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:  Lino Sciulli [PlessPix]

Lino Sciulli will be the Northern Rangers PS4 NPL team coach again next season.

Sciulli joined Rangers from Launceston City at the start of the current season after the club finished last in 2016.

Rangers are currently sixth on the standings and could finish fifth.

They are currently a point behind fifth-ranked Launceston City.

Rangers have more than twice the number of points of last season and have halved the number of goals they concede per match.

They have the lowest average in terms of player ages than any other side this season.

Marshall Pooley, a former star goalkeeper with Rangers and who is now the club’s football operations manager, speaks highly of Scuilli’s efforts so far this year.

“Lino has been fantastic this season,” Pooley said.

“He has not only improved our results for our NPL team in terms of points gained, but he has instilled a competitive edge within the playing group which was probably lacking in prior years.

“I think the best thing about his appointment has been the development of some of our younger players who have really stepped up under his guidance.

“I am very excited at what season 2018 holds for the club and delighted to have Lino back on board to lead us in the National Premier League.”

Rangers host Kingborough Lions United at the NTCA Ground in Launceston on Sunday in the penultimate league round of the season.

The Lions are bottom of the standings and a win for Rangers could see them move ahead of Launceston City and into fifth place on the table.

It would also guarantee a top-six finish for Rangers, which will qualify them for the end of season League Cup tournament.

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