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  1. Now if it was Rugby's premiership final you were after you could be lucky, they are easily available when they go on sale, you register as a fan and get regular emails updating the top divisions goings on, then you get the RFU virtually begging people via email to help fill Twickenham. I didn't bother with the last RFU Final but the year before I got 5 tickets for that seated area I wanted in the halfway area, the previous year to that I got 2 in identical seats. I have been involved in football for around 75 years and fortunate to see many FA Cup finals but in the modern era I would have no chance of legally getting a ticket, the thing is most clubs have more season ticket holders than there are available tickets so people who attend every league and cup games could end up disappointed even though they run loyalty schemes attempting to be fair to every one when their club reaches a final. In those circumstances me as a casual supporter of a number of clubs can't expect to get tickets for footballs showpiece final. I have known people go to Wembley get off the Underground station walk down Olympic Way taking in the atmosphere then shooting off to a pub and watch the game on television, others have a party at home inviting friends in and have a right knees up, my next door neighbour could be one of those this year with him being a Chelsea follower. Notice I said follower because like the majority he never goes to games. Hi Darren, Why don't you apply to be King of Cornwall, the Royals always get tickets.
  2. Oh dear last game when Saturday comes.
  3. Pity it's not used for football.
  4. That says it all Somersetspur thinks there's a Father Christmas.
  5. Finance could be a problem next season if the team needs improving, it was mentioned in a National League posting by a club fighting relegation that is is difficult meeting the wage expectancy in the top division where players command £600 a week but many are on (as they put it) half pay of £300. Fair enough that is the top division but drop a grade to the North and South divisions and that lower £300 may apply. to remain competitive that would require regular attendance by the supporters in greater numbers than we see now. The joy expressed by everyone is great to see, many appear to be excited at the prospect of sharing the S4C, with all sections (Club, Management, Players and Supporters groups) excited for what lies ahead - surely now the time is ripe for all of us to pull together.It shouldn't be a too difficult PR exercise. I listened to the commentary on BBC Radio Cornwall so was well entertained with City winning, I am getting use to the "Up and Under" comment but Radio Rugby's commentator appears to be enjoying his visits to Treyew Road, he appeared as excited as our die hard supporters providing what I believe to be the best football commentary they have ever done. i was gutted missing today's game but when checking trains home I was amazed to see I would need to take SIX trains travelling all night, it would be madness to wait around making that number of connections plus quite a number of buses. I shall welcome a return to my usual grind when visiting Bishop's Stortford next Saturday,which is bad enough, I was not nervous today against Hemel Hempstead but concerned for next week if we needed points then, WHY? simple Bishop's Stortford have not scored a goal for 944 minutes (10 and a 1/2 games) or (15 hours and 44 minutes) - kind of thing we would do would be to concede against them bearing in mind they won at Treyew Road. It will be good just to go and ENJOY.
  6. A Sir Bobby Robson quote I picked up in Dortmund printed on the opening page of an F A approved publication in association with the Football Supporters Federation for yesterday's Germany v England game. It's the NOISE, the passion, The feeling of BELONGING The pride in your City. ....It's a small boy.... clamoring up Stadium Steps gawping at that hallowed stretch of turf Beneath him and, without being able to .....do a thing about it ..... falling in love. THE ABOVE JUST ABOUT SUMS UP WHAT STARTED IT ALL OFF FOR MOST OF US AND SUMS UP OUR FOOTBALL PASSION. Too much to lose Truro City. Didn't Treyew Roads latest planning permission include some sort of covenant saying a stadium had to be built for football?
  7. Mikey, have you checked your latest status re social media postings with information associated with Truro City and the Chairman to be met with a BARRED notice, I was barred for something I have no contact from the club about so still don't know the reason why. Yes people do vote with their feet when alienated and that appears to have been the plan in recent times.
  8. One word describes why I haven't attended home games this season. M A I D S T O N E That brought shame onto the "City of Truro". I like others did not get an apology, I got a ban which still stands to anything Truro City but not from games because I have not committed any football related offence, I don't think saying Silver Bow would never be built counts.
  9. Games to play - TRURO CITY 21.03. 19:45VNLPoole Town-Truro 25.03. 15:00VNLTruro-Whitehawk 01.04. 15:00VNLMargate-Truro 08.04. 15:00VNLTruro-Ebbsfleet 14.04. 15:00VNLWelling-Truro 17.04. 15:00VNLTruro-Maidenhead 22.04. 15:00VNLTruro-Hemel Hempstead 29.04. 15:00VNLStortford-Truro ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Games to play GOSPORT BOROUGH 21.03. 19:45VNLGosport-Bath City 25.03. 15:00VNLChelmsford-Gosport 01.04. 15:00VNLGosport-Weston 08.04. 15:00VNLWelling-Gosport 14.04. 15:00VNLStortford-Gosport 17.04. 15:00VNLGosport-Oxford City 22.04. 15:00VNLConcord-Gosport 29.04. 15:00VNLGosport-Whitehawk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Remaining Fixtures BISHOPS STORTFORD 21.03. 19:45VNLEbbsfleet-Stortford 25.03. 15:00VNLStortford-Maidenhead 01.04. 15:00VNLStortford-Oxford City 08.04. 15:00VNLWeston-Stortford 14.04. 15:00VNLStortford-Gosport 17.04. 15:00VNLWealdstone-Stortford 22.04. 15:00VNLDartford-Stortford 29.04. 15:00VNLStortford-Truro --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Remaining Fixtures MARGATE 21.03. 19:45VNLDartford-Margate 25.03. 15:00VNLMargate-Eastbourne 01.04. 15:00VNLMargate-Truro 08.04. 15:00VNLSt. Albans-Margate 14.04. 15:00VNLWeston-Margate 17.04. 15:00VNLMargate-Ebbsfleet 22.04. 15:00VNLOxford City-Margate 29.04. 15:00VNLMargate-Maidenhead ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Remaining results for WHITEHAWK 22.03. 19:45VNLWhitehawk-Hampton 25.03. 15:00VNLTruro-Whitehawk 01.04. 15:00VNLEast Thurrock-Whitehawk 08.04. 15:00VNLWhitehawk-Hungerford 15.04. 15:00VNLWhitehawk-St. Albans 17.04. 15:00VNLConcord-Whitehawk 22.04. 15:00VNLWhitehawk-Poole Town 29.04. 15:00VNLGosport-Whitehawk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  10. AFC Totton Barnstaple Town Bideford Bishop's Cleeve Bridgwater Town Didcot Town Evesham United Hereford Larkhall Athletic Mangotsfield United North Leigh Paulton Rovers Salisbury Slimbridge Shortwood United Swindon Supermarine Taunton Town Tiverton Town Wantage Town Wimborne Town Winchester City Yate Town So what of the future? - The ground situation may be resolved and all our fears would disappear but if taking voluntary relegation some of the above venues could be visited although it looks as if Hereford will be promoted from the Southern League Division One South and West. Revenue wise I cannot see the club survive if not playing in Cornwall.
  11. As things stand Truro City would escape relegation, personally my number one fear is Truro City will take voluntary relegation, without any grounds in Cornwall being of Southern League standard we could be required to drop to the Western Premier league or if what I read a couple of weeks ago (a suggested drop to the South West Peninsula League) which was alleged to be the most likely preference from the football club hierarchy. A hard pill to swallow could be that the club could only afford to survive if dropping to the lower level and retaining existing support or more bearing in mind the vast reduction in admission charges, if that should happen an early pre season PR exercise would need to be put into place and possibly a campaign to sell as many season tickets as possible.
  12. Things must be bad, Helen Chamberlain the avid Torquay Supporter on Sky doesn't mention them any more, perhaps she too has had enough perhaps TISA and the TISA NOMADS should apply to go on her programme, that may WAKE UP Mr ECPL and others.
  13. In the month since this thread was started the only thing mentioned was drilling so we have not moved forward we are still in limbo, it is possible to drill to ensure you are safe to continue with the project or drill to obtain reasons why you can not and abort the whole thing. At East Thurrock the white flag of surrender appeared to be raised on the pitch, it must not be raised off it. East Thurrock in the real world was "not" surrender the lads ran out of steam following two tremendous performances against all the odds tackling Forest Green.
  14. The forum police is out in force, should Inspector Clouseau read this thread before comment he would understand I was replying to the mention of "Strengthening the team" and "vision" posted by Goldeneye.
  15. Sorry if I upset anyone but I will be annoyed if goalkeeper Tom McHale's place in the team is under immediate threat, he is our Number One and should remain so, at this time he is in good form propping up what has been a leaky defence. What message would it send out to other youngsters in Cornwall and Devon should a really good player get pushed to one side after proving their worth. We hear about strengthening the team but what about weakening team morale. I didn't think I would feel this way but I find myself asking the question, "Is it worth following Truro City anymore". Loyal people appear to get shat on. I understand 5 of the Cornwall under 18 squad are playing at Falmouth Town, surely those good enough to represent the County should be made welcome at whatever club within that county plays at the highest level. It looks as if Falmouth's new ground could be built before Truro City's perhaps the youngsters are looking towards clubs with vision and what lies ahead..