Who Is 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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Here are some Reserve League, Southern Division One and Northern Division One squads from 1989.

Some players listed did, of course, also play in their senior club teams and may have been coming back through the reserves or through the club’s Division One sides after injury.

Others were on the way up and would make names for themselves in the top flight within a few years.

The lists give a good indication of the sort of talent that was about just below the top flight Cadbury State League of the time.

Croatia-Glenorchy: Tattam, Jeffries, Camidge, Kvesic, Brown, Kuman, Mesic, Joiner, Y Dzelalija, M Kerschbaum, Wright, F Dzelalija, Grundy, Baltic

White Eagle: Diubaldo, Collins, Garrigan, Tattersall, P Morrison, Hildyard, A Brown, Templeman, Jacobs, Case, Ware, Woulleman, S Vernon, S Young, Mason, Mainella, Plaznik, C Leszczynski

Olympia: Collar, Vavloulas, Keskeridis, Edwards, Hart, H Hages, Puclin, Tsakiris, K Tsiakis, G Hages, J Tsiakis, Palermo, Padas, Kantzos

Caledonian: Eagle, Stint, J Goodsell, P Murray, C Siddall, D Anderton, S Smith, B Anderton, P Jordan, P Sherman, G Jenkins, Fleischmann, Huy, I McGlone, R Stoneman, S Salter, Shields, Di Domenico, K Connell, G Calvert, Peters

Hobart Juventus: Williams, T Fabrizio, Storey, R Schiro, Gasparin, Nicholls, M Lapolla, Smart, Di Giovanni, Tickner, J Brown, Giana, S Perri, De Felice, D Smith, F Falzon

Croatia: Neads, Albiston, Jeffries, Camidge, Wright, McKenzie, Kvesic, Baltic, Joiner, Kuman, Y Dzelalija, Mesic, Brown, M Begovic, J Zeitzen

University: K Gavan, O’Callaghan, J Edwards, C Behrens, S Goninon, P Kuzis, J Forbes, J Turnbull, M Shaw, P Crowther, Wanner, Robinson, C Hargrave, C Green, Anderton, Cruse, D Kehl, N Edwards, J Fox

Olympia: Collar, Vavoulas, J Tsiakis, Padas, Hey, H Hages, Puclin, C Brown, Hart, Kantzos, G Hages, Parolas, Keskeridis, T Tarros, Suris, Papastamatis, D Crosson

South Hobart: R Pride, S Bennett, S Adkins, C Warn, R Zeitzen, G Clark, A Poole, S Nicholson, J Nicholson, I Colhoun, Jordan, B Sherman, C McClung, Longey, S Ryan, D Oddie, S Westwood, M Zeitzen, A Cheetham

Howrah: Rowley, T New, N Onn, Lockley, R New, S Hadley, K Brightman, J Bell, A Dobbie, A Hales, R Dixson, G Schueller, G Frame, P Engels, Smith, S Sallah, J Phillips, Harvey, J Webb

St Leonards: G Woodward, R Van Pelan, J Dyer, A Garcie, C Stocks, N Koladjashincj, D McLean, D Lowe, C Ridgeway, R Williams, S Heffernan, D Rough, S Able, J Brown

Rapid: Mark Evans, Andy White, Garry Ashlin, John Dilba, Jack Dilba, Paul Sherman, John White, Phil Murray, Phillip McKay, John Fletcher, John Cionci, Gas Cavarretta, Uwe Metzenthin, D Darwell, Karidis, Colin Lush, M Brouwer

Riverside Olympic: John Peters, Leon Colgrave, Jason King, Callum McNeil, Lyndon Prince, S Biggar, R Brown, Robert King, David Willey, Tony Walmsley, D Smith, D Colgrave, S King, A Bassett, M Taylor

Kingborough United: T Maccallini, R Barker, D Pott, J Cummings, M Reid, G Allcock, S De Haan, J Ellis, D Trueman, R Bolton, T Banagan, G Brinklow, S Pepper, G Scott, V Grimes, M Trotter, J Townsend, D Dingjan, N Marlow, I Allcock, L Varian, D Logan

Hobart City: M Rhodes, M Pace, A Pignalosa, P Marino, Garvey, Strates, Hobbs, R Marino, P Kaproulias, L Taglieri, M Sly, Machen, K Barker, N Marino, Andrjecovic, Palermo, Raglione, Deschipper, Plunkett, Maxwell, Popovic

Metro-Claremont: B Porthouse, S Pitchford, G Sargent, Korn, Hennessey, Parish, M Garth, B Lietz, A Ferrall, J Mackinnon, D Prestage, Barkbaum, P Stephenson, A Tassell, M Phillips, D Barker