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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Cade Smith and Connor Schmidt - Copy

Photo:  Clarence's Cade Smith (left) tangles with South Hobart's Connor Schmidt [PlessPix]

NPL Tasmania

South Hobart 7 (K Kemp 2, N Morton 19, 75, R Marins 26, 49, J Turner 85, A Gorrie 87) beat Clarence United 1 (P Palmer 45)

Marins nets against Clarence - Copy

Photo:  South Hobart's Renato De Vecchi Marins has the easiest of tasks to score his side's third goal [PlessPix]

NPL Tasmania Standings (As at Sunday, 5 August 2018)

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Devonport City

17

13

2

2

53

14

41

Launceston City

17

11

3

3

50

20

36

South Hobart

17

11

2

4

52

27

35

Hobart Zebras

17

10

2

5

51

32

32

Olympia Warriors

17

7

2

8

37

35

23

Northern Rangers

17

4

2

11

29

56

14

Kingborough Lions

17

3

3

11

30

42

12

Clarence United

17

0

2

15

12

88

2

Plomaritis tests calf - Copy

Photo:  Referee Stratos Plomaritis tests his calf before today's game.  He last only a half and had to be replaces at the interval by James Hamilton, who made his debut in the middle for an NPL game. [PlessPix]

Challenge League

South Hobart 7-0 Clarence United

Palmer and Turner - Copy

Photo:  South Hobart's Jack Turner (right) tries to get past Clarence's Paul Palmer.  Both were goalscorers in today's match. [PlessPix]

Southern Division 3

Brighton Storm 11-1 South East United

Phoenix Rovers 1-3 Kingborough Lions United

Schmidt and Soukary - Copy

Photo:  South Hobart's Connor Schmidt shields the ball from Clarence's Ibrahim Soukary, who was the only one of the club's three American imports to play today.  Another, Hur Ali Ercan, reportedly trained with South Hobart during the week. [PlessPix]

Morton sits on the ball - Copy

Photo:  South Hobart's Nick Morton sits on the ball and engages in conversation with replacement referee James Hamilton during a stoppage in play. [PlessPix]

Marins and ONeill - Copy

Photo:  South Hobart's Brazilian import Renato De Vecchi Marins bears down on goal as Clarence's Jonathon O'Neill tries to make up ground.  Marins netted a brace. [PlessPix]

Palmer shakes hands with referee James Hamilton - Copy

Photo:  Referee James Hamilton was called upon at half-time to take the place of injuured Stratos Plomaritis.  It was his NPL debut and players congratulated him at the end of the match. [PlessPix]

Dyson clears outside the box - Copy

Photo:  Clarence keeper Matthew Dyson often kicks the ball out while outside the box and referees never pull him up for it.  Here is an example from today's game against South Hobart. [PlessPix]

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+4 #47 Beach 2018-08-07 09:12
Quoting Anon:
If I wear the coach of knights uni and beachside I'd want my best players outside the seniors playing in challenge
I'd prefer they played against South zebs Olympia reserves than metro and southern fc reserves if I was considering them for a senior spot next week. All due respect.


This is how Beachside operate !
Seniors then Challenge is made up with fringe seniors and talented youth. It’s makes far more sense developing your youth against the clubs with development programs.
Champ 1 are mostly mates and players over 18 not playing with seniors or challenge.
Socials are also mostly under 20
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+3 #46 Anon 2018-08-07 08:46
If I wear the coach of knights uni and beachside I'd want my best players outside the seniors playing in challenge
I'd prefer they played against South zebs Olympia reserves than metro and southern fc reserves if I was considering them for a senior spot next week. All due respect.
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+8 #45 Bodiless Woman 2018-08-06 22:47
Quoting Faceless Man:
How do knights Uni and Beachside manage Challenge teams and SChamp 1?
Are the champ 1s their second team or is Challenge


generally Champ is number one side, Reserves second (easier when playing beforehand), and challenge an 'elite' development year for the younger guys and a couple of almost-ready seniors. Although, beach have won the ressies comp the past two seasons so it makes sense that they've pushed challenge league hard this season. It fluctuates and is complicated, but when there's 70+ blokes turning up to pre-season you do your best to make it work! Well done to our championship clubs for finding ways to generate such interest outside of the NPL gravitational pull.
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-1 #44 Anon 2018-08-06 21:22
Quoting Faceless Man:
How do knights Uni and Beachside manage Challenge teams and SChamp 1?
Are the champ 1s their second team or is Challenge

You clearly do not have a plan.
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+7 #43 Faceless Man 2018-08-06 12:18
How do knights Uni and Beachside manage Challenge teams and SChamp 1?
Are the champ 1s their second team or is Challenge
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0 #42 Anon 2018-08-06 11:20
Knights’ challenge league striker injured himself in the champ 1 game the day before and Nowicki asked to play to get more regular game time - which he isn’t getting in the Chanpionship. Stop commenting when you know nothing of the context.
I am sorry but this doesn’t look good for knight youth when the club is trying to be promoted into the NPL.
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+1 #41 Unsure 2018-08-06 11:11
Quoting Wouldn’t you?:
Quoting Anon:
Quoting Challenge:
Quoting KGV:
Knights 2 Beachside 2
Challenge League


Beach the better team in a very physical game but fair play to Knights for finishing their chances (which Beach certainly couldn't do). Nowicki playing probably only thing that kept Knights competive as he was a challenging propersition for the Beach CBs. Beachside unbeaten in five now (4W1D) and Knights have taken points of Olympia (1st), Zebras (4th) and Beach (3rd) in the last month so looking up for both sides.


I am sorry but Nowicki playing challenge league is an embarrassment to him.


Knights’ challenge league striker injured himself in the champ 1 game the day before and Nowicki asked to play to get more regular game time - which he isn’t getting in the Chanpionship. Stop commenting when you know nothing of the context.

Who was the injured striker?
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+4 #40 Anonymous 2018-08-06 11:07
Quoting Anon:
Quoting Anonymous:
Hi Walter. Good pick up with the kick outside the box, looks like it could of been handball. Having said that, he did have another option. Use the two guys that are free in the shot and keep possession.


Walter I believe that it's where his foot is when the ball leaves his hand that counts thus he can kick it outside the box providing the ball has left his hand with his foot inside the penalty area.



But it’s not
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0 #39 Good spot 2018-08-06 10:58
Quoting Anon:
How is Dyson allowed to wear black skins under yellow. I thought the skins had to be the same colour as the shorts and top am I wrong?

Instant yellow card & off to change them
He got away with a lot
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+2 #38 Anon 2018-08-06 10:58
Quoting Anon:
How is Dyson allowed to wear black skins under yellow. I thought the skins had to be the same colour as the shorts and top am I wrong?


How has Dyson not been triggered yet hahaha the ending of his top and shorts are black which means they have to be black as for the kick outs I believe from playing with him before that he throws it out while in the box and then proceeds to volley it outside
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