Who Is Walter Pless?

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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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Glenorchy Knights have a full squad from which to select their team to play Hobart United at KGV Park at 2.30pm today in the opening round of the Southern Championship.

The sides met last week in the Summer Cup Final and drew 1-1 after extra-time before Knights won the penalty shoot-out 5-3.

This is a league match and there is no such thing as extra-time or penalty shoot-outs so the prize for the victor after 90 minutes is 3 precious points.

The Knights’ recruit from Hobart Zebras, Kurt Engels, has completed two full training sessions after a long lay-off because of a knee injury that required surgery and he will be considered for selection.

The club’s medical and coaching staff are pondering over how much game time he requires before being introduced to senior action.

Club stalwart and utility player Jade Clay played a full game in the Challenge League ranks last week and is being considered for selection.

The Knights players are understood to have assessed their Summer Cup campaign and the consensus is that the form was ‘just okay and nothing flash’.

A club spokesman said the squad is determined to continue to improve and work hard.

“This is week 1 of a 16-game roster season and there are 48 points up for grabs and this week is 3 of those points,” the spokesman said.

In other games in the opening round today, Metro host New Town Eagles at North Chigwell, Southern FC play Nelson at Cambridge, and University entertain Beachside at Olinda Grove.

All games today kick off at 2.30pm. Taroona have the bye.

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+7 #9 Anonymous 2017-03-19 05:49
Beachside who?
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+3 #8 Footballfan 2017-03-18 07:59
Quoting Coach:
Predicting United to beat Knights



Stick to your day job, your predictions are worthless.
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-1 #7 coaches offsider 2017-03-18 07:25
Well done Coach #1, you are just marvellous...no idea.
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0 #6 Pow 2017-03-18 06:57
Sorry Coach, not Ben close
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+3 #5 Jop 2017-03-18 06:50
#coach- good prediction.
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+5 #4 Psychic 2017-03-18 06:31
Quoting Coach:
Predicting United to beat Knights

Any other marvelous predictions you'd like to provide. You peanut
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+3 #3 Get on board 2017-03-18 05:45
#1 hope you didn't buy a Tatts ticket.
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+2 #2 Anon 2017-03-18 00:38
Well done to the Clubs Spokesman.
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-2 #1 Coach 2017-03-18 00:20
Predicting United to beat Knights
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