Walter Pless on Association Football http://www.walterpless.com.au/ Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:38:37 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Summer Series and Summer Cup results - Saturday, 25 February 2017 http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/summer-series-and-summer-cup-results-saturday-25-february-2017.html http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/summer-series-and-summer-cup-results-saturday-25-february-2017.html

J Cherry punches

Photo:  Taroona goalkeeper James Cherry punches clear to thwart a Nelson attack [PlessPix]

Summer NPL Series

Devonport 0-2 Northern Rangers

Launceston City 2-2 Olympia{jcomments on}

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walterpless@netspace.net.au (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:55:21 +0000
Two big showdowns in pre-season comps this Saturday http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/two-big-showdowns-in-pre-season-comps-this-saturday.html http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/two-big-showdowns-in-pre-season-comps-this-saturday.html

The NPL Summer Series concludes today at Launceston’s Windsor Park.

The game of the day is at 3.30pm when Olympia Warriors take on Hobart Zebras.{jcomments on}

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walterpless@netspace.net.au (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:03:38 +0000
Glenorchy Knights put weakened Southern FC to the sword http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/glenorchy-knights-put-weakened-southern-fc-to-the-sword.html http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/glenorchy-knights-put-weakened-southern-fc-to-the-sword.html

Hobart United goal celebration

Photo:  Hobart United celebrate a goal against Beachside [PlessPix]

Glenorchy Knights stole the show in Sunday’s Summer Cup games by hammering Southern FC 13-0.

Southern FC were missing half a dozen regulars, to be fair, whereas the Knights fielded close to their best line-up.{jcomments on}

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walterpless@netspace.net.au (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:17:53 +0000
Summer Cup results - Sunday, 19 February 2017 http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/summer-cup-results-sunday-19-february-2017.html http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/summer-cup-results-sunday-19-february-2017.html

Taroona goal

Photo:  Metro goalkeeper Brodie Holmes is beaten by a free-kick to give Taroona the lead [PlessPix]

Championship Summer Cup (KGV Park)

Metro 1-1 Taroona

[Metro won 4-3 on penalties]

New Town Eagles 2 (L Backhouse, D Styles) beat University 0{jcomments on}

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walterpless@netspace.net.au (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:28:30 +0000
Sanders the magic potion to make Zebras great again http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/sanders-the-magic-potion-to-make-zebras-great-again.html http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/sanders-the-magic-potion-to-make-zebras-great-again.html

N Thorne goes for header

Photo:  Mathew Sanders (pink shirt) watches as City's Nicholas Thorne heads clear [PlessPix]

Hobart Zebras’ signing of fly-in from Melbourne Mathew Sanders has been a masterstroke.{jcomments on}

Sanders has scored six goals in four games for the Zebras, including a hat-trick today in the 4-0 win over Clarence United in the NPL Summer Series at KGV Park. Luke Huigsloot grabbed the remaining goal.

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walterpless@netspace.net.au (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:53:22 +0000
Summer Series results - Saturday, 18 February 2017 http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/summer-series-results-saturday-18-february-2017.html http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/summer-series-results-saturday-18-february-2017.html

1 Grant Malcolm clears

Photo:  Clarence's Grant Malcolm clears against Northern Rangers [PlessPix]

Summer Series (KGV Park)

Hobart Zebras 4 (M Sanders 3, L Huigsloot) beat Clarence United 0{jcomments on}

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walterpless@netspace.net.au (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:41:46 +0000
Ersatz summer football series continues this weekend http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/ersatz-summer-football-series-continues-this-weekend.html http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/ersatz-summer-football-series-continues-this-weekend.html

Gabriel Markaj 5 December 2016 blog

Photo:  Kingborough coach Gabriel Markaj has firm views about football coaching [PlessPix]

It hardly seems worthwhile writing a preview of the Summer Series for NPL sides as the competition is a bit like a dog’s breakfast.{jcomments on}

Two NPL coaches did reply to a request for team news and I don't want to let them down.

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walterpless@netspace.net.au (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:26:52 +0000
Season openers lack spark http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/season-openers-lack-spark.html http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/season-openers-lack-spark.html

T Harrison over fallen player

Photo:  Nelson's Nathan Wardle (No.3) takes a tumble in a clash with Glenorchy Knights' Tyler Harrison [PlessPix]

What have we learned from the opening of the 2017 season?

I cannot comment on the NPL scene as I didn’t attend the Summer Series games at Valley Road in Devonport, but the Summer Cup was a different story.{jcomments on}

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walterpless@netspace.net.au (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:11:53 +0000
Hey starts off with a big win in his first game as Zebras' women's coach http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/hey-starts-off-with-a-big-win-in-his-first-game-as-zebras-women-s-coach.html http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/hey-starts-off-with-a-big-win-in-his-first-game-as-zebras-women-s-coach.html

1 South score

Photo:  South Hobart pull a goal back to make the score 7-2 [PlessPix]

Chris Hey got off to a winning start as Zebras’ women’s coach today when his side beat South Hobart 8-2 in the Summer Cup played at KGV Park.{jcomments on}

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walterpless@netspace.net.au (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Sun, 12 Feb 2017 02:28:38 +0000
Summer Series and Summer Cup results - Saturday, 11 February 2017 http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/summer-series-and-summer-cup-results-saturday-11-february-2017.html http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/summer-series-and-summer-cup-results-saturday-11-february-2017.html

1 Sam Leszczynski right

Photo:  New Town Eagles' Samuel Leszczynsji (right) tries to elude a Beachside defender [PlessPix]

Summer Series (NPL at Valley Road))

Devonport City 3-2 Launceston City{jcomments on}

Hobart Zebras 2-0 Northern Rangers

Hobart Zebras 4-1 Kingborough Lions United

Olympia Warriors 3-2 Devonport City

Olympia Warriors 2-1 Northern Rangers

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walterpless@netspace.net.au (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Sat, 11 Feb 2017 02:31:02 +0000
Thank heavens for the Championship http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/thank-heavens-for-the-championship.html http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/thank-heavens-for-the-championship.html

Thank heavens for the Summer Cup section involving Southern Championship teams, the first round of which takes place at KGV Park today [Saturday[.

At least we can see some football, because the rest of the Summer series has become a shambles with teams withdrawing and others playing their reserve or youth sides rather then their first eleven.{jcomments on}

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walterpless@netspace.net.au (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:15:04 +0000
Summer Series rapidly becoming a farce http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/summer-series-rapidly-becoming-a-farce.html http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/summer-series-rapidly-becoming-a-farce.html

The situation only gets worse as far as the Summer Series is concerned.

Apparently, Olympia Warriors are sending a youth side to Devonport tomorrow and their senior players have been given the weekend off.{jcomments on}

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walterpless@netspace.net.au (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:30:52 +0000
Clarence withdraw from tomorrow's Summer Series http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/clarence-withdraw-from-tomorrow-s-summer-series.html http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/clarence-withdraw-from-tomorrow-s-summer-series.html

Clarence United have withdrawn from tomorrow’s opening round of the NPL Summer Series at Devonport.

Gastroenteritis affecting the senior squad has been given as a reason.{jcomments on}

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walterpless@netspace.net.au (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:30:37 +0000
New-look NPL Summer Series favoured by some, but not by others http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/new-look-npl-summer-cup-favoured-by-some-but-not-by-others.html http://www.walterpless.com.au/2015/march/new-look-npl-summer-cup-favoured-by-some-but-not-by-others.html

Sam Conway in action for Warriors

Photo:  Olympia's Sam Conway (right) is with his third club in his brief time in Tasmania [PlessPix]

The NPL Tasmania section of the Summer Series  -  replacing the traditional Summer Cup competition -  kicks off at Devonport on Saturday in a format we have not seen before.

South Hobart, the holders, have declined to participate and so only seven teams will contest a tournament that has no final.{jcomments on}

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walterpless@netspace.net.au (Walter Pless) Featured March 2015 Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:13:50 +0000