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  1. 3 points
    Richard Rundle

    Another club folding!?

    It's not just a Cornwall issue. I collate league tables across the whole of the country, and more than 20% of teams have disappeared over the last 8 years I haven't finished sorting out data for 2017-18 yet, but in 2008-09 (the first year I did this) there were 11451 teams in my spreadsheet and in 2016-17 just 9137. That covers all levels of open-age Saturday football in England (& Cornwall!) from the Premier League to the most basic of "grassroots" levels.
  2. 2 points
    GEACH1

    Another club folding!?

    I agree bring back Falmouth helston league and mining leagues
  3. 2 points
    That’s fine, you’re a reporter so you report what you see...or don’t see! I think “no wonder Bodmin looked devoid of any spirit and cohesion throughout the game” and “the players hardly spoke a word to each other in the clubhouse” and also “dreadful body language from the players at times and humiliating way the manager treats his players” is evidence enough that you’re having a little dig at Bodmin who have been the most successful club in the county over the last 15 years at least and along with St.Austell are still the biggest club in the county at the moment. To say Darren Gilbert humiliates his players is a disgrace, he’s one of the most decorated footballers in Cornish football and has taken that into management probably winning even more! To say the players don’t speak to each other, devoid of any spirit, and dreadful body language is an insult to the likes of Bodmin captain Jake Ash who won the FA Vase at Wembley with Truro City and never gives less than 100% in any game I’ve ever seen him play. And to ask Rappo if he was actually “at the game” was a bit condescending. The bloke has won that league about half a dozen times, been top goalscorer in it several times and scored over 2000 career goals! You’ve managed to offend three of Cornwall’s best footballers over the last 25 years and one of its top clubs!! Might be worth doing your homework before you talk crap next time or report on teams up Dorset where you might know something about them? Bit of lazy journalism I think! By the way have you ever played football at all?
  4. 2 points
    herbie777

    AFC St.Austell v Falmouth

    Concentrate on your own team although even they think u r a pain in the arse
  5. 2 points
    No Big Al , it was a great game. Plenty of fast attacking football by both sides well refereed by Mr Annis. It would be better if you came and watched a game or two rather than talking through your backside again
  6. 2 points
    Apparently it will be Monday afternoon (Nov 6th) in the County Office with a couple of shady characters from the Duchy & Trelawny Leagues overseeing 'the fix' !!
  7. 2 points
    digger1000

    Another club folding!?

    It’s funny isn’t it that people harp on about The FA and money etc yet people still refuse to accept the millions of quotes on here.......no amount of money/policy changes/facilities etc can change society. youngsters lives have changed they see no problem in letting people down anymore,not turning up,turn their phone off!!! there are many many on here who were used to a good bollicking from there manager or a solid clip round the ear from there father but that has all changed now the sooner we accept that many things have changed for ever the better we will understand two words that do not exist anymore in sport DESIRE and DEDICATION
  8. 1 point
    To much organised youth football for me, by the time they are 16 they have been playing organised football for ten years. They then want something different, not just what their dad wants.....and everything was given to them for ten years - no work effort any more. The kids of today have had it all given to them, they don't have to build anything anymore. And a lot of todays football supporters think football is all about watching it on the TV.
  9. 1 point
    stevieb

    Another club folding!?

    Some good points , but the West Penwith league had to join the mining league because of a lack of clubs and some teams playing each other quite a few times to get games , eg cup competition , played amor shield , west Penwith and mining and enjoyed them all , we enjoyed the traveling in the mining league when we joined visiting new grounds , eleven jammed into two cars , with balls ,kit either in the boot or on everyone's lap . Saturdays was about football playing and listening to the radio for results , no live league televised games , games played at three on a Saturday . Going back to your opponents pub for banter , food a beer . Now how many work weekends ? Weekends are just a normal part of work pattern , students have to make ends meet so work part-time jobs , you have to be sixteen to play adult football . Players move clubs now because more have transportation , Social media , live football , games consoles , mobile phones , shopping with their partners , in Cornwall surfing , go to any storm beach on a weekend and you can't move for surfers , skateboarding , with lots of good facilities around and mainly free , football alongside rugby and cricket are losing teams, players . How many go to the gym ? You can go early in the morning or late at night and as many times as you want. Football isn't the be all and end all I am afraid , it will get worse before it evens out , lots of clubs teams rely on volunteers but when you travel around you see the same faces behind the scenes year after year they are getting older and it is hard today to replace them , we all have so much going on in our lives , society has changed we are more insular it started in the eighties won't get to political on s football forum , we all know teams and clubs , including well established ones that have gone . We will be having this discussion every season for a while yet , shame but true . But the pyramid system had to be implemented , which has helped ambitious clubs like , Carharack , West Cornwall , Pendeen and Ludgvan to progress .
  10. 1 point
    Excellent result for Penfal again
  11. 1 point
    digger1000

    Another club folding!?

    No sat navs on Saturdays
  12. 1 point
    stevieb

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Hats off to Spurs very impressive win , could have been more ,Madrid underestimated there opponents ,. And through to the KO stage , well done from me grrrr . Copy and paste spurs fans .
  13. 1 point
    Steve Carpenter

    Another club folding!?

    Nor is it just football Richard. All team sports across the country and Europe are suffering similar downturns; sadly I think that Digger1000 isn't too far off the mark. Trelawny has reduced from 94 teams in 2012-13 to 67 now and that's not far off a 30% reduction in just 5 years.
  14. 1 point
    Postman Pat

    Another club folding!?

    Easy to say but to quote our prime minister “ money doesn’t grow on trees” we are a proactive club and put in hours both on the pitch and off it but it is frustrating that we only have a 12 month contract and cannot get any help so even if we wanted too cannot progress up the ladder of success
  15. 1 point
    S Abbo

    Another club folding!?

    Big money ive heard.. robbo dont manage for nothing!.. 🤣
  16. 1 point
    Bobjfh

    SWPL - Tuesday 31st October 2017

    Helston 2 v 1 Camelfords Game was preceded by an immaculately observed minutes silence for Helston ledgend Sam Real. Simple story for Camelford tonight and in previous games - giving away very soft defensive goals. First goal after 20+ mins was a long 'hoof' down the middle of the pitch from Helstons keeper that should have been simple for the defence to deal with, allowed to bounce and Helston player nips in and scores. Second goal on about 42 minutes was a long 'hoof' going nowhere into the bottom corner, Kyle Marks did really well but was allowed to cut into the box past two defenders and his shot went under the keeper. Other than those two moments the first half was at best even and arguably edged by Camelford - who at 1-0 had a stone walled penalty (and straight red to the keeper), turned away - both linesman and virtually all 150 spectators saw it the same, but not the man who counts, the ref - who had an okay match other than that. The reason it was not given as a penalty was because the Camelford player had 'put the ball past the keeper before he was fouled'??? Camelford having a tough time with these decisions at the moment. Second half was all Camelford who scored through a long range shot from Ryan Pooley (keeper should probably have saved it), and the Camels controlled the middle of the field and missed several clear goal scoring opportunities. The lack of an out and out 20+ goal scorer striker was clear - there just aren't many of them about. Helston have some cracking players in Kyle Marks, Mattie Buchan, Kirk Davis and George Roberts (hope he makes a speedy recovery from twisting his ankle) - which makes seeing them constantly playing a long hopeful ball as slightly disappointing - it worked and they got 3 points, just in my view they are better than that. A couple of their players need to think about their challenges and I think they need to strengthen in midfield if they want to challenge for anything by 2020. On a more positive note - cracking facilities, club and pitch at Helston and a really friendly, knowledgable local crowd of 140 plus. Also great 'cafe' with a good selection of food and nice pint in the bar. All even between the two teams with one win each (Vase 3-2 to Camelford and League 2-1 to Helston) - all to play for in next league game lol. Roll on Parkway on Friday😉
  17. 1 point
    Postman Pat

    Another club folding!?

    Dave the criteria only helps clubs with their own grounds.First questions asked 1. Do you own your own ground. 2 how long a lease do you have. Look around at council facilities and they are steadily getting worse through lack of council budgets.not a dig at the councils if it’s hospitals or schools or old people then they must get priority. Look at the clubs where funding has been given and these clubs with all due respect are not grassroots. Don’t get me wrong as I’ve said before you have to get off your backside and work for it yourself but you have to have willing volunteers and that is where the problem lies, most of these volunteers are getting older and not being replaced and it just gets harder and harder.
  18. 1 point
    GEACH1

    Another club folding!?

    i think people are losing interest altogether across the country, when I watch the weekend goals scored in championship, league 1 league 2 , look how many empty seats there are in the stadiums ! thousands ! I remember going with my dad to bickland park as a kid to watch Falmouth town and the car park was full and there was a good turn out of supporters, its not like that now , maybe there is too much distractions like going out drinking, playing computer games , people participating in other sports , work , women . my 10 year old son cant get into local football teams because there is too many kids wanting to play , how that will change in the next few years .
  19. 1 point
    Steve Carpenter

    Another club folding!?

    A very sad day indeed when a long established club with such a rich history as Chacewater folds. It certainly makes you wonder if any club is only a season or less away from a similar fate particularly when Chacewater appeared to be so strong behind the scenes with the likes of Nigel leading from the front. A sad indication of the continuing decline in the game. Not necessarily the case with Chacewater Dave but one quote I had last season was 'Yes we've got plenty registered but you try getting them out of bed to play on a Saturday'. Those dedicated volunteers running clubs around the county have my greatest respect as it's getting harder and harder for them as each year passes.
  20. 1 point
    stevieb

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Then there are games that teams dominant and lose , the joys of football .
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