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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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