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  1. 4 points
    green & white

    Mabe FC Fold

    Travelling is a weak excuse in my eyes. People dont think twice about crusing about in the evenings etc, if you want to play football for a side, the travelling has nothing to do with it, it because you want to play for that club and should be the fact you want to play to the highest standard you can and not just be a big fish in a little pond!
  2. 3 points
    Rayvon

    FA Cup

    The TISA Boys were a bit better organised than that. We left Truro at 06.15 up the 303 with a stop off at Popham Airfield for a full English (highly recommended) then on to the Rose of Denmark by 12.30 an old fashion boozer 5 minutes walk from the ground where we met up with the Exiles and mingled with the very friendly Charlton supporters. The landlord was very grateful of our custom and let us leave our minibus in his carpark free of charge. After a few pints of London Pride and watching the Spurs Palace game, (didn't see SS anywhere) we decended onto the ground 15 minutes before the ko. I was suprised to see so many supporters several of them wearing London Cornish shirts. The atmosphere was fantastastic and although Truro did not deserve to win but on another day could easily have come away with a replay. After celebrating with the players behind the goal after the game even though we lost then it was back to the minibus down the 303 again to the Groom and Jockey at Hevitree Exeter for some food Curry/Chinese and a couple more pint, arriving back in Truro approx 12.30. A memorable day which will long last in the memory.
  3. 3 points
    Quadruple the pasty order, a huge crowd I would expect at Bolitho Park (although not quite 900+ Cornish fans). That should intimidate Bodmin, they’re not used to playing in front of crowds in double figures!
  4. 2 points
    Paul

    PARKWAY V BODMIN

    How sad that Parkway even need to do that on a match day. Unbelievable.
  5. 2 points
    TheolderIgetthebetterIwas

    FA Cup

    A proper day out there, memories of yester year ......not many do it now, so will never understand what being a real football supporter is. Glad you had a good day out, well done to you and TCFC. Normal service will now be resumed.
  6. 2 points
    B_D

    Mabe FC Fold

    It's hard enough to get players to write their name's and house number correctly - I'd have no hope requesting email addresses aha! Thanks for the kind words Steve - I learnt how to use the block button
  7. 2 points
    stevieb

    Mabe FC Fold

    BD hats off to you for all the work you are putting in to grass roots football , you take lots of stick , but you keep going and try to raise interest in the local game , From a personal perspective I couldn't manage a team now , any manager deserves praise the hours and money it costs is unbelievable ,for no thanks bar abuse when some players are benched . The good old days have gone , players move clubs more than they used to , more as John Mead has stated leave our county for education and to better their futures never to return , the world is a smaller place now , when younger I didn't know anybody who went to university or travelled , the opportunity is there for younger people and good luck to them . Weekend work , less free time , youth football , volunteers getting older and unable to keep clubs going , costs to run clubs , eg insurance , kits , rent when Cornwall is a mainly low income area , As another poster said injuries can keep you off work and to get personal insurance isn't cheap , nearly every month another team folds , it will keep happening until it levels out and unfortunately we all will see less teams and smaller leagues . Hope I am wrong as I still love the beautiful game but I fear it will get worse before it gets better .
  8. 2 points
    AM TERRIFIED, HONEST SIR‼️ 😈🔥💀⚡️🔱
  9. 2 points
    dwaynemcavoy

    Mabe FC Fold

    I can answer for myself, and it is probably the same answer for a number of blokes my age (34), injuries, and inability to work through injury, will cause people to leave the game they love as they simply cannot afford the risk of losing money when they have bills to pay, and families to feed etc. I was injured last week by accident but this has resulted in being laid up since. Unfortunately it is now one injury too many and I have decided to retire. However, I cannot imagine being out of the game altogether and will lend a supporting role in some capacity to my current club (even as a supporter travelling 36 miles!!!). The one thing I have noticed with players, and I do believe this is the biggest problem with teams, and this is purely loyalty, or lack thereof. It is far too easy to transfer mid season when the going gets tough!!
  10. 2 points
    Wow❗️A man of many talents Older. That sounds marginally better than kicking it (‘though always worth keeping in mind as a backup option).
  11. 1 point
    Absolutely brilliant coverage. Thank for your kind words from me & all at Mousehole Football club.
  12. 1 point
    Bruegel the Elder

    Mabe FC Fold

    I will suppress the temptation to suggest that this is not uncommon in bipedal mammals. In fact almost a requirement for the able bodied. Do you mean that you are left handed, only in the lower limb, thus improving your perceived skills on the left hand side of the pitch? If so, you put yourself down, left footedness may be a small advantage, but it needs fitness and a footballing brain to make it of any use. I suspect that the level of football you played was due entirely to your overall skills, rather some quirk of “handedness”.
  13. 1 point
    Bruegel the Elder

    PARKWAY V BODMIN

    Have they booked a second one to watch over Darren Gilbert! And a third to look out for Leeds?
  14. 1 point
    No one saw this coming......
  15. 1 point
    green & white

    Mabe FC Fold

    No matter the club Abbo, every team has seen them come and go!
  16. 1 point
    digger1000

    Mabe FC Fold

    Uni....what’s that ? oh yes that thing that keeps the unemployment numbers down!!
  17. 1 point
    footienut

    Another club folding!?

    Absolutely agree. My son's team trained or played tournaments all through the summer. As much as he was delighted to be playing football, by the time he is 16 will probably have had enough and other 'distractions' may well take precedence.
  18. 1 point
    digger1000

    Mabe FC Fold

    Bring back the Falmouth/helston league bring back the West penwith league bring back the mining league end this nonsense travelling is the main reason!! they can stay in bed till 1pm then and still play!!!!
  19. 1 point
    B_D

    Mabe FC Fold

    @Steve Carpenter compiled the data up until 15/16. I just inserted last seasons and this seasons. It's quite an unforgiving set of stats. People say we need to recruit more youth, whilst that's correct, the massive drop in participation is actually in the 32-35 bracket. Youth (16-19) actually towers above all the other age groups I'm putting that down to lads falling in love, getting married, having kids and working etc.... By the time they reach 36, they've had enough of the Mrs lol
  20. 1 point
    Bruegel the Elder

    Mabe FC Fold

    I don’t know where you find the time Dave. The graph is fascinating, as well as the year on year decline, it is the continued growth in signings throughout the season with a distinct rise in the closing months that fascinates. This seems to be replicated every season, with an increase of 180+ from February onwards. Are these fair weather players who don’t like cold knees?
  21. 1 point
    B_D

    Mabe FC Fold

    You'll have to wait a little while longer for that information.. I'm good, but not that good. I think the shocking statistic is the player numbers in the graph. Number of teams at the end of each season: 11/12: 89 12/13: 94 13/14: 89 14/15: 83 15/16: 75 16/17: 69 This shows the decline
  22. 1 point
    B_D

    Mabe FC Fold

    It's got nothing to do with travelling. It's to do with the fact participation is at the lowest it's ever been. It's about people not lacing up their boots and playing on a Saturday. It's not too many teams either - we now have the lowest amount of clubs/teams in the Trelawny League since it was formed. Team numbers are dwindling every season. And with regards to travelling, what do you want us to do? Divide the divisions based on geographical location? You will literally have a few divisions which are completely unbalanced and with minimal teams. Imagine putting a team like Madron in with the likes of Mousehole Reserves or St Buryan? Then what happens with the club's second teams? Put them in a sub-division based on geographical location? It wouldn't work. We just haven't got enough teams to create a Mining/Falmouth Helston league setup like before. The problem isn't travelling - No club has ever folded because of the travelling. All clubs fold because there isn't enough players or/and volunteers to go around. This will be a talking point at the Committee Meeting on Wednesday. The league's and the club's need to take ownership of the situation and work together to find a way to entice players back into the game. I have a few ideas but I need the backing and support of the club's for it to work. I will be looking to meet with club representatives on my return from the Middle East in February. We need to try and find a solution together. Failure to do so will see numbers dwindle even further. (All views above are of my own personal opinion)
  23. 1 point
    green & white

    Mabe FC Fold

    Very sad to see, but im sure this is one of the teams that started up as....mates who want to all play together and sadly this is what will happen! Its never sustainable!
  24. 1 point
    GEACH1

    FA Cup

    why does it matter ? I'm not a truro fan when I was young I used to go watch Falmouth town with my dad and uncle, I went yesterday because I'm Cornish and would of still gone wether it was Newquay, penzance or bodmin , ive been to Southampton to watch them this season and will go watch QPR next month because I will be in the area does it matter that I'm not a fan of them two either? the fact is I was born in truro lived half my life in truro why cant I go and support them in massive game in thiers and Cornish history.
  25. 1 point
    Paul

    FA Cup

    Some really poor crowds in the fa cup this weekend. Saturday the best crowds were at Luton and Argyle with just over 5000 at both matches. Charlton had less than 3500 home fans at the Valley. Bet that was tragic rattling around in a 30,000 seater stadium. Why can't these clubs go to some effort to fill the grounds for these games and have tickets for a quid for everyone. Yes you might not make a fortune but sometimes you need to get fans coming to games to get them coming to another. It's to easy to let the usual die hard turn up and except the ground being empty.
  26. 0 points
    Alright ...alright - I'm not that bad.
  27. 0 points
    You would be surprised what I can do - be afraid - very afraid.
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