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    Steven Gerrard - New Rangers Manager

    Hi Darren, watched football all over Europe over the years, especially Holland, Belgium, Spain, Portugal bits in France and Cyprus and the top half of the Scottish Premiership can hold its own with most of it. Take the top four or five sides away from the top leagues obviously but the rest of the league I would say Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen and the two Edinburgh teams would give most teams a game without doubt. All about opinions obviously but seen a lot of it and thatโ€™s mine. ๐Ÿ‘โšฝ๏ธ Hi Dave, tell Fred to get up there!! Reckon you two are still fit enough to have a great time mate! Itโ€™s like a big Cornwall!! Plenty of green up there! A few pitches up there that even you would be proud of! ๐Ÿ‘Œ Get a bit of lovely Scottish air in your lungs! ๐Ÿ‘
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    SCOTLAND!

    Yeah they would no problem. They drew at home to Man.City at Parkhead last season in the Champions league, didnโ€™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!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚
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    SCOTLAND!

    Haha ๐Ÿ˜† Celtic would be the only team who could hold their own in the Premier league Dave. Think they would get quite a few points at home. Would say the top half of the Premier league would compare to the Championship. Aberdeen, Hibernian, Hearts and possibly Motherwell on their day. The bottom half of the Prem more like league 1. Would say the likes of Dundee, Accies, Kilmarnock be on a par with Argyle. The Championship with the likes of Dundee Utd, Partick Thistle, Falkirk etc is more bottom end League 1/ League 2 standard. League 1 and 2 would be non league in England as its semi pro. Know the chairmen at Albion Rovers and Stirling Albion and the players are on ยฃ200-300 a week in those leagues Dave. Would say the tempo up there is faster and more physical in general but not quite as technical as England. Seen some cracking games up there over the years though mate ๐Ÿ‘โšฝ๏ธ
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    Steven Gerrard - New Rangers Manager

    Yeah thatโ€™s not really Scottish football as a whole though Dave. I agree Celtic are 20 points better than anyone else in the Premier league but Iโ€™ve watched some really good matches up there in the lower divisions including the Highland and Lowland leagues and itโ€™s really competitive. Clubs like Dundee United canโ€™t get out the Championship and Rangers took a couple of attempts. Itโ€™s decent football and very physical, should take the mrs up there for a little holiday and have a look Dave, reckon you would be surprised at the standard mate ๐Ÿ‘
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    SCOTLAND!

    Great move for Cody Dave! The ground only 8 miles from the bro and sis in laws so will pop over and watch him next season. Tom Owen-Evans signed for Falkirk as well, half hour up the road. Both lovely little new stadiums, hope the lads do well, no more than Cody deserves after his performances last season. Watched a lot of Scottish football and I reckon he will do really well. Tom next maybe!? ๐Ÿค”
  6. Like the new badge!! ๐Ÿ‘. Glad the cathedral is back in, got to have that!! Always reminds me of home as Iโ€™m sure it does for any Truro boy. Promoting the Cornwall flag as well spot on when City are travelling all over the south of England ๐Ÿ‘ Still not sure what a tiger has got to do with Truro though!?! 13 mile trek from Newquay zoo!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Think the club should โ€œpawsโ€ on that one! ๐Ÿ˜‚
  7. 15 years ago this September since the great man left us Mike. Hard to believe really, not a day goes by where heโ€™s not in our thoughts. George Turbo Torrance does a great job arranging the fixtures for Daves tournament every pre season. Hope the clubs put out strong sides, Dave was a legend on and off the pitch, great to see his name live on in Cornish football โšฝ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘Œ
  8. Think that might not just be a rumour!? Be a shame after the great job Macca did this season. Would have thought some great players be up for grabs for the vultures, young Cam Turner is improving all the time, a really silky midfielder and the talented Jack Bray-Evans whoโ€™s a match winner on his day. DannyO still a top player to have around any club on and off the pitch, great example and can still play a bit getting man of the match most weeks last season! Hope it is a rumour though and Macca stays and carries on the good work. Up the Peppermints ๐Ÿ‘โšฝ๏ธ
  9. Well explained Dave!! I quite like the look of it if thatโ€™s the case. Think it might work better with less teams in the lower leagues with no floodlights, might not get the crazy fixture schedule that a lot of teams were faced with at the end of this season with our ridiculous wet winter we had. As Dave mentioned the Combo and ECPL leagues still look similar and competitive. Maybe promote 4 teams at the end of the Trelawny season to make both leagues up to 16. Give the chance for good clubs like Holmans and Goonhavern the chance to bounce straight back up with two others maybe? At first glance think it will work well, especially in the Premier league, lot of very good Cornish teams with good facilities these days including floodlights and to be honest itโ€™s only missing Tavistock as Parkway were up anyway. ๐Ÿ‘โšฝ๏ธ
  10. Good luck to Damo!! ๐Ÿ‘โšฝ Great first job, a club like St.Austell that he knows well. With Parkway promoted, think the league will be wide open and well contested next season! ๐Ÿ‘
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    Breaking news

    Yeah thanks Mandy!! Was quality and a lovely surprise!! Much appreciated! I'll stick it in a frame when I kick my last ball!! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘โšฝ X
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    Perkins Matthews.

    Following on after his career he had a son to make him very proud as well Tom. An inspiration to his team mates on and off the field who puts 100% into anything he does and my dads favourite player (centre halves club)! Cherish the memories mate ๐Ÿ‘โšฝ๏ธ
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    Breaking news

    Haha, didnโ€™t mind getting my hands dirty for Nick Michelle! Enjoy your โ€œfree timeโ€ and hopefully catch you both somewhere soon x
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    Breaking news

    Iโ€™m still waiting patiently Sticker!!! There was talk of something at the end of last season but I know they are busy people at the County FA!! I did get an invite to last seasons Senior Cup final at Helston and the tea and choccy biscuits went down well ๐Ÿ‘ I had 52 games for Cornwall over the years but there were no caps back then so I was secretly hoping for a Cornwall cap with maybe 2000 on it!?! ๐Ÿ‘Œ Alas I live in hope! ๐Ÿ˜€โšฝ๏ธ Superb from Nick and Michelle, all that loyalty to one club over 3 decades is amazing ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค
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    Breaking news

    Fergie, Wenger, now Nick!!! Bout 75 years service to one club between them!! Had the pleasure of playing for Nick for a couple of seasons after I stepped down from senior football. Enjoyed it every bit as much and had some great times! Echo all thatโ€™s been said by the lads, be surprised if we ever see the like of Nick and Michelle again to be honest. Lovely people, put in thousands of hours for the Frogs, unbelievable commitment!! Reckon we should all chip in and build a statue of them both just inside the gate at the Richard Jory Fields! ๐Ÿ‘Œโšฝ๏ธ Absolute legends, hope you enjoy the rest on a Saturday Nick and Michelle, no one deserves it more ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œโšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Hope the Cornwall FA does a little something in recognition for two great people x
  16. Jarvo has brought through some really talented players in his time at Penryn, would like to know how many have gone on to be first team regulars? Always talks sense win or lose and can always see the bigger picture, liked his teams to play football the right way. No mean player in his day himself, will miss our Combo chats on a Saturday. All the best and enjoy the rest Jarvo! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œโšฝ๏ธ
  17. Really enjoyed today!! Fantastic to see so many of the old Town faces in the crowd! Reckon there was about 300/400 there and about 50 from Tavi!! Thought the lads really deserved it, looked fit and lively and took the game to Tavi who I thought went ahead against the run of play when Town just switched off from a free kick. Superb volley from Jordy for the equaliser and when Luke blocked a clearance to see the ball fly in the net it was magic! Had the smile wiped off my face by Sullivan who hit a worldy to take the game to extra time though. Looked like Tavi might go on and win it from there dominating the first half of extra time but the boys dug in and we scored against the run of play this time just virtually before the half time of extra time whistle. A cock up at the back saw Jordy pounce to complete his hat-trick, thought he was a right old handful all game getting in behind their defence for two hours even when he was a bit isolated up top, some shift mate!!! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘ Absolutely superb to see some of the F Troop legends at the game as well, making a right old racket second half, thanks to big Rick and the lads for singing a few old Rappo songs as well, made an old cripple very happy! Best days and memories of my life, thanks lads. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘ Massive congrats to Westy, Milchy and Charlie for putting that young side together and getting them to play like that, if I wasnโ€™t here at work I would have had a couple shandies tonight! Falmouth boys that love the club and will always be remembered for today. Thatโ€™s the end of my break but still smiling 9 hours later!! All roads lead to Bickland Park a wise man (and pissed up man) once said!!! ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ–ค
  18. Great to see Town back in a final after such a long time, shows how spoilt we were all those years ago! Sort of took it for granted we would be in the finals at the end of the season even with all those good teams around back then!! Congrats to Westy and his superb back room boys and to the team, still a young side with plenty more finals in them if they stick together. Be difficult with all the vultures after a few of them, but looks like a great team spirit has been created which counts for an awful lot, hard for a player to walk away from that. Looking forward to the game, a tough ask to overcome a great Tavi team but a final is all on the day and Iโ€™m sure Wadebridge will have things looking perfect ๐Ÿ‘. โ€œCome on the Townโ€ ๐Ÿ†
  19. Should play Falmouth in a pre season friendly as a way of an apology maybe? Be a decent gesture from the biggest club in our area ๐Ÿ‘โšฝ๏ธ
  20. Would have been a different outcome if Wills shot went in for 3-0 instead of hitting the post or the shot Olly dragged just wide of the far post to make it 3-1. Fine margins but the boys will all come out of it better players with all those top blokes and coaches around them. Regardless an excellent 3 years from Hoops and the team with some very talented boys coming through who will have learnt a lot carrying them forward. Well done to Dave for the commentary and Mark and Piran films for all the great coverage the lads have enjoyed particularly over the last couple of seasons. Excellent work all round ๐Ÿ‘โšฝ๏ธ
  21. Sitting on the beach here in Cyprus with a bit of time on my hands (not saying Iโ€™m bored or anything, Iโ€™ve been harpooned by green peace twice already ๐Ÿ˜‚ ) reading an article in this months World Soccer mag about VAR. Not sure the World Cup is ready for that yet but it got me thinking what has been the best rule change over the years? For me itโ€™s been the back pass rule, good one if youโ€™re a striker but more importantly keeps the game flowing! Remember being a kid in the early eighties and my dad trying to explain tactics to me, used to do my head in teams a goal up with 5 or 10 to go passing back to the keeper, him picking it up, rolling it out to full backs back on the corner flags and then them passing it back to him!! Remember Ray Clemence being really good at it! Or was it just annoying cos it was Liverpool doing it and they were winning everything back then! Be interested to know peopleโ€™s favourite change if youโ€™re a bit bored as well? ๐Ÿ‘โšฝ๏ธ
  22. Hampton have lost just once in their 20 home league games this season although 10 of those games have been draws which would suit City just fine!!! ๐Ÿ‘ Think Braintree will get the job done at home to Gloucester although pressure does do funny things to teams sometimes!? Think City could do with a little favour off Bath to spoil St.Albans chances!! Be funny if it was Andy Watkins that got the all important goal to give City a hand!? Just a thought? Over to you Watto!!! ๐Ÿ‘โšฝ๏ธ
  23. Yeah agree with Dave, I was at the game also and that summary is absolutely bang on the button from SCFC. ๐Ÿ‘ Was actually talking to Dave about ten minutes before the goal and we both said itโ€™s one of the best 0-0s weโ€™ve seen for a while and one goal would do it for either team. Going to go to the wire that league I reckon? Millbrook favourites I think having dropped less points than everyone else, be a nice story after they almost went out of business not so long ago or Ludgvan first season at this level going all the way? Nice to see a league where anyone of the top 8 could still nick it after the Premier league being a bit of a one horse race this season with Parkway streets ahead. Be a few teams glad to see the back of them next season I would imagine!?! Think theyโ€™ll do well in the Western League ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
  24. Yeah Clarkey wasnโ€™t lying Matt, heโ€™s actually got that Benjamin Button disease!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚โšฝ๏ธ
  25. Congrats to Parkway and good luck in the Western League next season!!! Good to see a club with ambition, remember when they first came into the league with Gez and Co all those years ago. Good to see where they are now ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘โšฝ๏ธ
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