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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Photo:  Brian Downes addresses the media [PlessPix]

Tasmania United may not have a chance to put in a bid for an A-League place for two, three or even four years as Football Federation Australia is intent on consolidating the current 10-team format.

That was the message delivered by the Tasmania United FC Taskforce deputy chairman, Brian Downes, at a media conference yesterday at Wrest Point Hotel-Casino.

This is an official FFA media release:


The Westfield Matildas posted one of their most impressive performances at a FIFA Women’s World Cup only to be beaten by world number three Brazil, 1-nil, in their first match of Group D.

A Rosana strike on 54 minutes was the only difference between the two sides with Australia having 12 shots on goal and dominating possession against the much fancied Brazilians.

This is an official media release from FFA:

Torreon, Mexico

Wednesday 29 June 2011

The Qantas Joeys are out of the FIFA U-17 World Cup after they were defeated 0-4 by Uzbekistan in the Round of 16 match played at Estadio Torreon.

Starting the match without Yianni Perkatis (suspension) and Jesse Makarounas (injury), Luke Remington was rewarded for his goal against Denmark with his first start of the competition.


Photo:  Beachside keeper Smee punches clear [PlessPix]

Premier League Reserves (KGV Park, Wednesday, 29 June 2011)

NTC/TIS 4 (Mearns 68, Thomas 74, H Foley 82, 92)

Beachside 0

HT: 0-0   Att: 40   Ref: S Natoli

NTC/TIS: Prendergast  -  Undy, Hill, Stevens, Mearns  -  D Foley (Thomas 71), De Smit, Kenyi (Ince 65)  -  Rogers (Williamson 69), H Foley, McClung

Beachside: Smee  -  Brown, Hedge, Ikin, Howarth  -  Hay (Stoneman 80), Keygan, Willcock (McManus 65), Chadwick, Wraight (Driver 35)  -  Gordon