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    B_D reacted to jolzy10 in Promotions / Relegations   
    Cheers @Dave Deacon that's what it all boils down to at the end of the day!
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    B_D reacted to jolzy10 in Promotions / Relegations   
    At St Erme we found ourselves getting promoted from 6th a couple of seasons back and yes wasn't ideal nor is it a choice ideally we would've taken, and although divison 3 is a tough league to be in we've enjoyed playing against decent sides week in and week out.
    The last two season have been very tough don't get me wrong and this season we really struggled and thought we would be going down but a run of being unbeaten in 5 at the end of the season and some teams losing points has seen us stay in the league and we were delighted with the fact that we stayed up.
    If you want to progress as a club and a player then getting promoted when you least expect sometimes can work in your favour as you have to up your game rather than stay in the comfort zone, so my advice is what will be will be and just embrace change - the leagues are definitely balancing up after a few seasons and things take time.
    As long as we all have a team to play come a Saturday afternoon then I think most of us will be delighted...……..it sure as hell beats shopping and doing house chores! 😀
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    B_D got a reaction from stevieb 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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    B_D got a reaction from TheolderIgetthebetterIwas in Promotions / Relegations   
    We can't discriminate just because it puts people's nasal passages out of joint. We give everyone a chance - it's the clubs that make the decisions.
    What we need is a season where teams don't fold. We've had a number of teams fold in the top three divisions, that has an affect on the lower divisions. Mid-table promotions can not be helped until a time where stability among our clubs becomes a thing. We need to prevent teams from folding. We are doing our best.
    Statistically, new teams joining the league have very little to do with the withdrawals. The problem lies with players become disinterested.
    This can be backed up with facts. Look at the new teams wanting to join us this season:
    1. Chacewater - over half of their players last season did not register with another club.
    2. Another team was an under 16 team from last season taking a step into junior football.
    3. Another team is again a youth team joining men's football.
    4. Another is a team wanting to re-brand 
    5. Another team is one that wants to join us from a different league
    6. The last one is a Sunday side that wants to join (it's a well known fact that TMS Reserves were rejected last season. Hopefully they make it this time around).
    These new teams should not effect the teams around them. Why should they be penalised?
    It's all well and good for people to say "stop entering new teams" when they only know half of the facts. Just my opinion, of course.
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    B_D got a reaction from TheolderIgetthebetterIwas in Promotions / Relegations   
    We can't stop teams applying to join the league. The clubs vote them in, not the league. 
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    B_D reacted to stevieb 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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    B_D got a reaction from stevieb 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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    B_D reacted to Haveyouheard in ECPL ROLL ON ROLL OFF SUBS   
    It’s a joke! 
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    B_D reacted to AJ715 in Promotions / Relegations   
    I dont think teams going up from 5th or 6th causes a massive problem in teams folding each year i believe it is more down to the lack of interest for the youngsters these day having so many more options than just football and many would prefer to just play there computer games. Back when i 1st started i couldn't wait to get playing for a team, nowadays you just dont see that same desire from youngsters. As the older players give up there football due to other commitments you see more and more teams fold and some of these are established clubs that have been around for years!
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    B_D got a reaction from paulo bestiniho in Promotions / Relegations   
    Steve C and myself have drafted a few league structures for the clubs to look at and agree on at the AGM. As with all big decision at the AGM, the structure is down to the clubs to decide. We will give them our recommendations but they have to accept what they want. With promotion, it's difficult because we have to balance out the numbers across the divisions. We can't help that. As I stated before, if a club or two fold in the higher divisions, the gaps need to be filled to keep the divisions at a decent scale (13-14 per division). Any less and people will lose interest with regular stop and starts. Any more and it can pose a problem (weather, pitch/player availability).
    We just need some stability. 
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    B_D reacted to paulo bestiniho in Promotions / Relegations   
    Dave you guys are doing a great job in this area and couldn't disagree more with the fact your killing the leagues!  
    A lot of teams stay in div 4 and div 3 for years due to the fact new teams starting with great squads and high ambition will march straight through. New inn, Ruan, Newlyn, Probus. Exiles, all are currently on a streak of promotions similar to what mabe and marazion did. Promoting a few extra and stabilizing the leagues is not a bad thing at all.
    I think its good for other teams to get a chance as it leaves the rest of the leagues playing the same teams every year.
    Also didn't help that Div 3 was the biggest league this season with 15 teams.
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    B_D got a reaction from Jimmer06 in Promotions / Relegations   
    What else can we do? Do you want divisions of 10-11 teams? Uneven divisions? Shall we just let the new teams [that want to join the league] into the higher divisions?
    We have to operate within the FA ruling and our own ruling. That means promoting teams to fill the gaps. It is not the League that is killing the divisions - it is the player's who are leaving the game that are killing not just these divisions, but grassroots football across the country. Teams fold because they don't have enough players - how can we help that?
    It is all well and good for people to criticise the League, but what else can we do? Personally, I am doing all I can to get people playing again. I run the Trelawny Flexi-League which is based wholly on getting people playing football. I've been advertising for over two months now - guess how many teams I have in the League at the moment... Two! No-one wants to play football anymore!
    I am hoping that this world cup reinvigorates passion within grassroots football and inspires these lads (and ladies) to don their football boots and start playing again.
    If you have any suggestion on how we can improve things and get people playing again, please do let me know because I'm beginning to run out of ideas. 
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    B_D got a reaction from JTW in Promotions / Relegations   
    Correct (hence premier unchanged) - I am away at the moment with work so I'm a bit out of the loop. It's not something we have heard about though so I won't speculate 
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    B_D got a reaction from Fanfare in Saturday 19th May results   
    I'm not sure of the exact reasoning, however both teams had been struggling for players. It would have been agreed between the clubs and the Fixtures Secretary.
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    B_D reacted to hansome dan in Duchy Knock Out Cup Semi Final tonight (Wed)   
    This is a real farce ,we don,t get anything like this in the trelawney league cups .Actually we did,nt have any cups 😂
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    B_D reacted to Mr Loverman in LWC Drinks Combination League Results - Thursday 17th May 2018   
    Wow. Apologies for the lack of content my fellow cornish followers I have just returned from my sunny travels away with my better half just a few days ago. It sickens me to see cornish football lovers coming onto this extraordinary platform and belittling teams to a extent of what I have read above. Comments regarding the Hayle and Holmans game I can only comment as FARCICAL. Let me make clear I am not taking sides BUT holmans from what I can see have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure a team goes out week in week out and I’m sure the hierarchy of the club will be very proud of every individual team member who has pulled the famous green shirt on this season. I have watched Mr Hosking a number of times this season within the Cornwall Combination League and I must say a very inconsistent performer is where I shall leave it.
    My Deepest condolences extend to Holmans FC where I did enjoy some years back in the glory days.
    It does however sadden me that ‘SM7F’ can condone bad sportsmanship from both teams but being extremely narrow minded and taking the perspective of being the ‘Victim’ in what I can only read as a 2 way affair. 
    Cornish football is something we should all be able to enjoy on a Saturday afternoon and it is im afraid being turned into a platform where individualists feel the need to demoralise others around them.
    I wish all teams the best of luck for the remainder of their games this season and I’m sure the next tasty local fixture would be Illogan v Holmans on Tuesday night?
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    B_D reacted to Clubman in LWC Drinks Combination League Results - Thursday 17th May 2018   
    Don't risk to Sijames comments,  he's  a total .Should have his access  stopped.  Never has anything  positive  to say. Look forward to meeting  him in person @ some stage, oh no because  he's  a keyboard warrior and hides behind a pseudonym. 😂😂
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    B_D reacted to the dragon in Breaking news   
    Thank you Nigel and Steve for your kind words. It has been a very hard decision to make as Frogpool has been a large part of our life for a long time but recent years has made us evaluate things and we need to have time to ourselves now. We are getting older! As Nigel said we will remain on the committee and I will still be Treasurer(if they will have me) but thankfully we have built a strong committee of loyal, dedicated club people so hopefully the club will continue to grow. Its not the end but hopefully a new beginning🐸⚽😊
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    B_D reacted to Steffen Iversen in * Breaking news *   
    Pretty sure Threemilestone will be applying to have a second team in the league. Could understand the decision last season to not be accepted,even if it was heartbreaking at the time,but after fielding a Sunday side every week this season bar 1 due to a stag so hopefully we can get accepted this time. 
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    B_D reacted to MARKSY in LWC Drinks Combination League Results - Thursday 17th May 2018   
    Si James the Hayle result has defo not relegated us the only team who got us relegated is US all season appreciate the quote but we have not put enough on the table . We’ve played well in terms of football but have lacked the end product up top  & certainly lacked in the defensive department. We will return hopefully stronger and a great lesson for our young lads to learn. I think when you get beaten twice in one week 7-0 to come again is credit to the youngsters itself after all they could of stayed on the Play Station 👍
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    B_D got a reaction from TheolderIgetthebetterIwas in LWC Drinks Combination League Results - Thursday 17th May 2018   
    It is a penal offence to commit a challenge on a team-mate which is deemed to be careless, reckless or with excessive force. It is in the Laws of The Game.
    For example, If play was in the middle of the pitch and one of your centre backs punches or commits another offence on your other centre back in your penalty area, by law you would stop the game, administer a caution or red card depending on the action and the restart would indeed be a penalty kick (restart from where the offence took place). Anywhere else on the pitch, it’s a direct free kick.
    I’ve never seen it done personally since I’ve been reffing but there was a time where I was playing and two team mates had a scrap during open play! Can’t remember the restart but they were both sent off.
    It’s certainly a rare one! But, if the referee deemed whatever it was that happened worthy of penalising, he has no choice but to award a direct free kick or penalty kick. Dem are the laws!
    It’s certainly a rare one
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    B_D reacted to stevieb 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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