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  1. 17 points
    Regardless if it rains or doesn’t rain big al, we looked at our pitch yesterday and it wasn’t in good condition after the recent weather. With the risk of another back log of league fixtures, for both clubs, and looking at Saturdays weather forecast, it only seemed logic to get the game played, whilst it’s dry and before another day of torrential downpours effect yet another Saturday. I’d like to say it’s a little bit of common sense used by both clubs. !
  2. 7 points
    Just for the record and because it has been mentioned on a number of occasions about the “no response from the League”... I refuse to have anything to do with this! I was not at the meeting as I am working in the Middle East; the first I heard about it was when I started getting notifications through on my phone after the post was put on Facebook. I have made my feelings known to a few members of the committee privately; I have also sent an email to the whole of the committee expressing my disapproval of this decision! I understand why the decision has been made but I am of the opinion we could have sorted something out to avoid all of the cups being canned. I refuse to have anything to do with a decision which I have absolutely no control or say over. Usually I’m the one that posts on our Facebook page and on here, I won’t be doing that with regards to this decision. That is why you have heard pretty much nothing from the league. In my opinion, this should have been put to the clubs before a decision was made! As a player, we all want to be playing in Cup games! You can’t beat a cup run and a cup win! Let me reiterate that my comments above are purely my own and have absolutely nothing to do with the League,
  3. 7 points
    I agree, if you want to play decent football you’ve got to spend a few hours in a car or coach, was all part of the day for me! A good laugh with the lads, many a good memory. Even the old SWL secretary always fixturing you somewhere up Devon on a bank holiday! Lovely 4 hour trip to Appledore or Clyst Rovers! Bit of a long trip home if you played crap though! Think of the Truro City lads and loyal supporters every away game!!! Just get on with it and play as high a standard as you can 👍⚽️
  4. 7 points
    Such a shame that the smoke and mirrors behind the last decade at Truro City still rumble on. The stadium for Cornwall was probably the final opportunity for its remaining beneficiaries to put right the wrongs of a period that has seen a club with longevity and history made homeless in the capital, right underneath the noses of people who have cared for it and acted as guardians over decades. As a neutral, I am not against the S4C if funded corrrectly, but as a man running a Youth Football Club accredited the Charter Standard and a Cricket Club that adheres to Clubmark, the cricketing equivalent; We have to demonstrate sustainability now, not a projected hope for it. Its difficult enough applying for funding from designated pots to provide pipe dreams, but to expect a taxpayers leg up for the biggest facility upgrade of them all would be the biggest slap in the face for every hardworking volunteer who works tirelessly week in and week out simply to keep their respective clubs lights on. But it may happen. It may happen with limited parking so the white elephant that is the park and ride scheme can support match days to artificially boost the stats and prove there was enough demand to decimate an entire valley after all. It may happen to create a gym, fit for those that are able to buy second home, 3 Bed new builds in TR1 for £380k and of course; those extra inhabitants may put pressure on the multi million pound facilities at Truro College so they had better bolt on a classroom and use them as ambassadors to comply with the multi use tick box. It could stage high profile music events to raise extra revenue I hear people say. By competing with and potentially diluting the income from the Eden Sessions, it would seriously harm the long term future of a much more lucrative asset to Cornwall than an empty stadium. An asset that has also received a phenomenal amount of money to keep it evolving that could then disappear overnight at the cost of many jobs. This stadium has a lot to answer for considering 500 football fans may visit every other week. The chap Webb who mysteriously went from being in property maintenance to becoming a purveyor of Truro’s most coveted car park, Heaney himself and all those that rode the donkey whilst it chased the carrot on a string, give yourselves a round of applause for ignoring warnings, history and leaving the taxpayer to finalise your legacy. Imagine the thoughts of all those like Derek Giles and the other contractors who unwittingly donated to the cause. They may now get to make a secondary contribution; enforced philanthropy could be the future! Someone write a book, as otherwise our children’s, children’s children will never believe this actually went on! Thank heavens for The Community right to bid list formed in 2011. Never again will a schiester be able to manipulate clubs with weak infrastructure. 👍
  5. 7 points
    Where do you start! The game itself was played in great spirits and was end to end, with some fantastic finishing, in my opinion. It was a roller-coaster of emotions, Perranwell making it 3-3 with roughly 10 or so to go, only for Gavin Boon to make it 4-3, less than 60 seconds later. The game was strange for me, as I made two substitute appearances. But all of this is irrelevant, given the events of the 86th minute. Following two players going for the ball in a strong but fair challenge, we heard a crack which we thought was shinpad on shinpad, but unfortunately it wasn't. And in a very calm almost blasé fashion, young Chris Jones asked our linesman to call an ambulance as he'd broken his leg and to be fair, his diagnosis was spot on! I take my hat off to the guy as he sat on the pitch and dealt with the incident so calmly. I ran over to his side of the pitch and the fantastic players and management of both sides were supporting his leg, and once I'd cut his sock and boot off, to assess the injury and check for circulation, the injury was pretty obvious. We all did our best to stabilise Chris, keep him warm and prevent any further complications, especially with circulation and infection amongst other things. Before the ambulance arrived, which I must say was fairly swift & they deserve a whole lot of credit, as they've been getting a hammering in the press recently! As expected, he's off to derriford for surgery and I would like to wish him a speedy recovery. On another note, I love football as much as the next guy and we all get carried away with our passion, rivalries & desire to win, but today puts it into perspective and everything was put to one side as two teams worked as one, to help a fellow footballer 👏
  6. 6 points
    Danny O

    SWPL - Saturday Feb 17 2018

    Great result for us today away at Cullompton......had only 12 players then young max had to pull out in the warm up feeling ill so had to play with no sub’s!! But the lads fought hard on a very wet soft pitch and we scored 2 great 2nd and 3rd goals plus young Zak pulling out an amazing save at the score 2-1!! I’m one very proud captain today!! 😊👍⚽️
  7. 6 points
    Hi Smiler Our school owned land across the busy main road into Falmouth that we used for for playing fields, but the speed and volume of traffic meant that it was too dangerous to take the students across to play there. Immediately next to our school was the dilapidated remains of the old Budock Hospital which was pretty much the same area as the pitches. We sold our land to a building developer and used the money to purchase the hospital site and develop that area to use as pitches since we'd lost the ones across the road, in line with the requirements of Sport England. It has also allowed us to build the new community sports facility and the grant from the Football Foundation has helped with the new 3G pitch. Essentially we have generated our own funds to pull the project together and no other money is being used. That's it in a nutshell, hope that helps.
  8. 6 points
    As a football club that has not played since Boxing Day I for one wanted a game on league agreed Ivybridge agreed officials agreed due to no barriers around Astro supporters had to watch behind the bars as a safety aspect my priority was to get game on the club did not charge I personally went around with bucket to ask for any donations and a huge thanks to all that did as the club lost money playing on Astro 7 goals three points game played job done proper job💙⚽️
  9. 6 points
    Stop going on about travelling ffs......if a football match finishes at 445pm in east Devon you can be home in West cornwall at 630/7pm to be with your mates or play x box or go out on the for your sisters cats anniversary.people who harp on about travelling blatantly haven’t played much sport at a higher level....it happens every weekend to some people just chew it and get on with it.....an hour and a half in a car is not the end of the world
  10. 6 points

    early kick off

    Bring kick offs to Thursdays ....it always seems to rain on Fridays and Saturday mornings.!!!!!!!! And not just rain ...it is always a deluge !!!!!!!!!!
  11. 5 points
    St Mawgan 1 v 3 Wendron United Firstly, amazing work by the ground staff to get the fixture on. The surface was in great condition all things considered. Wendron went one nil up only for the home side to equalise just before half time, their goal coming from their hugely impressively young central midfielder, Ashley ??? Wendron went 2-1 midway through the second half and sealed the win in injury time with a ‘shot’ (I use the word ‘shot’ loosely) from the edge of their own area which evaded the home keeper to settle into the back of the net. I believe the video is doing the rounds on Facebook? St Mawgan played some great football and Jim Hilton has them set up extremely well. Fully expect them to be challenging for the league title at the end of the season. Best of luck to them! Lovely food after too!
  12. 5 points

    All roads lead....

    Many congratulations to Mousehole Fc Hope to see you in the Premier Division next season with all the good things you are doing & visualising for the future, I for one hope you are successful in achieving your objectives.
  13. 5 points
    The only stipulation would be - PAY IT BACK WITH INTEREST Benefit Truro ....what about the rest of Cornwall (?) If this white Elephant is going to be built ...it should be in Central Cornwall, not the traffic jam that Truro is.
  14. 5 points
    Tommy Matthews

    Cornish national team?

    We can't get players to go from Penzance to Plymouth for a match because of other commitments so what chance a European match? I spoke to one lad a couple of years ago who had just got into the Penryn first team but wasn't sure if he'd be playing on the Saturday as they were in Perranporth and that was a bit far!
  15. 5 points
  16. 4 points
    Many many happy returns Gerald. The nicest man you could ever wish to meet. Proud to say I have known him all my life. 🎂🍺🥂.
  17. 4 points
    Most cups are at the latter stages what a nightmare if true! Most teams will have nothing to play for now people don't just play football to socialize they play to compete....🙄🙄🙄🙄
  18. 4 points
    Cracking game. If Bodmin spent their energy playing instead of moaning and shouting at the ref tbey may have got something out of the game. Karma will bite you in the ass.
  19. 4 points
    massive applause and thanks to west cornwall fc for allowing our manager of st ives mariners to officially take charge of the game 2moz pitch and weather permitting.Other clubs should take note.thanks again hope to see you 2moz 👍
  20. 4 points
    Exciting times for the Tisa Boys and Girls this weekend which includes a Butlins 70's themed stop over. Where else could you see your favourite football team and the Bay City Rollers all in 24 hours. You can't beat a bit of Shang-a-lang on a Saturday night and a few beers of course.
  21. 4 points
    Leeds you only go on about newquay fact!! We had a good start but never got carried away Macca is doing a great job and the target this season was to do better than last which we are......last night was always going to be hard against the Man City of our league but the lads never gave in and think we can hold our heads up high!! Loved playing/ marking my old mate last night always like playing against the best and you don’t get much better! (Even if I can hardly walk today lol) bring on Saturday 😊⚽️
  22. 4 points
    Thanks, the pitch was in good condition on Friday night thanks to efforts of our three groundsman especially after the Senior Cup Match a week before home to Carharrack were it cut up badly, but was soon put back together. Without volunteers we don’t have grass roots football!
  23. 4 points
    Sometimes you don’t give your fixtures secretary enough credit for getting games in like they do. Come the end of the season and you’ve won the league, shake their hand and say thanks for the part they played.
  24. 4 points
    John Mead

    Start the season earlyer

    Global warming!! Pitch repair and renovation - when could this be done if games are played throughout the growing season? I believe the League should dictate when the season and fixtures start - those who share with cricket must then play only away fixtures, which happens in higher leagues! Using the light evenings and 6 or 7 Saturdays during August and September, it should be possible for most clubs to complete 10 fixtures before October - I'm aware that referee availability could be a problem though!
  25. 4 points
    Rayvon - I am a fan of Football and especially Cornish football - TCFC are the best of what we have and I wish them every success on and off the pitch - simple fact is they have done absolutely nothing to ‘make’ me a fan - their PR is poor, there is no engagement with locals , no youth set up and virtually no local players - simply being the best in Cornwall does not get you fans - just my view.
  26. 4 points


    I must be honest and say that the game I've followed , played and team managed for 65 years now disgusts me . When SKY effectively took over the professional game we were told it would be a whole new world .Well it certainly has done that . To my mind its destroyed British football to such an extent that none of the home nations have decent team . Effectively the premiership and championship are foreign clubs playing in this country . The owners , managers and the majority of players are all foreigners with no real interest in the history of the game . Can you think of any other " sport " that condones cheating , where officials are routinely abused and insulted by the players , where spectators delight in singing foul chants about officials and opposition players . How can the FA allow the wholesale cheating that goes on , the wrestling match during corners and free kick , the diving ( which the many pundits think is permissible because contact is nearly made or " he won a penalty or free kick ) , the deliberate foul to stop an attack ( again permissible according to the pundits in order to break up an attack ) and the constant examination of all the officials decisions . Modern football must be unique in all these respects . We've got managers who constantly criticise officials , if you listen to them you realise that they could never be an official themselves because they seem to miss any offences committed by their own players .. Small wonder that there is a bit of concern within the FA that the 17 to 20 age group are not paying to watch the game , the concern being that in 10 to 15 years spectator numbers will drop dramatically . Spectators themselves are strange people , I watch Norwich City occasionally , as well as Wolves and Ipswich and most of the supporters around me at any of these clubs just sit and moan about the players , the officials and the manager . They never seem happy and I wonder why spend a large part of your income on a season ticket for something you don't enjoy . Everyone of them has a better team selection , everyone is a better official than the ones on the pitch . They've certainly got better eyesight , at a recent Norwich game I was sitting behind a goal in the extreme right of the stand , the ball was played down the left hand side of the pitch roughly in line with the other end penalty area , as one all the people around me are up on their feet screaming for a throw in because the ball ( they said ) had gone over the line . The linesman then came in for abuse . What is it with football supporters ? how could they possibly tell that the ball had crossed a line 75 + yards away and out of their view ? End of my yearly forum contribution . One question ...... is it best to buy tickets for Plymouth games online of is it easier to buy at the turnstile on the day ? second question do the Plymouth fans moan ?
  27. 4 points
    Many Football League clubs now have pitches where any soil is a long way below the grass and has excellent drainage incorporated into it. Layers of sand are topped by a synthetic, elastic, fiberous rootzone and the grass "carpet" is up to 25% artificial. Water just runs straight through it and into the drainage system. They even water the pitches before the games and at half time! If players did "sliding on knees" goal celebrations on our pitches at present, they'd end up with a bow wave of mud!
  28. 4 points
    Penryn A.F.C. v Penwith Exiles; ko. 2p.m. With the weather being unsettled, the decision was sensibly made to play the fixture on the 3g at Penryn College. We would like to thank the college for their help, in this, and they have asked we adhere to their requests, no smoking, etc., in or around the premises. All are welcome, and the Clubhouse, will be open as usual after the match.
  29. 4 points


    Plenty of parking down Malpas.
  30. 4 points

    Cracking Local Derby

    Best refereeing I've seen in a lifetime, certainly let the players get on with it with some genuine challenges on show. Back to the old days of real football that was for me. Good to see A LOT of old Penryn players in BOTH sides ....more of a Penfal team methinks.......with a very good time in the bar afterwards. Thanks to both sides and George Patterson for giving me a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon with a draw the fair result.
  31. 4 points
    By the looks of it Matt Thackeray is taking the crown from Jason Peters this season, looks like 3 clubs from the 15th Sept, embarrassing for the player having to move around so much, is he Peters in disguise
  32. 3 points
    Pseudonyms upset me ‘ Guess who ‘. Far too many jelly fish on this site. Only say things because nobody knows who they are. If you or anyone else has a comment or something to say, be man enough to put your real name.
  33. 3 points
    Semi finals do have neutral officials. Probably why they are midweek to free up some referees and doesn’t take them away from weekend duties. Quarter finals have never had neutral officials. Silly comment whoever posted that earlier. Can’t beat a semi or a final under lights. Adds to the atmosphere. And probably get more support.
  34. 3 points

    Trelawney League Cups Cancelled?

    I also think people tend to be more cautious these days of not wanting to play on a wet surface, about 9/10 years ago almost anything was playable. Too easy to call a game off.
  35. 3 points

    Bodmin Town

    Spend some money on the pitch instead of players might help.
  36. 3 points
    Fair result today at Saltash, 3-3 with GSM, getting a bit aggravated with footballs landing in my garden though!
  37. 3 points

    Avoiding Backlog

    Cricket is not a real sport anyway
  38. 3 points
    Surely if any sports club wants to improve then they have an action plan and set short term goals. You only have to look at both Wendron and Helston to appreciate how it works. I know very little about Cornish Pirates but in Truro’s case they got rid of a successful youth system and second team so are they really thinking about the youth of Cornwall. Both Wendron and Helston have thriving youth set ups and more than one adult team therefore it leads to both National and Local funding, and more importantly are great community assets.
  39. 3 points
    Well said Windmill - I get fed up with people moaning about traveling. If you don't want to travel to away games - exempt yourself Sijames. I get the point about away evening fixtures, especially if the home team don't have floodlights - in those cases there's no hope of a later kick off time. However, what goes round comes around when it comes to draws and fixtures and yes, it's impossible for some players to get time off from work. It's always been this way - we have to take the rough with the smooth. Admittedly there's nothing worse than arriving for an evening game and finding out that you've only got nine players and no subs but, we just have to get on with it.
  40. 3 points
    The first casualty of consistency is common sense
  41. 3 points

    Confirmed by the league 2017-18 transfers

    I'm still not on it @davegrose