MOUNTAINEER

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  1. Could Ben Harding be one for the future? I mean Manager. ----------------------------------------------------- Has work started on Silver Bow? Stables. Ivor behave yourself, - stop clowning about
  2. A year is not long in football, come a few more lads with birthdays and TCYFC under 16's could be up and winning once more. As you say SS it has been suggested there have been problems at under 16 level this season with TCYFC, I am disappointed TCFC have jumped into the melting pot and chosen to commence in the age group those problems occurred. I don't consider fanning the flames associated with other peoples baggage is the wisest move. The wiser move would surely have been to reform the Reserve side.
  3. There's also "Better late than never" AND "Too little too late.
  4. It was mentioned to me "Obviously Experienced" - Why obviously experienced? 8, 9 and 10 years and so on need somewhere to hone their skills so it is as I described SELECTION following other peoples efforts doing the first stage of their development, surely those who have taken them that far would have the confidence of the parents to guide them through the more experienced elements of football advancement. - Let's face it the clubs record for fringe teams isn't good, Reserves gone, Ladies gone, Ladies again gone, ladies again gone. many of the Pyramid N/L clubs have dozens of youth teams of ALL AGES bearing their names coached by volunteers. so what age groups does the new initiative cover? Just one - The youth set ups I describe are non profit making, funded by a small weekly subscription from each child to cover the cost of pitch, field hire etc. I understand this is what TCFC also lost from the past but is successful now. - https://www.facebook.com/Truro-City-Youth-Football-Club-Community-Football-Programme-1405424393041271/
  5. I would tick the 'like' because something has needed doing on the youth side for far too long, however it raises a question of what form this venture will take in view of the secrecy and the apparent selective procedure that appears to have been put in place, keeping it all quiet since the end of last season and RECRUITING lads, is it going to be the result of other youth football groups in the area cultivating the talent and Truro City whipping the cream off the top because that's NOT what is wanted, the word recruitment suggests that may be the case. During my long time involvement with football every youth team organisation has had teams of all ages and if numbers dictate many teams formed in each age group, there were times we had 3 or 4 hundred lads training and playing at weekends spaced out with set times for each group, the smaller ones had one hour sessions then a 15 minute break for the change over to the following groups and so on, Saturday mornings and all day Sunday it was good because it didn't need recruitment it was open to all ages no matter how good or how bad they were, if the lads wanted to kick ball the lads kicked ball. The moral of it was not that many advanced to the higher levels of the game the demands have always been great for that but those lads who didn't quite make it still enjoyed taking part and later became non playing football SUPPORTERS. My question is - ,is it to be a closed shop for a select few? - I think Glynn Hooper, may hold the trump card when it comes to Cornish youth football.
  6. Hi B_D, I appreciate your "Like" endorsement for the above posting accepting the latter part of it in the humorous manner it was intended, despite our opposite opinion on some of the matters raised, varying opinions keep these forums to the fore, It may be better at times if when there is a different viewpoint those on the fringe of what is being mentioned ask any questions about matters they are uncertain about - perhaps these forums need more discussion rather than occasional conflict. I notice you are a referee, I imagine you do that with humour, those types of referee are rare these days but are after all amongst the better ones. I was at a game this season and the referee made a mistake and I voiced my opinion but before restarting play he ran to near where I stood and said "if I was where you are I would say the same" and winked, it was a lesser error (he realised he made) but it may have created an atmosphere within the game if he had changed his mind so allowed the game to flow. - The better side of football.
  7. As I said above Truro City had an 'army' of volunteers Many of those were trained to NVQ standard for Crowd Control etc.
  8. According to 'contact the club' info Colin Bradbury is still the Press Officer which I would think also covers PR. however the position of Commercial Manager isn't as easy as many think, to sell the image sponsors 'require to invest' you first have to have an image to project. - We don't appear to have a commercial manager at this time - A start has to be made to build the clubs image but that has been tried, unfortunately for every step forward we appear to take two back. - 10 years or so ago the club had an army of volunteers but a succession of rebuffs has left them disillusioned, a mixture of supporters and administrators, the type of people every club needs. so what do we get? we get B_D coming on here admitting he has no knowledge of the events leading to rifts within the club, if he did and was himself a victim he too would join the MOANERS he criticises. B_D's postings only act to fan the flames, perhaps he should award himself a red card, Offside Ref.
  9. A lot and that's it - Unfortunately there is not a club in Cornwall who could compete at Truro City's level without a minus balance at the seasons end. Sponsors are needed and at larger numbers than those available. The dust should be allowed to settle and the club look towards signing "good" players on two year contracts with a view of enhancing their careers and selling on to supplement the clubs finances, it has been reported many times that the ambition is to reach Football League Two, the fact is most of those League Two clubs do just that, sign em, improve em and sell em, strengthening the team season by season, building it's strength and then aim for a higher level. Some may say how can you advance when selling those better players but once that avenue for advancement is opened up more players some better than those already in the squad could be eager to join. Success has to be built and it takes time. JUST A THOUGHT - With Isaac Vassell going to Luton Town gift wrapped by Santa Claus, I would have expected at least an offer from them to send their FIRST TEAM down to Treyew Road for a pre season friendly - A freebie in recognition of the work put in helping the lad get his career back on track, he was after-all a fans favourite. Contracted I imagine he would have been worth a lot of money (at our level in the region of £600,000).
  10. David, lighten up mate, it was only last week you referred to one of my postings as rubbish, how could I resist
  11. Oh dear here we go Dave's usual RUBBISH - if that's the best defence you have we are staring relegation head-on. On those away trips you and I rarely spend much time talking, as you are aware we say hello exchange a few pleasantries and spend most of our time with those we travelled to the game with, you also know my disagreement centres around what happened at Maidstone and there being no apology, also the rift between supporters and club or vice versa not helped by some poor PR. Oops I almost forgot in the EXCITEMENT and our banning for anything on the TCFC media go round. DON'T WORRY - there will be quite a number of times I shall be away on my football travels with 4 trips already booked to watch England I booked the last one to Vilnius for the game in October this morning, that follows the Malta trip in September so that must make you feel better.The silence should be deafening.
  12. Where have I been moaning? You do enough for both of us. I have yet to see anything to excite the locals a bit of same as. You too should see why I think season ticket sales are vital. For the football on offer I think a £168 season ticket is where I would have priced them. Sales provide the funds for new signings.
  13. Things will never satisfy everyone.
  14. Somersetspur wrote There were no season tickets,last season,due to the lack of interest. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- David there was some interest but if you remember it was not certain the club could complete their fixtures at Treyew Road and as I heard it the decision was made not to have them, having said that I think in Cornwall it could be difficult to sell season tickets in the numbers required without a payment plan.
  15. WEMBLEY ANNIVERSARY: White Tigers part of celebrations May 19, 2017 WEMBLEY Stadium celebrated its tenth year anniversary on Friday 19 May by lighting up its iconic arch in the colours of every football team who has played at the famous arena since its reopening. One hundred and sixty six domestic, European and international men’s and women’s football teams have graced the Wembley turf in the last decade across a variety of competitions and friendlies, including, of course, Truro City! To mark anniversary, and in a show of gratitude to all the clubs, Wembley Stadium displayed each of the club or national colours on the famous arch. The name and crests of the clubs were also shown on the outside of the stadium. Tags: Truro City FC Wembley Stadium