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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Stone and Castaneda - Copy

Photo:  Devonport's Joel Stone (left) gets to the ball ahead of Olympia's Eduardo Castaneda [PlessPix]

NPL Tasmania

Olympia Warriors 0 lost to Devonport City 2 (B Mann 40, D Smith 92)

Northern Rangers 0-4 Hobart Zebras

A minutes silence for Harry Alexsiadis 29 July 2018 - Copy

Photo:  Devonport and Olympia observe a minute's silence in memory of Olympia star Harry Alexiadis [PlessPix]

NPL Tasmania Standings (As at Sunday 29 July 2018)

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Devonport City

16

12

2

2

50

14

38

Launceston City

16

10

3

3

46

19

33

Hobart Zebras

16

10

2

4

51

29

32

South Hobart

16

10

2

4

45

26

32

Olympia Warriors

16

6

2

8

33

35

20

Northern Rangers

16

4

2

10

28

52

14

Kingborough Lions

16

3

3

10

30

38

12

Clarence United

16

0

2

14

11

81

2

Holden stumbles - Copy

Photo:  Devonport's Michael Holden stumbles after being challenged by Olympia's Lucas Hill and Eduardo Castaneda [PlessPix]

Challenge League

Olympia Warriors 6-0 University

Smith scores against Olympia - Copy

Photo:  An elated Brayden Mann congratulates team-mate Dom Smith after Smith scored Devonport's second goal against Olympia [PlessPix]

Women’s Southern League

Clarence United 0-23 Olympia Warriors

Gallo and Itchins - Copy

Photo:  Rival coaches Dale Itchins (right) of Olympia and Devonport's Chris Gallo after today's game [PlessPix]

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-1 #19 Past 2-3 years 2018-07-30 22:10
Top. South Devonport
Mediocre. Olympia Zebras Launnie
Bad. Boro Rangers Clarence
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-1 #18 Anonymous 2018-07-30 10:26
3 levels

Top - Port, City, Zebras, South
Mediocre - Olympia, Rangers, Boro
Crap - Clarence
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+3 #17 Anon 2018-07-30 05:40
Quoting Recruitment Officer:
It will be interesting to see what Olympia do in the off season.

They've invested in their youth this season.

Will they back them to step up another level next year or cut some and keep the best and top up with new players from where?

If you have watched them this year you will find that they need some tall timber up front with Wazza and Gordon on the flanks and play more direct.
They need 3-4 more players the neucleas of a good side is there just needs the above to challenge the top 4 clubs above them.
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+9 #16 Mr Consistency 2018-07-30 04:55
Scored in all but 1 league game so far this season, not even the great 'King Kenny' could match that strike rate.

Quoting Tommy:
Quoting drew port exile:
well done the port, nasty away game done and dusted.

young brayden mann, is working his way to be in the club ledgend status.

peter best, tom mckenna and son, billy frame, alec mcdonald, andrew howe, snowy, brayden is up there with them.


Agreed! I think he's one of, if not, the best player we've had over the last decade here, in terms of consistency. He leads the team brilliantly and the trophies and awards he's racked up, speak for themselves as well. Not just that, off the park , he's a great young man and a passionate club member. Very lucky to have him here at Devonport.
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+3 #15 jerry kruijver 2018-07-30 01:16
Quoting Stuffed:
2, 3, 4
The past leaders of FFT have a lot to answer for.
Their decisions have resulted in both of these situations.

people have short memories
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+12 #14 Tommy 2018-07-29 21:09
Quoting drew port exile:
well done the port, nasty away game done and dusted.

young brayden mann, is working his way to be in the club ledgend status.

peter best, tom mckenna and son, billy frame, alec mcdonald, andrew howe, snowy, brayden is up there with them.


Agreed! I think he's one of, if not, the best player we've had over the last decade here, in terms of consistency. He leads the team brilliantly and the trophies and awards he's racked up, speak for themselves as well. Not just that, off the park , he's a great young man and a passionate club member. Very lucky to have him here at Devonport.
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+11 #13 Zeb 2018-07-29 13:43
Rangers will not be missed at all if rumours are right. Ordinary team at best Facilities are poor and no atmosphere. Be happy to never go there again
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+2 #12 Anon 2018-07-29 13:21
Zebras goal scorers Isky 1, Pace 1, Sanders 2
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+10 #11 Really 2018-07-29 12:16
OMG Clarence can your club get any worse.
Seriously just fold and do us all a favor
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+3 #10 Recruitment Officer 2018-07-29 11:06
It will be interesting to see what Olympia do in the off season.

They've invested in their youth this season.

Will they back them to step up another level next year or cut some and keep the best and top up with new players from where?
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