Who Is Walter Pless?

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A teacher by profession, but has been a football writer for 33 years. 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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Second-placed Southern League One side Beachside may be able to edge a little bit closer to champions Derwent United this weekend by beating second-last Nelson Eastern Suburbs away at North Warrane at 2.30pm on Saturday.

Beachside are on the lookout for a new senior coach after Brett Pullen has decided to concentrate on the club’s junior sides next season.


Beachside currently trail Derwent United by 10 points and may close the gap, even though Derwent have been confirmed as the champions.

[Anyone interested in being senior coach at Beachside next season should contact club president John Brierley on 0418 121 554.]

Nelson will have Matthew Fone back and he will replace Troy Hoppitt.

There are no other changes to the side that lost to Hobart United last weekend.

“We are expecting yet another close match versus Beachside this week after a disappointing loss last week versus Hobart United in a game we should have wrapped up on the chances we had in both halves, but had to walk away without even a point after missing a last-minute penalty,” said Nelson coach, Michael Roach.

“Our weakness has been scoring goals all season and if we can score a couple of goals at home this week, we should be able to walk away with a win.”

Derwent are expected to field another under-strength side at home against Metro at Weiley Park at 2.30pm on Saturday.

They are reported to be treating this game as a chance to expand their depth by promoting young players in readiness for next year’s Premier League.

Metro will have a full squad with the return of Darrin Chaffey from interstate and David McGuinness from a 4-week suspension and two weeks in which he was unavailable.

With Taroona having the bye, the remaining match is at Pontville at 2.30pm on Saturday when the home team, Hobart United, takes on Southern FC.

Southern, who are fifth and just a point behind fourth-placed Hobart United, will make a couple of changes.

Colin Hughes and Sam Laning will be absent because of work commitments, which means Scott Pepper, Isaac Gwolo and Ian Trotter come into the senior squad.

“The players are looking to finish the season with positive results after squandering leads in the last two games,” said Southern FC coach, Mike Trotter.

“We’re looking to putting in a solid 90-minute performance.”


SOUTHERN LEAGUE ONE (As at 19 August 2012)


TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Derwent United

16

12

3

1

76

42

39

Beachside

15

9

2

4

33

24

29

Taroona

17

7

3

7

53

37

24

Hobart United

16

5

5

6

31

47

20

Southern FC

16

5

4

7

29

44

19

Nelson Eastern Suburbs

16

4

2

10

19

33

14

Metro

16

3

3

10

27

41

12

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0 #20 Alan Kalbfell 2012-09-01 07:09
Interesting game last week Derwent Reserves showing more promise. Sorry to the metro guy I cleaned up in the goal square, kids wont let me forget it. Seniors played better then they did down Taroona, I think it had a lot to do with the dry ground and passes. Derwent did dominate the first half with Metro getting their first goal from when I droped the ball from the free kick( Thanks Jack for going out of your way to try and save the goal from my mistake).
Metro come out stronger in the second half, but it was the last 20mins when Derwent got slower and Metro found the gaps in the defence. And some good saves from Neil Kept Metro in the game as well, im sure if they went in Metro may of droped their head.
Not sure what it is with Metro, but ever since I played with New Norfolk its been a grudge match.
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+2 #19 Lexicon 2012-08-26 09:20
#18,

I would be happy to answer you. Unfortunately I can't understand what you are attempting to say.

Could you get someone else to please help you and I out by putting on here what you are trying to say and I'll see what I can do.
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-2 #18 Anonymous 2012-08-26 08:40
[quote name="Anonymous"]#11

very informed comment from someone who obviously was not at the game, because if you had been you would like everybody else that was there know that Mr Jin was there and coached them.

Dickhead !!![/quote

No one said he wasn't dickhead!!. if u really think that you all can beat them your a real idiot and clearly don't know much about the game. How many did the Mets win this year that's right !how many times and by how much did derwent smash you .its called development of youth something clearly Mets don't know because there saying 50 years old and blokes that should have retired years ago . You fool
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+3 #17 Anonymous 2012-08-26 06:53
Unless the SPL is going to be a farce in 2013..The 3 SPL clubs and 7 League one clubs will need to be included..any other option will kill the clubs left in League one...DOSA,New Norfolk,Hobart City PO saints all examples of clubs that died out once reduced to one team..Barnstone worth appear to be the exception to the rule as they have grown from one league four team to a league 4 team and now an over 35.
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+5 #16 Anonymous 2012-08-26 06:23
Derwent were in front until, what? 20 minutes to go? Then Metro sneaked an equaliser and took their chance for the winner. Well played to them, but for any metro fan who thinks they dominated or even outplayed an understrength Derwent...think again.
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+1 #15 Anonymous 2012-08-26 04:16
#11

very informed comment from someone who obviously was not at the game, because if you had been you would like everybody else that was there know that Mr Jin was there and coached them.

Dickhead !!!
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-1 #14 Anonymous 2012-08-26 03:28
Mr Jin was playing and metro dominated the game what game was you watching you fool!!
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+4 #13 Anonymous 2012-08-26 02:13
Quoting Anonymous:
Metro were outplayed for a long period of time . Only 6 Koreans played and no Jin there ?? If they can keep Alan kalfelb in goals for next year then that's a reasonable start . Very underrated keeper .

Mustn't be able to count only 4koreans here now
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-4 #12 Anonymous 2012-08-26 01:49
Ah,

love the Metro haters on here. Saw the game yesterday. Metro played a side yesterday that had loads of skill but were outplayed by a side that were better coached and played better than the superstars.

So, all of you people out there looking for excuses to put them down again, all you do is make yourselves look stupid on here.

Well done to Metro yesterday. Number 11, I'm not sure what game you were at, but it wasn't the one I saw yesterday.

However, If Alan Kalfeb was the fellow that played in goals for United yesterday, I agree with you. Some fabulous saves. Without him United would have been smashed.

Maybe a long period of time in your intelligence is 3 minutes. Some of those young boys Metro have playing with them have loads of potential and hopefully they will be able to keep them at the club.

One would love to know what axe some of the people on here have to grind with Metro. It certainly can't be with the players or coach who outthought and outplayed United yesterday.

Maybe they might get on here and tell us.

Nah !
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+3 #11 Anonymous 2012-08-26 00:04
Metro were outplayed for a long period of time . Only 6 Koreans played and no Jin there ?? If they can keep Alan kalfelb in goals for next year then that's a reasonable start . Very underrated keeper .
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