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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Gorrie and Bremner - Copy

Photo:  South Hobart's Adam Gorrie shows Clarence United's Paul Bremner the art of heading [PlessPix]

PS4 NPL Tasmania

South Hobart 4 (N Morton 45’, B Hamlett 56’ pen, D Hall 90’, K Kemp 90+3’) beat Clarence United 1 (D Demar 72’)

Brown and Bremner - Copy

Photo:  Referee Charles White watches as South Hobart's Daniel Brown hampers Clarence United's Paul Bremner's vision [PlessPix]

PS4 NPL Tasmania Standings (As at 16 July 2017)

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

South Hobart

16

14

0

2

64

15

42

Devonport City

16

11

2

3

46

20

35

Olympia Warriors

16

10

2

4

49

25

32

Hobart Zebras

16

7

5

4

37

14

26

Northern Rangers

16

4

4

8

19

36

16

Kingborough Lions

16

2

5

9

13

48

11

Launceston City

16

2

3

11

16

45

9

Clarence United

16

2

3

11

14

56

9

Bremner and Brown - Copy

Photo:  Clarence United's Paul Bremner tackles South Hobart skipper Daniel Brown [PlessPix]

Challenge League

South Hobart 3 (J Brennan, O Conforti, P Sculthorpe) beat Clarence United 0

PFD Women’s Super League

Launceston City 5-1 University

Ulverstone 1-5 Hobart Zebras

Demar tackles Hamlett - Copy

Photo:  Clarence United's Odaine Demar tackles South Hobart's Ben Hamlett [PLessPix]

Stuart brings down Hamlett - Copy

Photo:  Clarence United's Jake Stuart (No.9) brings down South Hobart's Ben Hamlett and concedes a penalty [PlessPix]

Hamlett scores spot-kick - Copy

Photo:  Ben Hamlett scores a penalty.  He had missed a spot-kick in the first half. [PlessPix]

Hall scores against Clarence - Copy

Photo:  Darcy Hall fires home South Hobart's third goal [PlessPix]

Randall tackles Turner - Copy

Photo:  Clarence United's Sam Randall is unable to stop South Hobart's Jack Turner from shooting [PlessPix]

Fran Bladel and John Moriarty - Copy

Photo:  It's amazing who one can see at the local football.  Former parliamentarian Fran Bladel walks past John Moriarty, the first Indigenous Socceroo.  I saw Moriarty play at South Hobart for South Australia against Tasmania in 1963.  The game ended in a goalless draw. [PlessPix]

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-1 #24 Steve Lees 2017-07-20 10:07
I was not in any way meaning to imply there was intent to injure.
Guess last sentence could be read that way but absolutely not meant to. Just wishing to make the point that back to player sliding challenges are inherently, for listed reasons,more likely to cause injury than facing sliding tackles that are efficient, precise, safe and beautiful. This is not,I repeat,about a player or a club (as92everyone does them ) I am making a general point using that photo as illustration.
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+1 #23 Anon 2017-07-20 09:44
So your basing your thoughts on a still picture.....int ellegent not.
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-1 #22 Darren Anderton 2017-07-20 05:35
I can see where #21 has concerns regarding these types of challenges.
But after analysing Walter's photo I think we're being a bit unfair to Clarence's Randall.
Yes, it was by definition studs up and could have resulted in injury to both players however I don't think Randall had any 'intent' to harm Turner, if he had 'intent' he would have aimed for Turners weight bearing leg - Turners right leg/ankle.
I think at worst we could classify this particular challenge as 'reckless'.
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-1 #21 Steve Lees 2017-07-20 00:10
Good to see Jack Turner blissfully unaware that he was just a few inches away of having his season end right there. To finish my little spray from last week : the reason I do not like this type of tackle ( thank you for photo Walter) is that 1: it is blind, Sam Randall is at best only guessing where the ball or for that matter Jacks ankle is. 2: by anatomical necessity it is a studs up challenge. 3: for the same reason his knee cannot bend away from ball carrier usually ending up scything him down.4: the resultant ungainly mess usually ends in ref blowing whistle... often near or in the box.
In short it is inefficient, dangerous, ugly, and tactically stupid!.. so why? Apparently it makes you look professional "as seen on tv", and sits well with your diving , shirt pulling and ref abusing skills.
Glad he missed , as Jack Turner has been a real and consistent source of core strength to the south side since his return.
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0 #20 Anon 2017-07-19 12:24
Quoting Anon:
Quoting Hunty:
[quote name="Anon"]Whilst I have enjoyed the live stream, I was a bit disappointed in some of the personal reference to players in the south Clarence game. I don't think if is nice to poke fun at someones weight who is trying their best.

34 min booooooom
Some examples please? Just checked the team sheets and I don't think there is anyone who could be described as "overweight: in the either of the teams.

The only fitness references I remember was mentioning that Clarence have tended to fade in the last 15 minutes of halves (which is backed up by facts) and complimenting fitness at one stage via a beep test analogy.


34th min, referring to wallaby with a pouch.
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0 #19 Anon 2017-07-18 09:48
Quoting Hunty:
Quoting Anon:
Quoting Anon:
Quoting Anon:
Whilst I have enjoyed the live stream, I was a bit disappointed in some of the personal reference to players in the south Clarence game. I don't think if is nice to poke fun at someones weight who is trying their best.

Example please?
The comment about the Clarence player (with a pouch).


Can't speak for who said it but the fact we shot that very strained "wallaby flynn" analogy down within 3 seconds of it being uttered proves my point.

Let's just move on, you guys have been doing an outstanding job, so please keep it up.
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+2 #18 Hunty 2017-07-18 00:56
Quoting Anon:
Quoting Anon:
Quoting Anon:
Whilst I have enjoyed the live stream, I was a bit disappointed in some of the personal reference to players in the south Clarence game. I don't think if is nice to poke fun at someones weight who is trying their best.

Example please?
The comment about the Clarence player (with a pouch).


Can't speak for who said it but the fact we shot that very strained "wallaby flynn" analogy down within 3 seconds of it being uttered proves my point.
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+8 #17 Anon 2017-07-17 22:40
clarence have a lot bigger issues to worry about than being called chubby.
They are currently on the bottom of the table and the reason for this, according to the coach every week, is the refereeing.
They have lost what little direction they had.
The players are probably eating as therapy.
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+3 #16 Anon 2017-07-17 12:22
Quoting Hunty:
[quote name="Anon"]Whilst I have enjoyed the live stream, I was a bit disappointed in some of the personal reference to players in the south Clarence game. I don't think if is nice to poke fun at someones weight who is trying their best.


Some examples please? Just checked the team sheets and I don't think there is anyone who could be described as "overweight: in the either of the teams.

The only fitness references I remember was mentioning that Clarence have tended to fade in the last 15 minutes of halves (which is backed up by facts) and complimenting fitness at one stage via a beep test analogy.


34th min, referring to wallaby with a pouch.
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+6 #15 Anon 2017-07-17 11:46
Quoting Anon:
Quoting Anon:
Whilst I have enjoyed the live stream, I was a bit disappointed in some of the personal reference to players in the south Clarence game. I don't think if is nice to poke fun at someones weight who is trying their best.

Example please?
The comment about the Clarence player (with a pouch).
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