Who Is Walter Pless?

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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Lions goalmouth action - Copy

Photo:  Lions defend a corner against Clarence [PlessPix]

PS4 NPL Tasmania

Kingborough Lions United 0 lost to Clarence United 1 (P Palmer 91’)

Devonport City 0 lost to South Hobart 6 (J Dance 18’ og, D Hall 31’, 85’, 89’, J Turner 52’, C Kass 78’)

Launceston City 1 (D Williams 17’) beat Hobart Zebras 0

Jumping at shadows - Copy

Photo:  Jumping at shadows!  The Lions' Phil McEldowney (left) leaps for the ball as Clarence's Nick Naden watches. [PlessPix]

PS4 NPL Tasmania Standings (As at 5 August 2017)

TEAM

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

South Hobart

19

17

0

2

78

17

51

Olympia Warriors

18

12

2

4

53

25

38

Devonport City

19

12

2

5

50

28

38

Hobart Zebras

19

8

5

6

41

17

29

Launceston City

19

5

3

11

25

49

18

Northern Rangers

18

4

4

10

21

43

16

Clarence United

19

3

3

13

18

65

12

Kingborough Lions

19

2

5

12

14

57

11

Palmer scores - Copy

Photo:  Clarence's Paul Palmer (No.18) strikes the ball for the winning goal [PlesspIx]

Southern Championship

Glenorchy Knights 3-1 University

Beachside 2-0 Taroona

Nelson 4-2 Metro

Bugg tackles Davis - Copy

Photo:  Clarence substitute Jarrod Bugg tackles a Kingborough opponent [PlessPix]

PFD Women’s Super League

Kingborough Lions United 4 (L Davis 2, E Tatton 2) beat Clarence United 1

Launceston City 1-1 Hobart Zebras

Ulverstone 1-3 Taroona

William Davis and Henry Lush - Copy

Photo:  Kingborough's Will Davis lunges for the ball ahead of Clarence's Henry Lush [Plesspix]

Men’s Northern Championship

Launceston City 1-5 Somerset

Riverside Olympic 1-3 Northern Rangers

Robinson and Palmer - Copy

Photo:  Kingborough's Ben Robinson is too far away to prevent Clarence's Paul Palmer from controlling the ball [PlessPix]

Women’s Northern Championship

Ulverstone 0-5 Launceston United

Southern Under-18 A

Hobart Zebras 3 (S Reynolds, B Fraser, J Pullen) beat Beachside 0

Southern Under-16 Youth A

Kingborough Lions United 0-4 New Town Eagles

Ball on thigh - Copy

Photo:  Action from the Under-18 match between Hobart Zebras and Beachside [PlessPix]

Tackle and airborne - Copy

Photo:  A Beachside player is airborne as he is tackled by a Zebras opponent [PlessPix]

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Photo:  Kingborough's Joel Schuth makes the long walk and climb to the dressing rooms after being sent off on the stroke of half-time [PlessPix]

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0 #60 Anon 2017-08-07 13:21
Quoting Anon:
The people who run Borough these days are to blame for where the club finds itself right now.

Poor decision makers, lack vision & have no knowledge or experience.

Don't put all your eggs in one basket, remember the position knights used to be in.

you a right in most of your comments but forgot to mention that the Lions may have imploded but at least their on field results did not lead to thrashing on a regular basis.
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-7 #59 Anonymous 2017-08-07 10:14
Quoting anon:
Broadbent had an academy team all year at knights and we saw how good that went, no body with any experience or brain wants to play for him, kingbourgh have nothing special coming through the juniors and wil go no where with their current ideas and people in charge, how to fix..

big big big broom

I think you find young James Hall has a bright future
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+7 #58 Anonymous 2017-08-07 06:16
How can it be true, that players showed no spirit for Clarence? You obviously aren't associated with the club and talk utter shit. You're record is a lie without a name. You have no history of coaching at this level and should continue to blog, as that's all you're good for.

Totally agree one thing you can't say about the Clarence players is that they don't have spirit, even though they have had a tough year they still give 100% each week.
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-2 #57 IRONMONGER 2017-08-07 05:48
Borough..
What? change formation
Who? Broadys academy players are not up to scratch, where was Tim Belstead, Lewi Verdouw, Matthew Burn, at least they wont get knocked off the ball and thrown in the deep end
Play the experienced players, not Mark's academey boys!
L.Verdouw
M.Burn
T. Belstead
M.Islea ?
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+1 #56 IRONMONGER 2017-08-07 05:44
Quoting Anon:
JACKPOT!!!!! Cowen and Burnsy up front instead of his defensive formation, with a lone number 9 and playing youth when they are at risk of wooden spoon


For what I saw on Saturday from the stand, Cowen was high not defence, Burns out due to recovering, and a lone 9 didn't happen until they went to 10 players. The coach changed the formation in the 2nd half playing 3 at back ...
But where was Tim Belstead, Lewi Verdouw? Matty Burns has recovered apparently and has trained for the last 2 weeks... get them 3 back in.SIMPLE
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+4 #55 Just Sayin 2017-08-07 05:24
From what I saw of the Clarence Kingborough match even with 11 the lions struggled to get out of their own half. They were dismantled by Clarence, leading to Schuth's frustrations and ultimate sending off. It would appear that Mark Broadbent, who in the media had a shot at Clarence during the week for being unstructured and without a plan was out coached and out planned. Could it be that Broadbent is a bookworm coach? Someone with all the qualifications who runs great training sessions but has no actual feel for the game?
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+4 #54 anon 2017-08-07 03:45
Quoting Jid:
Tell you what, next year with relegation it will be interesting to see Who bloods the academy. Personally kids get thrown in here far too soon. It's often detrimental more then good. Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want and thats 3 points at npl level.


No relegation next year, just promotion.
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+13 #53 Anon 2017-08-07 00:42
#47.Olympia would have had a squad with depth but for the inept management of a players.The NDC players join and they are regarded as the future of the club hence a mass exodus of players some of which could provide the depth that they don't currently have.Poor advice and lack of knowledge by those that listened has cost the club dearly.SOME of the NDC players could be the future but none of them were anywhere near ready last year nor are they ready this year.The club lost a host of players they should not have and are now paying the price. Poor management of the club from the top down.
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+7 #52 Anon 2017-08-07 00:02
Quoting Jid:
Tell you what, next year with relegation it will be interesting to see Who bloods the academy. Personally kids get thrown in here far too soon. It's often detrimental more then good. Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want and thats 3 points at npl level.

On the flip side of those players have the right attitude it advances their playing capabilities by 2-3 years.
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+3 #51 Jef 2017-08-06 23:55
Record was about 70-30 thanks. Oh people would know who I am. It doesnt matter however who I am. What I said is true. Jabba is a good guy but for Clarence to move forward and stay up he has to go and someone neutral needs to step in. Those are the facts like them or hate them.

How can it be true, that players showed no spirit for Clarence? You obviously aren't associated with the club and talk utter shit. You're record is a lie without a name. You have no history of coaching at this level and should continue to blog, as that's all you're good for.
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