Who Is Walter Pless?

Walter_Pless

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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Photo:  Olympia's Harry Woolley makes the pass from which team-mate Warren Wadawu equalised [PlessPix]

Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League

Kingborough Lions United 4 (D Cowen 2, 8, N Cuthbertson 28, R Bevan 64) drew with Olympia Warriors 4 (W Wadawu 4, 81, H Woolley 20, J Begovic 59 pen)

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Photo:  Olympia's Ben Phillips (right) and Kingborough's Ryan Bevan go for a high ball [PlessPix]

Reserves

Kingborough Lions United 2 (T Pearce, J Davis) beat Olympia Warriors 0

Under-19s

Kingborough Lions United 3 lost to Olympia Warriors 4

 

SOUTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE (As at 3 June 2012)


TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

South Hobart

10

7

2

1

27

6

23

New Town Eagles

10

7

0

3

25

14

21

Clarence United

10

5

2

3

24

18

17

Kingborough Lions Utd

10

3

6

1

27

20

15

Tilford Zebras

10

4

3

3

32

26

15

Olympia Warriors

10

2

2

6

18

27

8

Glenorchy Knights

10

1

3

6

15

26

6

University

10

0

4

6

9

40

4

 

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Photo:  Olympia's Chris Kumpulainen (left) and Kingborough's Nick Di Falco battle for a cross [PlessPix]


NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE (As at Saturday, 2 June 2012)


TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Devonport City

7

5

1

1

22

10

16

Northern Rangers

6

5

0

1

26

8

15

Ulverstone

7

4

2

1

24

7

14

Prospect Knights

6

4

0

2

12

11

12

Riverside Olympic

6

3

2

1

12

15

11

Launceston City

6

1

2

3

7

16

5

Launceston United

6

1

1

4

10

16

4

Somerset

6

0

2

4

7

17

2

Burnie United

6

0

0

6

7

27

0

 

 

Ryan_Bevan_and_Ben_Phillips_3_June_2012

Photo:  Kingborough's Ryan Bevan puts pressure on Olympia's Ben Phillips who is in possession [PlessPix]

 

SOUTHERN LEAGUE ONE (As at 2 June 2012)


TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Beachside

7

5

1

1

18

10

16

Derwent United

6

4

2

0

30

18

14

Hobart United

7

2

3

2

14

15

9

Taroona

7

2

2

3

21

19

8

Southern FC

7

2

2

3

11

17

8

Metro

7

2

1

4

10

17

7

Nelson Eastern Suburbs

7

1

1

5

6

14

4

 

Pat_Galloway_Craig_Phillips_and_Dirk_Gadd_03_06_12

Photo:  Match officials today were (L-R) Patrick Galloway, Craig Phillips and Dirk Gadd [PlessPix]

Comments   

+7 #43 Anonymous 2012-06-06 04:16
Quoting Anakin skywalker:
Quoting Yoda:
Dont think olympia supporters should be giving out any football or blogging advice

Get back in your corner big boy. We are on the way up and are probably the most stable club going around.


Says a club that has already lost a president and coach this season.....
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+9 #42 Mr Slave 2012-06-06 04:06
Quoting Anakin skywalker:
Quoting Yoda:
Dont think olympia supporters should be giving out any football or blogging advice

Get back in your corner big boy. We are on the way up and are probably the most stable club going around.


is that your idea of humor? if it is, good job!
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-9 #41 Anakin skywalker 2012-06-06 01:07
Quoting Yoda:
Dont think olympia supporters should be giving out any football or blogging advice

Get back in your corner big boy. We are on the way up and are probably the most stable club going around.
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+11 #40 Yoda 2012-06-05 18:01
Dont think olympia supporters should be giving out any football or blogging advice
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-6 #39 Anonymous 2012-06-05 09:44
#33 #35....yes you are correct about living in the past, however we at Olympia are not living in the past mind you we are proud of our history. You mentioned we were celebrating a point/draw, what we were celebrating was a gutsy never beaten attitude on the day, so we have plenty to be proud of and we took away 2 points from a team that have gotten way ahead of themselves hence the Summer " Picnic Races" Cup..If you are not quick to hit some form you may be closer to the bottom than the top again.
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+5 #38 Anonymous 2012-06-05 09:01
Olympia, PLEASE, it is not all about you. It is about building the game in the state, creating an atmosphere where the public feel welcome and want to watch opposing teams play. We need to grow the profile of our game collectively. I like seeing other teams attend games and opposition coaches viewing matches from the stands. It is great to see people like Ian Syson vieiwng our games and providing feedback. It is about growth.
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-5 #37 Anonymous 2012-06-05 07:27
Where's Jeremy Morris ?
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+6 #36 Anonymous 2012-06-05 06:51
#35 and that is the problem right there, you can't live in the past as you seem to want to do, past glories mean nothing except to build a vibrant history and culture for a club, which if you look at the performance of Olympia over the last what 5 years, has shown that the players that now play for you are not the same ones that have won titles. That is not their fault, however the supporters and knockers will not allow them to develop slowly as other clubs do. I'm sure that South Hobart are not too concerned about how many titles anyone won in the 40s, 50s, 60s or any other era beacause right now noone has won for 3 years. Your only as good as your last game and on that South, Zebs, Olympia and Lions all got one point, CSE got 3 as did Clarence. THe last trophy Olympia won was also a Pre-season trophy and you celebrated that as if it was the World Cup, so think and keep up to date with your facts
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-12 #35 Anonymous 2012-06-05 05:20
#33 Olympia have won more trophies than Calies/Kingboro ugh..fact...act ually how long has it been since Borough/Calies won a premiership or final 5 series, or a major trophy not a warm up pre-season cup. Television broadcasts are probably more recent. I think the players had smiles on there faces that they came back from behind 4 times away from home and fought from start to finish and as one prior post suggested just because Kingborough gave up the lead 4 times does not mean they were the better team over the 90 plus minutes..Kingbo rough i suggest can start celebrating when they win a premiership or a couple of major trophies.
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+6 #34 Real Dreadlock Rasta 2012-06-05 03:21
Quoting Dreadlock Rasta:
Quoting anon:
dread lock sista
are you saying that the lions fans did not think it was entertaining ?
Anon #20
why don`t you like olympia? lets read your stupid reason!

Number 1. They don?t recognise sarcasm. Number 2. They can?t spell. Number 3. It's funny. Number 4. Cos I can.. and what?!

Get your own name ese
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