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:  Kingborough's Cormac Collins gets to a header against Glenorchy Knights [PlessPix]

Victory League

Tilford Zebras 1 (A McKeown 41) lost to Olympia Warriors 5 (Jin 7, A Holmes 12, H Undy 25, E Tsakiris 35, E Cabello 83)

Kingborough Lions United 3 (M Farquhar 27, C Collins 44, T Pearce 85) beat Glenorchy Knights 1 (J David 67)

Northern Rangers1 (S Brassington) lost to South Hobart 2 (C Wain, N Morton)

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Photo:  Knights' Jeremy Marshall and Kingborough's Michael Palmer sprawled on the ground [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League

South Hobart 4 drew with University 4

Southern League 3

Beachside 1-1 Woodbridge (N Markellos)

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Photo:  Olympia's Emmanuel Tsakiris clashes with Tilford Zebras' Paul Palmer [PlessPix]

Women’s Premier League

Taroona 1-1 Clarence United (own-goal)

NTC 8-1 Tilford Zebras

Olympia Warriors 7 (A Berry 3, R Cavarretta 2, S Fitzgerald, M O'Brien) beat Kingborough Lions United 2

 Southern Women’s League 1

Woodbridge 2 (K Markellos, G Templeton) lost to Glenorchy Knights 5

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Photo:  Olympia's Mexican striker Eduardo Cabello holds off Tilford Zebras' Mattias Toghill.  Both players had fine games after coming on as substitutes during the second half [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Eduardo Cabello celebrates his goal with his Olympia team-mates [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Kingborough's Joel Schuth mesmerizes the Knights' Jayden Hey and Ben Robinson with his ball skills [PlessPix]

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+1 #85 Rob 2013-04-12 08:39
Quoting Anonymous:

For goodness sake it's FOOTBALL not soccer.


Well actaully the correct name is 'Association Football' but I'll have you know; When the sport was first played, the proper term for the sport was ?Soccer?. Not only that, but the sport being referred to as ?Soccer? preceded the first recorded instance of it being called by the singular word ?Football? by about 18 years. The term soccer actually comes from the word 'association' (the SOC part) so basically calling it soccer is like calling football 'footy'.

Also the location we are in, the term football is more popular and commonly used for Australian Rules Fooball (AFL).

You should get your facts right.

Do you even history?
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0 #84 Anonymous 2013-04-11 21:06
Quoting Rob:
To Dot points,
I have some dot points myself:
Why say Olympia has class, then call a talented Olympia player a stain?.. Contradicting yourself...
Why insult someone when your identity is hidden, probably because if we knew who it was, we'd know how much of an actual stain you are and tear you to shreds?
How many goals did you score?
Can you actually play soccer?
Do you know the rules?
Do you even lift?

For goodness sake it's FOOTBALL not soccer.
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+1 #83 Anonymous 2013-04-11 09:45
Feel sorry for players such as Woolley,who have seemingly been cast aside in Olympia's newly purchased team. Great to see results on the board, and I hope success is continued. The v-league structure has flaws however, when players can train 3 nights a week and then only play a few minutes. Game time is important.
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+2 #82 Anonymous 2013-04-09 03:14
Quoting Anonymous:
I'm not a warriors fan at all, hate them but I give credit where credit is due. Olympia started building on their youth back when they appointed c.hey and mamacas for their respected roles. They had nothing. Warriors have kept building to this day and without a doubt have depth through all age groups now. So it shows with a bit of hard work and the right people to get the ball rolling you can do anything. Results didn't come straight away but they built from the bottom up.

Not sure on this, Olympia have recruited exceptionally well this year. Young ones at Senior level other than Woolley and Phillips are brand new and were recruited. The youth in SPL will struggle to play let alone be reasonable players at V League. Any good young keepers coming through?
Great start to the season, hopefully can keep it going, depth outside top 15 players is a worry but would be the same for all clubs.
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-1 #81 Anonymous 2013-04-08 22:29
I'm not a warriors fan at all, hate them but I give credit where credit is due. Olympia started building on their youth back when they appointed c.hey and mamacas for their respected roles. They had nothing. Warriors have kept building to this day and without a doubt have depth through all age groups now. So it shows with a bit of hard work and the right people to get the ball rolling you can do anything. Results didn't come straight away but they built from the bottom up.
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0 #80 Leonidas 2013-04-08 11:24
Quoting Captain Australia:
Quoting Leonidas:
Warriors have proven they are a genuine threat. THIS IS SPARTA!!!!!!!

There is only one King Leo...pull your head in

Yes you may have got me, I'm not actually him. Who would've thought? Good job.
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+7 #79 Rob 2013-04-08 11:06
To Dot points,
I have some dot points myself:
Why say Olympia has class, then call a talented Olympia player a stain?.. Contradicting yourself...
Why insult someone when your identity is hidden, probably because if we knew who it was, we'd know how much of an actual stain you are and tear you to shreds?
How many goals did you score?
Can you actually play soccer?
Do you know the rules?
Do you even lift?
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+17 #78 Anonymous 2013-04-08 02:31
Quoting Anonymous:
We hear of people asking what are the player numbers are like. Well if you compare last years teams there looks like FFT are down $25 000 - $50 000, when you take into consideration registrations and team fees.
I wouldn't be too happy if my business was losing around $500 a week.
I can see fees rising considerably next year to cover FFTs short fall


This is what happens when you cull a bunch of reserve leagues (no SPL or VL reserves).

Not to mention it costs well over $300 for a full season in the lower leagues and you're lucky to get a ref.

FFT are only concerned with the V League and it'll cost them in the long run.
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-1 #77 Anonymous 2013-04-08 02:08
Oh and man up next time and put your name to your comment.
Well played tonight Mannolis. You did your bit, worked hard, looked dangerous always being a threat, and doing some good footwork. Classy goal also. You will be top scorer if you keep it up. Who needs kanakaris for $400 bucks when we can have manny who is twice the player for free. Go warriors.

Is the top scorer bit a joke? Brayden will be top scorer without a shadow of a doubt and I'm not even a strikers fan. No one anywherenear as good a goalscorer in this league as him
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+3 #76 Anonymous 2013-04-08 01:58
Quoting Annonymous:
Quoting Two Drachmas:
Two Bobs Worth Says..
Greek accounting or have the rules been re-written again?
Think you'll find you are second by goal difference.
Next week against Zebras will be interesting. You can start to crow a bit

if you get a point out of that game.
I say :

caw caw caw caw caw


Yep, you've got a clear view from the top now. Sounds like it was a bit of a dust up at KGV. I just hope the air's not too thin up there. I'm sure we'll hear the squarking loud & long.


Silence is GOLDEN my friend;)
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