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 Dale, the president of Kingborough Lions United [PlessPix]

Kingborough Lions United and Glenorchy Knights are two of the clubs that have gained entry into next season’s inaugural Victory League.

The two clubs represent the northern-most and southern-most areas of the larger Hobart metropolitan area and are excited at the opportunities participation in the new State League competition presents.


Photo:  Rob Reibel takes notes during a break in filming [PlessPix]


(Courtesy of Stefano Lufi, Mr Video, and filmed by Rob Reibel)


Photo:  Bill Shackcloth, president of New Town Eagles, was bitterly disappointed [PlessPix]

New Town Eagles and Clarence United are shock omissions from next year’s proposed Victory League, especially give their on-field successes in recent seasons.

New Town Eagles are currently second on the Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League ladder and Clarence are third.


Photo:  Eagles' Liam Scott and Adam McKeown have Zebras' Andrew Telega and Ryan Smith on the back foot [PlessPix]

(Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League, Clare Street, Sunday, 29 July 2012)

New Town Eagles 6 (A Leszczynski 1, 4, A McKeown 15, 45, 79, J Clamp 51)

Tilford Zebras 0

HT: 4-0   Att: 120   Ref: S Natoli

New Town Eagles: N Pitchford  -  Marshall, Cox, Anderson, Page  -  Whitehall (McCormack 85), J Clamp, Scott (Quan 81), Collins  -  McKeown, Leszczynski (Stingle 66)  (Sub not used:  Bates)

Tilford Zebras: McKenna  -  Otte, Telega, Smith, Muller (M Luttrell 60)  -  David, Fagg, J Foley-Donoghue, Self  -  MacDonald (Barabara 79), Walsh  (Subs not used:  Siedler, L Frarracio)

(Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League, Wentworth Park, Saturday, 28 July 2012)

Clarence United 0

South Hobart 1 (B Eaves 20)

HT: 0-1   Att: 80   Ref: I Jozeljic

Clarence United: Cornish  -  Toghill, Lewis, Hedge, Price  -  Hoppitt (Aldridge 75), Cairns, Malcolm, Cannamela, McIntyre  -  E Tsakiris  (Subs not used:  Nicholson, W Reibel, Lush, Aitken)

South Hobart: Ferguson  -  Duffy, Ludford, Bladel, Williams  -  Hickey, Feral, Eaves  -  Lantouris (Ince 90), Brennan, Morton  (Subs not used:  Rogers, Kruijver, M Clarke)


Photo:  Kingborough's Marcello Marchioli takes on the Knights' Jayden Hey [PlessPix]

(Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League, Saturday, 28 July 2012)

Kingborough Lions United 1 (J Schuth 34)

Glenorchy Knights 2 (G Kamano 22, J Dawes 84)

HT: 1-1   Att: 80   Ref: K Barker

Kingborough Lions United: Duncan  -  D Pearce, Iseli, Cuthbertson, Di Falco  -  Bevan (Hawkins 46), Marchioli, T Pearce (Cowen 65), Schuth  -  F Kang (Cooper 72), Farquhar  (Subs not used:  Leamey, Davis)

Glenorchy Knights: Peter  -  Hey, Johnson, Holmes, A Robb (Robinson 69)  -  Marney, Huigsloot, Nowicki, Clay  -  Kamano, Strang (Dawes 78)  (Subs not used:  M Robb, Langdale)


Photo:  Eagles' Mark Page and Zebras' Henry Fagg vie for a header in front of a good crowd at Clare Street today [PlessPix]

Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League

New Town Eagles 6 (A Leszczynski 1, 4, A McKeown 15, 45, 79, J Clamp 51) beat Tilford Zebras 0