Who Is Walter Pless?

Walter_Pless

A teacher by profession, but is now in his 37th 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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Huigsloot and Mahony - Copy

Photo:  Zebras' hat-trick hero Luke Huigsloot controls the ball ahead of his marker, Scott Mahoney [PlessPix]

PS4 NPL Tasmania

Hobart Zebras 4 (L Huigsloot 37’, 49’, 68’, M Sanders 60’) beat Launceston City 0

Clarence United 1 (N Naden 30') lost to Olympia Warriors 5 (J Sklenar 6', 21', 45', 78', Bellini 36')

Walsh with ball - Copy

Photo:  Zebras' Dwayne Walsh controls the ball ahead of a Launceston City opponent [PlessPix]

PS4 NPL Tasmania Standings (As at 8 April 2017)

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Hobart Zebras

5

4

1

0

20

2

13

Olympia Warriors

5

4

0

1

17

7

12

South Hobart

4

3

0

1

11

4

9

Devonport City

4

2

1

1

10

9

7

Northern Rangers

4

1

1

2

4

10

4

Clarence United

5

1

1

3

4

14

4

Launceston City

5

0

1

4

4

12

1

Kingborough Lions

4

0

1

3

5

17

1

J Muller and Campbell

Photo:  Zebras' Jordan Muller pressures Launceston City skipper Aaron Campbell [PlessPix]

Challenge League

Hobart Zebras 0-2 Beachside (M Bomford, N Ashlin)

Southern Championship

Nelson 3-3 University

Metro 0-3 Taroona

Beachside 11-0 Southern FC

L Huigsloot and Bartlett

Photo:  Zebras' Luke Huigsloot controls a pass as Launceston City's Nathan Bartlett approaches [PlessPix]

SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP (As at 8 April 2017)

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Glenorchy Knights

4

4

0

0

28

8

12

University

3

2

1

0

7

4

7

Beachside

4

2

0

2

18

10

6

Taroona

3

2

0

1

5

3

6

New Town Eagles

4

2

0

2

8

12

6

Nelson

4

1

1

2

10

11

4

Hobart United

3

1

0

2

7

13

3

Southern FC

4

1

0

3

5

17

3

Metro

3

0

0

3

1

9

0

Turner and McKeown shape up - Copy

Photo:  Launceston City's Alexander Turner shapes up to Hobart Zebras' Adam McKeown [PlessPix]

Referee whistles to separate players - Copy

Photo:  Referee Craig Phillips blows his whistle and defuses the situation [PlessPix]

Women’s Super League

Taroona 6 (Horgan, Hulton 2, Bremner 2, Parish) beat Kingborough 0

Ulverstone 4-0 University

Hobart Zebras 3-1 Launceston City

Clarence United 0-3 Olympia Warriors

Hey on the ball and on a run - Copy

Photo:  Hobart Zebras' Jayden Hey on a run [PlessPix]

Northern Championship (Men)

Launceston United 1-4 Riverside Olympic

Burnie 1-9 Somerset

Ulverstone 4-2 Launceston City

J Muller header

Photo:  Zebras' Jordan Muller wins a header against Launceston City [PlessPix]

Pitchford Hey and Phillips - Copy

Photo:  Zebras trainer Garry Pitchford prepares to assist Jayden Hey, who has a bleeding nose, as referee Craig Phillips monitors the situation [PlessPix]

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+4 #22 anonymous 2017-04-13 11:05
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
#9 we only develop them for South as they all end up with Kenny baby with the big promises anyway .


Most young players leave Zebras by 18 because they dislike how the club works. Zebras will always pursue fly ins over youth and that's where the problem has been for years.

This is so correct
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0 #21 Anonymous 2017-04-13 04:09
Quoting Anonymous:
#17 that's great u keep developing them once you steal them off Zebs , Olympia , knights etc etc and keep feeding them crap about overseas contracts while they are all sharing a cheese burger and thick shake .


How ironic! Zebras are the kings of poaching.
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-2 #20 Anon 2017-04-12 22:14
#19. You sad sad individual.Grow up you loser.AT least they can offer cheeseburgers and thickshakes unlike you.
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+8 #19 Anonymous 2017-04-11 03:09
#17 that's great u keep developing them once you steal them off Zebs , Olympia , knights etc etc and keep feeding them crap about overseas contracts while they are all sharing a cheese burger and thick shake .
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+5 #18 Zebra with no name 2017-04-10 22:15
I agree Zebras have in the past looked at imports or players with names & got nothing in return. 2016 Zebras import selections were woeful but 2017 they have got it right.
I have been around the club for several years and the issue with the youth is they half commit to the game / club and put themselves quite often in positions where they don't deserve to be selected due to lack of attendances at training. A lot of the good lads that were there were more committed to futsal (their choice of course). Some long term injuries then crept into 1 or 2 of the better ones. #12 Kobe Kemp was Zebras before NTC then to South because of the Morton/NTC connection at the time. Kobe should be interstate not here in Tassie.
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-3 #17 Anonymous 2017-04-10 12:40
Quoting anon:


Thank you for proving my point. Zebras have lost their soul.

Whats the difference between zebras and every other team in the league. South hobart lost a game 2 weeks ago next game had a new player from melbourne so whats your point

The difference is that south had Brown, Walter, Morton, Cook etc. in the NPL XI and they are developed youth players. Who have Zebras got? Muller is the only one I can see.
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+6 #16 anon 2017-04-10 12:05
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting anon:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
#9 we only develop them for South as they all end up with Kenny baby with the big promises anyway .


Most young players leave Zebras by 18 because they dislike how the club works. Zebras will always pursue fly ins over youth and that's where the problem has been for years.

If the kids are good enough they play. Zebras have had a number of young kids in there squad this season already. The npl is a senior competition and you do what ever you do to try and win it


Thank you for proving my point. Zebras have lost their soul.

Whats the difference between zebras and every other team in the league. South hobart lost a game 2 weeks ago next game had a new player from melbourne so whats your point
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-2 #15 Anonymous 2017-04-10 10:01
Quoting anon:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
#9 we only develop them for South as they all end up with Kenny baby with the big promises anyway .


Most young players leave Zebras by 18 because they dislike how the club works. Zebras will always pursue fly ins over youth and that's where the problem has been for years.

If the kids are good enough they play. Zebras have had a number of young kids in there squad this season already. The npl is a senior competition and you do what ever you do to try and win it


Thank you for proving my point. Zebras have lost their soul.
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+2 #14 anon 2017-04-10 07:09
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
#9 we only develop them for South as they all end up with Kenny baby with the big promises anyway .


Most young players leave Zebras by 18 because they dislike how the club works. Zebras will always pursue fly ins over youth and that's where the problem has been for years.

If the kids are good enough they play. Zebras have had a number of young kids in there squad this season already. The npl is a senior competition and you do what ever you do to try and win it
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+1 #13 Anonymous 2017-04-10 03:45
Quoting Anonymous:
#9 we only develop them for South as they all end up with Kenny baby with the big promises anyway .


Most young players leave Zebras by 18 because they dislike how the club works. Zebras will always pursue fly ins over youth and that's where the problem has been for years.
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