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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Weston and Morton 8 September 2017 - Copy

Photo:  Olympia's Kenny Weston (left) and South Hobart's Ken Morton at today's media conference [PlessPix]

Olympia should have star striker Jakub Sklenar back for Saturday’s League Cup Final against South Hobart at KGV Park tomorrow [Saturday].

The final kicks off at the slightly amended time of 2.15pm.

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Photo:  Neither coach thinks his players need much motivation for this final [PlessPix]

Sklenar missed last week’s semi-final win over Glenorchy Knights because he had study commitments in Sydney.

In the meantime, he has contracted the ‘flu, but Olympia coach Kenny Weston believes he will be fit enough to play against South Hobart after getting through a light training session this week.

Weston said his players were keen to win a second piece of silverware for the season.

He said he relishes games against South Hobart because they are always competitive and he’d like to play South Hobart every week from the competitive point of view.

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Photo:  Olympia coach Kenny Weston would love to pick up another cup this year [PlessPix]

South Hobart will be without defenders Hugh Ludford and Connor Schmidt, but striker Darcy Hall will be back after missing last week’s semi-final win over Northern Rangers.

South Hobart coach, Ken Morton, said the final would be a good way to warm up for next weekend’s NPL Finals series game against Brisbane Strikers.

He said it was not difficult to motivate his players as they saw this game as preparation for the game against the Strikers.

Morton has been to Brisbane recently to watch the Strikers and knows what his team will be up against.

South Hobart have an excellent record against Olympia this season and it’s difficult to see them losing in the League Cup Final.

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Photo:  Ken Morton has been to Queensland twice in recent weeks to watch Gold Coast and Brisbane Strikers [PlessPix]

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-8 #17 Anon 2017-09-10 12:50
Quoting Anon:
You'd never see President Vicky storm off when the going got tough.[/




She would never storm off because Ken has the car keys


What a lovely smart arse reply you moron.
Why don't you get on you three wheeler push bike and ride into the sunset.
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+3 #16 anon 2017-09-10 09:32
Quoting Anon:
Quoting anon:
Oh dear with your super league team booted out of the comp next year and now a performance like that.


Can you explain that? Not being a smart a#@#. Curious.

It's an unfounded rumor that I've heard about the place not sure on its validity. y
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0 #15 Anon 2017-09-10 03:51
You'd never see President Vicky storm off when the going got tough.[/




She would never storm off because Ken has the car keys
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+21 #14 Ronald Deanio 2017-09-09 09:06
I have to say that the Olympia players have been let down badly by the club's ethos. That they couldn't muster a worthy effort this afternoon is down to the appalling lack of faith the club has towards them. George not sticking with them to the end despite the 7-0 hurt is no surprise. It was he who tried to buy 3 South players - signalling his lack of confidence in them all those weeks ago. Why would you put yourself on the line for a guy who would happily chuck you under a bus if a "better" offer came along. You'd never see President Vicky storm off when the going got tough.
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+6 #13 Anon 2017-09-09 08:02
Quoting anon:
Oh dear with your super league team booted out of the comp next year and now a performance like that.


Can you explain that? Not being a smart a#@#. Curious.
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+17 #12 anon 2017-09-09 07:52
Oh dear with your super league team booted out of the comp next year and now a performance like that.
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+25 #11 Wtf 2017-09-09 07:29
Quoting Anon:
Should stay until the end of the game George. You missed four more goals


Pathetic to see a club president not stay til the end of a final, man up and congratulate the winners.
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+21 #10 Wtf 2017-09-09 07:28
Quoting Famous last words:
He said he relishes games against South Hobart because they are always competitive and he’d like to play South Hobart every week from the competitive point of view.


South prefer to play Clarence if they are looking for a serious hit out.
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+21 #9 Pickles 2017-09-09 07:05
Olympia have dropped a long way from where they were prior to the change in coach.
Bad move I'd say George
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+23 #8 Anon 2017-09-09 06:40
Should stay until the end of the game George. You missed four more goals
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