a Devonport coach and a City player were given their marching orders.
A coach from Port who does coach FFT programs made his way to the official's after the game and then decided to not go and shake their hands. It happens all over the world with coaches that's futbol need to go to games in Europe conte Wenger Klopp Jose everyone loses control now & again
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+7 #8 Where he from 2018-05-06 03:13
Best referee I've seen in tassie at borough v rangers why aren't the rest at this standard
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