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  1. St.Day v St.Ives OFF Illogan v Mullion OFF Holmans v Culdrose OFF Combo wiped out for the second week in a row!! Good luck to Carharrack at Torpoint in the Senior Cup!!!
  2. St.Agnes v Redruth, Porthleven v Hayle and Pendeen v Helston now all off. Holmans v Culdrose and Goonhavern v St.Just are on.

    Fair play to Parkway, looked like they were still trying to play a short passing possession game against a strong Tavi team even though the pitch was wrecked from the highlights. Couple of good goals as well 👍 Be worthy champions I reckon if they go on to win it. I would go and watch them in the Western League without doubt. Something a bit different ain’t it. Good luck to the club. 👏🏼
  4. Yeah agree Paul, no need to stop donating now the forum is safe for another year. Keep chucking what you can in and secure the forums future! What would we do without it eh!?! 👌👍⚽️

    Won’t see any weakened teams in that one Dave!!! 👍⚽️

    Can never understand managers getting grief for fielding “weakened” teams. They’re still selecting a professional footballer!! That’s why most Premier league teams have got squads of 25-30 players. Can understand a supporter getting disappointed when he turns up to watch say a Gerrard and gets a first year pro playing in midfield but that’s why these managers get paid the big money to rotate their squad and still be in these competitions. A lot of the time they are bringing in an international who might not be a regular at his club!? Sometimes it backfires but we all know the score these days, it’s all about the Premier league. The FA Cup used to be great as a kid, that sunny Saturday in May under the twin towers, 3pm kick off, last game of the season, the only game to watch, players interviewed after drinking a bottle of milk! Different world today I’m afraid, if you gave clubs a choice of winning the FA Cup or finishing top 4 Premier league they would take that everyday. 😕
  7. Forum Appeal

    Totally agree Keith. There’s loads of us that regularly use the forum, pretty poor show the amount of people that have donated!!! Even if everyone just chucked in a fiver that would secure the forums future for the next few years? Come on you regulars! ‘“If you want to have your say, then bloody well pay” 😀
  8. Come on gents, remember the hours of enjoyment we’ve all had out of the forum over the years! Let’s keep it going!!! What can you get for a fiver or a tenner these days eh!? ⚽️👍
  9. Forum Appeal

    Just chucked my tenner into the pot. Come on everyone, how much enjoyment and info have we got out of the forum over the years, not including some laughs and some sad news come to that! If you love Cornish football let’s help keep it going, just donate what you can, every bit helps towards the goal 👍⚽️👌
  10. Trevor Mewton - RIP - truly a legend!

    Words can’t express the sadness and emptiness today.. I consider myself blessed to have been one of Trev's “players”. We all owe him so much, l first met him as the owner of Studs Sports when I was about 14 getting my boots on my mums Visa card and I was almost afraid to speak to him and was shocked when he said he knew who I was and had heard my name being mentioned! The Alex Ferguson of Cornish football what a confidence boost! I later realised that Trev knew every player in Cornish football from about 12 to 35 that was worth knowing, his knowledge of players and his scouting network was second to none! Years later I was lucky to have played for the boss at 3 different clubs as well as the SWL X1 which he managed for many years. I spent many of the best and funniest moments of my life in Trevs company, not just on the pitch where he won everything in Cornish football about ten times over but off it as well. As Tommy has already mentioned I had the privilege of being the boss first signing when he took the job at Falmouth and he built on an already fantastic team over his time there and I have never experienced a group of such tight knit players, all great mates with a team spirit second to none, a real band of brothers which Trev helped to build and everyone of us would run through a brick wall for him and each other. . He never seemed to sign a bad player! Anyone that came in were welcomed and seemed to fit into the side. We all had the utmost respect for Trev but you could crack the odd joke and get a laugh off him now and again as well, and our end of season tours to Holland were legendary where he would let his hair down but he still expected us to win the games! A great man manager who had the perfect blend of being your friend but you still knew very much so that he was the boss and what was expected of you on and off the pitch. I can not speak highly enough of the gaffer and could probably go on forever about the way you could talk football on the phone for an hour but it seemed like ten minutes and whenever you got a bad injury he would come around your house with Jill the next day with some flowers for your mum or mrs and a box of chocolates to keep your spirits up. A few of us even worked in the shop for Trev and Jill in the summer for a few extra quid. He had the exterior of being a hard man to please on the outside but he had a heart of gold on the inside and would do almost anything to help one of his boys. Even though you could see he was not very well around May time he still managed to do an interview at his house for the French tv company that were doing a documentary following me around for a few days about the 2000th goal. Trev had a side to him that many of his opponents probably never saw but we all did and It’s been an absolute honour boss and no doubt you and Ray have already got the tactics board out up there going over a few set pieces!!! Love to Jill and and family and RIP to the biggest legend who ever sat in a dug out in Cornish football. God bless boss, it was a pleasure and privilege to be your friend, thanks for everything. 👌⚽️❤️
  11. Sorry 100%, I’m already Giler’s number 1 fan mate!!! Top bloke and player ain’t he 👍👌⚽️
  12. Vets 3rd Dec

    Haha it came from Hutch one of the lads Chris!! Expect Tone will tell you bout it on Sat mate! Some strike on the lad bud!!!
  13. Maybe not a bad thing in Parkways quest to climb the pyramid, can concentrate on getting the league position required. Always lovely to have a vase run but it does impact on your season as I’m sure Parkway will go far in their domestic cups as well. Every cloud has a silver lining!? Remember playing 56 games for Falmouth one season and we lost the league by a point! 😳 Heads up and good luck for the rest of the season. 👍⚽️
  14. Vets 3rd Dec

    Spoke to Steve last night and Aggie travelled to Downderry with just the 10 players, loads of us injured or unavailable. Tony Penrose hit a 40 yard screamer to pull it back to 1-2 in the first half apparently but tough game against Downderry with 11 let alone 10. Well done to the lads who made it 🤕
  15. Excuse me Dave!?! You’re a nice looking chap but........... 😀
  16. Billy modest as ever I reckon Chris!!! Bet he saved both mate! 👍⚽️👌
  17. Phil Ryder RIP

    Two really good teams there Dave!! Remember watching those sides as a kid and lucky for me went on to play with most of them a few years later. Some really talented players in those sides managed by the great Trevor Mewton. None more so than Phil who was pretty scary in those days to play with and against!! A big strong striker!! As Denty said every opponent knew he had been in a game when they played against him. great photo's
  18. Phil Ryder RIP

    Really gutted to hear this news Dave. When I first went to Newquay at 16 Phil and Graham Nicholls were the front two for the 1st team and the county, different players and blokes but both brilliant at what they did. Lovely for a young novice like me to learn off those two masters. Phil was as strong as an ox and he would actually bully the centre half!! He would back into defenders and was almost impossible to get the ball off but was a great finisher with it and hell of a strike on him. Always great to see him at football over the years for a reminisce. Saw him at Godolphin end of last season in good spirits as usual but comparing our knackered knees!! Im sure the older gents will have some great stories about Phil, great character!! RIP to a proper Cornish football legend. ⚽👌
  19. 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 👏🏼⚽️👏🏼👌
  20. Hi Denty, hope your well mate. Have a great xmas and new year. Loads of love Rappo and Rach ######

  21. Hi Neil, have a great xmas and new year mate. Love Rappo and Rach ######