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Everything posted by B_D

  1. I'm of the understanding that the player can't play again for any Saturday side until his ban has elapsed (the team he was playing for when he was sent off has played the amount of games dictated by the FA on the ban). Only the games played by the TEAM he was sent off for count towards the ban. I've been doing my research today - it can get quite confusing! However, I can confirm that I have been in touch with the County FA and they have said that a players ban will only decrease by the games played by the team he was sent off for. In the case of this player at Probus who was banned on the 14th, he has unfortunately played whilst suspended (the club have been notified). The fact that their reserve team played on the 17th is irrelevant as this is not the team he was banned from, so it doesn't count towards the ban. Unfortunately for Probus, due to a lack of understanding (purely an accident), they will lose the points gained from this fixture and it will be awarded to Storm. I will be sending further guidance out to the Clubs this week as this scenario hasn't cropped up yet this season (until now). It is easy to get wrong - doing so can be costly, particularly if you are chasing promotion or in a relegation battle. Regardless, the best advice I can give our club administrators is simple: If any doubt exists, contact Cornwall Football Association. They will be more than happy to tell you when the player(s) will become eligible to play again.
  2. “the league will want 5 divisions so will allow all the teams in that want to, so they can be seen has having a nice big league....” The league don’t allow teams in... the clubs do. They are the ones that vote at the AGM.
  3. Well done Tony. He’s turned things around
  4. That’s because it isn’t a decision that the”people that be” make. The “people that be” do not decide or determine what games count as served for a suspension, nor is it down to them to determine player eligibility when suspensions are a factor. Suspensions have nothing to do with the League, unless the player/team are serving a league-enforced suspension. When an eligibility question is raised with the league, we will contact the FA regardless of what we know (and don’t know). When it flashes up on Full Time (to me behind the scenes), I will contact Cornwall FA, regardless of what the club tell me and regardless of what I believe to be correct/incorrect. It’s called procedure. If it is found to be a matter of fact that the player in question was suspended for this game; the team will be charged, they will lose any points gained from the fixture and the game will be awarded to the opponents in accordance with Trelawny League ruling. That is determined by what Cornwall FA say. It will be the same with the sending off yesterday, this will be down to Cornwall FA to decide and then give guidance to the League. We have no say in misconduct. That’s for the County.
  5. The same opinion as mine, Mangle This is what I alway thought to be the case also. We will have to see.
  6. I did want a quiet one... 😂
  7. It’s something that requires clarification, certainly. This is just the handbook we get access to online. The discipline requirements that the County have will be much more informative and descriptive. Personally, I am sure (although doubt has been cast since reading some of the posts here) that the ban was served using both teams (firsts and Reserves). However, I have contacted the CFA for clarification.
  8. That’s now been updated 5-1 and 7-1
  9. The format of the divisions for next season will not be drawn up until we know exactly what teams are going up to the Combination League, who's coming down from that League and of course, who are joining Division 4. As it stands, I know of 4 teams that are looking to join the League; I'm not sure if Threemilestone still wish to enter another side, if they do, that could potentially become 5 teams. 2 of those are just hear-say at this time. I'm of the understanding that no teams have formally approached the League with an intention to join. With regards to League structure, we will draw up the plans prior to the AGM and then put it to you guys to decide. We will almost certainly lose a few teams at the end of the season (I know of a few that have already said they will struggle). The AGM will be interesting in this respect. At the moment, one team will be relegated from the Premier Division, no teams will be relegated from Division One, and one team will be relegated from Division Two. This is due to the withdrawals of Chacewater (x2), Mabe, Trispen and Marazion Blues. With regards to league structure, it also depends on how many teams our divisions can be made up of. It’s not as easy as saying “16 there, 15 here and 13 there”. It has to run in line with our constitution and ruling.
  10. I personally wouldn’t say if a player is eligible or not until I’ve spoken to the County because I could end up with egg on my face. Again, it’s something I will be checking before I have to decide whether a League Rule has been breached. My understanding is, if a player was to sign for every team in a club like Wendron or Illogan who have a team in the SWPL, Combination (Illogan) and then one or more teams in the Trelawny League, he can use the “category” rule to his advantage. For example, if the players 3 game ban started yesterday, he Could miss one game for say Illogan Thirds on Saturday, then on Monday miss a game with the firsts, Tuesday miss a game with Their Reserves, he’s then able to play on the Wednesday for any team. The discipline handbook states the term “team” so it’s something I will seek clarification on tomorrow (I’ll post the response in here so we can understand how it works). When I get enquiries, I refer them to Cornwall FA as this isn’t my area of responsibility (to assume eligibility status for suspended players). I just ping an email off to the Governance team at the FA when it’s been raised
  11. When I say this player, I mean this one In particular given these circumstances (the potential games missed). As I've said above (in my edited post), I will always seek clarification on the player suspensions as it is not down to me in my role to determine what games the player misses. The main factor revolves around the category of football in which the suspended player plays - so if he is banned on a Sunday League game, he can still play Saturday games etc. In this instance, the concern has been raised to me via email twice already and has flagged up on the Full Time System, so it’s something I will be speaking to Cornwall FA about tomorrow to ascertain player eligibility.
  12. The guidance I received earlier in the season was that because this player would miss out on playing for the teams other side in the league, this counts towards a suspension game due to the category of football (Saturday). In any case, when a query is raised to me regarding player eligibility and/or it flags up on Full Time that a player has played whilst being suspended, I will always send an email to the Governance Manager at Cornwall FA to seek clarification. I personally do not (in my position as Reg. Sec.) decide the games which the players miss.
  13. The cups aren’t sponsored. The league is sponsored by Whirlwind Sports, who provide the clubs with vouchers at the beginning of each season.
  14. Hi Fish, Percy Stephens Cup - all Higher places sides in League (and single team clubs) Arthur Pearce Cup - (all reserve teams of those in the above cup) Premier, One, Two, Three and Four also have their respective divisional cups. Add to that also, the Junior Cup.
  15. I’ve looked into this after receiving a few emails... He missed the first game on the 14th, the second game on the 17th (Reserves) and then the first game yesterday. This meant that he was eligible for their second game. Not a very good return back to football after serving a ban 😕 *Of course, I will be clarifying games served with the CFA.
  16. It’s all well and good saying start the season earlier - it’s the clubs that decide the start date, not the league. You could start in July if you wanted to! With regards to evening games, I’m not the Fixtures Secretary but I am sure that this will certainly be looked at. As for cups, I think the Percy Stephens Cup (all first teams) is a great cup. I also think the divisional cups give the teams like Storm and Madron (absolutely no disrespect here - I’m simply using your teams as examples as they are in the bottom of their respective leagues) a chance to win some silverware when a league title could be out of reach. We do have too many cups, but this is recreational football for lads that play as a hobby... it’s good to have these for them. The one I would personally hold for a season if we were going to hold any would be the Arthur Pearce Cup. The above post is purely my opinion and not one of the Trelawny League.
  17. Lizard Argyle 9 (16, 22, 39, 48, 50, 53, 58, 74, 88) Stithians 0 A really good game to referee. Stithians turned up with 12 men and had Ben Allen substituted on 56 minutes due to an ankle injury. Argyle took the lead early on and never really faltered, playing some glorious football on a lovely day down on the Lizard Penisular. Despite the goals going in at quite a frequent rate, Stithians never gave up - they did have a few chances but unfortunately for them, the Home defence stayed strong. Some really good goals were scored by the Home side, particular the one midway through the second half where a fantastic cross was put in for the Argyle striker to leap highest in the box to put a looping header over the keeper and under the crossbar. This was my second trip to the Lizard this season, I was particularly impressed with the facilities and hospitality. New dugouts have been erected, all of the necessary Charter Standard documentation plastered all over the walls and some very nice food after the game. This was an easy game to referee, particularly due to the fantastic attitudes of both sets of players. It was an absolute pleasure to take part in this match so thank you to both sides for making it enjoyable. I wish Lizard all the best in their quest for promotion to the Combination League this season. I also want to say a big well done to both Four Lanes and Newlyn Non-Athletico Reserves who I believe were both very short of players. Despite the numerical disadvantage and instead of accepting defeat by default, a fine and the potential loss of points, both sets of players travelled to their games and played a game of football. Those players that let your respective teams down today just need to look at your commitment and follow suit. Both teams have earnt a great deal of respect from me. Well done.
  18. Different league's - you can't force players to sign for all the leagues that the club's teams play for. They are free under FA rules to sign for different clubs in different league's. If a first team, let's say Mawnan (using as an example) couldn't field a team in the Trelawny Premier, their reserves team would not be permitted to play. The reserves would have to step up and play the first teams fixtures. Those rules cannot exist for clubs that have teams operating in different league's. Illogan could have one player that has signed for them in the third team, mullion in the combo and Falmouth in the SWPL - it happens. (Team names used as an example). I'm sure Illogan will be fined heavily for this so it's not a decision they've taken lightly. It doesn't put the club in a good light but it's no secret that they are struggling.
  19. B_D

    Tuesday,17th April

    😂😂 and then again afterwards....
  20. For one football match to raise £1500 without charging admission, that's bloody good going! There weren't a massive amount of people watching either - many of which I think we're put off by the weather! I think a huge well done has to go to Zak Rowe and his family for organising this match. Also to Eddy for coming down from Plymouth to watch the game and award the trophy at the end. This was a great afternoon - despite the scoreline, it was a good competitive game. The Teenage Cancer Trust is now £1500 better off thanks to the attendees of this game - for that, they're all legends in my eyes.
  21. I agree, I certainly wouldn’t enjoy it!
  22. It will go to a committee decision. In most cases in normal circumstances, the game would be replayed.
  23. They had a former Northern Ireland international playing aswell - Warren Feeney. The majority of the team were of an older generation - but the camborne youngsters got taught a valuable lesson in letting the ball do the work. The Argyle guys very rarely put in a sprint, they just passed the ball up the pitch. Brilliant to see football being played like that.