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:  The late Jack Smith was a life member of Metro

The death has occurred in Hobart of Jack Smith, a life member of Metro.

Jack was the father of former Football Federation Tasmania CEO, David Smith.

Jack was 82 and is survived by his widow, Irene, sons David and Andrew, and their children.


Photo:  The lambs dressed as zebras before the slaughter [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League

South Hobart 4 (Mizael 53, Postma 60, 79, Brennan 88) beat Tilford Zebras 0


Photo:  Launceston City's Mitchell Dent (with ball) will threaten most defences [PlessPix]


(Courtesy of Stefano Lufi, Mr Video)


Photo:  Olympia keeper Rob Kay punches clear while under pressure from Kingborough's Joel Schuth [PlessPix]

(Southern Premier League, Warrior Park, Saturday, 31 March 2012)

Olympia Warriors 1 (H Woolley 90+4)

Kingborough Lions United 6 (R Bevan 10, J Schuth 45, D Cowen 52, M Palmer 57, M Marchioli 81, T Pearce 87)

HT: 0-2   Att: 120   Ref: B Kopra

Olympia Warriors: Kay  -  C McDonald, Kumpulainen (Woolley 78), Y Mohamad, Phillips  -  S Page (Stockdale 58), Mason, Lapolla, Meredith  -  Grillas, Walker (Thurley 76)  (Sub not used:  Maxwell)

Kingborough Lions United: Leamey  -  Hawkins, Iseli, Cuthbertson, Schuth  -  Bevan, Palmer, Marchioli, Cowen (T Pearce 64)  -  Cooper, McDonald  (Subs not used:  Herweynen, J Otto, Duncan, Braddoch)


Photo:  Launceston City striker Anthony Macri (left) is always dangerous [PlessPix]


(Courtesy of Stefano Lufi, Mr Video)


Photo:  Emmanuel Tsakiris scores one of his four goals against University today [Photo by Raelene Hennicke]

Southern Premier League

University 0 lost to Clarence United 7 (Hoppitt 7, 81 pen, Nicholson 24, E Tsakiris 54, 56, 58, 90)

Olympia Warriors 1 (H Woolley 91) lost to Kingborough Lions United 6 (R Bevan 10, D Cowen 52, J Schuth 45, M Palmer 57, M Marchioli 81, T Pearce 87)


Photo:  Knights' Jade Clay (left) rushes in on Eagles' Ben Whitehall [PlessPix]


(Courtesy of Stefano Lufi, Mr Video)


Photo:  Knights' Aaron Marney (right) takes on Eagles' David Cox [PlessPix]

(Southern Premier League, KGV Park, Friday, 30 March 2012)

Glenorchy Knights 2 (Dawes 42, Marney 65)

New Town Eagles 3 (McKeown 36, 74, Whitehall 86)

HT: 1-1   Att: 120   Ref: K Barker

Glenorchy Knights: Peter  -  Hey, Johnson, Holmes, Clay  -  Robb (Roberts 87), Griffin, Huigsloot, Marney  -  Dawes (Letiko 91), Strang  (Subs not used:  Marsh, Smith, Le Rossignol)

New Town Eagles: Pitchford  -  Clark, Page, Cox, Collins (Hudson 69)  -  Whitehall, Marshall (Quan 91), Anderson  -  Leszczynski (Scott 46), J Clamp, McKeown  (Subs not used:  T Clamp, Ayres)