Jump to content
Cornwall Football Forum
Sign in to follow this  
Dave Deacon

FA Trophy - 3rd Qualifying Round - Saturday Nov 25th 2017

Recommended Posts

Lewes   v   Truro City

Lewes are currently top of Step 4 Isthmian League Division One South and are a 100% Community-owned and not-for-profit football club. 

Taken from their website :-

Why fan ownership?

As we all know, most football clubs up and down the country are privately owned organisations with wealthy investors plugging large funding holes with their own cash. As Lewes FC found out in 2010, and what many clubs are discovering today, no matter how big they are this is a rather unsustainable business model that has seen some clubs cease to exist.

In 2010, Lewes FC were less than 24 hours away from this reality, until a local groups of fans, calling themselves Rooks125, transformed the club into a Community Benefit Society, thereby allowing fans of the club to become owners themselves. We believe that thousands of fans owning an equal share is more sustainable, not to mention appropriate, way of doing things.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lewis is a wealthy County Town in the “Stockbroker belt” of East Sussex, just up the road from Brighton. Lots of rich guys who can afford to be hobby shareholders of their local team. Unfortunately won’t work in an area where most people’s priority is putting food on the table for their families!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You sometimes have to play in competitions where you think do we really want to progress and for me this is one of them. After this game Truro will have covered over 1,700 miles in 8 days, well thats the mileage from Truro. Surely the players must be knackered after all this travelling besides having to do a day job. We have been lucky so far on the injury front but I for one don't want to see us go down the route from last season and bringing in loan players, it does not work. Lets just concentrate on finishing in a healthy position in the league.  Just my opinion others may disagree. :c:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, Dave Deacon said:

Lewes   v   Truro City

Lewes are currently top of Step 4 Isthmian League Division One South and are a 100% Community-owned and not-for-profit football club. 

Taken from their website :-

Why fan ownership?

As we all know, most football clubs up and down the country are privately owned organisations with wealthy investors plugging large funding holes with their own cash. As Lewes FC found out in 2010, and what many clubs are discovering today, no matter how big they are this is a rather unsustainable business model that has seen some clubs cease to exist.

In 2010, Lewes FC were less than 24 hours away from this reality, until a local groups of fans, calling themselves Rooks125, transformed the club into a Community Benefit Society, thereby allowing fans of the club to become owners themselves. We believe that thousands of fans owning an equal share is more sustainable, not to mention appropriate, way of doing things.

Great effort from the Rooks 125

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I watch them if I am not playing or watching Tranmere I would highly recommend it. Hodges is doing an incredible job with that team. Not one of those players would get in the Tranmere team in the division above but as a unit they are producing result after result while Mickey Mellon at Rovers is stuttering through the season with for that level an all star team.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Premier Sixes said:

I watch them if I am not playing or watching Tranmere I would highly recommend it. Hodges is doing an incredible job with that team. Not one of those players would get in the Tranmere team in the division above but as a unit they are producing result after result while Mickey Mellon at Rovers is stuttering through the season with for that level an all star team.

This is why it's so good seeing Truro do as well as what they are so far this season. On paper they haven't got the best team, and to some they might have seen Truro as an easy target before the season started. However, as a squad they have come together and have proved a few doubters wrong.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They most certainly have proved a few people wrong, of course nobody will willingly admit it.

Wrong about the squad and wrong about the manager. Hopefully there will always be another game for these people to watch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Mrgreen said:

They most certainly have proved a few people wrong, of course nobody will willingly admit it.

Wrong about the squad and wrong about the manager. Hopefully there will always be another game for these people to watch.

I'll happily admit that I doubted them at the start of the season. We had a run of a few games where it was that poor I was also calling for Lee to be sacked. They have turned it around and are beginning to look like a real force. A long way to go though so things could change. It certainly does look promising at the moment though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Mrgreen said:

Pre season, I think most of us would have been happy with top half, although secretly dreamt of top ten..

i would still be chuffed with either.

Anywhere around mid table would've been good for this season. Anything better than that and I think they would've exceeded all expectations. However, as we are now on such a good run of form and the standard we've now set, I'd be disappointed if we drop off and start sliding down the league.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 23/11/2017 at 10:23, Rayvon said:

You sometimes have to play in competitions where you think do we really want to progress and for me this is one of them. After this game Truro will have covered over 1,700 miles in 8 days, well thats the mileage from Truro. Surely the players must be knackered after all this travelling besides having to do a day job. We have been lucky so far on the injury front but I for one don't want to see us go down the route from last season and bringing in loan players, it does not work. Lets just concentrate on finishing in a healthy position in the league.  Just my opinion others may disagree. :c:

Well Rayvon, it may be a little belated but it seems that your wish will come true. One more game in the Vase and then time to concentrate on the league.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, Bruegel the Elder said:

Well Rayvon, it may be a little belated but it seems that your wish will come true. One more game in the Vase and then time to concentrate on the league.

 On paper I am inclined to agree with you Bruegel the Elder but as Torquay United proved when they won at Sutton a couple of weeks ago "Its a funny old game" :c:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×