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:  Tilford Zebras president Nick Di Giovanni will be praying that his team wins tonight ]PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras have Buckley’s chance of beating South Hobart in their Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League match at 8pm at KGV Park on Friday night.

South Hobart beat the Zebras 4-0 in their first league meeting this season and then inflicted a 9-1 thrashing on the Zebras in the quarterfinals of the Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy, the Zebras’ worst defeat in the club’s history.


Photo:  Metro's Irish signing, Craig Murray, is a qualified electrician and accomplished goal-scorer [PlessPix]

Craig Murray, Metro’s Irish striker, has scored five of his side’s 9 goals in Southern League One.

His infectious Irish humour comes through as he explains his overall performances and goal-scoring feats.


Photo:  FFT director Jack Johnston (right) and Sir Max Bingham QC are the members of the T-League subcommittee [PlessPix]

The T-League subcommittee formed by Football Federation Tasmania has commenced its meetings with clubs who have applied for T-League membership.

The subcommittee will discuss each club’s written application with the respective club officials.


Photo:  Knights captain Jacob Huigsloot embraces his coach Chris Hey [PlessPix]

(Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy, Semi-Final, KGV Park, Sunday, 27 May 2012)

Glenorchy Knights 0

South Hobart 0

AET: 0-0   Penalty Shoot-out: 5-4   Att: 160   Ref: C Phillips

Glenorchy Knights: Le Rossignol  -  Nowicki, Johnson, Holmes, J Hey  -  Huigsloot  -  Robb, Griffin, Dawes (Clay 56)  -  Letiko (Marney 80), Strang (Sherman 113)  (Subs not used:  M Smith, Peter)

South Hobart: Ferguson  -  Duffy, Ludford, Bladel, Williams  -  Merkuzic, Eaves (N Morton 113), Feral  -  Brennan, Hickey, Postma (Wain 83)  (Subs not used:  W Ross, N Clarke, McGoldrick)


Photo:  Knights coach Chris Hey (left) and Brendon and Bradley Lakoseljac, the son and grandson, respectively, of the later Milan Lakoseljac, after today's semi-final [PlessPix]

Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy Semi-Final (KGV Park)

Glenorchy Knights 0 drew with South Hobart 0

0-0 after extra-time.

Glenorchy Knights won penalty shoot-out 5-4


Photo:  Eagles' Adam McKeown strikes for goal [PlessPix]

(Semi-Final, Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy, Kelvedon Park, Saturday, 26 May 2012)

Taroona 1 (E Luttmer 67)

New Town Eagles 5 (A Leszczynski 7, 53, J Clamp 69, C Collins 73, J Marshall 85)

HT: 0-1   Att: 200   Ref: B Kopra

Taroona: Burridge  -  Tubb, Wright, Cherry, Darragh Carey  -  James (R Carey 53), Burgess (Atkinson 46), E Luttmer, Dove  -  Hamilton, Young (Haslewood 80)  (Sub not used:  Hortle)

New Town Eagles: N Pitchford  -  Clark, Cox, Anderson, Page  -  Whitehall (Bunt 84), Hudson, J Clamp, Collins  -  Leszczynski (Marshall 74), McKeown (Ayres 80)  (Sub not sued:  McCormack)


Photo:  Taroona's James Cherry (left) cannot stop Alex Leszczynski shooting for goal [PlessPix]


(Courtesy of Stefano Lufi, Mr Video)