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Posts posted by stevieb

  1. 3 hours ago, Postman Pat said:

    All clubs have to attempt to improve because if you stand still you get stagnant and soon your club will be lucky to survive. But you need volunteers behind the scene's and this is where you start to get problems because players tend to move from club to club.we are lucky where we have wife's and mothers willing to help and it does help tremendously.

    And yourself  .

  2. 4 hours ago, Keith B said:

    Distractions older - you either like playing football or you don't.

    As for televised football - the lower leagues and Scottish games are good to watch. The Premier league is just a stage for those who bask in their own egos. Cheaters (divers) anger merchants who curse the officials, and glamour, hype and tripe - interspersed with advertisements for gambling.

    Distractions - no sir. If you love football - you will play football.

    Sad though Keith , football isn't as popular as it once was and less are involved be it players , fans or volunteers other local sports in the same boat ,  if you look around the more established clubs in the combo you see the same faces behind the scenes , the ones that man the gate ,tea hut , look after pitches facilities , fixture's ect ect , it's good to see the ambitious clubs , like Pendeen , West Cornwall and Carharack recently making the step up and they have been a breath of fresh air hope it continues for the league future and success .

  3. 6 hours ago, THE WELL 66 said:

    Perhaps you thought it was acceptable to leave the changing room floor covered in mud off your boots ,as the cows would be back in there after you had gone.

    Your manager was moaning to the ref before the game about the penalty spot, which the ref measured out and said was right, and on your point of it being a public playing field Wazza 10 ,a member of the parish council was watching the game, and thought the language of your manager was disgusting with children playing near by.

    Haven't your club had the parish council on their backs about bad language last season  ?  It is difficult to control now days as the F  and C word seems to have become part of everyday language  not in my opinion a good thing , back in the day the C word aimed at anyone was fighting talk , trouble is in the heat of a game things get said which sometimes in the cold light of day shouldn't .

  4. SSS your club is now in the spotlight , with some very good players you have had an easy ride from the media over the past few seasons , the difference now is your expectations have risen and pundits are asking  IF you don't have any silverware this season how long will some stay around , still a long way to go but the questions being asked are the same ones Arsenal have had for years , get used to it  .

  5. 1 hour ago, somersetspur said:

    Dont watch the BBC,if I can help it.Full of left wing bu££s--t.

    In all subjects by the look of things,and we have to fund it.


    Sky's team also asking the same questions yesterday including one of your own a certain Jamie Redknap ,  it's took a while but the media are looking at spurs and lack of trophies , now that they have become a top four team   , on yesterday's result Arsenal were better on the day , but inconsistent form has dogged them for several years in the league . always good to beat the spuds but Arsenal have to push on and play like they did yesterday .


  6. 15 hours ago, stevieb said:

    Hayle well beaten no complaints , better side won , looks like they can score from anywhere , felt sorry for the young keeper on his debut but he did keep the score down and apart from one goal nothing he good do about the other eight . Perranporth in with a good shout for the league , Hayle have to regroup , they have some very good players but today the opposition was to good and quicker to the ball  and they finish well and they don't let up even when so far ahead  ,. Always next week :(

    Forgot to add thought the ref had a good game  sorry for missing that BHD ,  was disappointed about the score  

  7. 2 hours ago, ian beale said:

    Someone needs to get a life. 

    But he has a point ,   I have no axe to grind with Perranwell  but the dugouts were brought up last season , someone stated that the portable ones blew over ,  most times recently , haven't been there this season there are wooden benches to sit on in front of the stand , very old school   ,  the league gives  clubs seeking promotion to the combo  what the minimum is required to get their grounds up to the level required  , so Pendeen had to make upgrades and as a club they have every right to ask for clarity  . We all know that it is council / playing field owned   and difficult to have permanent dugouts .

  8. Shame that a long established club like Madron seems to be struggling on and off the pitch , hope they can sort things out have fond memories of playing them when they had two teams in the old West Penwith league and the Amor shield used to be a hard place to go and you always had a battle on your hands , hope they can keep going not many teams left from the old Penwith leagues now .

  9. 1 hour ago, Keith B said:

    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).

    Don't be sorry Keith ,the truth hurts  :smiley20:.  

    4 hours ago, TheolderIgetthebetterIwas said:

    Ouch !!!!!!

    Did you see football focus ???? Questions being asked about lack of trophies and if spuds don't win one soon bigger clubs will come a calling for the players / manager  , seems the media are slowly picking up on this .

  10. 3 hours ago, B_D said:

    You will have to wait until I next make port as all of that information (precise dates, communication logs & timeframe etc. - like I do in every "breach") is on my personal dropbox account - which I can't access whilst away from land.

    When this sort of thing happens, the Management Committee decide on the outcome.

    As I recall...

    It was (and is) public knowledge that Hayle's #2 pitch is a 3g pitch. 2 days before the game, the Madron Secretary told a League Officer that the game was going ahead and that there were no issues (after a point was raised regarding footwear). The game was then cancelled by Madron on the day of the game, therefore not giving the required notice.

    Rule 10f - 'Clubs giving less than 7 days’ notice that they are unable to fulfil a fixture shall forfeit the match to their opponents and be otherwise penalised in accordance with the fines tariff. Should neither club be able to fulfil the fixture it shall be declared void and the penalties in the Fines Tariff shall be applied to both teams.'

    Madron have played on artificial pitches before; our rules state that games can be played on artificial pitches and every attempt should be made to get these fixtures played. I was told only a few people did not have the required footwear, which still means that the game could have gone ahead. 

    It is the club secretary's job to check these fixtures when they are released; check the venue, kick off time, date, referee etc. This should have been raised long before the point that it actually was.

    Come the end winter months (pretty much now through to February), these artificial surfaces are going to save quite a few games from being postponed.

    Madron just need to follow the rules (or at least advise us if you think you are not going to be able to adhere to them). If you don't like them or you think they need changing, bring it up with the Trelawny Secretary and propose a rule change. It genuinely frustrates me when this sort of thing happens because the last thing I want to be doing is writing charge letters to clubs, docking points and issuing financial penalties! Yet I'm still finding myself doing that with Madron FC almost on a weekly basis! It becomes monotonous and tedious after a while. No other club in this league takes up more of my time at the moment!


    Ouch !

  11. Hayle well beaten no complaints , better side won , looks like they can score from anywhere , felt sorry for the young keeper on his debut but he did keep the score down and apart from one goal nothing he good do about the other eight . Perranporth in with a good shout for the league , Hayle have to regroup , they have some very good players but today the opposition was to good and quicker to the ball  and they finish well and they don't let up even when so far ahead  ,. Always next week :(

  12. Saturday 18th November 2017
    Falmouth Town Reserves 2-1  St Agnes
    Holman SC 0-5 Helston Athletic Reserves
    Penryn Athletic 2-1  Mullion 
    Perranporth 2-2  Hayle
    Perranwell 3-2  Pendeen Rovers 
    Porthleven Reserves 1-0  Goonhavern Athletic 
    RNAS Culdrose 2-2  Redruth United 
    St Day 3-1  Illogan RBL Reserves 
    St Ives Town 1-2  Carharrack 
    St Just 2-0  West Cornwall



  13. 3 hours ago, WendronOfficial said:

    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...

    Well said :thumbsup:

  14. 3 hours ago, St Darren said:

    What boots are you allowed to wear on this sort of surface nowadays?

    Baring in mind that not all players can afford to own two pairs of boots! So if you own a pair of studs or blades that may not be allowed to be worn then you can’t play!

    seems a little unfair to me

    Wellies :yahoo:

  15. Hayle 2-1 Helston , att approx 33  ,  Helston took the lead. ,  Equaliser just before half time , well matched first half with both keepers making good saves ,  second half Hayle looked the more likely to score and took the lead through  Liam Mooney  on the second half chances Hayle deserved the points , pitch held up well again good game overall a few niggles here and there but nothing to write home about .and a minutes Silence before the game  in respect for Armistice  , well done to all .

  16. 6 hours ago, Tempo said:

    Surprisingly, no. Most of the reserve players are from the Falmouth area. The club works incredibly hard. 


    I guess the fact we have had a similar squad for three years now stems from the loyalty from me and Nick.


    Nick's been at the club for 26 years or longer, I can't quite remember now. Whereas I am in my 7th season with the club now, third as manager, and I'm only 22, almost 23. I would assume though that if there were a manager change in either side that the likelihood is there would be a change in personnel on the pitch, depending who came in to manage.


    i think that's just how football is now. It's not even just that players are loyal to managers, it's that when a new manager comes they're like to bring in a lot of their own players. Leaving a lot of the old ones out.


    Certainly, when I took over, some of the old guard didn't like the change in the side and left, so that's certainly a factor too.

    Tempo Falmouth is a big catchment area and you are not that far away , it wasn't meant as a dig , agree players play for managers and some do move around but you seem settled and your club has been around for years  credit to all at your club .