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B_D

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    B_D reacted to #sausagefingers in Trelawny League - Saturday Nov 18th 2017   
    When you are due to play troon next month. We will happily reverse fixture if you're grass ain't cut find a ref pay the ref anything to avoid a evening fixture down madron........
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    B_D reacted to Arty in Trelawny League - Saturday Nov 18th 2017   
    They could do with a 3g pitch 😁😁😁
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    B_D reacted to Keith B in A bit of advice   
    In our day it was a great tackle to use as a player and good to watch when a spectator. A greasy pitch was a thing to be relished, or feared. Some players were very good at the slide tackle, others not so - ouch !
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    B_D got a reaction from B Manning in A bit of advice   
    I'm with you Keith. The thing I miss from the artificial game is a good ol' fashioned slide tackle!
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    B_D got a reaction from B Manning in A bit of advice   
    I'm with you Keith. The thing I miss from the artificial game is a good ol' fashioned slide tackle!
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    B_D got a reaction from CRD in Mabe FC Fold   

    Participation by Age Group
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    B_D got a reaction from Bruegel the Elder in Mabe FC Fold   
    You'll have to wait a little while longer for that information.. I'm good, but not that good. I think the shocking statistic is the player numbers in the graph.
    Number of teams at the end of each season:
    11/12: 89
    12/13: 94
    13/14: 89
    14/15: 83
    15/16: 75
    16/17: 69
    This shows the decline
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    B_D reacted to Anita in Trelawny League - Saturday November 11th 2017   
    ***Football Result***
    Perranporth 1- 2 Lanner
    I thought it would be nice to put a result on here 😀
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    B_D reacted to stevieb in Trelawny League - Saturday November 11th 2017   
    Hmmm good job not cancelled to early then as if by magic a ref is found   
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    B_D got a reaction from stevieb in Trelawny League - Saturday November 11th 2017   
    Who's targeting them?
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    B_D reacted to Chris Davey in Trelawny League - Saturday November 11th 2017   
    I'm sure the referee would enjoy a trip to Gwinear instead
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    B_D reacted to Mangle in Trelawny League - Saturday November 11th 2017   
    So, any games off yet, I can’t find anything about the games above .......
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    B_D reacted to Simon2389 in Trelawny League - Saturday November 11th 2017   
    Yet again a feed has turned in to a chance to slate refs etc. This post is supposed to be about cancelled/postponed games and the results of the games that go ahead. I offered previously to do the course but being the only goalkeeper we have I wasn't a viable option really. So until we have enough able volunteers we will ji have to put up with the shortage 
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    B_D got a reaction from stevieb in Trelawny League - Saturday November 11th 2017   
    That is not always the case, sometimes refs become available who previously made themselves unavailable.
    Clubs can’t be that bothered about getting no referees on game day... I put a status on the Trelawny Facebook page over a week ago with the details about the upcoming Referees Course at Wendron (I’ve even added a brand new Nike match ball as a prize for people that shared it)... it got shared 25 times... 25 from over 2,700 individual views.
    We can only do so much to get you guys Referees, just like we can only do so much to get players playing for you... we need a little help along the way.
    It is crap, it is unfortunate but we do have a shortage of referees :/ 
    Anyone who is interested in taking the course, please click here http://po.st/3qnEWr 
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    B_D got a reaction from digger1000 in Mabe FC Fold   
    It's hard enough to get players to write their name's and house number correctly - I'd have no hope requesting email addresses aha!
     
    Thanks for the kind words Steve - I learnt how to use the block button
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    B_D got a reaction from digger1000 in Mabe FC Fold   
    It's hard enough to get players to write their name's and house number correctly - I'd have no hope requesting email addresses aha!
     
    Thanks for the kind words Steve - I learnt how to use the block button
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    B_D got a reaction from digger1000 in Mabe FC Fold   
    It's hard enough to get players to write their name's and house number correctly - I'd have no hope requesting email addresses aha!
     
    Thanks for the kind words Steve - I learnt how to use the block button
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    B_D reacted to stevieb in Mabe FC Fold   
    BD hats off to you for all the work you are putting in to grass roots football ,  you take lots of stick , but you keep going and try to raise interest in the local game ,  From a personal perspective I couldn't manage a team now ,  any manager deserves praise the hours and money it costs is unbelievable ,for no thanks bar abuse when some players are benched .  The good old days have gone  , players move clubs more than they used to , more as John Mead has stated leave our county for education and to better their futures never to return , the world is a smaller place now , when younger I didn't know anybody who went to university or travelled , the opportunity is there for younger people and good luck to them .  Weekend work ,  less free time , youth football , volunteers getting older and unable to keep clubs going , costs to run clubs , eg insurance , kits , rent  when Cornwall is a mainly low income area ,  As another poster said injuries can keep you off work and to get personal insurance isn't cheap ,  nearly every month another team folds  , it will keep happening until it levels out and unfortunately we all will see less teams and smaller leagues . Hope I am wrong as I still love the beautiful game  but I fear it will get worse before it gets better .
     
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    B_D reacted to dwaynemcavoy in Mabe FC Fold   
    I can answer for myself, and it is probably the same answer for a number of blokes my age (34), injuries, and inability to work through injury, will cause people to leave the game they love as they simply cannot afford the risk of losing money when they have bills to pay, and families to feed etc. I was injured last week by accident but this has resulted in being laid up since. Unfortunately it is now one injury too many and I have decided to retire. However, I cannot imagine being out of the game altogether and will lend a supporting role in some capacity to my current club (even as a supporter travelling 36 miles!!!). The one thing I have noticed with players, and I do believe this is the biggest problem with teams, and this is purely loyalty, or lack thereof. It is far too easy to transfer mid season when the going gets tough!!
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    B_D got a reaction from Bruegel the Elder in Mabe FC Fold   
    @Steve Carpenter compiled the data up until 15/16. I just inserted last seasons and this seasons. It's quite an unforgiving set of stats. People say we need to recruit more youth, whilst that's correct, the massive drop in participation is actually in the 32-35 bracket. Youth (16-19) actually towers above all the other age groups
    I'm putting that down to lads falling in love, getting married, having kids and working etc.... By the time they reach 36, they've had enough of the Mrs lol
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    B_D reacted to Bruegel the Elder in Mabe FC Fold   
     
    I don’t know where you find the time Dave. The graph is fascinating, as well as the year on year decline, it is the continued growth in signings throughout the season with a distinct rise in the closing months that fascinates. This seems to be replicated every season, with an increase of 180+ from February onwards. Are these fair weather players who don’t like cold knees?
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    B_D got a reaction from Bruegel the Elder in Mabe FC Fold   
    You'll have to wait a little while longer for that information.. I'm good, but not that good. I think the shocking statistic is the player numbers in the graph.
    Number of teams at the end of each season:
    11/12: 89
    12/13: 94
    13/14: 89
    14/15: 83
    15/16: 75
    16/17: 69
    This shows the decline
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    B_D got a reaction from hedgerow in Mabe FC Fold   
    It's got nothing to do with travelling. It's to do with the fact participation is at the lowest it's ever been. It's about people not lacing up their boots and playing on a Saturday.
    It's not too many teams either - we now have the lowest amount of clubs/teams in the Trelawny League since it was formed. Team numbers are dwindling every season.
    And with regards to travelling, what do you want us to do? Divide the divisions based on geographical location? You will literally have a few divisions which are completely unbalanced and with minimal teams. Imagine putting a team like Madron in with the likes of Mousehole Reserves or St Buryan? Then what happens with the club's second teams? Put them in a sub-division based on geographical location? It wouldn't  work.
    We just haven't got enough teams to create a Mining/Falmouth Helston league setup like before. 
    The problem isn't travelling - No club has ever folded because of the travelling. All clubs fold because there isn't enough players or/and volunteers to go around.
    This will be a talking point at the Committee Meeting on Wednesday. The league's and the club's need to take ownership of the situation and work together to find a way to entice players back into the game. I have a few ideas but I need the backing and support of the club's for it to work. 
    I will be looking to meet with club representatives on my return from the Middle East in February. We need to try and find a solution together. Failure to do so will see numbers dwindle even further. 
     
    (All views above are of my own personal opinion)
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    B_D reacted to green & white in Mabe FC Fold   
    Travelling is a weak excuse in my eyes. People dont think twice about crusing about in the evenings etc, if you want to play football for a side, the travelling has nothing to do with it, it because you want to play for that club and should be the fact you want to play to the highest standard you can and not just be a big fish in a little pond! 
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    B_D reacted to Bruegel the Elder in Questions on LOAF   
    I’m so sorry Laws of the Game, I mistook you for a human being, when clearly you are an algorithm, programmed by the F.A. to spew out their propaganda in response to key words in any given users text. Jolly clever that. You’re just a tool, an educational aid!
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