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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Griffin and Cowen eye ball - Copy

Photo:  Kingborough's Danny Cowen chests the ball down ahead of Zebras' Callen Griffin [PlessPix]

PS4 NPL Tasmania

Kingborough Lions United 1 (D Cowen 63’) drew with Hobart Zebras 1 (J Hey 93’ pen)

Launceston City 0-0 Devonport City

Northern Rangers 1 (N Lanau-Atkinson 29') drew with Clarence United 1 (N Naden 30')

Cowen pulling shirt - Copy

Photo:  Kingborough's Danny Cowen grabs the shirt of Zebras' Callen Griffin [PlessPix]

PS4 NPL Tasmania Standings (As at 8 July 2017)

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

South Hobart

14

12

0

2

57

12

36

Devonport City

15

11

2

2

44

17

35

Olympia Warriors

14

9

2

3

44

22

29

Hobart Zebras

15

6

5

4

34

12

23

Northern Rangers

15

4

4

7

17

33

16

Kingborough Lions

15

2

5

8

13

45

11

Clarence United

15

2

3

10

13

52

9

Launceston City

15

1

3

11

13

43

6

McEldowney Phillips and Hey - Copy

Photo:  Kingborough's Philip McEldowney falls on his bottom after an altercation with Zebras' Jayden Hey [PlessPix]

Southern Championship

Glenorchy Knights 5 (J Sherman 2, H Foley 2, C Moore) beat Taroona 0

Beachside 3-0 Nelson

Metro 3-1 Hobart United

University 6-0 Southern FC

Pace and Markaj - Copy

Photo:  Gabriel Markaj points out something to Sergio Pace as the pair jointly coached Zebras today [PlessPix]

Markaj and Broadbent - Copy

Photo:  Gabriel Markaj shakes hands with Kingborough coach Mark Broadbent after today's 1-1 draw [PlessPix]

Challenge League

Glenorchy Knights 4 (D Brown, C Brown, C Moore, S Colrain) beat Clarence United 1

Kingborough Lions United 2-5 Hobart Zebras

Southern Championship 1

Glenorchy Knights 0-0 Taroona

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Photo:  Action from Knights versus Taroona in Championship 1 [PlessPix]

Knights v Taroona action 1 - Copy

Photo:  A Knights player gets as pass away against Taroona in the Championship I game today [PlessPix]

Women’s PFD Super League

Kingborough Lions United 0-4 Hobart Zebras (D Kannegiesser 2, A Berry, Z Nolan)

Southern Under-16s

New Town Eagles 0-3 Beachside

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Photo:  Action from today's Under-16 game between New Town Eagles and Beachside [PlessPix]

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Photo:  New Town Eagles' Toby Butler (left) halts a Beachside attack [PlessPix]

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-2 #28 Just saying 2017-07-11 22:01
Quoting Anon:
#3. Check the results zeb 18s lost to beachside 2 weeks ago gab coaching !!!


Yes but Beachside have beaten everybody. More importantly, a Gab coached zebras beat Kingborough under 18s just 2 weeks ago, 6-3. And he just beat a South side 6-1. Not too shabby.
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-1 #27 dinner 2017-07-11 05:13
Quoting Anon:
It didn't impact on the result, but City's pitch was not fit for football. Every cross section of the dark lines is a dinner plate sized patch of soft sand. An experienced ref would have called it off.


if it didnt impact the result then it doesnt matter
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+4 #26 Anon 2017-07-09 14:37
Quoting Perplexed:
Zebs clearly lacking depth. Walsh and MCKeown are both impact players and sorely needed in the ranks. Can't understand why Hugi and Sanders have lacked impact. Is it service? Zebs have always struggled in the middle of the park. Need to get a strong general in there!
its simple they have not creative players. Huigy or sanders have to play midfield as they wont get a touch of the ball otherwise. Shut those 2 out and they will not score another way apart from a swt peice
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+2 #25 Anon 2017-07-09 11:21
#3. Check the results zeb 18s lost to beachside 2 weeks ago gab coaching !!!
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+20 #24 Anonymous 2017-07-09 08:07
The negative comments about Devonport coach are probably from nervous Hobart clubs. Devonport Have a real attraction with him coaching. Already ex NW Coast players hinting they'll return next year.
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+7 #23 Anon 2017-07-09 07:05
Quoting ysoserious:
Quoting Peter Taylor:
Zebs should have won today Borough poor there U 18 haven't won a game and they have three teams think there academy not very good need help glad we got Gab markaj great coach for youngsters hasn't lost a game so far


I'd suggest that their results don't tell the whole story. Many of theplaying two games on a Saturday. Technically good but competing every week against older and often more physical teams, but that will eventually even out some day, and then their academy program will show its true value. There are glimpses of this happening already when you look at the youth players that 'Boro have blooded in their NPL team. Young but not overawed.

Many other clubs are doing the same mostly U16 U15 in south Hobart Olympia Zebras so they are the same as your U 18 boro side :)
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+2 #22 Anon 2017-07-09 06:18
It didn't impact on the result, but City's pitch was not fit for football. Every cross section of the dark lines is a dinner plate sized patch of soft sand. An experienced ref would have called it off.
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+18 #21 Talent 2017-07-09 04:32
#15 let's face it, Dev sit second with pretty much a whole new team from last year bar a few. Their coach is doing a brilliant job with the players he has been given. Agree there are maybe 5 weak links, but every team has them. Team is as only as good as the players and depth
Why are so many people jealous of having money in clubs. That's called being financially smart
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-8 #20 sean itcoming 2017-07-09 02:35
Quoting Port:
Quoting drew port exile:
port's winter has come, interesting to see if gallo and the senior players can keep the pups solid.

gallo, i think is a talent, bigger places await him, time for rod and board to look for his replacement.

Need to keep Gallo best coach we had for years he,s still building what he done this year amazing also youth top coach good for tazzy

the blind leading the blind
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+13 #19 Port 2017-07-09 01:04
Quoting drew port exile:
port's winter has come, interesting to see if gallo and the senior players can keep the pups solid.

gallo, i think is a talent, bigger places await him, time for rod and board to look for his replacement.

Need to keep Gallo best coach we had for years he,s still building what he done this year amazing also youth top coach good for tazzy
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