Walter Pless on Association Football Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:40:33 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Victory and Sydney offer drab fare to Tassie fans

Daniel Georgievski

Photo:  Melbourne Victory's Daniel Georgievski (right) shields the ball from Sydney FC's Sebastian Ryall [PlessPix]

(A-League Pre-season Friendly, North Hobart Oval, Sunday, 28 September 2014)

Melbourne Victory 1 (Fahid Ben Khalfallah 90)

Sydney FC 1 (Marc Janko 21)

HT: 0-1   Att: 6,920   Ref: S Evans{jcomments on}

Melbourne Victory: Coe - Geria, Delpierre, Leijer, Georgievski - Milligan, Valeri, Finkler - Thompson, Berisha, Pain (Subs: Broxham, Barbarouses, Nabbout, Ben Khalfallah, Thomas, Makarounas)

Sydney FC: Necevski - Ryall, Calver, Jurman, Gersbach - Burgess, Antonis, Dimitrijevic, Carle - Smeltz, Janko (Subs: Triantis, Janjetovic, Timotheou, Antoniou, Muata-Marlow)

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:24:17 +0000
Tasmania score worthy win over Melbourne Victory Youth

A Brennan beats Lakic

Photo:  Tasmania's Lachlan Nichols is tackled by Victory's Tom Lakic [PlessPix]

(Friendly, North Hobart Oval, Sunday, 28 September 2014)

Tasmania 2 (S Brassington 21, M Holden 70)

Melbourne Victory Youth 1 (J Katebian 95)

HT: 1-0   Att: 5,000   Ref: J Hortle{jcomments on}

Tasmania: Pierce - Kass, Vandermey, Courtney (Ludford 68), Scott - Nichols (Thannhauser 58), Ludlow, Morton - Brennan, Mann (Leszczynski 73), Brassington (Holden 58) (Sub not used: Nester)

Melbourne Victory Youth: Thomas (Spinella 46) - Deng, Lakic, Ridesic (Miskulin 55), Cavallo - Dover (Duzel 54), O’Doherty, Nigro - Howard, Katebian, Cristaldo (MacLean 65)

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:28:16 +0000
A-League pre-season friendly and Tasmanian game - Sunday, 28 September 2014

A Thompson and opponent

Photo:  Melbourne Victory's Archie Thompson (left) is foiled by Sydney FC's Milos Dimitrijevic [PlessPix]

State Game (North Hobart Oval)

Tasmania 2 (S Brassington 25, M Holden 70) beat Melbourne Victory Youth 1 (J Katebian 95)

A-League pre-season friendly (North Hobart Oval)

Melbourne Victory 1 (Fahid Ben Khalfallah 90) drew with Sydney FC 1 (M Janko 21)

Att: 6,920

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 08:28:05 +0000
North Hobart has a long history as a soccer venue

North Hobart, the venue for today’s double-header featuring Tasmania against Melbourne Victory Youth at 12.15pm, followed by the A-League pre-season clash between heavyweights Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC at 3pm, is no stranger to soccer.

Back in 1923, it was the scene of China’s 2-1 win over Tasmania.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:12:59 +0000
Melbourne Victory Youth concentrate on development more than victories

Darren Davies coach a

Photo:  Darren Davies, the Melbourne Victory Youth coach, has up to 20 players to work with, some of whom are on contracts and others who aren't [PlessPix]

Melbourne Victory Youth will come to Hobart on Sunday to face Tasmania on the heels of two wins against FC Bulleen Lions during the past week.

Melbourne Victory won both those games, so look out Tasmania!{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:40:46 +0000
Next generation of Knights hone their skills at SAP Festival

M Rhodes M Furjanic and Woodham

Photo:  Glenorchy Knights technical director Matthew Rhodes (left), senior goalkeeper Alex Woodham (right) and Michael Furjanic (back row with cap) and the Glenorchy Knights SAP squad [PlessPix]

Glenorchy Knights stalwart Michael Furjanic was on hand at Prince of Wales Bay on Sunday to watch his grandson, Nicholas Bonnitcha, play in the Skills Acquisition Programme festival.

Michael’s daughter, Anita Furjanic, is currently on the Knights committee and was happy to see her father watch her son play for the club’s SAP team.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:34:03 +0000
Melbourne Victory pressing the flesh in Hobart

A KGV clinic

Photo:  KGV Park was a hive of activity on Thursday evening as Melbourne Victory conducted a clinic for youngsters [PlessPix]

Melbourne Victory pressed the flesh in Hobart yesterday following their arrival on Wednesday for their annual one-week stay.

They began the day with a training session at North Hobart Oval and finished with a kids’ clinic at KGV Park, attended by 200 youngsters.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 03:49:35 +0000
Third SAP festival held last weekend

SAP 3 21 09 14 a

Photo:  Glenorchy Knights' Nicholas Bonnitcha in pursuit of the ball with a Kingborough Lions United opponent [PlessPix]

The third Skills Acquisition Programme (SAP) State-wide festival was held at Prince of Wales Bay last weekend

All nine SAP licence-holder clubs were represented at the festival.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 03:31:50 +0000
Tasmania's Aimee Medwin gains national selection

NTC squad 1 June 2014 AIMEE MEDWIN

Photo:  Aimee Medwin (circled) with the women's NTC squad [PlessPix]

Talented Tasmanian female footballer Aimee Medwin has been selected to represent Australia in Malaysia at the Asian Football Confederation Under-16 Women’s Championships qualifying tournament.

Medwin, a product of Football Federation Tasmania’s successful National Training Centre Women’s Football Program, was one of just 23 players named yesterday by Australia’s head coach, Ante Juric.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:46:45 +0000
Tasmanian squad cut to 16 for Sunday's game against Melbourne Victory Youth

H Undy and Moore

Photo:  Hugh Undy (left) and Callum Moore have been omitted from the final squad [PlessPix]

South Hobart’s Hugh Undy and Devonport City’s Callum Moore have been cut from the Tasmanian squad to face Melbourne Victory Youth at 12.15pm on Sunday at North Hobart.{jcomments on}

“The tough decision naming the final 16 has been completed,” said Tasmania joint coach, Glen McNeill.

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:03:54 +0000
Tasmanian squad whittled down to 18

McNeill the coach

Photo:  Tasmania's joint coach Glen McNeill announcing the 18-man squad at a media conference yesterday [PlessPix]

Nine South Hobart players have been included in the latest Tasmanian squad, cut down from 30 to 18 players, ahead of Sunday’s match against Melbourne Victory Youth at North Hobart Oval at 12.15pm.

The squad will be trimmed to 16 on Friday after another training session tomorrow.{jcomments on}


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]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:21:36 +0000
Pierce the difference as South Hobart go down to South Melbourne, but should he still have been on the field?

M Lujic and Lamont

Photo:  South Hobart's Scott Lamont tries to stop South Melbourne's Milos Lujic [PlessPix]

(NPL Elimination Final, South Hobart Oval, Saturday, 20 September 2014)

South Hobart 0

South Melbourne Hellas 1 (J Reed 6)

HT: 0-1   Att: 800   Ref: B Kopra (Tasmania){jcomments on}

South Hobart: Pierce - Kass, Ludford, Lewis (Hamlett 66), Scott - Undy (Hall 88), Lamont, Ludlow, Morton - Mann, Brennan (Subs not used: Hunt, Downes, Moncur)

South Melbourne Hellas: Maynard - Mala, Eagar, Musa, Norton - Reed, Hatzikostas (Holmes 62), Jawadi, Epifano (Minopoulos 84) - Theodore, Lujic (Subs not used: Saldaris, Mullett, Tsiaris)

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:44:16 +0000
NPL Finals Series - Saturday, 20 September 2014

Matthew Theodore  SM left

Photo:  South Hobart's Caleb Ludlow beats South Melbourne's Matthew Theodore to the ball [PlessPix]

NPL Finals Series (South Hobart Oval)

South Hobart 0 lost to South Melbourne Hellas 1 (J Reed 6)

HT: 0-1   Att: 800   Ref: B Kopra (Tasmania){jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:06:57 +0000
South Hobart won't sit back against South Melbourne Hellas tomorrow

Nick and Ken Morton

Photo:  Nick Morton (left) and his father Ken Morton, coach of south Hobart, at today's pre-game media conference [PlessPix]

South Hobart defender Jayden Hey is in doubt for Saturday’s NPL Finals series match against South Melbourne Hellas at South Hobart at 1.30pm.

Hey pulled up at training with a calf injury and will undergo a fitness test at 11am tomorrow.{jcomments on}

]]> (Walter Pless) Featured September 2014 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:36:45 +0000