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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Photo:  Kingborough's Damian Pearce (right) tackles Tilford Zebras' Ricky Self [PlessPix]

Victory League

Kingborough Lions United 2 (J Schuth 63, M Marchioli 67) lost to Tilford Zebras 3 (A McKeown 64, J Ladic 70, A Cairns 90+6)

Southern Premier League

University 1 (M Barnard) lost to Beachside 4 (D Brown, M Nowicki, , J Thorpe, M Connolly)

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Photo:  Kingborough's Nick Cuthbertson (left) tssles with Zebras' Alex Leszczynski [PlessPix]

Southern Women’s Premier League

Taroona 1 (Kallonen) lost to NTC 7

Olympia Warriors 1 (A Berry) beat Clarence United 0

Kingborough Lions United 1-2 University

New Town Eagles 0-1 Tilford Zebras

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Photo:  Tilford Zebras' Alex Leszczynski controls the ball while he is tightly marked by Kingborough Lions United's Damian Pearce [PlessPix]

Women’s Division One

Nelson 0-2 Woodbridge

Nelson White 7-1 Derwent United

Women’s Northern Premier League

Somerset 12-0 Launceston City Allies

Launceston City 9-0 Prospect Knights

Ulverstone 8-0 Launceston United

Riverside Olympia 2-3 UTAS Griffins

 

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Photo:  Zebras' Alex Leszczynski tries to get past the Lions' Damian Pearce as the Lions' Joel Schuth watches [PlessPix]

VICTORY LEAGUE (After Round 6 as at 28 April 2013)

  

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

South Hobart

6

5

1

0

18

9

16

Olympia Warriors

6

5

0

1

18

7

15

Devonport City

6

3

1

2

18

10

10

Northern Rangers

6

2

3

1

17

8

9

Tilford Zebras

6

2

1

3

21

18

7

Kingborough Lions Utd

6

2

1

3

12

16

7

Glenorchy Knights

6

1

1

4

11

16

4

Launceston City

6

0

0

6

1

32

0

 

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Photo:  Kingborough Lions United's Cormac Collins clears as Tilford Zebras' Ricky Self rushes in [PlessPix]

Leading Goalscorers (After Round 4)

10 Adam McKeown (Tilford Zebras)

9  Shane Brassington (Northern Rangers), Brayden Mann (Devonport City)

6  Kostas Kanakaris (South Hobart)

5  Alex Leszczynski (Tilford Zebras), Nick Morton (South Hobart)

4  Emmanuel Tsakiris (Olympia Warriors)

3  Cormac Collins (Kingborough Lions United), Nick Lanau-Atkinson (Northern Rangers), Seung Yong Jin (Olympia Warriors), Aaron Marney (Glenorchy Knights), Eduardo Garza Cabello (Olympia Warriors)

Danny Cowen (Kingborough Lions United), Agele Luate (Northern Rangers), Jal David (Glenorchy Knights), Bobby Eaves (Devonport City), Daniel McGinn (Devonport City), Chris Hunt (South Hobart), Warren Wadawu (Olympia Warriors), Trent Pearce (Kingborough Lions United), Michael Holden (Devonport City), Marcello Marchioli (Kingborough Lions United), Hugh Undy (Olympia Warriors), Aaron Cairns (Tilford Zebras), Joel Schuth (Kingborough Lions United)

1  Jeremy Marshall (Glenorchy Knights), Shae Hickey (South Hobart), Nick Meredith (Olympia Warriors), Lachlan Nichols (Olympia Warriors), Cameron Williams (South Hobart), Kieran Mulraney (Devonport City), Patrick Lanau-Atkinson (Northern Rangers), Derek Schipper (Northern Rangers), Alex Holmes (Olympia Warriors), Chris McKenna (Devonport City), Martin Farquhar (Kingborough Lions United), Colin Wain (South Hobart), Aaron Campbell (Launceston City), Declan Foley (Glenorchy Knights), Jacob Clamp (Tilford Zebras), Joel Stone (Devonport City), Harry Booth (Glenorchy Knights), Todd Hingston (Northern Rangers), Andrew Clark (Tilford Zebras), Mark Page (Tilford Zebras), Cameron Rogers (South Hobart), Ben Hamlett (South Hobart), Andrew Robb (Glenorchy Knights), Sam Johnson (Glenorchy Knights)

Own-goals:  1 Glenorchy Knights, Launceston City

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Photo:  Tilford Zebras' Ricky Self controls the ball before Kingborough Lions United's Damian Pearce can tackle [PlessPix]

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+4 #67 Anonymous 2013-05-01 23:19
Quoting free food:


whilst you are obviously a top dude and all lovely guy sticking up for your club by looking like a coomplete a hole

I do agree that going up to the club or not after the game shouldn't really be criticised especially on the blog, if you don't know anyone or don't have time, itsfine and the camaraderie that used to pervade that game is not there. but we are a community and all this is about supporting clubs.

You are all missing the point...which additionally comes through very clearly in this blog. If you want a professional approach to the game then the first thing is to show respect for each other. For example players should arrive dressed in their club colours and be proud to wear them, not drift in each week luck a bunch of sheep. After a game show respect to the other club and, as a team, join them for a drink...even a soft one.
There is a total lack of disrespect in all facets of the league...and that is why it will continue to be second rate. Just look at the way the president was dressed for the summer cup presentation... and he has no idea why this was a bad thing just thinks we are all whingers. Start with some self respect, show that to others in the game...friend or foe...present a professional image to the world and the kudos and advancement will come. Stop sticking daggers in each others backs. Importantly however this has got to start FROM THE TOP!
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+1 #66 free food 2013-04-30 05:13
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Free food, cheap beer, nice warm club house. Not one player back for a beer? poor form Beach Side.

An invite helps. But thanks for getting on here and slagging off our club.

Not with either club BUT give me a break!
For anyone who has played the game more than once, it should just be an automatic act. Do players really need to be hand held to the bar and reminded every bloody week? Very poor/ childish excuse.


perhaps the players have families that they would like to spend time with on a Sunday evening...build a bridge buddy! no one wants you free food or your warm beer.

You are obviously a muppet, so maybe your wife would prefer you to be out longer!? and as if 15 mins after having a beer, stops you from seeing your family.


yeah mate! driving down the outlet full of grog is exactly what she wants of me.


whilst you are obviously a top dude and all lovely guy sticking up for your club by looking like a coomplete a hole

I do agree that going up to the club or not after the game shouldn't really be criticised especially on the blog, if you don't know anyone or don't have time, itsfine and the camaraderie that used to pervade that game is not there. but we are a community and all this is about supporting clubs.
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+4 #65 Anonymous 2013-04-30 00:12
youve been able to bet on SPL for years... betting is no new thing down here.

bet 365 been doing it for ages
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+7 #64 Anonymous 2013-04-29 23:21
Farquhar is a good young player, enough said. Quick feet and a good finisher
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-1 #63 Anonymous 2013-04-29 23:08
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Free food, cheap beer, nice warm club house. Not one player back for a beer? poor form Beach Side.

An invite helps. But thanks for getting on here and slagging off our club.

Not with either club BUT give me a break!
For anyone who has played the game more than once, it should just be an automatic act. Do players really need to be hand held to the bar and reminded every bloody week? Very poor/ childish excuse.


perhaps the players have families that they would like to spend time with on a Sunday evening...build a bridge buddy! no one wants you free food or your warm beer.

You are obviously a muppet, so maybe your wife would prefer you to be out longer!? and as if 15 mins after having a beer, stops you from seeing your family.


yeah mate! driving down the outlet full of grog is exactly what she wants of me.
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+4 #62 Count Dooku 2013-04-29 14:12
Quoting Anonymous:
[quote name="Anonymous"]

Still a bit of a sore nerve buddy? Haha unluggy. Even in the V league Clarence still haunt you by being better. Onya Hammers!

Clarence aren't in the victory league. Wow
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0 #61 Anonymous 2013-04-29 12:54
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Free food, cheap beer, nice warm club house. Not one player back for a beer? poor form Beach Side.

An invite helps. But thanks for getting on here and slagging off our club.

Not with either club BUT give me a break!
For anyone who has played the game more than once, it should just be an automatic act. Do players really need to be hand held to the bar and reminded every bloody week? Very poor/ childish excuse.


perhaps the players have families that they would like to spend time with on a Sunday evening...build a bridge buddy! no one wants you free food or your warm beer.

You are obviously a muppet, so maybe your wife would prefer you to be out longer!? and as if 15 mins after having a beer, stops you from seeing your family.
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+5 #60 Anonymous 2013-04-29 11:22
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
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How does Farquar keep getting a game?

One goal for the year and has been poor in every game I've seen. Cowen might be injured but surely Boro has better options on the bench?


What.. Trent ? You've got to be kidding, I bet I can name
Who you are.
Apart from Danny being out.. That was kingbouroughs best staring


Di Falco?


di falco a striker now?
farquar will have his days, confidence player
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+1 #59 Anonymous 2013-04-29 09:51
Quoting Anonymous:
Tasmanian football is a joke, it's going nowhere and will never go anywhere, not this year, not next year and not in 20 years!

Who ever this is put your name to it and get out of Tassie!!!
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+5 #58 free food 2013-04-29 09:17
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting Anonymous:
Free food, cheap beer, nice warm club house. Not one player back for a beer? poor form Beach Side.

An invite helps. But thanks for getting on here and slagging off our club.

Not with either club BUT give me a break!
For anyone who has played the game more than once, it should just be an automatic act. Do players really need to be hand held to the bar and reminded every bloody week? Very poor/ childish excuse.


perhaps the players have families that they would like to spend time with on a Sunday evening...build a bridge buddy! no one wants you free food or your warm beer.


nobody wants me :(
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