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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Quaile and Bellini - Copy

Photo:  South's Liam Quaile (left) tries to intercept a pass to Olympia's Thomas Bellini [PlessPix]

League Cup Final

South Hobart 7 (N Morton 3, D Hall 2, J Turner, B Hamlett) beat Olympia Warriors 0

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Photo:  A Beachside player wins a header in the Under-16 game against South Hobart [PlessPix]

Under-16A

Olympia 2-0 Hobart Zebras

Beachside 2 (James Anderson, Matthew Roberts) drew with South Hobart 2 (Declan Taylor, Austin Yost)

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Photo:  Action from the Beachside Under-16 game against South Hobart [PlessPix]

Turner hands - Copy

Photo:  South Hobart's Jack Turner blocks a Lucas Hill pass with his arm [PlessPix]

Morton scores v Oly - Copy

Photo:  Nick Morton (left) completes his hat-trick [PlessPix]

Turner scores v Oly - Copy

Photo:  Jack Turner (No.14) scores for South Hobart [PlessPix]

Hamlett scores v Oly - Copy

Photo:  South Hobart's Ben Hamlett (No.11) embraces team-mate Jack Turner after scoring against Olympia [PlessPix]

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Photo:  The champagne flows as South Hobart celebrate their League Cup win [PlessPix]

Zeb v Oly U16 1 - Copy

Photo:  Zebras on the attack against Olympia in today's Under-16 match [PlessPix]

Zeb v Oly U16 2 - Copy

Photo:  Action from today's Under-16 match between Hobart Zebras and Olympia Warriors [PlessPix]

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-1 #82 anon 2017-09-13 03:00
#80.I was only referring to comments made by #77 re 7v7 etc.What I was insinuating was that a C licence coach would be able to adapt to the different levels.Really, I don't give two hoots about SAP anyway.
Anyhow, referring to the second part of your comment I agree 100%.
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+3 #81 anon 2017-09-12 22:03
Successful coaching has many facets and qualifications is only one of those.

Man management, ability to motivate, ability to read the game and make changes that matter, ability to select players in the correct positions, providing training sessions that both teach and keep the players interested, good list management.

All relevant and really only scratches the surface.
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+5 #80 Sap Olympia 2017-09-12 21:30
Well 79 you show your ignorance regarding SAP as it isn't about small sided games, but skills development.
After attending a SAP at Olympia returned with my children to South even though we live on Eastern Shore,chalk and cheese .
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-1 #79 Anon 2017-09-12 05:52
#77. What a stupid comment.Cant a 'C' licence coach also have his SAP licence?
You dont think a 'C' licence coach can reduce numbers so they play 7v7 or does he know 11 v 11 only? Get over it.
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+6 #78 Teddy sheringham 2017-09-12 05:29
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Qualifications certificates are good but say joe blogs has all these and Ronaldinho hasn't any were do you think you'll learn more.like Weston &Morton Km has a great football brain which is more important to have that's why he's out in front


For your information Ronaldinho has completed his UEFA PRO in 2015 and in relation to Weston , well he is a book coach with no experience and going backwards, KM for instance as a qualification, I believe it was an old A revamped BUT he his experience, I see what is missing between the 2. Besides silverware...
Ok Matthews Finney & jimmy Johnston Garrincha
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-3 #77 Anon 2017-09-12 05:02
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#68.And what level certificate should one have if they are taking SAP level sessions? I would have thought that a C Licence would be more than adequate.Please tell us as I don't know.


What would a C licence know about SAP, he has not studied what is required for a child in SAP, what is he going to teach them 11v11 when they play 7v7,9v9. ??????????
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-5 #76 Anon 2017-09-12 04:59
Quote Teddy:
Qualifications certificates are good but say joe blogs has all these and Ronaldinho hasn't any were do you think you'll learn more.like Weston &Morton Km has a great football brain which is more important to have that's why he's out in front

For your information Ronaldinho has completed his UEFA PRO in 2015 and in relation to Weston , well he is a book coach with no experience and going backwards, KM for instance as a qualification, I believe it was an old A revamped BUT he his experience, I see what is missing between the 2. Besides silverware..
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+4 #75 Anon 2017-09-12 04:30
#74. Teddy.Interesti ng comparison.Righ t on the money I reckon.You could probably add a few more names too.
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+12 #74 Teddy sheringham 2017-09-12 01:21
Quoting Anon:
#68.And what level certificate should one have if they are taking SAP level sessions? I would have thought that a C Licence would be more than adequate.Please tell us as I don't know.

Qualifications certificates are good but say joe blogs has all these and Ronaldinho hasn't any were do you think you'll learn more.like Weston &Morton Km has a great football brain which is more important to have that's why he's out in front
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-1 #73 muddy pitches 2017-09-12 00:37
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#68.And what level certificate should one have if they are taking SAP level sessions? I would have thought that a C Licence would be more than adequate.Please tell us as I don't know.

No FFT staff have ever qualified passed a FFA SAP instructors course. They are using limited knowledge gained by reading the National Curriculum...pr actical experience or knowledge=nil. If you doubt me, ask them to produce their quals.
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