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  1. 5 points
    Devon29

    ECPL St Blazey v Plymouth Parkway

    The return fixture is scheduled for Saturday 18th November - The Parkway lads have had a whip round and had a pennant made especially for the lad that got injured last week.
  2. 3 points
    I think every team in the league rulings have to have a qualified ref in there ranks and that they MUST be used in the case of game that has no allocated ref whether one team does the 90 or split in half each .. this is done in various other sports and works really well
  3. 3 points
    Firstly, how is that a contradiction? We have played in fixtures with no appointed referee previously, and upmost respect to Probus for offering to do it - not every club would be able to. However, the decision was made not to play, which every club is entitled to do - the fourth team aren’t the first ones to refuse and they won’t be the last. As we are part of the problem, shall we go and cancel the referring course which is being held at the club? Are you attending, if not, then are you part of the problem? We have players within the club that are trained referees that often give up their weeks of playing football to officiate on Saturdays, Sunday Leagues and youth matches. So I really do not think that we ‘are part of the problem and a joke.’ But if your eyes say so then you’re entitled to your opinion. Are we part of the problem with grassroots football? Week on week giving football to 4 Men’s sides of various levels, providing a Sunday League team, a Vets team and a whole host of youth football? Lots of players within the locality would have played for Wendron at some point - whether youth or men’s. So rather than being the problem with grassroots football, I would consider us being quite a big advocate and promoter of it...in my eyes. I don’t think the idea would catch on, forcing a team to play with an untrained, and possibly not neutral, ref could open a huge can of worms - even if the ‘referee’ has the best of games. Agreed that there is something to be done and it’s great that the FA are putting on more courses at various venues. I don’t know what puts people off, the cost? The fact they don’t think they’ll enjoy it? The fact that they know what people are like as players?
  4. 3 points
    Perhaps the lack of Queens English eminating from the home dugout area, is reflected in the lack of support from fans who find it offensive. That explanation was offered to us by an EX Bodmin fan, who did not want to be associated with such language, and now reluctantly watches his football elsewhere !
  5. 3 points
    When you are due to play troon next month. We will happily reverse fixture if you're grass ain't cut find a ref pay the ref anything to avoid a evening fixture down madron........
  6. 3 points
    Keith B

    A bit of advice

    In our day it was a great tackle to use as a player and good to watch when a spectator. A greasy pitch was a thing to be relished, or feared. Some players were very good at the slide tackle, others not so - ouch !
  7. 3 points
    Zak is only a year older in our goal!! 😊👍⚽️
  8. 3 points
    I think you will find referees are neutral no matter where they come from. Never seen a biased one yet in well over 50 years of playing and watching football......get over it - no-one died.
  9. 3 points
    Ouch - Looked horrible. I was stood 8 foot away and watched his knee wobble back into place. Will get the lads to put something together to give to him. Wish him well from all at PPRFC
  10. 2 points
    This makes their success in recent years even more remarkable. Have to respect Darren Gilbert and a few others for how successful they have kept the club on meagre gates and support.
  11. 2 points
    150 full head count. 146 in the ground. 4 watching from upstairs. 4 watching from upstairs? God, Jesus, Bobby Moore and Alan Ball?
  12. 2 points
    wazza10

    Senior football facility's

    Looking for people's opinions before I submit something to the combination league committee.Today we (Pendeen rovers)played against perranwell at perran and on arrival was presented with a council park pitch and dugouts that wasn't fit for 5 kids to sit in let alone 8 adults as stated in the league rules should be able to seat,the grass wasn't cut and the pitch looked like the cows had been removed just before we arrived. my point is on promotion and acceptance in to the lwc combination league ourselves and west Cornwall were given a list of requirements and standards we had to adhere to to gain promotion to senior football ourselves and west Cornwall I believe had to rebuild the dugouts to the size in this list which was substantially bigger than what we had,so why are teams that are trying to better themselves and play the highest level possible being given such things to do when we arrive at grounds that are nowhere near the standard we have been told we should be at so far perranwell and culdrose are nowhere near the standards that apparently they should be,so I'm thinking about putting to league committee that if teams looking for promotion to the combination league have to meet these standard surely the teams currently in the league should be given a time scale to bring there ground/facility's upto standard as well,it irrelevant they may have been in the league for years surely it can't be one rule for upcoming teams and another for established teams.Im sorry if this sounds harsh but we at Pendeen have worked hard to get back to this standard and jumped through hoops to get facility's up to certain standard to be accepted but when we turn up to what we did today seemed like going back to junior standards and surely this isn't acceptable. what are people opinions on this I'm not looking to fall out or cause massive arguements but surely it needs addressing.
  13. 2 points
    Pretty much covered it with ur report so can only add well done torpoint n good luck next round. i sed before we need to up our game but we didn't n u get wot u deserve,on to the next game for us,c if we buck our ideas for that!
  14. 2 points
    beacon

    SWPL - Saturday November 18th 2017

    Good result for Bodmin today very fluent,crisp passing and movement in the first half.more even start in second half but Bodmin soon back on top and could have had more than the seven they scored . Hatricks for both Adam Carter and Ben Watson,good to see some injured players back and getting some game time.with the strikers scoring now Bodmin will be climbing the table and mixing it with the so called runaway top two !!!
  15. 2 points
    BigG

    NLS - Sat Nov 18th 2017

    Hope you're all driving back happy celebrating another good away win. 3rd place with a game in hand.
  16. 2 points
    Arty

    Trelawny League - Saturday Nov 18th 2017

    They could do with a 3g pitch 😁😁😁
  17. 2 points
    B_D

    A bit of advice

    I'm with you Keith. The thing I miss from the artificial game is a good ol' fashioned slide tackle!
  18. 2 points
    somersetspur

    NLS - Sat Nov 18th 2017

    Not a bad little trip.tomorrow. One of the closer,fixture's,about 4 hour drive. TISA Mini bus,should be back in time for a pint in Truro.
  19. 2 points
    After a few days reflection (And no midweek game) I think it's worth saying well done to Newquay for an excellent team performance on Saturday. After a disappointing run of five straight defeats following a good start to their season, the possibility of sliding back down the table had to be halted. When I was younger it was occasionally quoted to me that " if you always do what you always do, then you will always get what you always get". I would suggest that in those last five defeats Newquay have pretty much been "doing what they have always been doing." And the results, well they have "got what they have always got"..0 points. Something had to change. Perhaps a bit of luck, perhaps a change of formation, perhaps the style of play, definitely better ball retention and passing, perhaps a change of personel, perhaps a combination of all of the above? No doubt dented I'm sure the teams confidence needed a boost that perhaps only a victory would bring.. Striker Glenn Squires started the season on fire, but the last few games the service to him could have been better and he was in the a middle of a baron spell. As a team, ball retention had become poor and there were games where the team struggled to find a passing rhythm. Too many touches slowed the attacks, and too many "over hits" led to to just giving the ball back to the opposition. Also much less football was being played out from the back and through the thirds. It was not that everything was wrong, more perhaps that Newquay needed to go back to basics and start doing what they were doing so well at the start and during the early part of the season. So as Saturday rolled up, would it again be "if you always do"" for a sixth game..? Would Squires Baron spell continue? How could manager Tony McKellor return his side to winning ways? Well to start with he made a number of changes to the starting line-up of the midweek defeat away to Bodmin. In came Jack Scott to play on the wing. Recent signing from Sticker, Tylor Cheshire was given the start at centre forward with Glenn Squires dropping into a 10 role and Max Everard started at centre midfield partnering Cameron Turner. The personel changes certainly brought something different. Tyler Cheshire time and again showed pace and good strength to hold the ball up and spread the play wide before turning to get back into the front line and was rewarded by scoring a brace. Jack Scott worked well up and down the wing and Max Everard knitted the middle together with simple ball retentention passing. For me the biggest change was the looking to play out from the back and through the middle rather than just the long over hits. The centre backs, Dan O,Hagen and Tom Whipp were once again splitting wide and the full backs pushing forward, giving Keeper Zac Roberts more options and Cam Turner played an excellent defensive midfielder role where he played a more complete game by playing both long range passing combined with a shorter ball game linking up with midfield partner Max Everard. And what of Squires ? Well, early in the game Max Everard turned in the middle and threaded a pass forward to team Captain Jack Bray Evans. Evans kept the ball moving forward finding Squires wide of the right hand post. A scuffed shot hit the target and crept under the despairing keeper. An awful goal, but it gave Newquay the lead and boosted their confidence? Squires drought was over. All of a sudden he looked like a new player. Fiercer shots on target from him from outside the box were followed up with two more goals, one a shot, one a poachers toe poke off a fierce Jack Bray Evans free kick to complete a back to form hat trick. Proof that Confidence is everything. Five goals and an excellent team performance. Happy days at Mount Wise.
  20. 2 points
    WendronOfficial

    Mabe FC Fold

    Nothing wrong with having more than 3 teams as long as you can facilitate them. As the previous poster said, a lot of players that play youth at the club come in and play for the 4th/3rd teams, and players on their way down play for them. This doesn't take players away from other sides. The Illogan issue to me sounded like they wouldn't make the step to the seconds, not necessarily an issue with stepping up a level. Hope they sort themselves out - great club. I don't think there is a sole reason for a decline in players, there are many contributing factors and pointing the finger at travel is wrong, the decline is a national issue - not just Cornish. Personally, I think it's just how the world is now. People have other commitments with Saturday work, families and changing technology. People can access games world wide on a Saturday afternoon with out leaving the toilet. It's a decline in spectators as well as players. I remember the smallest of villages getting big crowds out on Saturday afternoons. Now you're lucky if a man and his dog walk past. Grassroots football is an issue nationally at all levels and at all positions of a club. Chairman, managers, players, spectators, groundsmen, kit washers...
  21. 2 points
    gingerninja

    PARKWAY V BODMIN

    People still moaning over a game of football? Crikey guys it was 3 days ago. Either people's lives are so boring this is all they live for, or I'm not taking it seriously enough!
  22. 1 point
    Week st Mary 4 tregony 5. Massive trek,pitch barely playable credit to week st Mary for going ahead with the game. Home side went ahead after tregony keeper was penalised for handing a backpwss jake foster levelled from the spot, tregony then took the lead thru a well taken goal by Danny Hughes week scored 2 before half time to go in at the break 3-2 up.Tregony equalised thru a scrappy goal claimed by xavier Blackler and then went ahead when Steve floyd Norris beat the keeper to the ball.Week then equalised with not long left 16 year old Alex long came off the bench to score a quality finish and claim the 3 Pts.difficult place to Come ,teams will struggle going there,thanks to the locals bit of banter spurred us on and good spread in the community hall.Beeninvolved in far better games but delighted to get the pts and hopefully build on this
  23. 1 point
    El Nino

    SWPL - Saturday November 18th 2017

    Was at Sticker....what a credit to the league that club and its people are - although they clearly never expected a coach full of Parkway fans and had to quickly go out and buy a whole lot of pasties!! But that aside all those connected to the club left visitors very impressed - I hope they have a successful rest of the season.
  24. 1 point
    Unless club marks are no longer considered for promotion I cannot see it improving much. There are many officials at Level 4 who aspire to go higher up the refereeing ladder but need decent club marks along with very good observations to do so. By sending off lots of players this will mean clubs will give lower club marks. You could say well why don't all of the officials agree to send off for OFFINABUS language/gestures? It will only though take one referee not to do so and then clubs will mark lower again with those that do and we will be back to the normal status quo.
  25. 1 point
    There are many places Dave where it is neither as prolific or at such a high volume. Again lt is one thing to have ill disciplined players, quite another to have it running through the Club from top to bottom. One day (maybe not in my lifetime) the referees will get a grip on it, possibly with the support of Committees, Leagues and Football Associations. I’m not holding my breath though, for fear of cutting my lifetime even shorter‼️
  26. 1 point
    rovers08

    Senior football facility's

    TBF you must be on a different planet if you(or the member of the parish council) believed the swearing was coming from one bench! With regards mud on your concrete floor! - it’s football mate mud is surely gonna fall off boots ... Surely the point being made was all new teams entering said league,are meant to meet a minimum set standards. Then surely it is only fair to expect that all teams in that league meet the same standards,no?....
  27. 1 point
    leedsunited

    St Blazey v Liskeard TONIGHT

    Watched this game, bitterly cold, pitch looking great, like the good old days when Sir Trevor Mewton was at the helm ( quality on the pitch not quite up to Trevor's standards! ) but was a good game of football. Liskeard very wasteful of some great chances, & the game won by a wonder strike from St.Blazey. Entertaining game. League very open, Elburton starting to creep in to the picture now ( I predicted Liskeard/Elburton) at start of the season. Blazey will upset a few sides as well, & Ludgvan still flying also going very well. Then you have your Wadebridges, Porthlevens ( who let a 3-0 lead go yesterday in half hour it said in the paper) who will also take points off teams but concede to many goals & lack that bit of strength to push the top sides. Shapes well for a good season though, & well done St.Blazey.
  28. 1 point
    BigG

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Don't like BBC, don't like SKY. It's a.good job you've got the Sunday. Independent to give.you.a.fair, balanced and unbiased view of things. 😆
  29. 1 point
    Bruegel the Elder

    Senior football facility's

    Ambulances do indeed have their own stretchers, however on a Saturday afternoon they can be two or three hours away. The facilities for injured players are a joke. All teams should at least have space blankets available (they cost less than a fiver) or you could be adding pneumonia to the problem. It’s one thing requiring a firstaider to be present, quite another to provide them with the kit they need to keep players safe.
  30. 1 point
    I didn't include the player's. Lol
  31. 1 point
    RAPPO

    ECPL St Blazey v Plymouth Parkway

    You always hear so much negative stuff about the game these days but this is what football, especially local is all about!! Great effort and well done to all the lads involved 👏🏼⚽️👏🏼👌
  32. 1 point
    Forgot to add thought the ref had a good game sorry for missing that BHD , was disappointed about the score
  33. 1 point
  34. 1 point
    Keith B

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Arsenal 2 - Spurs 0 The best team won on the day. Kane looked slow and Erickson (?Spelling) and Co - were way off target. Arsenal were the better team today (sorry SSS).
  35. 1 point
    Mama Sidibe

    Senior football facility's

    The occasional full stop wouldn’t have gone amiss there. Only just caught my breath! 🙃
  36. 1 point
    fudge

    Trelawny League - Saturday Nov 18th 2017

    frogpool 3 mariners 2.some times the better team loses but yet again we find a way to come away empty handed,like tempo said alot of missed chances and good goalkeeping and 5 min mad spell saw us some how lose the game.weve got to put teams away!! top side but we are our worse enemies.fair play to frogpool took there chances you always need that bit of luck.thanks for food at the pub.im off to find a tree and a rope!!!!!!
  37. 1 point
    KPH

    SWPL - Saturday November 18th 2017

    Saw the Sticker game as well and first view of Parkway this season.Thought the league favourites showed real quality throughout the squad.Passing and movement of high quality andwithHobbs up top a real threat their investment is paying off. Stickers thinner squad looked stretched today and may need to change team shape against the better more talented opponents.They certainly need to strengthen squad but take heart from the problems Llody caused back four and the threat caused by the retired “Bods” during his cameo.At the other end Blatchford was both brave and agile to prevent the away sides scoring even more.
  38. 1 point
    Mike Odgers

    NLS - Sat Nov 18th 2017

    Plainmoor -get prepared . pity that Torquay and Truro will by-pass each other
  39. 1 point
    SteveM

    St Blazey v Liskeard TONIGHT

    No sending off, Ollie Deadman came off with a hamstring injury and we didn't have a third sub. Thanks for the clarification regarding dissent and foul and abusive language. As you say it must have been dissent. Saying that, I brought my six year old daughter with me last night so any swearing is foul and abusive in front of her.
  40. 1 point
    Keith B

    A bit of advice

    Ball tends to bounce much more on 3G pitches. Watched a game in Scotland whilst on holiday recently - Div 2 match Annan Athletic v Cowdenbeath. Yes I know, but it was an easy walk from where we were staying. Good game actually - well fought by both sides (failed to see why Cowdenbeath are bottom of that league) and the game was much faster on this pitch. Both teams controlled the ball pretty well and it made for an enjoyable game. Annan won 1-0 incase you're wondering - you're probably not. All that said, I still prefer to see it played on grass. Probably cos I'm an old git !
  41. 1 point
    Steve Carpenter

    Mabe FC Fold

    The decision of the League at the time was that Penryn 4th's in Division 3 was the side that should be withdrawn and not the higher placed 3rd team. Penryn played this very cleverly (no I'm not going to go into details) appealed to the CCFA, won their case and the 4ths became the 3rds in Division 3. These circumstances weren't covered in League Rules at the time hower the wording in the current Rule 14d was introduced for 2012-13.
  42. 1 point
    Keith B

    A bit of advice

    For goodness sake - drop 3G pitches and play on grass.
  43. 1 point
    Yes, but 17 is old enough to have 3 shredded wheat...
  44. 1 point
    Yes, well done Newquay. Let's hope things are on the up for the team. Great club, great ground.
  45. 1 point
    Rayvon

    PARKWAY V BODMIN

    The difference being whether Bodmin win or whether Bodmin loose. It all depends on the whether man.
  46. 1 point
    From all at Goonhavern we wish Scott all the best and hope it is not to long until he is playing again.
  47. 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!!!!
  48. 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
  49. 1 point
    With such criticism, negativity and near offensive comments being publicly aired on the forum it's amazing anyone volunteers to do anything. Well done and good luck to the managers, clubs and players who are willing to help out the County Youth side.
  50. 1 point
    Mangle

    Tottenham Hotspur

    I have decided to lower myself and have some fun. The amount of utter rubbish that is emitted from the Spurs supporters on this forum reaches new highs every week. And in entering any debate, you are met with nothing but insults, jibes or the use of the "zzzzzzzz" reply. The only language they seem to know is childish jibberish, so I am reaching out at this time now that they have BOTTLED IT BIG TIME. Recent posts along the lines of "Chelsea rent boys....." have been well and truly quashed by this afternoons result. They were soundly beaten today by a club way ahead of them. And at their "new home" too. Wonderful to see.
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