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    stevieb got a reaction from Tempo in Frogpool & Cusgarne has club reshuffle.   
    Congratulations  Tempo  , great that Frogpool have appointed internally  , good luck  for next season will keep an eye on your games , and fixtures sec as well you are a busy boy , well done local football needs more like yourself  getting involved  .
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    stevieb got a reaction from TheolderIgetthebetterIwas in SCOTLAND!   
    Wayne Rooney has seen one lol 
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    stevieb reacted to RAPPO in SCOTLAND!   
    Yeah they would no problem. They drew at home to Man.City at Parkhead last season in the Champions league, didn’t see too many English teams doing that last season? Not saying they would compete at the top end of the table but they would get the 40 points needed to stay up over a 38 game season. Would say they are a better side than the likes of Huddersfield and Brighton who stayed up last season, been watching Celtic for about 15 years and quite a bit of Premiership football in that time, they would stay up no problem
      Think Rooney has seen a few in his time Stevie!!! 👍😂
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    stevieb got a reaction from TheolderIgetthebetterIwas in SCOTLAND!   
    Wayne Rooney has seen one lol 
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    stevieb got a reaction from TheolderIgetthebetterIwas in SCOTLAND!   
    Wayne Rooney has seen one lol 
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    stevieb reacted to hedgerow in ECL AGM propsal   
    Yes it's not an easy job but somebody needs to do it otherwise the league(s) cannot continue. But there are plenty of members with big ideas, can they do this, do it that way etc etc. I am sure these leagues would welcome new committe members on board with fresh ideas. 
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    stevieb reacted to hedgerow in ECL AGM propsal   
    It just amazes me, not just this posting but on others, how members on this forum having a pop at Leagues on how they are being run and what they would do to rectify the problem. Last winter was horrendous with bad weather, clubs folding and team not playing fixtures. Members have got their wish to have a cornwall league.  Will it get better, time will tell. 
    My point, if members think they can do a better job, then put your name forward for the vacant secretary positions at the Duchy and ECPL league. I am sure they will appreciate your knowledge and contributions. 
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    stevieb got a reaction from rob brown in ECPL ROLL ON ROLL OFF SUBS   
    Rob meant as an example  , I think you will find when first brought in many were sceptical  about how long it would take for changes but it hasn't  slowed the game down  if you are so against it the club's need to say No , but in my personal opinion  it works , if your league agrees to it and you don't like the idea there is nothing stopping you from using your subs as normal  or as your manager sees fit , a plus side is you can give younger players a feel for the adult game  but if they are getting pushed around a bit you can take them off and get a chance to talk to them and bring them on later  , but it is your league  you get to decide  , opinions  is what keeps football alive .
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    stevieb got a reaction from B_D in Promotions / Relegations   
    Bd there is no easy fix for teams folding  , and it will level out eventually  from my playing days in the old west penwith league  the only teams left are in no order are St,Buryan , St.just , Ludgvan St, Ives and recently Penzance reserves , mousehole and Pendeen , Madron  .  And this was from two leagues , which those in the Amor shield were either a reserve side or third team .  Is interest fading yes , volunteers  are either getting older or get fed up being taken for granted , work new sports and families are making demands on people , there are plenty of reasons  for lack of interest  in the modern game . Us old boys  wouldn't take a weekend off for a stag do  and most got married in the off season , Xmas shopping  on a match day....whats that about , society has changed  there is less money about employers don't pay for time off through a sports injury   more self employed . Hats off to all that are involved at any level of local football  , it isnt easy , been there done that got the T shirt   , it would be great  if it picked up but sadly in my own personal opinion it will get worse before it levels out . It is just not football , Rugby , cricket Darts and snooker teams are folding  even euchre teams . 
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    stevieb got a reaction from B_D in Promotions / Relegations   
    Bd there is no easy fix for teams folding  , and it will level out eventually  from my playing days in the old west penwith league  the only teams left are in no order are St,Buryan , St.just , Ludgvan St, Ives and recently Penzance reserves , mousehole and Pendeen , Madron  .  And this was from two leagues , which those in the Amor shield were either a reserve side or third team .  Is interest fading yes , volunteers  are either getting older or get fed up being taken for granted , work new sports and families are making demands on people , there are plenty of reasons  for lack of interest  in the modern game . Us old boys  wouldn't take a weekend off for a stag do  and most got married in the off season , Xmas shopping  on a match day....whats that about , society has changed  there is less money about employers don't pay for time off through a sports injury   more self employed . Hats off to all that are involved at any level of local football  , it isnt easy , been there done that got the T shirt   , it would be great  if it picked up but sadly in my own personal opinion it will get worse before it levels out . It is just not football , Rugby , cricket Darts and snooker teams are folding  even euchre teams . 
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    stevieb reacted to B_D in Promotions / Relegations   
    We can't magic up players and volunteers, which is why these teams are folding. As a league, we are working with clubs to help secure funding, to set up committees to provide some stability and help all we can with stiff such as administration etc. We are extremely limited to what we can do. I work closely with Scooby and the CFA when I hear a club is struggling - what you don't hear very often is how many clubs we actually save with our intervention. That's because we don't want to make a song and dance about it. 
    One of the youth teams in questions has no senior (open aged) teams at the club, this will be the first of their men's team. They have a very good youth system and are obviously looking to expand. Why train up so many youngsters over a number of years only for them to go and play for another club? It's a no brainer.
    With regards to playing for a particular manager, I was the same. I played under the same manager for four season before I signed on for Wendron. It's about friend circles more than anything.
    I know you're not having a pop at me or the league - I just don't want people getting the impression that we are sitting on our arse letting teams fold. When Chacewater, Trispen, Mabe and Marazion folded last season, we tried getting these teams into out Flexi league just so they kept playing and didn't fold as a club. There's alot that myself and scooby try and do in the background to prevent teams from collapsing. The only thing is, we can only help the teams that want it, ask for it and are willing to work hard to survive.
    I personally joined the committee to bring a change to the league. Unfortunately things can't change overnight, however much I really want them too. We will see a plateau soon and hopefully things will get better. It takes time though. We just need some stability.
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    stevieb reacted to Steve Carpenter in ECPL ROLL ON ROLL OFF SUBS   
    Repeat substitutions has worked well both in local leagues and leagues nationally.  From next season it will be permitted in all leagues at Step 7 and below.
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    stevieb reacted to TheolderIgetthebetterIwas in Tottenham Hotspur   
    I like it ...not a lot....but I like it ...lol
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    stevieb reacted to Haveyouheard in ECPL ROLL ON ROLL OFF SUBS   
    It’s a joke! 
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    stevieb reacted to TheolderIgetthebetterIwas in Tottenham Hotspur   
    Can you believe this....my missus has just bought a set of red and white cups - she's gone !!!!!!
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    stevieb got a reaction from MattP in ECPL ROLL ON ROLL OFF SUBS   
    Already  in use in the combo   for a couple of seasons ,  gets more players involved and doesn't hold up play as the ref has the numbers before the game  , ideal to replace a player who is say getting over enthusiastic  , he can be taken off and the manager can calm him down and put him on later , been a good idea  and hope it stays .
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    stevieb reacted to gingerninja in Tottenham Hotspur   
    If he does reply does that mean Spuds won again at the weekend? I don't bother checking their results anymore 😂😂
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    stevieb reacted to Mik123 in Walking Football West Cornwall.   
    Hi buddy loads of walking footie in Cornwall teams I know of are is st austell, truro, tregonny, newquay, st Ives, lanevit, saints (also st austell) torpoint.
    We are currently in meetings with the ccfa regarding a tournament in July in Bodmin and a steering group are meeting on Mon to sort it out. Ha a tournament last Sunday between just 3 teams but was a right blast.  Feel free to contact me on staustellwalkingfootball@outlook.com
     
    (Just re read your message I know ferry and your group lol st Ives but may a well leave the reply go others)
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    stevieb reacted to gingerninja in Tottenham Hotspur   
    If he ever wants to win a trophy he'll have to leave! 
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    stevieb got a reaction from Keith B in Unai Emery at Arsenal   
    Carzola was a great player but unfortunately  injury has curtailed  his career  ,  Arsenal have stuck with a few players over previous  seasons that have had long term injuries  e.g. Diaby  , at one stage Carzola  might have not been able to walk let alone kick a ball  with the infection in the bone  . 
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    stevieb reacted to gingerninja in will arsene spend [the so called transfer pot]   
    Just ignore SSS, he only comes out from his cave when Spuds win
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    stevieb reacted to Mangle in will arsene spend [the so called transfer pot]   
    Ere, SSS, you ain't alf awful, but I like ya!!
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    stevieb got a reaction from MARKSY in LWC Drinks Combination League Results - Thursday 17th May 2018   
    Personally don't think it is a shit pitch , gets a bit wet in winter but after this winter rain I don't think any teams has a perfect one ,  . You can see that work has been done with advertising boards  on show and looked good with the grass cut  , a bit uneven in places but that is to be expected after the winter   , Hope the future is bright for Holmans they have some good people involved and even after the game most walked off the pitch talking to each other , including fans , which is better sporting behavior that some games I have been at this season , considering  that last night probably confirmed Holmans relegation   .
     
     
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    stevieb got a reaction from B_D in LWC Drinks Combination League Results - Thursday 17th May 2018   
    Holmans 2-3 Hayle ,  Holmans took the lead in the first half as they were really up for the game Hayle by comparison were slow and I thought we were still travelling up Roseworthy  dip  Holmans went in 1-0 at half time , second half Holmans went two up from a well taken header , and at that point were worthy to be in the lead ,  Danny Ford slotted a penalty after Cameron had to leave the field after a heavy challenge  and taking a blow to the head  from a flailing arm . Which made it 2-1  Liam Mooney and Matt Thomas added the others ,  a sending off for Holmans with one of two losing control but this could have been stopped earlier if some challenges had been penalised   
     
    , players will take liberties if they can get away with it  , Holmans on the balance of play deserved a draw , but Hayle dug deep to get three points ,   good luck to Holmans for the future , what ever happens , there are some good players at the club and personally  i like the set up as they remind me of the way clubs were run from my playing days , on a lighter note Barbs won a game as captain , bet he won't want t to give the arm band back  ext season   .  As it is Hayles last game of the season  I would say well done to the squad  and to Patch and his background team   who has strung some good results In the second half of the season , hopefully they will stay together with a couple of additions  they could give a lot of teams a game of football . To all combo teams , players , volunteers , and officials well done to you all for getting games on this season with which must be one of the wettest winters on record , hope to see you all again next season  in one .capacity of another , good luck in the off season as this is when a lot of work is done to make sure there is football  next season .   P.s . The wife is a diamond it was her birthday  today , when I told her it clashed with our final game of the season she said go   , and even had a Chinese waiting for me got a good one there .    Cheers to you all Stevie b  
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    stevieb got a reaction from B_D in LWC Drinks Combination League Results - Thursday 17th May 2018   
    Holmans 2-3 Hayle ,  Holmans took the lead in the first half as they were really up for the game Hayle by comparison were slow and I thought we were still travelling up Roseworthy  dip  Holmans went in 1-0 at half time , second half Holmans went two up from a well taken header , and at that point were worthy to be in the lead ,  Danny Ford slotted a penalty after Cameron had to leave the field after a heavy challenge  and taking a blow to the head  from a flailing arm . Which made it 2-1  Liam Mooney and Matt Thomas added the others ,  a sending off for Holmans with one of two losing control but this could have been stopped earlier if some challenges had been penalised   
     
    , players will take liberties if they can get away with it  , Holmans on the balance of play deserved a draw , but Hayle dug deep to get three points ,   good luck to Holmans for the future , what ever happens , there are some good players at the club and personally  i like the set up as they remind me of the way clubs were run from my playing days , on a lighter note Barbs won a game as captain , bet he won't want t to give the arm band back  ext season   .  As it is Hayles last game of the season  I would say well done to the squad  and to Patch and his background team   who has strung some good results In the second half of the season , hopefully they will stay together with a couple of additions  they could give a lot of teams a game of football . To all combo teams , players , volunteers , and officials well done to you all for getting games on this season with which must be one of the wettest winters on record , hope to see you all again next season  in one .capacity of another , good luck in the off season as this is when a lot of work is done to make sure there is football  next season .   P.s . The wife is a diamond it was her birthday  today , when I told her it clashed with our final game of the season she said go   , and even had a Chinese waiting for me got a good one there .    Cheers to you all Stevie b  
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