Richard Rundle

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  1. Don't call it football, and don't enter as proper clubs. Call it something else, doing it amongst mates and you may well be alright.
  2. We are proud to be hosting the Barclays Premier League trophy at Newquay Library this Saturday (3rd June), from 10:00am to 1:00pm. It is very rarely brought this far West so it is a rare opportunity to get yourself a "selfie" with the trophy. No catch, no fees, just turn up and also take the chance to re-kindle your relationship with one of your precarious local services.
  3. Watching football (or anything else really) on TV is no substitute for watching the game live. Roll on August.
  4. Mullion res 2-5 Halsetown A decent 90 minutes of football to bring the curtain down on the 2016-17 season, with two late Halsetown goals giving the scoreline a more lopsided look than Mullion really deserved. A couple of highlights were one of the worst misses I've seen in a long time from a Halsetown player, somehow hitting the crossbar from about 2 yards out with the goal at his mercy, and the second Mullion equaliser. Immediately after the visitors went 2-1 up, the ball was played back from the kick-off and Mullion's number 17 lobbed the keeper from several yards inside his own half. Well done to both teams on making this a very watchable match.
  5. Last game of the season Division One Mullion res v Halsetown (14:30 according to FA Full-time) I presume this game is likely to go ahead? We've seen a few instances of CBA this late in the season for comparitively meaningless games, not just in this league.
  6. Newquay reserves 3-0 RNAS Culdrose Goals early (3', pen) and late (88', 90+2') saw Newquay end their season horribilis on a positive note against a Culdrose side running on fumes after squeezing loads of games into the last month of the season.
  7. That's always going to be the case when you promote a whole host of clubs and get very little back. Look at the Western League. Twenty years ago it had Tiverton, Taunton, Mangotsfield, Paulton, Chippenham, Bridgwater, Bideford, Barnstaple, Manor Farm and Larkhall, all of whom have got promoted to the Southern League, with only Clevedon and (for the coming season) Bridgwater coming back down. No wonder it's a shadow of it's former self.
  8. ECPL - we may have very different views on the best way forward for the league, and how the league could be improved, but I completely agree that any personal attacks on the hardworking and dedicated administrators who run the league (any league) is completely out of order. I was surprised to see that the league couldn't deduct points from teams who fail to fulfill a fixture, but as you say the league must be run within the rules that have been adopted at an AGM. I was also surprised that the FA codes of standardised rules hadn't filtered down to that level yet, but perhaps that only goes down to Step 7 level.
  9. Even if Bodmin Town were to resign or be kicked out of the East Cornwall League, there are (at least) five more deserving candidates to fill the gap than Wadebridge Town - Looe Town, Elburton Villa reserves, Morwenstow, Mevagissey and Lanreath. (although Wadebridge could catch Lanreath). Anyway, Wadebridge surely won't be in the leagues good books after failing to fulfill their fixture today
  10. Unfortunately for me as a St Columb man, Grampound secured their Division One survival with a 2-0 win over AFC Bodmin. Bodmin hit the woodwork in the first minute, but that was as good as it got for the visitors for a long time as Grampound dominated the first half, scoring when their right winger skinned his opposing full-back an smashing home a shot across the keeper into the far corner. It was a closer contest after the break, but the home team took a 2-0 lead just before the hour mark after some very sloppy defending, and that was the end of the scoring, although Bodmin again hit the woodwork shortly after. So, although I was disappointed, the best team on the afternoon took the three points and there was also no complaints about any lack of effort on behalf of AFC Bodmin, despite this being a meaningless game in their season. Final words are "well done" the ref, and the succession of club linesmen who all did a good job.
  11. Pray tell us which Saturday this game could have been fixtured for please?
  12. A really enjoyable match despite the weather, it looked like it was going to be one-way traffic after 2 and a half minutes when Boscastle had already gone 2-0 up but a quickfire double of their own just before the break saw Dobwalls make it level at the break. Paul's description of the second half above was spot on and Boscastle collected the cup. Their number ten who grabbed a hat-trick including both those two early goals was the best player out there, and put in a lot of work too.
  13. No. Look at the Cornwall Combination, the South Devon League, both single county leagues. The North Devon League and the Devon & Exeter League do occasionally cross county lines. The Plymouth & West Devon League already exists at the same levels as the East Cornwall.
  14. I don't think anyone has stated that it is acceptable for them to cancel going to you, as you say every team knew what travelling they'd have to do back in August.
  15. Or maybe to suggest that the Plymouth teams should be in the Plymouth & West Devon League not the East Cornwall League?