Who Is Walter Pless?

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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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Photo:  Ben Hamlett heads South Hobart's winner against Olympia [Photo by Raelene Hennicke]

Victory League

South Hobart 3 (C Rogers 27, N Morton 34, B Hamlett 90) beat Olympia Warriors 2 (H Undy 10, E Cabello 77)

Glenorchy Knights 4 (A Marney 19, Own-goal 27, S Johnson 42, A Robb 66) beat Launceston City 0

Northern Rangers 1 (S Brassington 86) drew with Devonport City 1 (B Mann 30 pen)

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Photo:  South Hobart's Ben Hamlett sets himself to head a corner [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Ben Hamlett heads South Hobart's winner against Olympia Warriors [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League

South Hobart 0-1 NTC

Tilford Zebras 2-2 Glenorchy Knights

New Town Eagles 1-2 Nelson Eastern Suburbs (N Mills 2)

Taroona 6-0 Kingborough Lions United

Clarence United 2-1 Olympia Warriors

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Photo:  Olympia celebrate Eduardo Cabello's excellent goal [PlessPix]

Southern League One

Metro 5-1 Derwent United

Under-20s

Tilford Zebras 4-3 Glenorchy Knights

South Hobart 5-0 Nelson White

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Photo:  Glenorchy Knights' Declan Foley (right) comes away with the ball against Launceston City's Josh Duncan [PlessPix]

Northern Premier League

Somerset 8-0 Burnie United

Launceston City 1-1 Prospect Knights

Northern Rangers 0-2 Devonport City

Ulverstone 4-1 Launceston United

Northern Women’s Premier League

Northern Rangers 1-0 Devonport City

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Photo:  Glenorchy Knights' Jayden Hey (left) wins a header against Launceston City's Aaron Leonard [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Launceston City's Nathan Jones (right) controls the ball ahead of Glenorchy Knights' Ben Robinson [PlessPix]

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Photo:  South Hobart goalkeeper Matthew Ferguson can't stop Eduardo Cabello's shot from flying past him and into the net [Photo by Raelene Hennicke]

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0 #134 Anonymous 2013-05-01 22:19
Quoting Anon:
Quoting Anonymous:
if Clarence isnt in trouble what happened to their under 16 boys side why did so many kids go to Olympia this year olympia certainly way ahead in developing youth now.
Is Clarence even allowed in SPL without an under 16 team

Haha you brought yourselves an u/16 team as you are the ones that wouldn't have met the V League requirements without them .
Your only developing youth when you have had them for more than 3 games . Already some unhappy kids and parents with the choice they made . Expect an exodus next year .


we have two u16 teasm. The best one has a few ex cufc but mostly boys from 2012. They are currently sitting 2nd.
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+3 #133 CUFC4LYF 2013-05-01 21:51
#130
Mr Dyson,Players should play wherever and for whomever they like ... There are heaps of good kids, coaches and parents at Olympia and Clarence (and Nelson)... and they are ALL representing the Eastern Shore with pride. I am proud of my Club and the players that represent it. We have had our fair share of success in Eastern Shore Derbies ... that is in the history books and is priceless.
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+1 #132 Anonymous 2013-05-01 13:35
#130 Dyson Well that could be the funniest post ever...

" when mamacos goes broke "

Lol don't hold your breath buddy.....
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-3 #131 Olympia Olympia 2013-05-01 13:14
Yes indeed, cufc4lyf or cufc4eva didn't exactly seem to go 4lyf or 4eva.
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+4 #130 Dyson 2013-05-01 13:12
Quoting Olympia Olympia:
To the cufc person raving about how good you are at producing players, this might be the case but all the players you mentioned have left you, so something is clearly wrong. You have also lost a lot of other youth players. You had, Harry Woolley, Jacob Herbert, Daniel Pangrazzi, none of whom you even knew who they were.
You also had at one point (on too of who you mentioned ) and treated reasonably well but still lost: Phillips, Hugh undy, wilcock and manny tsakiris. If you had have treated your players better you would be in the victory league


I suppose CUFCs u20 team at the moment sent that good then? Hmm clear ladder leaders, still in the statewide cup. How's your u20s going? Ow and your spl? You have one good team full of players you pay to have. Olympia is a joke when mamacos goes broke you are very much stuffed.
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+1 #129 Anon 2013-04-30 10:41
Quoting Anonymous:
if Clarence isnt in trouble what happened to their under 16 boys side why did so many kids go to Olympia this year olympia certainly way ahead in developing youth now.
Is Clarence even allowed in SPL without an under 16 team

Haha you brought yourselves an u/16 team as you are the ones that wouldn't have met the V League requirements without them .
Your only developing youth when you have had them for more than 3 games . Already some unhappy kids and parents with the choice they made . Expect an exodus next year .
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+2 #128 Anonymous 2013-04-30 07:17
Quoting Olympia Olympia:
To the cufc person raving about how good you are at producing players, this might be the case but all the players you mentioned have left you, so something is clearly wrong. You have also lost a lot of other youth players. You had, Harry Woolley, Jacob Herbert, Daniel Pangrazzi, none of whom you even knew who they were.
You also had at one point (on too of who you mentioned ) and treated reasonably well but still lost: Phillips, Hugh undy, wilcock and manny tsakiris. If you had have treated your players better you would be in the victory league


you forgot to mention mcintyre, huigsloot *2, hamlett (although they still claim him as theirs), lewis, stevens, toghill, hunt, malcolm, barron, garth ...

yep. cufc4ever
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-1 #127 Olympia Olympia 2013-04-30 06:45
To the cufc person raving about how good you are at producing players, this might be the case but all the players you mentioned have left you, so something is clearly wrong. You have also lost a lot of other youth players. You had, Harry Woolley, Jacob Herbert, Daniel Pangrazzi, none of whom you even knew who they were.
You also had at one point (on too of who you mentioned ) and treated reasonably well but still lost: Phillips, Hugh undy, wilcock and manny tsakiris. If you had have treated your players better you would be in the victory league
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-10 #126 Anonymous 2013-04-29 21:44
if Clarence isnt in trouble what happened to their under 16 boys side why did so many kids go to Olympia this year olympia certainly way ahead in developing youth now.
Is Clarence even allowed in SPL without an under 16 team
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-2 #125 In perspective 2013-04-29 12:41
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting #104:

There is a difference between a 99 odd year release like we have and you guys who have to pay ground hire every single week. Which situation is more financially viable?

The more viable financial system is the one that is supported by being fortunate enough to have someone with lots of money that loves his club and is prepared to support that club by piling money in to set up and support it. Recent decisions by FFT may well see the demise of development as numbers drop...but they have a state league don't they?.
Have you read Walters Blogg recently...
Best on ground for Zebras....Matthew Toghill - ex CUFC
Winning Goal for South...Ben Hamlett...ex CUFC
Class player...Aaron Cains - brought here by CUFC
...and there are heaps more.
Accept the fact that you have been financially fortunate with your development...but be graceful about it and stop ramming it down everyone's throats. You might find people would be more friendly.


... the most hypocrytical post ever.

Bagging Olympia for bringing in imports and then claiming Cairns' year at CUFC as some gift to Tasmanian football.


Mate cairns was a tourist who was friends with grant Malcolm, at least we got good players
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